Thursday, October 31, 2019

Blog Tour: Review of Eve 2.0 by Winter Lawrence

Author: Winter Lawrence
Publisher: Melange Books – Fire and Ice YA
Publication Date: August 2019

Just when Gwen thought she could beat any video game hands down, her boyfriend goes and gets her stuck in a top-secret government simulator named Eve 2.0. Being trapped within a couple of her favorite video games doesn’t seem so bad at first, but as time becomes a factor and the A.I. program begins to get smarter, Gwen soon realizes that winning or losing isn’t just about pride anymore; it’s about making it out alive.

So I will admit that I am not a serious gamer.  However, I do enjoy playing the occasional RPG game.  Unlike the main character in Eve 2.0, I prefer the RPG games because I like the puzzles.  Eve 2.0 involves Gwen, or "Teddy", as she likes to be called.  When her gamer kinda boyfriend sends her top secret gamer equipment from his father's lab, she ends up getting sucked into a game.that will take all of her gaming knowledge to survive.

I ended up really enjoying this book.  Once Teddy, Ben and Ryan got sucked into the game, things really took off for me.  Unlike some other stories where there is virtual reality, I had no problem being able to picture what they were doing in the games. The author did a wonderful job of setting the scenes and atmosphere for me. Desolation Peak was really creepy, but sounded like something I'd love to play.

More than just a gamer story, this is also a story about friendship and forgiveness.  I'll admit, I was rooting for Gwen and Ryan to reconcile with each other.   One interesting that I loved about EVE 2.0, the AI, was how she would not let Ben play in parts of the games because he was under age.  That was refreshing.  I think some kids play games that are too mature for them before they are really ready.  The author has set the tone for an enjoyable series.  I would recommend this to any YA reader. 

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About Winter Lawrence

Winter lives in the moment and loves nothing more than being surrounded by her family, her fur-babies, and a ton of great reads! When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in a book, she’s usually thinking up far away, fantastical worlds or she’s cooking up a storm in the kitchen! Because of her love for all things literary, Winter pursued a Master of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. Professionally, she is a manuscript editor and, in her spare time, she enjoys hosting author spotlights, posting book reviews, and teaching workshops. In her private time, she is an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal romances, and one day she hopes to inspire young readers in the same way her favorite authors continue to inspire her today.

Find out more about Winter at her website and connect with her on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

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Monday, October 28th: Sincerely Karen Jo
Monday, October 28th: Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Wednesday, October 30th: Instagram: @createexploreread
Thursday, October 31st: Instagram: @oddandbookish
Thursday, October 31st: From the TBR Pile
Friday, November 1st: Book Fidelity
Monday, November 4th: PhDiva
Tuesday, November 5th: Ms. Nose in a Book

1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

I am so glad you liked this one! I agree, I think having the AI deny him entry into games because of age IS refreshing. I'm pretty strict about age stuff with my own kids and I wish more parents would. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours