Do you see that cover up there? You know, the one with all the sideways buildings and the girl floating dream-like mid air? The gorgeous one?
That’s the cover for Nirvana (Nirvana, #1), by J.R. Stewart–which is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon, for both physical and ebook copies!
When the real world is emptied of all that you love, how can you keep yourself from dependence on the virtual?
Animal activist and punk rock star Larissa Kenders lives in a dystopian world where the real and the virtual intermingle. After the disappearance of her soulmate, Andrew, Kenders finds solace by escaping to Nirvana, a virtual world controlled by Hexagon. In Nirvana, anyone’s deepest desires may be realized – even visits with Andrew.
Although Kenders knows that this version of Andrew is virtual, when he asks for her assistance revealing Hexagon’s dark secret, she cannot help but comply. Soon after, Kenders and her closest allies find themselves in a battle with Hexagon, the very institution they have been taught to trust. After uncovering much more than she expected, Kenders’ biggest challenge is determining what is real – and what is virtual.
Nirvana is a fast-paced, page-turning young adult novel combining elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance. Part of a trilogy, this book introduces readers to a young woman who refuses to give up on the man she loves, even if it means taking on an entire government to do so.
Now, if you’ve been following my posts for a while, you MAY recall I did reviews for this read not once, but TWICE. Yes, you read that right: I was given eARCs of both the original manuscript and the heavily edited SECOND version. If you’re interested in reading my first review and my second, click the links below:
If you’re into sci fi, virtual reality, or dystopian literature, you should definitely consider giving this read a shot! It’s book one in a series (I’m not sure how many there will be?) and after the heavy edits it went through, the read is pretty awesome-sauce!
That’s it. I feel like I’m pestering you today, SO MANY POSTS! I’ll stop now, I promise.
Until next time…happy book-ing!