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Blurb (from Goodreads):
In the domed city of Evanescence, appearance is everything. A Natural Born amongst genetically-altered Aristocrats, all Ella ever wanted was to be like everyone else. Augmented, sparkling, and perfect. Then…the crash. Devastated by her father’s death and struggling with her new physical limitations, Ella is terrified to learn she is not just alone, but little more than a prisoner.
Her only escape is to lose herself in Nexis, the hugely popular virtual reality game her father created. In Nexis she meets Guster, a senior player who guides Ella through the strange and compelling new world she now inhabits. He offers Ella guidance, friendship…and something more. Something that allows her to forget about the “real” world, and makes her feel whole again.
But Nexis isn’t quite the game everyone thinks it is.
And it’s been waiting for Ella.
Nexis by A.L. Davroe
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
“The Anansi child will catch them all by surprise. She will inherit the earth.”
This was an interesting sci-fi story, but the pace was a little slow for me.
Ella got a rough deal in this book, not only did she have to live with her father’s death, but she also had to learn to live with physical disabilities, and face the news that things that she had always believed, were not necessarily the truth.
The storyline in this had a few twists in it, but the pace was a little bit slow for me, and I wanted to know what was happening a lot faster than we did. The whole middle portion of the story seemed to drag, and although the twists did make things more interesting, the slow pace was a bit of a killer.
There was some romance, and there was a bit of a twist when it came to that too.
The ending to this was okay, but it did leave us with a bit of a cliff-hanger over what Ella will do next.
6 out of 10