{Release Day Review+Giveaway} #Otherworld by @jasonsegel & @bankstirregular @DelacortePress

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{Release Day Review+Giveaway} #Otherworld by @jasonsegel & @bankstirregular @DelacortePress

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} #Otherworld by @jasonsegel & @bankstirregular @DelacortePressOtherworld by Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
Pages: 368
Published by Delacorte Press on October 31, 2017
Series: Otherworld #1
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher
five-stars

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.

Reading Challenges: 2017 New Release Challenge
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Otherworld is the first book in the young adult science fiction series of the same name by author duo Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller. I know they have teamed up to write the nightmare! series, but this is the first book I have read from them. I love the concept of Otherworld because virtual reality technology is developing at an astounding rate, so it is the perfect time to visit a crazy virtual reality world and see what kind of implications that might have. And Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller took that concept and blew it out of the freakin’ water. I am chomping at the bit for the second book! Otherworld is hands down, one of the best novels I have read all year. I loved it.

There are so many layers to Otherworld. First, there is the new Otherworld headset technology that was released to a couple thousand test users, which was awesome by itself. You basically got to experience a whole world where you could do anything you wanted to do. Do you want to visit breathtakingly beautiful alps? Go for it? Do you want to visit the coolest resort ever and live a life of luxury risk and cost free? Go for it! So this Otherworld is awesome, right? But then there is the other, secret layer to Otherworld, starting in the White City. I don’t want to get too much into the details, but let’s just say it is next level. What I loved so much about this world within a world was that I wasn’t expecting it at all! It was such a cool development. Once I got to that point in the story, I literally put my book down, interrupted whatever (less important, I’m sure…) thing my boyfriend was doing, and started gushing about how cool this book was. (btw- he is currently reading, and loving it!)

Otherworld follows our main character, Simon as he goes on a quest style adventure to save his best friend. It is deliciously dark and mysterious, and every bit as addiction as Otherworld itself. In addition to Simon, there are plenty of great secondary characters that accompany Simon through the world. I loved Carol and Gorog because they added a lot of great humor throughout the story. Otherworld felt terrifyingly realistic at times. The world building was excellent and the plot was perfect. I couldn’t put this book down. Otherworld will take the readers in an unexpected direction, which I loved. The mystery element of the book is great, and I am dying for the second installment. I hope this is going to be a long series. Otherworld has made me want to dive into other gamer/virtual reality novels, so leave me some recs below!

Bottom line: Otherworld is one of my favorite books of 2017. I really, really loved this one! I need more from this author duo and from the Otherworld series!

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

10/2/2017- Fiction Fare– Review

10/3/2017- Eli to the nth– Review

10/4/2017- A Gingerly Review– Review

10/5/2017- A Dream Within A Dream– Review

10/6/2017- Novel Novice– Spotlight

 

Week Two:

10/9/2017- Feed Your Fiction Addiction– Review

10/10/2017- Zach’s YA Reviews– Review

10/11/2017- Jump Into Books– Review

10/12/2017- Savings in Seconds– Review

10/13/2017- YAandWine– Spotlight

 

Week Three:

10/16/2017- Lattes & Paperbacks– Review

10/17/2017- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

10/18/2017- Shelf Rider– Review

10/19/2017- Seeing Double In Neverland– Review

10/20/2017- NightlyReading– Review

 

Week Four:

10/23/2017- Lisa Loves Literature– Review

10/24/2017- Don’t Judge, Read– Review

10/25/2017- Cindy’s Love of Books– Review

10/26/2017- Bibliobakes– Review

10/27/2017- Book-Keeping– Review

 

Week Five:

10/30/2017- BookHounds YA– Review

10/31/2017- Book Briefs– Review

About Jason Segel

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.

About Kirsten Miller

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.

 

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4 Responses to “{Release Day Review+Giveaway} #Otherworld by @jasonsegel & @bankstirregular @DelacortePress”

  1. Kara

    I really love Jason Segal, I have been watching him since Freaks and Geeks so of course, this is on my TBR 🙂 Also interesting to read something by Kirsten Miller too!

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