This Is Not the Real World
Anna Carey — 2022
Nineties nostalgia takes a dark turn in this thrilling sequel to This Is Not the Jess Show, perfect for readers of E. Lockhart and Courtney Summers. Months after Jess escaped from the set of Stuck in the '90s, the nostalgic reality show she believed was her real life, the teen star is getting to know the real world for the first time. But she can't outrun her fictional life forever--or the media empire that owns it. After Like-Life Productions tracks her down and forces her boyfriend Kipps to return to the show, Jess teams up with an underground network fighting to uncover Like-Life's schemes. To help the cause and save Kipps, Jess must return to the show and take them down from the inside. It's her best shot at revenge but it might just cost her everything in this heart-pounding and page-turning thriller.