Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Gamescape: Overword by Emma Trevayne

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

I Can't wait for:

Gamescape: Overworld (Nova Project #1)
Gamescape: Overword by Emma Trevayne 
September 13th  2016

The planet is dying. Centuries of abuse have damaged the earth beyond repair, and now all the authorities can do is polish the surface, make the landscape look pretty to hide the disease within. Two prominent yet mysterious businessmen couldn’t fix it, either, but they did something even better. Together, they invented Chimera, the most complex and immersive virtual reality video game the world has ever known. The Cubes in which Chimera is played quickly became a fixture of this landscape: part distraction, part hospital, and almost wholly responsible for holding up the failing world economy.

Miguel Anderson is also dying. He isn’t the only one who plays the game–everybody does–but Miguel has more reason than most: When players leave their Cubes for the day, the upgrades and enhancements they’ve earned for their virtual characters leave with them. New lungs to breathe poisoned air, skin that won’t burn under the sun are great and everything… but Miguel, born as broken as the earth, needs a new heart–and soon–if he wants any hope of surviving just a little longer.

Then the two Gamerunners announce a competition, with greater rewards and faster progression than ever before, and Miguel thinks his prayers have been answered. All he needs to do is get picked to lead a team, play the game he’s spent years getting good at, and ask for his prize when he wins. Simple, really.

At first, things seem to go according to plan. Mostly, anyway. Inside his Cube, with his new team–including his best friend–at his back, Miguel begins his quest. He plays recklessly, even dangerously, for someone whose most vital organ could give up at any moment, but his desperation makes him play better than ever. The eyes of the world are on him, watching through status updates and live feeds, betting on his chances. With greater rewards, though, come greater risks, and the Gamerunners seem to delight at surprising the competitors at every turn. As he ventures deeper into a world that blends the virtual and the real to an unsettling degree, Miguel begins to wonder just why the game was invented at all, and whether its stakes could be even higher than life and death.

So after reading this massively long blurb I decided this book was a great one for me. So sci fi and cyber punky and yup I want to read it.


  1. This book sounds right up my alley too! :D

  2. I'm not much of sci fi reader, but woah this sounds awesome! I hope you enjoy it when you get to read it.

  3. You're right. That is one long blurb, but intriguing. Seems like a good story. Thanks for sharing. Hope we all enjoy this one :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  4. Ooh that sounds intriguing! Cover is totally eye catching too! Has me creeped out because I keep thinking something will be in that water! I watch Jaws too much apparently! LOL!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  5. I don't read much sci-fi, but this sounds interesting. I hope you enjoy reading it.
    Thanks for stopping by My WoW earlier.

  6. I'm not the biggest sci fi person, and it's usually a hit or miss for me but this one sounds really interesting!

  7. That blurb is crazy long! lol That cover is also intense. I hope you love this when it comes out. I don't read too much sci-fi but I am intrigued.


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