Welcome to real life 2.0. Are you ready to play?
Imagine a game so addictive you’ll never want it to end. There are no screens, no controls. You don’t just see and hear it – you taste, smell and touch it too. In this new reality, there are no laws to break or rules to obey. You can indulge your every desire. Why would you ever want to leave? Step into the Otherworld. Leave your body behind.
Otherworld is the first book in a new YA sci-fi gaming thriller series from Jason Segel and long time co-author Kirsten Miller. Ideal for fans of Westworld and Black Mirror and readers of James Dashner and Veronica Roth, Otherworld is an exciting, fast paced, imaginative and timely adventure, exploring VR and the advance of a brilliant and terrifying technology that’s not too far from taking on a momentum of its own.
When 18 year old Simon – an avid gamer, who uses gaming to avoid his tedious real life – hears about a new top of the range virtual reality game called Otherworld, he cannot wait to be one of the first people to play. He gets his hands on a headset for himself and for his friend Kat. Simon has drifted apart from Kat, and sees Otherworld as a perfect chance to talk to her again.
All too soon, the game becomes much more serious, some people can feel pain and even die while in the incredible virtual world. It suddenly becomes a fight to the death for Simon – the only way to escape Otherworld is to finish the game, and he finds himself battling through wonderous and terrifying realms to try and save Kat.
This is a fast paced read, involving a thoroughly addictive world where nothing is quite a straightforward as it seems.
I was kindly sent a copy of the book from the Publisher for review on this blog tour (my first – how exciting!)
You can find yourself a copy of the book if it sounds like something you would like to read by visiting one of the links below (please note, that the Wordery link is an affiliate link, so if you choose to purchase using that link, I will receive a small commission. The other links are not affiliate links).