“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. Basically books that are not yet out that we are dying to get our hands on. This week’s pick is:
Nirvana by J.R. Stewart
When the real world is emptied of all that you love how can you keep yourself from dependence on the virtual?
Larissa Kenders lives in a world where the real and the virtual intermingle daily. After the supposed death of her soulmate, Andrew Larissa is able to find solace by escaping to Nirvana, a virtual world where anything is possible—even visits with Andrew. Although Larissa is told that these meetings are not real, she cannot shake her suspicion that Andrew is indeed alive. When she begins an investigation of Hexagon, the very institution that she has been taught to trust, Larissa uncovers much more than she ever expected and places herself in serious danger. her biggest challenge, however, remains determining what is read—and what is virtual.
Nirvana is the first installment in the three-part Nirvana series, a fast-paced, page-turning young adult trilogy that combines elements of the romance, mystery, and science fiction genres. The first novel introduces readers to the heroine who refuses to give up on the man she loves, even if it means taking on an entire government to do so.
Why I'm Waiting:
The cover caught my eye and the premise sounds interesting. Even more interesting, the author has a hidden identity! How Clark Kent is that? Anywho the author has worked in the IT field for a long time and after working on advanced "VR" (virtual reality) technologies for over a decade, grew concerned about the implications of this work and the possible psychological effects that it may have on users. How creepy is that? Clearly this author knows about VR and a story about VR that might be bad…totally interested.