Username: Regenerated by Various
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Received: Hachette Book Group Canada
First Published: November 1st, 2016
Publisher: Running Press
Recommended Age: 11+
Genres & Themes: Graphic Novel, Science Fiction, Action, Family
Evie is safe home, but her heart remains in e.scape. She’s desperate to return, but the app that transports her has corrupted in the great reboot.
When besotted geek, Lionel, offers to help, he doesn’t just restore the gateway as she had planned. He opens up a series of revelations that calls into question everything Evie treasures in life. With a momentous discovery to be unearthed in the virtual realm, and an e.scape fugitive on the loose in reality, can our sidelined schoolgirl save not one world but two?
This book is… not very hopeful. And kind of annoying.
Evie is back in her human world, leaving the friends she met in the virtual world behind. But not for long, since her friend – whom she led on, then proceeded to break his heart in the most eye-rolling way – magically restored the app, enabling her to go back.
I feel like this story is going round and round. In the first book, she entered the world for the first time, opening the door for other people with bad intentions (her cousin) to go in and wreak havoc.
And now she’s back again. This time, she’s looking for her mother, but that part also turns out to be underwhelming. It was supposed to be the family reunion of her dreams, but turned out to be a slap in the face.
The ending, though, is the worst of all. Right when you get attached to a character… BAAAM. I don’t think killing off characters is always bad, but that death was an unjust one. ”They” should not have died. It sends the wrong message. That different is wrong, when different is actually good.
Liked most characters, didn’t like the storyline.
PS. Is it me or is Evie in this sequel resembling Lara Croft?
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