Bookworms! I read a book from my own pile over the holidays! This one was for pure pleasure and it kept me engrossed for hours at a time. It was called Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller.
Synopsis: The company says Otherworld is amazing — like nothing you’ve ever seen before. They say it’s addictive — that you’ll want to stay forever. They promise Otherworld will make all your dreams come true.
Simon thought Otherworld was a game. Turns out he knew nothing. Otherworld is the next phase of reality. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted.
And it’s about to change humanity forever.
Welcome to the Otherworld. No one could have seen it coming.
Guys, I loved this book! I read it over the Christmas break in 3 days. And that was between family visits and Christmas dinners. It has such a Ready Player One vibe and that kept me interested from start to finish.
My friend Neil got it for me and he knows what I like in a book. He is the one that got me to read the Red Rising trilogy which is my favorite series of all time as I am sure that you know if you have read my other posts.
But back to this book. It was set in New Jersey and involved this game called Otherworld which was essentially a crazy immersive VR game where you could be whatever you want to be and go out into this world and explore. Simon buds a friendship with this wild child named Kat and they find themselves trapped in a game much deeper than they could ever imagine.
The world that was displayed in Otherworld was fantastic and the way certain gamers were portrayed was pretty spot on. It is sad to see that some people leave their humanity behind when playing online games and completely disconnect from their moral codes.
I want to say more but I can’t say too much about the book because I don’t want to give it away. I am very excited about it and just want other people to read it so we can talk about it. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good YA Sci-Fi story with a bunch of twists and turns.
Book Rating: 5/5
You can buy this book on Amazon (I recommend you do) or find it on Goodreads.
Disclaimer: This book was given to me as a gift by a friend for Christmas. I read and reviewed it because I wanted to and for no other reason.
I LOVE the sound of this!
It’s a great one!
Sounds very much like a Black Mirror episode. Great review
It could be pictured as that! Not as eerie but still good 😛
I’d hope it was less eerie for YA. It sounds great though
Haha yes very similar to Ready Player one if you have read that.
I haven’t read but I saw the film. Yes it does give that vibe but a little darker
I had an ARC of this but couldn’t get into it sadly. So many books to review last yr
All good. It is not for everyone.
I freaking love that you reviewed it for no other reason than YOU WANTED TO! Aye! I appreciate that.
I’m also fascinated by the escapism this book refers too. It’s reminiscent of the reason ancient artists started to paint landscapes… To escape dreary realities. Ha. Very cool to see it in a futuristic setting, in a book, and I’m def adding it to my reading list. 🖤
Yea man! Sometimes you just have to do things for yourself 😛 And yea I really like this series. It’s brutal having to wait for the last book in the trilogy to come out in fall 2019.
PS. Love the art reference. I teach Graphic Design so that is wicked that you would reference that!