Title: Ready Player One
By: Ernest Cline
Genre: Dystopian Scifi
Release Date: August 16th, 2011
Publisher: Crown Publishers
Summary from Goodreads: In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines, puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. When Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
Review: I don't usually review older books that I've been dying to ready, just for the fact that I'm super busy during the week and my time is limited. I'm going to start though, because I've been reading a lot of good books that have been out for a couple of years now, and I know you are always looking for your next read.
My husband picked up this book the other day and after a few short bursts of reading, he quickly convinced me to try it out. I was sucked in right away. No wonder this book was turned into a movie (which I haven't seen yet, but am excited to do so).
We follow a high school boy as he searches through virtual reality to find a hidden treasure. The search turns deadly as a group of Sixers start killing of players in real life. The book dives deeply into 80 pop culture and games. Shows and movies that I know all too well. It was a really fun and exciting read from the first page to the last.
If you are a fan of any and everything geeky, you have to read this book. Its a must!
This book received a Blogger's Choice Award from Confessions of an ExBallerina