Hi all sorry I have been busy getting ready for Christmas . Today we are going to review
NIRVANA by JR Stewart
If you enjoy futuristic what-if books like The Hunger Games or The Matrix, give this series a read.
- Victoria Harvey, Ivy's Ecclectic Reviews
"Intriguing meld of virtual reality, species extinction, and corporate evil." - Wendy Stephens, Director, United States Board on Books for Young People
- Jessica Waggoner, Books-a-Million
"The author stayed true to the dystopian grimness of the world and kept my attention. I think I finished it in about four sittings!"
- Julie Short, Julie Short review blog
When the real world is emptied of all that you love, how can you keep yourself from dependence on the virtual?
Animal activist and punk rock star Larissa Kenders lives in a dystopian world where the real and the virtual intermingle. After the disappearance of her soulmate, Andrew, Kenders finds solace by escaping to Nirvana, a virtual world controlled by Hexagon. In Nirvana, anyone’s deepest desires may be realized - even visits with Andrew.
Although Kenders knows that this version of Andrew is virtual, when he asks for her assistance revealing Hexagon’s dark secret, she cannot help but comply. Soon after, Kenders and her closest allies find themselves in a battle with Hexagon, the very institution they have been taught to trust. After uncovering much more than she expected, Kenders’ biggest challenge is determining what is real – and what is virtual.
Nirvana is a fast-paced, page-turning young adult novel combining elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance. Part of a trilogy, this book introduces readers to a young woman who refuses to give up on the man she loves, even if it means taking on an entire government to do so. Are you ready to enter Nirvana?
Welcome to the future , where there is a big corporation has taken over the world . The earth is dead and we vacation in virtual reality . But really is all cracked up to be . There is more to what is going on then you can imagine .
Let me introduce you to Kenders , a punk rock star and an animal activist . She rocks out in the virtual reality with her band , and works at Hexagon, the company that has dominion over everyone .
Until the day the love of her life disappears and she has nothing left , but as she visits the realm. She realizes that Hexagon is hiding a big secret and with the help of Virtual Andrew . She sets out to expose Hexagon.
I really love Kenders , she is a strong willed character that doesn't trust anyone . She is the type of friend that would do anything for you. She starts out toting the line with Hexagon and as you see her go through the loss of her husband. She becomes a strong kick ass . She doesn't take no for an answer. She really grows as a character . Can't wait to see how she grows in the next books . Andrew is a computer geek that loves his wife sooo much. But he has a side that will surprise you . When he goes missing you want to shake your kindle and say come back, bring him back. The rest of the cast of characters are the bad guys and boy are they bad . All being run by the company.
This book is a mix of dystopia and well might as well say the matrix and it is also a love story between the two main characters. Then the is the destruction of the earth. Who knew that bees were so important to environment and what they could do. And it all starts with the bees and their destruction. It also has the big evil corporation taking over the world . It has it all really .
I read this book in an evening , you kind of get lost in the pages and you want to cheer Kenders and Andrew and hope they can make it . This is the first book in the trilogy so there is a cliff hanger .
It is a YA novel but I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the rest of the books in the series. So if you want a good mixture of dystopian, romance an virtual world this is the book for you .