Saturday, 6 December 2014

The Fool (Virtual Arcana 0) by Karen Amanda Hooper

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to All Night Reads and NetGalley
The Fool (Virtual Arcana, #0)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
The Matrix meets The Notebook (with a sprinkle of The Giver).

In a faraway future, Kelsey Zellar is starting her senior year at yet another school thanks to her twin sister’s troublesome obsession with outlawed virtual reality games.

Every school they’ve ever attended is pretty much the same: lunchroom drama, rich kids binging on enhancement candies, and classmates rallying for or against the government’s strict control over everything from entertainment privileges to caffeine consumption.

Unlike her sister, Kelsey follows the rules and keeps her nose out of trouble and politics while sniffing out her next flavored latte and favorite novel. But when Kelsey meets a charming book connoisseur, and accepts his offering of a tarot card, she takes the first step toward two new addictions: the guy of her dreams, and his illegal dealing of virtual escapes into her beloved storybooks.

Kelsey straddles the worlds of fiction and reality, but is she a fool for believing in her own happy ending?

The Fool by Karen Amanda Hooper

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

The Fool (Virtual Arcana, #0)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to All Night Reads and NetGalley.)

Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy this book.

I didn’t really like Kelsey and Keekee. They both seemed pretty selfish and stupid. Why the heck they would risk so much for the sake of a freaking game or a cup of coffee was beyond me. Sure risk things when someone’s life is at stake, but a cup of coffee? Are you freaking kidding me?!

The storyline in this just bored me unfortunately. I lost interest and just couldn’t get it back. I found the talk of VR games just dull, and even the going on about how much Kelsey liked books irritated me (and reminded me of the dreaded Katie from Obsidian *shudder*).

The one good thing about this book was that it was short, so the torment didn’t last long! Yay!
Overall; not for me,
5 out of 10.

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