Blog Tour – Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

otherworld cover

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.

Otherworld

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).

Wordery

Amazon UK

Waterstones

The Book Depository

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Organdie x

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The Year in Books :: June

May has been a busy month for me all round, but I still managed to read 3 books in their entirety and the majority of a fourth.  Not quite sure how that happened – I usually take quite a while to get through books, especially fiction for some reason.

Perhaps I needed a break from all the business-y stuff going on, but May was a month of fiction – sci-fi and fantasy.

Hunger Games and Game of Thrones

I read the whole of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins – The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay – couldn’t quite put the books down actually.  I had watched the first two films fairly recently and thought I would give the books a go too.  This is not the way round that I usually do this – I almost always try to read the books first – but to begin with the books just didn’t appeal to me so the films were the way to go for me on this one.

After the films I felt like I just had to know how things ended, so I read the trilogy back to back over two weeks!  Unheard of!

I have also been sort of struggling through Game of Thrones by George R.R.Martin for an age – not quite being able to get into it with the vast array of characters and plots.  This was another one where I felt like I cheated somewhat – I watched the first series of Game of Thrones first and then tackled the book – but I had it on good authority (my brother is a huge Game of Thrones nerd) that it wouldn’t matter too much which way round I did this with regards to the first book/series.  I am going to read the rest of the books before being tempted by the TV series I hope as he says it gets a bit more complicated after the first go.  I actually finished this book on 2nd June, so I can’t quite include it in the tally for May, but three is pretty good going for me reading wise!

As for June, I think it will be back to some non fiction for a bit of a change (I actually haven’t read any in full since January!) and back to some more business-y books too.

June Books

I hope you have some interesting reading lined up too – I would love to know what you have in mind.

Organdie. x