Five Reasons Why You NEED Dive Into Jason Segel and Kristen Miller's Otherworld

When I got the email that I would be receiving a special package containing a hot off the presses hardback of one of my MOST anticipated releases of the year, I might have happy danced around the place.

Do bookdragons happy dance? I think we can, when it comes to bookish news and then spew fire on everything else? And also devour all books. Yup, that is the life.

Anyway, over the weekend I FINALLY found the time to dive i nto Jason Segel and Kristen Miller's BRILLIANT YA novel, Otherworld and I fell in love with everything it had to offer. So, instead of doing a simple review, I decided to do a post talking about the Five Reasons Why You NEED Dive Into Otherworld:


In Short: This book was BRILLIANT – filled with a plot structure that kept evolving, brave and lifelike characters and a virtual reality game that was more real than virtual. It was fast paced, filled with twists and a changing environment and unlike anything I’ve ever read
There are so many reasons why you should already be holding Otherworld in your arms, including:

1.       SIMON EATON:

Within the first few chapters, I was ALREADY in love with Simon Eaton, the protagonist. He was reckless and ruthless in this world and Otherworld and unflinchingly loyal to the girl he loved. I loved his courage, his ability to brave any situation but most of all, his readiness to go to the ends of this Earth and a virtual reality for a girl he loved. He was a BRILLIANT character, deep and I loved every second of his three hundred plus page narration.

2.       OTHERWORLD:

This world- the virtual reality people could step into was a whole other level of insane. I thought this book would be about an unreal life in a very believable video game made to satisfy your every desire BUT IT WASN’T. Otherworld was about how a virtual reality game took a life of its own, a conspiracy, survival, love, loyalty, secrets and human nature and so different from anything I’ve ever read before.


The plot of Otherworld is something I marvelled. It was a little confusing at first when Simon put on a disk and entered the game instead of a headset, with the Children and the realms but that was one of the biggest mysteries and best parts of this BRILLIANT BOOK. We move from the real world to Otherworld and inside Otherworld itself, we switch between realms that people virtually settle in to indulge in their desires and I LOVED IT ALL. I loved the conspiracy, the characters, the pace – EVERYTHING.


Otherworld was FAST paced. There was never a dull moment, and the story kept moving and moving until we reached the end. Otherworld itself was filled with so many different dimensions – ones that revolved around rage, desire, greed and others, ruled by Elementals and it was BRILLIANT. The pace is also unrelenting and it just keeps going and I loved it.


As much as I LOVED Simon, I also loved all of the other secondary characters especially Kat. They were fully rounded and flawed characters with their own desires that hit you in the face as you read through the book. I loved Busara and I’m very excited to see where the next book takes us with her.

Otherworld is a high stakes BRILLIANT fast paced novel centred around a more real than virtual virtual reality game that will keep you on the edge of your seat and you will love every minute of it. 4.5 stars.  
Title: Otherworld (Otherworld #1)
Authors: Jason Segel and Kristen Miller
Publication Date: October 31st 2017
Publisher: Rock The Boat UK (Oneworld Publications)
Part of a Series?: Yes, Book 1 on 2 of the Otherworld Duology
I Got A Copy Through: Rock The Boat (THANK YOU!)
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Blurb Description: The Company Welcomes you ToOTHERWORLDThe new generation of gaming.
Welcome to real life 2.0.Are you ready to play?
There are no screens. There are no controls. You don’t just see and hear it—you taste, smell, and touch it too.In this new reality there are no rules to follow, no laws to break.You can indulge your every desire.Why would you ever want to leave?Step into Otherworld. Leave your body behind.
Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller have created a brilliant and terrifying view of a possible future that’s not far away. OTHERWORLD asks the question we’ll all soon be asking: if technology can deliver everything we want, how much are we willing to pay?
Jason Segel
Kirsten MillerJason Segel is an actor, a writer, and an author. Segel wrote and starred in Forgetting Sarah Marshall and co-wrote Disney’s The Muppets, which won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. On television, Segel starred on How I Met Your Mother and Freaks and Geeks. He is the co-author of the New York Times bestselling series Nightmares!  Otherworld is his first novel for young adults.
Kirsten Miller is the author of the acclaimed Kiki Strike books, the New York Times bestseller The Eternal Ones, and How to Lead a Life of CrimeOtherworld is the fifth novel Kirsten has written with Jason Segel.
What are some of your favourite futuristic books? 
What do you think about Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality?
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If you've read Otherworld or have any recommendations like it for me, I'd love to hear what you think!

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