Book Review, Science Fiction, YA

Review: Otherworld

★★★★★/ 5

Author: Jason Segel & Kristen Miller
Genre:  YA, Science Fiction

Buy Links: Amazon , Book Depository, Booktopia

MVP: Busara

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 a cautionary tale for people who like to play God in online virtual reality games. Jason Segel, best know for his character, Marshall, from the hit tv show How I Met Your Mother, teams up with Kristen Miller to bring us a world of temptation, fantasy and morality.

The story’s protagonist, Simon, is first introduced as a cocky, bored, rich kid whose parents are class A assholes and want nothing to do with him. This leads to a beautiful friendship with the headstrong Kat, who is the sole cause for Simon’s journey from lost boy to hero.

If you loved Ready Player One and Mind Games, than you will love this book. With well crafted VR realms that make you question your own morality as well as what it means to be human, Otherworld is compulsive reading. I flew through this book in 24 hours and I was left desperately seeking the sequel to this gripping tale. Otherworld made me laugh, cry and gasp out loud – which really isn’t a good idea in public! 😀

What are some of your favorite SciFi books? Leave a comment below with any recommendations or favorite VR themed books you’ve read lately.


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