Thursday, January 3, 2013
Doomed Blog Tour: Review
Beat the game. Save the world.
Pandora’s just your average teen, glued to her cell phone and laptop, surfing Facebook and e-mailing with her friends, until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child. Unable to contain her curiosity, Pandora enters the site, where she is prompted to play her favorite virtual-reality game, Zero Day. This unleashes a global computer virus that plunges the whole world into panic: suddenly, there is no Internet. No cell phones. No utilities, traffic lights, hospitals, law enforcement. Pandora teams up with handsome stepbrothers Eli and Theo to enter the virtual world of Zero Day. Simultaneously, she continues to follow the photographs from her childhood in an attempt to beat the game and track down her father, her one key to saving the world as we know it. Part The Matrix, part retelling of the Pandora myth, Doomed has something for gaming fans, dystopian fans, and romance fans alike.
When I first read the description, I was immediately really excited to read this! I love Apocalyptic-type books! This book didn't disappoint too!
I thought this book was surprisingly really easy to get through. Maybe because I was enjoying it so much, I forgot how many pages I was getting through. Everything wove together to make an enjoyable read and really an addictive read at that!
At first, I didn't like Pandora. I just couldn't really connect with her. After awhile though, I started liking her and understanding her actions and thoughts better. I thought she was extremely brave . She's a act-before-thinking type of girl. At times, I was annoyed by that, but nevertheless she was really brave and protective about the people she cared for. That one factor probably made me like her ten times better.
Ahh, the love triangle. I usually hate love triangles, and this one, sadly, was no exception. There is always one(or maybe even two) people who get hurt. That is what makes me hate them so much. Yes, they are entertaining...until someone gets hurt and then it isn't so enjoyable( at least for me). I was really disappointed when I found out that there was a love triangle between Eli, Theo, and Pandora. Luckily the romance wasn't the most important thing about the novel....saving the world was!
The action-packed and fast-paced plot is what me had drawn in from page 1. For me, the pacing was perfect. One thing would happen and I'd think nothing could possibly beat that...I guessed wrong SEVERAL times! There was more action also than I could have possible dreamt for! That is why I loved this book EVEN more than anticipated.
Overall, this was a highly entertaining read and I will definitely look forward to reading more of her books! I would recommend this book to anyone that likes action!
About the author:
Tracy Deebs collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes romances that run the gamut from contemporary to paranormal to erotic suspense.
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