About the Book:
Author: Dan Wells
Release Date: February 16, 2016
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni—a smart device implanted right in a person’s head. In a world where virtually everyone is online twenty-four hours a day, this connection is like oxygen—and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it.
Marisa Carneseca is one of those people. She might spend her days in Mirador, the small, vibrant LA neighborhood where her family owns a restaurant, but she lives on the net—going to school, playing games, hanging out, or doing things of more questionable legality with her friends Sahara and Anja. And it’s Anja who first gets her hands on Bluescreen—a virtual drug that plugs right into a person’s djinni and delivers a massive, non-chemical, completely safe high. But in this city, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, and Mari and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that is much bigger than they ever suspected.
Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence, returns with a stunning new vision of the near future—a breathless cyber-thriller where privacy is the world’s most rare resource and nothing, not even the thoughts in our heads, is safe.
REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 13 years, 2 months
MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:
This book was absolutely breathtaking.
The opening line captivated me! The plot was well executed and full of suspense. The author definately did not disappoint.
My favorite character was Chuy because he is really loyal and loves his family. Even after his father disowns him, he still watches out for them. He takes responsibility for his actions.
My favorite part is the beginning because the Otherworld game scene is really vivid and descriptive. At first I did not understand why the book would start there and what was happening. As I progressed in the book though everything began to piece together and it was a lovely story.
This book is a fictional read, but full of intense subjects like: poverty, gangs and controlling corporations.
I recommend this book to anyone who likes stories about brainwashed people, the power of family and friends, and a hacker who turns out to be a heroine.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 and up.
Dan Wells is a thriller and science fiction writer. Born in Utah, he spent his early years reading and writing. He is he author of the Partials series (Partials, Isolation, Fragments, and Ruins), the John Cleaver series (I Am Not a Serial Killer, Mr. Monster, and I Don't Want To Kill You), and a few others (The Hollow City, A Night of Blacker Darkness, etc). He was a Campbell nomine for best new writer, and has won a Hugo award for his work on the podcast Writing Excuses; the podcast is also a multiple winner of the Parsec Award.
3 winners will receive a finished copy of BLUESCREEN, US Only.
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