Unknown Reality

Children - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
216 Pages
Reviewed on 06/23/2016
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Author Biography

Kurt Chambers

I live in the UK in the county of Hertfordshire where I write whenever I find the time. I am the moderator of an online children’s writer critique group and help mentor other writers. I have some of the most awesome hobbies, which include building rockets and telescopes, and I’ve played in quite a few rock bands in my younger days. I was convinced I was going to be a rock star.

Working with young children running a Brownie pack is what inspired me the most to start writing children’s novels, and I have never looked back since. My journey through the world of the writing community has been the most amazing journey I’ve ever undertaken. Writing for children is my passion. I love their sense of humour, their imagination, and most of all, their endearing innocence.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite

Unknown Reality is a science fiction novel written by Kurt Chambers. Eleven-year-old Chloe rushes to get autographs after seeing some live theatre with her mother. After sneaking in through the back entrance, Chloe finds herself in the dressing room of the actor who had played the bad guy. The meeting comes with an ominous message, followed by a coded warning inside his unusual autograph. On seeing him once again, standing behind the counter at the bakery, Chloe has a panic attack and rushes out to the car to wait for her mother. Back at home, Chloe discovers that she can make things happen by will power, whether moving a glass or accidentally making her parents and brother disappear. Suddenly surrounded by strangers in white coats, Chloe is advised that she is nothing more than a scientific experiment with a computer chip in her head, and that the family she has always known is not real. Once Chloe lets her guard down and finally realizes that she trusts Cal, the truth turns out to be far more terrifying than she could have ever imagined, and she no longer knows who or what is real.

Oh, what an emotional roller coaster ride! Unknown Reality takes a girl from her happy family and thrusts her into a clinical world filled with strangers who try to convince her that she has lost her memory. I enjoyed trying to figure out what was real, what was not, and how the baddie that Chloe had first seen on Earth fits into the whole picture. Kurt Chambers’ imagination has pushed all of the boundaries to bring a slew of different worlds together, with each more mysterious and terrifying than the last. Determination and love for her family on Earth are what Chloe wants, and her feelings of loneliness and desolation are heartbreaking. Unknown Reality kept me engrossed from the first page to the last, and I recommend it to all readers over the age of 12 who enjoy adventure, drama, and whole world saturated in mystery and sci-fi.


What a fab book! I couldn't put it down. I was never able to guess what was going to happen, Kurt kept surprising me. Such a lovely storyline and easy to follow, and relate to. Can't wait to read more books by this author and i will definitely be recommending them to my friends and family.


I don't normally read sci-fi, but this book is different! Chloe is torn between her Earth family she loves so much, the Scientists who claim to be her friends, and the Savages -- who are they and what do they want from her? This story kept me interested from beginning to end and made me tear up a few times, even though I'm not an emotional reader. I love to see character growth in a story, and plenty of action and unexpected twists. This book has it all! I loved the contrast between each world Chloe finds herself in. My favorite character is Nevan the Savage because of his deep respect he has for all living things. I could so picture this book being made into a movie!