Title: Otherworld (Otherworld #1)
Author: Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller
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.
So to be honest I didn’t even have this on my TBR. I picked it up because of the readathon that just ended and thankfully was pleasantly surprised.
I think we can all agree that this story isn’t the most original. I mean, people getting stuck in a VR world? I was playing a videogame over a decade ago (.Hack) with a similar concept and my sister watches an anime with the same idea. I’m sure it goes back even further. Where this story did make it unique was it’s execution, I loved that the main character had such a strong voice. They took the time to flesh out the main character so you’d be able to get an idea of what he’s like. He’s not perfect, he’s a teen and he acts like a teen.
The support characters were also enjoyable but I would say they were a mixed bag for me. Some really felt like they had potential but they never went far enough with them. In my opinion this was probably to keep us attached to the main character but I love it when I struggle to decide who I love the most.
All in all, enjoyable story but predictable plot. Still a fun easy read and I may pick up the second book in the future but if I miss it I won’t be too sad. So many other books out there that I will enjoy more even on a re-read.
Did any of you read this book? What were your thoughts?