Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Waiting on Wednesday



"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is Elusion by Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam.  Here's the synopsis:

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.

So, obviously I have massive cover love for this book but I'm also really intrigued by the synopsis which reminds me of that movie Existenz - remember that?  I like books that mess with your head and so this one is definitely going on my wishlist.  Sadly, we've got a bit of a wait as Elusion isn't published until 18th March, 2014 with no news of a UK release at present.

6 comments:

  1. That does sound like a really interesting book. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. No problem, thanks for commenting :)

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  2. I LOVE that cover! It is gorgeous! And it does sound pretty interesting, an extreme virtual reality :)

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    1. Isn't it just the prettiest cover ever?!

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  3. The cover is incredible-so many pretty colors! I'm excited to learn more about this.

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    1. Me too, I think it sounds really interesting!

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