November 19, 2018

Otherearth Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway



Otherearth (Last Reality #2)
Author: Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Publisher: Delacorte Press
 
Description:

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. 

Find it:Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, B&N, iBooks, TBD
 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 


About Book 1: 

OTHERWORLD (Last Reality #1) 
Author: Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller 
Release Date: November 7, 2017 
Publisher: Delacorte Press 
Pages: 368 
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook 

Find it: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Audible, TBD, Goodreads 

Description:

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. 
Otherearth is the second installment in an inventive young adult science fiction series that will have readers begging for more. The continuing plot 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 an even more 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 and that's exactly what happened with this book. The plot might not have been wholly 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 second book in an solid and fascinating science fiction 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. 


About Kirsten 

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. 

(3) winners will receive a finished copy of OTHEREARTH - Open to US Only.