- the curiosity, the addiction, the dangers
OTHEREARTH by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
(PSST: If you read to the end there is a special GIVEAWAY for you)
I love that this picks RIGHT back up where the last book left off. No jumping forward or any unrealistic changes from one book to the next. Plus, it’s now getting a little too real. I think secretly it’s all something we crave. We get a little taste of it today with the VR, with the AR – which leave us wanting more. Que OtherEarth. Jason and Kirsten did an amazing job of creating a world that captures that feeling – taking us one step closer to where we might actually be headed. They hit on the curiosity, the addiction, the dangers of what a real OtherEarth could bring…. I mean, but we have Simon to save us, right?
I’m not going to lie, there is some pretty weird and disturbing shizzz in this book – things that would normally turn me off to a book. But if you can get past the whole concept of ‘the children’ it’s actually an amazing read – better than Ready Player One – change my mind.
Alll in all – if you like sci-fi, if you like weird things, if you like Jason Segal – this is a must add to your TBR.
P.S. That ENDING though?!?!?! I suspected some version of this half way through, but not at this level. I have questions.
P.S.S. Why did we change Milo’s name pronunciation in the audiobook, Jason? From MY-Low to MEE-Low.
P.S.S.S. I love Jason Segals voice, he should narrate more audibooks.
P.S.S.S.S. Kirsten, I love your bio – you are the perfect amount of weird, let’s hang.
About the Book:
Title: OTHEREARTH (Last Reality #2)
Author: Jason Segel, & Kirsten Miller
Pub. Date: October 30, 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, audiobook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, TBD
Return to the series BuzzFeed compared to Ready Player One in the second book in a new fast-paced trilogy from New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller that’s perfect for fans of HBO’s Westworld.
Simon would have done anything to save his best friend after a mysterious accident almost killed her–including follow her into a virtual world. And what he and Kat discovered there was more terrifying than they could have ever imagined. Unwitting hospital patients are being forced to test a device that lets VR be experienced with all five senses. The technology is so advanced that it’s deadly.
Now the world’s biggest tech corporation is hunting Simon and Kat while war rages in Otherworld, the virtual world it created. Determined to destroy the Company, Simon and Kat must join forces with a hacker, a gangster, and a digital entity. But as they battle to save two worlds, they uncover an all-new threat to our world: the Company’s latest creation, an augmented-reality game called OtherEarth. Not only does OtherEarth kill, it has the power to erase the line between what’s real and what’s fantasy.
Praise for Otherworld A New York Times Bestseller
“A potent commentary on how much we’re willing to give up to the lure of technology.”–EW.com
“A fantastic journey from start to finish.” –Hypable.com
“An engaging VR cautionary tale.” —AV Club
“Full of high stakes, thrillers, and fantastic twists and turns, fans of Ready Player One are sure to love this addictive read.” —BuzzFeed
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. Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads
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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