Rating: 4/5 Stars
Summary: Genius: The game is a science fiction thriller that follows three young geniuses, Rex, Tunde, and Painted Wolf at a competition called the Game. The Game is a competition with 200 genius from around the world hand-picked by India’s youngest CEO and visionary. Rex wants to find his brother, Tunde has to fulfill an order from a ruthless military warlord, and Painted Wolf is an activist blogger. Life and death stakes. A start of a revolution. Be ready to run.
If you liked Ready Player One, then get ready to read this book. I found this book though-provoking, intriguing and so thrilling. I like that we have three POVs following Rex, Tunde and Painted Wolf. We get to know those characters and their distinct personalities, struggles, and what is at stake for them. The concept of the Game was enthralling and it kept me reading through all the twist and turns that created new problems and wondering how those would be solved. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger, but I will definitely be continuing on with the series and I’m wondering what will happen next. Highly recommend this, check it out!
Rating: 4/5 stars
Glitch is a dystopian science fiction with hints of fantastical elements that takes place in the Community. A place where people are implanted with computer chips. A place where no emotions exist and thoughts are replaced by a feed from the Link network. However, glitches aka anomalies occur and when they do they are immediately reported and repaired. Zoe is one of those anomalies who hides her glitches as she fears deactivation, however, hiding proves difficult as the glitches as given her a power of telekinesis. She struggles to control her power and she meets other glitchers, and they are trying to free themselves before they are caught.
Glitch is an interesting and fascinating novel. The book starts off with Zoe glitching, so it’s fast pace and action pack. I like the fantastical powers that each anomaly has. It adds more to the overall story. However, the love is very insta-lovey and that might not appeal some readers which is completely understandable. Zoe and Adrien attraction for one another happen so quickly than I was hoping for. Also there’s a love triangle. I didn’t like Zoe and Max together. Max was horrible and he seems abusive towards Zoe. However, I found Zoe and Adrien characters great and relatable. I like Zoe as I understood her confusions and struggles. Living in a society where emotions, feelings, and compassion do not exist is terrifying especially when you start wake up and start feeling. I never got frustrated at her. Adrian is compassionate and a very likable character. He used his ability to help others even though it’s risky and dangerous. I found him very interesting and wanted to know more about him. Overall it was an entertaining and engaging. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.
It’s the year 2044 and the world is digitally connected to Oasis a multiverse Utopia. The creator left behind a treasure hunt, a game of sorts and the winner gets the lifesavings of the creator. Wade Watts participates and if he wants to survive, he has to win as he has to confront the real world that he always escaped from.
Ready Player One blew me away and knocked me off my feet. It kept me hooked and unable to put the book down. A nerd’s fantasy. This book had so many references to games, movies, books and technology. And those references were weaved in so wonderfully that it didn’t hinder the reading experience.
What I liked about this book:
The main character is Wade Watt then there are two main side characters Art3mis and Aech. Each character was so well thought out. Each character had their secrets and identities. They were 3D and dynamic. We get to see their friendship grow and blossom, and maybe even some romance~
The multiverse of Oasis was so well written and descriptive. It seems like Ernest Cline put a lot of thought and energy into the development of the world. It seems well researched, it’s mind blowing.
My favorite part is the writing. I want to re-read and re-read this over and over again. The way Ernest Cline wrote flows so well, it keeps the reader attention.