Title: Otherearth (Last Reality #2)
Author: Jason Segel, & Kirsten Miller
Pub. Date: October 30, 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook
Synopsis: Return to the series BuzzFeed compared to Ready Player One in the second book in a new fast-paced trilogy from New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller that’s perfect for fans of HBO’s Westworld.
Simon would have done anything to save his best friend after a mysterious accident almost killed her–including follow her into a virtual world. And what he and Kat discovered there was more terrifying than they could have ever imagined. Unwitting hospital patients are being forced to test a device that lets VR be experienced with all five senses. The technology is so advanced that it’s deadly.
Now the world’s biggest tech corporation is hunting Simon and Kat while war rages in Otherworld, the virtual world it created. Determined to destroy the Company, Simon and Kat must join forces with a hacker, a gangster, and a digital entity. But as they battle to save two worlds, they uncover an all-new threat to our world: the Company’s latest creation, an augmented-reality game called OtherEarth. Not only does OtherEarth kill, it has the power to erase the line between what’s real and what’s fantasy.
A New York Times Bestseller
“A potent commentary on how much we’re willing to give up to the lure of technology.”–EW.com
“A fantastic journey from start to finish.” –Hypable.com
“An engaging VR cautionary tale.” —AV Club
“Full of high stakes, thrillers, and fantastic twists and turns, fans of Ready Player One are sure to love this addictive read.” —BuzzFeed
I remember reading Otherworld and absolutely loving it. It was so fast paced and interesting, and there was so much in terms of characters, story, and world building. I loved everything about it, and I was so excited when I read the synopsis for the next book in the trilogy, Otherearth.
When I started reading Otherearth, I was really into it. The cover is beautiful and I couldn’t stop staring at it. It looks so nice on my shelf next to the second book, and I love displaying the two of them together!
The world building in Otherearth is on par with Otherworld, and I loved it. While it’s thought of that we already know what a good portion of the settings will look like in this book (especially after reading the first one), I like how there is still plenty of attention to detail and how well it’s done. Great world building in a novel really makes it that much more fun to read, and it really can make you feel like you’re there, in the book, with the characters.
Speaking of the characters, I love how they were written in the first book, and they are just as amazing in this one, too. I’m so glad that the personalities are still great – I know sometimes when you read a book that is the second or third in a series, the characters’ personalities can change. That’s not the case here, and I’m so happy about it. It felt like reuniting with old friends!
The way that the authors of this series have chosen to handle the plot and where they have taken the story is really interesting. I was hooked from the beginning of this book, and I was pretty much on the edge of my seat the entire time I read it, because of how fast paced and full of action it is.
I adore the whole virtual world theme in books – it’s different, sci-fi like, and there are so many things you can do with that as the central theme. It’s a wonderful way to create a fun, exciting novel, like the authors did in this series.
If you haven’t started reading this series yet, you really should! It’s so much fun and there is so much going on that I loved. The talent of both authors really shines through in this book, even more than it did in the first. I really look forward to the conclusion of the trilogy, because I want to see how it all plays out, but at the same time, I’m sad that there’s only one more book left!
Note: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
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 OTHEREARTH, US Only.
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