Influencer IslandAuthor: Kyle Rutkin
Title: Influencer Island
Published On: July 30, 2022
Publisher: Greater Path LLC
Genres: Horror
Format: eARC

My Rating:

I received this book for free from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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FYRE FESTIVAL meets HUNGER GAMES in this dark psychological thriller about a social media competition that turns deadly.
Welcome to Influencer Island, an experience for ten competitors to travel to paradise and compete for social media glory. Overnight, millions of users send off their submission videos, hoping for the chance to party with the biggest influencers and celebrities in the world.

Or so they thought…

By the time the contest went offline, over a dozen influencers were declared dead or missing. No winner was announced. The only hope for a conclusion lay in an unaired podcast produced by Cal Everett, a young reporter with his own mysterious connection to the murderous contest creator, Wyatt James.

As listeners will soon discover, James designed Influencer Island to be more than a battle of social media wits. If the contestants hope to survive, they will have to answer the question at the very heart of the competition: How far would you be willing to go for fame?


Influencer Island is a dark, fast-paced psychological thriller. The format is unconventional -- Similar to a podcast transcript, and comparable to titles like World War Z, Sadie, or Daisy Jones & The Six. Due to the graphic nature of the novel, 18+ are recommended.

My Review

This was an interesting book for me to read. The format is different than any book I have ever read, so it took a little getting used to for me. But I found it to be a fun read. Has an intriguing storyline and nicely developed characters. I would recommend this to anyone who likes the horror genre or scary, tense type stories.

About Kyle Rutkin

Kyle is an author and digital storyteller in Orange County, California. He got his undergraduate degree at UCSB and his masters at Hogwarts.

Kyle Rutkin

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