Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week I am waiting on Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam.
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.
Suspense, thrills, and romance fuel this near-future story about the seductive nature of a perfect virtual world, and how far one girl will go to uncover the truth behind the illusions.
This could either go really right or terribly wrong. Ideas like this have been tossed back and forth throughout YA novels over the past few years, and although some of them have been pretty good, most have been downright awkward and bad. It all depends on the delivery - too unrealistic, and the reader is lost. Though if the cover is anything to judge by, then I think Elusion is going to be amazing - I mean, just look at it! Have you ever seen such a gorgeous cover? It kind of reminds me of Alice in Wonderland - well, the picture does anyway.
So what are you waiting on this week? Leave a comment below and don't forget to check out the giveaway - not much time left!
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