I received this book at no cost from the publisher or author.Otherworld (Otherworld, #1) by Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
Published by Delacorte Press on October 31st 2017
Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
About the Book:
Author: Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
Pub. Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
Find it: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Audible, TBD, Goodreads
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.
Simon has a severe gaming problem to the point where he steals his mom’s credit card and orders a ton of gaming equipment. Then he enters the OTHERWORLD which claims to be a new reality but when he gets into the game, it becomes the reality and all due to the fact that his best his best friend, Kat, who is now unconscious in a hospital bed and the Company hooks her up to the Otherworld. As we follow Simon into the Otherworld, we find that the Company is anything but a game and Kat needs help to survive.
Of course, they meet all gamer fantasies of witches, wizards, dragons and evil doers galore! Throughout this rollercoaster of a tale, Simon and Kat develop a deeper relationship. Since this is the start of a new series, I hope that it gets more fleshed out and we find if the Company is purely evil or just plain evil. This is a cautionary story about what happens when technology outpaces society. I really want Kat to become stronger and since she was in a coma, maybe that has something to do with her demeanor? Simon does become more likable and strong as well.
Overall, this is a very fun read and I adore Kirsten Miller (you need to read Kiki Strike right now if you haven’t), and just realized that I need to go track down a copy of Nightmares! The duo of Segal and Miller is quite strong. Sigh, only a year until we get another installment so we can learn what comes next!
New York Times bestselling author Jason Segel used to have nightmares just like Charlie, and just like Charlie, he’s learned that the things we’re most afraid of are the things that can make us strong…if we’re brave enough to face them. Jason likes acting, writing, making music, and hanging out with his friends. Sometimes he writes movies. Sometimes he writes songs for movies. Sometimes he stars in those movies and sings those songs. You might know him from The Muppets and Despicable Me. Your parents might know him from other stuff. Nightmares! is his first novel.
I write books.
Some of my books are what librarians call middle grade. (Kiki Strike, Nightmares!)
Some should be kept away from small children and people with weak stomachs. (How to Lead a Life of Crime, The Eternal Ones, Otherworld)
I write some books with Jason Segel.
I’ve written quite a few books on my own.
I’m an Aquarius.
My favorite food is cauliflower. (No joke.)
I will eat almost anything. And I’m weirdly proud of it.
I believe New York City is the most magical place on earth.
I love Dolly Parton and David Attenborough. Equally.
I cannot sing or play any musical instruments.
I’m obsessed with sewers and sanitation systems.
I once broke into a Mayan temple with my brother, Spike.
Spike is an alias. It’s not his real name.
I also have a sister. She prefers to remain anonymous.
We have the same birthday.
Yes, that sucks.
I think that’s all you need to know.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of OTHERWORLD, US Only.
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