Authors: Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
Series: Otherworld, #1
Page Count: 368
Formats: Hardcover, ebook, audiobook
Publication Date: October 31st, 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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.
Otherworld is such a fast paced adventure, from the very start to the end! I had head a lot of great things about this book for a while now, and was absolutely thrilled when I finally had the chance to check it out. It’s exactly what I had been hoping for!
Otherworld isn’t just a game like Simon thought it was – he had gone into it with the hopes of having a good time and then coming back to his actual reality when he was finished playing. Only what he doesn’t know is that Otherworld is the next reality, and it’s soon going to be taking over the one he’s currently living in.
Otherworld promises to have everything everyone has always wanted, and I mean, who doesn’t that sound appealing to, right? Simon definitely thought so when he decided to check it out, and he hadn’t realized how dangerous it could be.
I loved Simon’s character – he made the book a lot of fun and I can’t imagine the story being told from someone else’s point of view. His attitude was fun and I really just felt like I was able to connect to him as a character, which made the whole reading experience that much more fun.
The plot behind Otherworld? Fantastic. Seriously, this book was so much fun, and so original. I’ve actually been seeing a lot of books coming out lately that are about virtual reality “games,” but this one is probably the best I’ve seen yet.
Otherworld creates a fun and exciting new world with an amazing setting, great characters, and a really amazing storyline that will keep you guessing and loving the entirety of the book from the beginning through the end. I seriously couldn’t put this one down.
I do wish the book had been a bit longer, because it felt like it was over a bit too soon, but it is only the first book in this new series so I can’t wait to see what the authors write up for us next!
Note: I received an ARC 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 OTHERWORLD, US Only.