Monday, October 23, 2017

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller


About the Book:
Title: OTHERWORLD
Author: Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
Pub. Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 368
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook

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.
My Review:
My rating: 4 stars

This story reminded me a lot of Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.  This definitely was different, but I liked that a lot of it took place in the virtual reality world.  The book kept me reading, and it was so hard to put down.  Kind of like the pull that the game, Otherworld, had on the people playing it.  I definitely would like to have a virtual reality game thatt was as realistic and life-like as this one is.  

I liked all the suspense on who and why people were being diagnosed with the problem that was putting them in coma-like states.  As we got bit by bit revealed as the story went on, some of the people or culprits I had guessed, but they were done in a way that definitely wasn't exactly what I'd expected. And that is what I really like in a story.  It seems as though we've ended on a note that will leave us waiting for book 2, and I'll be eager to see just where that will take us. What questions that we didn't get answered will be addressed in book two, as well as what new plot points we'll discover and follow along with our heroes to solve, well I'm definitely on board for more.  

I've read books by Kirsten Miller before, and definitely enjoyed them, however this is my first book by Jason Segel.  You can definitely tell this had a male point of view when writing it, as there were definitely parts that fit.

Check this out if you like sci-fi, and especially for fans of VR, video games, Ernest Cline books, and the like.

About the Authors:
 
About Jason:
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:

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.


Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of OTHERWORLD, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:
10/2/2017- Fiction FareReview
10/3/2017- Eli to the nthReview
10/4/2017- A Gingerly ReviewReview
10/5/2017- A Dream Within A DreamReview
10/6/2017- Novel NoviceSpotlight

Week Two:
10/9/2017- Feed Your Fiction AddictionReview
10/10/2017- Zach's YA ReviewsReview
10/11/2017- Jump Into BooksReview
10/12/2017- Savings in SecondsReview
10/13/2017- YAandWineSpotlight

Week Three:

10/16/2017- Lattes and PaperbacksReview
10/17/2017- Here's to Happy EndingsReview
10/18/2017- Shelf RiderReview
10/19/2017- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview
10/20/2017- NightlyReadingReview

Week Four:

10/23/2017- Lisa Loves LiteratureReview
10/24/2017- Don't Judge, ReadReview
10/25/2017- Cindy's Love of BooksReview
10/26/2017- BibliobakesReview
10/27/2017- Book-KeepingReview

Week Five:

10/30/2017- BookHounds YAReview
10/31/2017- Book BriefsReview

10 comments:

  1. I agree that there was a definite male POV to this one. Glad you enjoyed it!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  2. I have this one to read soon. I'm glad you enjoyed it! I keep wanting to read their MG series someday!

    -Lauren
    www.letsgetbeyondtolerance.blogspot.com

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    1. If I ever go back to a middle school, I might get around to the middle grades series. This one definitely makes me more interested. Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I love Jason Segel and this looks like a great fantasy book!!!

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  4. I've read Jason's books before and found them exciting to read. I also read Warcross this year and loved the virtual reality parts so this book has a high priority on my TBR for 2018.

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    1. I haven't read any of his other books yet, but have been interested. Warcross sounds really good, I need to pick it up! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. Sounds interesting... I love stories about virtual realities and being in video games.
    -Angela

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