WoW - The Leveller

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

The Leveller

June 23, 2015

Nixy Bauer is a self-made Leveller. Her job? Dragging kids out of virtual reality and back to their parents in the real world. It’s normally easy cash, but Nixy’s latest mission is fraught with real danger, intrigue, and romance.

Nixy Bauer is used to her classmates being very, very unhappy to see her. After all, she’s a bounty hunter in a virtual reality gaming world. Kids in the MEEP, as they call it, play entirely with their minds, while their bodies languish in a sleeplike state on the couch. Irritated parents, looking to wrench their kids back to reality, hire Nixy to jump into the game and retrieve them. 

But when the game’s billionaire developer loses track of his own son in the MEEP, Nixy is in for the biggest challenge of her bounty-hunting career. Wyn Salvador isn’t some lazy kid looking to escape his homework: Wyn does not want to be found. And he’s left behind a suicide note. Nixy takes the job but quickly discovers that Wyn’s not hiding—he’s being held inside the game against his will. But who is holding him captive, and why?

Nixy and Wyn attempt to fight their way out of a mind game unlike any they’ve encountered, and the battle brings them closer than either could have imagined. But when the whole world is virtual, how can Nixy possibly know if her feelings are real?

Gamers and action fans of all types will dive straight into the MEEP, thanks to Julia Durango’s cinematic storytelling. A touch of romance adds some heart to Nixy’s vivid, multidimensional journey through Wyn’s tricked-out virtual city, and constant twists keep readers flying through to the breathtaking end.
This looks so cool. I've always been interested in the Ready Player One type books, which play with virtual realities. This one might be a good start. Also, I love the cover.

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  1. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it.
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  2. This sounds awesome! I'm going to have to read it. Thanks for sharing!
    My WoW:

  3. I think I saw this one on Edelweiss not too long ago! I wasn't really interested, but I saw a few bloggers enjoying it. I hope you love this book if/when you read it!

    Have a fabulous week :)

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad to hear that it's being enjoyed. Even more excited now :)


  4. Great choice! I can't wait for this one either because it seems like such an interesting read. I love video game related books! Thank you for sharing and have a great week. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. Exactly! I haven't read many of a similar theme but they fascinate me.



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