If you're like me, you love books. And if you're like me, you also love video games of all shapes and sizes. When the two collide, it makes for a sweet, sweet escape from reality. So here are my favorite books about video games (or not)
The Aftermath- Jen Alexander: This book was awesome. It balanced the idea of future technology with something that seemed very believable for our futures, and not too far down the road. Being trapped in a video game doesn't sound appealing to some, especially when you don't control yourself but are someone else's avatar. To our main character, though, it's becoming her life, and she wants to escape. When the line between reality and the screen blurs, she has to find her way out, with the help of some friends and the opposition of some pretty scary guards. Interested? Click here.
Push/Rush/Crash- Eve Silver: Although admittedly, this turns out to not actually be about a video game, it starts out that way, and the premise is the same. They're dropped in a deadly battle with alien creatures- the only catch is that if you die in the game, you die in real life. The monsters have another agenda though, and even though I haven't gotten to the third book yet, I can tell you that each one has been more exciting than the last. Click here to find out about it.
The Leveller- Julia Durango: This is a new release, which only came out a few weeks ago. I've had the privilege to read it, and let me tell you, it was pretty great. It was what I like to call a 'vacation' book- one so easy to read, one so fun, that you don't really feel like you're reading because you're laughing and enjoying all the funny little details involved, and then the book is over. It's really pretty fun, so if you're in a slump or want something light to read fast. Click the link to hold it!
I really hope you like video games, because if you don't, that would make me SO sad. If you do, enjoy the summer: