Author: Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
The company says Otherworld is amazing—like nothing you’ve ever seen before. They say it’s addictive—that you’ll want to stay forever. They promise Otherworld will make all your dreams come true.
Simon thought Otherworld was a game. Turns out he knew nothing. Otherworld is the next phase of reality. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted.
And it’s about to change humanity forever.
Welcome to the Otherworld. No one could have seen it coming.
Otherworld is the first installment in an inventive new young adult science fiction series that promises to have readers begging for more. The premise of the story - that a new virtual reality game so realistic that it begins to actually become a new form of reality - was really fascinating and definitely relevant in today's society. I really liked learning everything I could about the Otherworld, the technology, the company, and what they were really trying to accomplish. Every aspect was very well thought out and intricate, which made it all the more easy to believe for me. The writing was fantastic as well. I was immediately drawn into Simon's world right from the beginning of the book. He was a great main character for the novel - flawed and very realistic as a teen in today's world. The story is told from the first person point of view, from Simon's perspective, so we really get to know him on a personal level. I love the first person POV because of how much it allows the reader to connect with and get to know the narrator. It helps get the reader invested in the character and all of the smallest details of the story. The plot might not have been completely unique, but I thought it was a fresh take on a very relevant topic. Along with the writing, the story line, and the characters, all of the aspects came together to create a strong first book in what seems to be an interesting new series. Definitely recommended for fans of YA, science fiction, dystopia, and contemporary fiction.
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.
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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