Thursday, August 13, 2015
Book Review: The Leveller
Book 1 in a new series
AUTHOR: Julia Durango
PUBLISHED: June 23rd
PREMISE: In a world where everyone enjoys virtual reality gaming, a girl makes a living bringing junkie gamers back to real life. Her next case turns out to be somewhat difficult...
MY REVIEW: This book was very much a case of liking the concept more then the actual book itself. The concept is very awesome. The author has so much fun with the gaming world and the action in it is what makes this book, really. Concept wise, this is very creative.
Plot wise...it's kind of business as usual for YA. So far there's no love triangle, but I suspect one is being developed for later on and I really hope not, considering what happens at the end with that guy. The heroine is fun and not annoying, the romance was...there because it's YA. So plot-wise...not very creative, though I do see potential for a stronger one developing later in the next books.
Honestly, this was a bit of a mixed bag for me. I definitely sense promise though and will probably take a look at the second book. I think whether you like this one will depend on how much into gaming you are. There are a lot of fun things in it for gamers.
WHO SHOULD READ: .hack//Sign fans, gamers, sci-fi fans
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five game controls