I've been bleh all day, so to cheer myself up, I wanted to write a post about this awesome book that's been stuck in my head ever since I finished reading it. It moved up the list of novels I've read and need to review on! What book? Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam.
Summary: "Soon, Elusion® will change the world and life as we know it.
A new technology called Elusion is sweeping the country. An app, visor and wristband will virtually transport you to an exotic destination where adventure can be pursued without the complications—or consequences—of real life.
Regan is an Elusion insider. Or at least she used to be. Her father invented the program, and her best friend, Patrick, heir to the tech giant Orexis, is about to release it nationwide. But ever since her father’s unexpected death, Regan can’t bear to Escape, especially since waking up from the dream means crashing back to her grim reality.
Still, when there are rumors of trouble in Elusion—accusations that it’s addictive and dangerous— Regan is determined to defend it. But the critics of Elusion come from surprising sources, including Josh, the handsome skeptic with his own personal stakes. As Regan investigates the claims, she discovers a disturbing web of secrets. She will soon have to choose between love and loyalty…a decision that will affect the lives of millions." (Gracias, Goodreads)
This novel is really cool. I loved the setting, and how polluted everything was. I guess it made me feel like it was more realistic. Then came the virtual reality machines that are a big part of this novel. I loved them! I loved how detailed and realistic they were, and how different they made this novel. Sure, there have been others with the same idea of device, but those are nothing compared to this novel's. This could be because of the descriptiveness of this book. The descriptions are amazing in this novel, from the machines to the people to the outside to even inside buildings. The storyline was really cool, and I was just wowed with the book in general. It had (and still has) me hooked!
In Conclusion: Read it!
Adios till next time!!!