ARC Review: Otherworld (Otherworld #1) by Jason Segel & Kristen Miller

The company says Otherworld is amazing—like nothing you’ve ever seen before. They say it’s addictive—that you’ll want to stay forever. They promise Otherworld will make all your dreams come true.

Simon thought Otherworld was a game. Turns out he knew nothing. Otherworld is the next phase of reality. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted.

And it’s about to change humanity forever.
Welcome to the Otherworld. No one could have seen it coming.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a Physical copy of the book by Rock The Boat News in exchange for an honest review. However, all the thoughts, feelings and opinions expressed in this review are my own.


This was utterly the most fascinating & exhilarating ride I have been on with a book in the recent times! 

Otherworld is brilliantly deceptive in its execution – when you start off with the book, you go in with the assumption that this is going to be one of those normal, predictable yet an adventure filled book – but once you start off, boy, oh boy, you get sucked in like you are swirling down in a whirlpool!

Otherworld falls in the science fiction genre – but that is just a facet of what this book actually is! What the authors have done is that they have taken everything that is normal about our own world and added in a bit extra; and not just any extra but something that could already be happening and none of would have been aware about it – a virtual reality that could be sucking in life forms and we wouldn’t know it, for it has become a new normal for us – online role playing games, video games, etc (I am not a gamer girl, I think, that’s very obvious!).

We would honestly be blind as bats while this soon becomes the normal reality for us!  

Told in the POV of Simon Eaton; Otherworld is a refurbished version of an old video game (ORPG, maybe?) which is the only way he can apparently connect with this best friend, his only friend in the whole wide world – Kat Foley.

When he realises there is something significantly wrong with Kat’s life, with her behaviour, with her home; trouble that he realises she is protecting him from; he goes into overdrive – and the plot evolves in ways that plot twists keep on coming and you keep on reading!

The plot is a roller-coaster ride – no other way to describe it – it volleys between the real and the virtual world smoothly and effortlessly. This makes it very easy to become engrossed in the plotline; and I ended up forgetting my real life – which trust me is a balance that is quite hard to achieve, and the authors did a fan – freaking – tastic job of it!

You know I am hardcore fan of dual POV – but in this case – just Simon’s POV works dazzlingly as well. I adored Simon – he is an arrogant, frustrating, but he was terrifyingly normal ‘cause he was relatable, in all the ways that a teenage boy could be. But it was his strong loyalty to Kat that endeared me to him for life!

SO, TRUST ME, WHEN I TELL YOU, YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK! If there is one book on your TBR; let it be this one; especially if you adore the YA Science Fiction Genre!  

Now please excuse me while I go stalk the authors and publishers for OTHEREARTH’S release date (what do you think my chances of getting the ARC early are?).

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


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