• Greetings from sunny Naples☀️
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Yesterday I got a massage for the first time and I’ve never felt so zen in all my life!
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Today is being spent by the pool with cocktails and a little bit of laptop time.
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Speaking of there’s a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • A little belated considering I’ve been away for a little while now but my holiday TBR is now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Three things: 
I am tanned.
I have read one book so far.
Peach Daiquiris are my new favourite drink🍹
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  • All packing has been done, I don’t think I’ve forgotten anything but we’ll soon see😂
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Now for a nice relax with my favourite person tonight💕
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There’s a new post up for the Needlemouse blog tour too (Link in bio✌🏻)
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There should be plenty more posts going up whilst I’m away 🙊
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  • Another lovely weekend passes by. This one filled with Lego building, food and watching the new series of Stranger Things💕
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I adore Steve. He’s such a sweetheart.
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Tonight I’m curling up with my next read and tomorrow I’m being cooked for- I know, very lucky🙊
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There’s a new post up all about my last read as part of the Blog Tour!
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What’s your favourite thing to cook?
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  • Just under a week till holiday number one begins and I’m starting to look at what I’m taking with me 🙊
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This little red number is definitely coming!💃🏻
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After a tiring day I’m spending the evening on the couch with a book and wine...definitely need wine😂
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Question: are you a super prepared packer orrr are you a throw it all in the morning you go kinda person? 🤔
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  • So June was an amazing reading month! And a pretty great month in general.
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I went away with my favourite person, went to some bookish events and ate a lot of wonderful food💕
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And we finally got sun! What’s your go to ‘summer read’?
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The full wrap up is on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) and there’s also a little fun post about some books I think Hufflepuffs would enjoy💛
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  • I spent all last night and all this morning binge watching The Dragon Prince after seeing @bookswithchloe recommend it. All I can say is I need season three😍
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The rest of today will be spent photo taking in prep for going on holiday!
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I finally have a TBR for it too...and I’m going to work on one for the NEWTS read-a-thon👏🏻
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There’s an unboxing of the @fairyloot June Broody Banter box now up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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It’s my favourite box to date!
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Have you ever used any bookish sub boxes? Is there another I need to try?
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  • #AD - Gifted
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I’m having a much needed day of rest today!
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Hay fever is no joke but at the same time sooo ridiculous. I mean I’m allergic to grass and trees when you think about it😂
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Tomorrow I have a full day of post writing planned until my favourite person gets home💕
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There’s another new review up of Once & Future up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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Spoiler - I loved it.
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  • #AD - Gifted
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In full holiday prep mode but I cannot for the life of me pick what books to take!
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I have a few ideas and two holidays...help!
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I’m also going to try and do ARC August this year. Wish me luck🤞🏻
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There’s also a review of this amazing book up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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My Dark Vanessa is now an all time favourite of mine and is due to be published in 2020!🙊
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  • I said there were a lot of reviews currently up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I adored The Star-Touched Queen. It was magical, dark and full of the most beautiful writing😍
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  • I had a wonderful evening with my favourite families eating so much amazing food and drinking all of the gin💕
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Seriously, I mean all the gin😂
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There’s a fair few reviews up on my blog at the moment (link in bio✌🏻)
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One of which is for The Man with the Twisted Lip by Arthur Conan Doyle - what a fab little story!
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Books Reviews Young Adult Fiction

Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kristen Miller

January 31, 2018

This book I read for the group challenge in the Biannual Bibliothon (my meagre wrap up is coming soon) and honestly I don't think I would've picked it up if I hadn't decided to take part in this round. But, my oh my, am I glad I did.

I love MMO's, I'm big into gaming and anything that talks about gaming. I love the manga/anime Sword Art Online and I can't wait to read Ready Player One. Otherworld I'm theorising is somewhat a combination of the two. It has the stakes of Sword Art and the friendships I've heard are in Ready Player One.

We're introduced to Simon, he has everything that money can buy. Unfortunately, money can't buy loving parents or the attention of the girl that was once his best friend. After taking the blame for something his roommate at boarding school does Simon is sent back home. Which he can't wait for. He can finally see his best friend Kat again. But the thing is she doesn't want anything to do with him, which he can't understand. They were best friends. Simon is convinced something is wrong and is determined to find out what. So, he stole his mother's credit card and purchased two sets of the VR equipment needed to play a new game called Otherworld, in the hopes that within the game he'd finally be able to talk to Kat. But quickly he realises theres something different about Otherworld, the game seems an awful lot more real than it should. Before Simon can fully investigate what's up with Kat his parents destroy his VR gear. Alone, he'll try anything to talk to her. Even going to a party in an abandoned warehouse.

Both Kat and Simon, after an accident are flung into a world of conspiracies, conscious AI and tyrannical gamers. Kat is trapped in Otherworld, with a new technology that means if she dies in the game then she dies in real life. Simon is determined to save her and everyone else living in a VR nightmare.

I absolutely loved this book. Simon is an incredibly flawed character, he's selfish and manipulative but will do anything for those he cares about. I always prefer a flawed character, they're easier to relate to and they feel far more real. He knows right from wrong but understands that sometimes there are shades of grey within that. Despite everything he has a pretty strong moral compass, especially in comparison to others within Otherworld. I'm interested to see more of Kat in the next book. From the little time we did spend with her I really liked her. She's resourceful and determined. There were a lot of characters briefly introduced that I'm guessing will play a larger part in the next book. The antagonist of this book didn't surprise me, I had a feeling I knew who it was from the beginning but I was still a little shocked to see how integral they were to the story.

The plot moved with incredible pace. I'd start reading and before I knew it I'd read 30 pages. I flew through this book. I am a little disappointed with the ending, it just seemed to finish. But I'm definitely going to be picking up Otherearth when it comes out!

INFO

Name: Otherworld 

Author(s): Jason Segel and Kristen Miller 

Publisher: Rock the Boat 

Pages: 355

ISBN: 978-1-78607-369-3

Rating: 4/5

Have you read Otherworld? 

What did you think?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x 

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