Blog Tour Review – Eve 2.0: The Ultimate Gaming Experience by Winter Lawrence

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Hello loves! Today, I have my review for Eve 2.0: The Ultimate Gaming Experience by Winter Lawrence. This is such a fun and exciting sci-fi story and I really enjoyed it. I hope you’re ready to step into another world full of adventure and thrills.

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Published: August 14th 2019

Publisher: Melange Books – Fire and Ice YA

Genre(s): Science Fiction, Fantasy

Format: Paperback 338 pages

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Welcome to the D.O.D.A.I.S . . .

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.

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An addictive and edge of your seat sci-fi thriller that had my heart racing

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An edge of your seat sci-fi thriller, Eve 2.0: The Ultimate Gaming Experience had my heart racing until the end. Winter Lawrence takes readers on a wild, twisty, and fun virtual adventure that will delight even those not familiar with the gaming world.

I honestly loved this book more than I thought I would. I’m not a gamer, but my brother is, so I’ve been exposed to the gaming world ever since I could remember and have played a little before. Reading this book brought back some of my fondest childhood memories when I would watch my brother play Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Final Fantasy, and some other ones I can’t remember. Yes… I was one of those kids who loves being scared and I still do. I love the supernatural, sci-fi and scary movies, and haunted mazes. So, I was definitely excited to read this book, enjoyed the gaming and sci-fi parts of this story, and loved all the thrills and chills that came with it. Even though the concept has been done before, I was very impressed with Lawrence’s creativity and the way she managed to make her story stand out and feel original. I love the writing and the different POVs which made the story even more interesting. The plot is fast-paced, complex, engaging, and filled with unexpected twists and turns that will keep you guessing throughout the story. I also enjoyed the humor, the lighthearted moments, the mysteries, the family drama, and the scenes that managed to warm my heart. I think the different virtual worlds are amazingly detailed and fascinating. I don’t want to spoil the fun and surprises, but be prepared for anything and everything. There’s just so much awesomeness in this book that it’s best if you experience it for yourself.

The characters are awesome. They’re intriguing, well-developed, and have their own insecurities and strengths that make them relatable and likeable. I like the tension, the drama, the bantering and the romance…okay maybe not the love triangle between Gwen(Teddy), Pete and Ryan, but the romance/OTP I was rooting for turned out to be quite sweet in the end. The story certainly didn’t need any romance, but I still enjoyed it and can’t wait to see more of it in the next book. I think Ben is super adorable and I enjoyed the scenes with him. I really liked how the characters all worked together as a team to beat the game and find a way to get home. Even the parents are interesting, have their own drama, and mission to help their children survive and escape Eve.

An addictive, thrilling, and unpredictable sci-fi story, this book enthralled me until the last page and I’m sure plenty of readers will be too. It’s a bit terrifying at times, but I loved all action, the nail-biting suspense, the tension filled scenes, the humor sprinkled here and there, the family drama, and the wonderful moments that made me smile. Eve 2.0: The Ultimate Gaming Experience by Winter Lawrence is such an entertaining and fun sci-fi thriller, but I also love that it’s also a nice story about bravery, trust, family, forgiveness, and second chances. This book is surprising in the best ways and I loved it. It’s full of adventure, interesting and loveable characters, and an amazing storyline that will keep you turning the pages. I highly recommend this book to everyone looking for a fantastic storytelling and awesome thrills.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review and for participating in a Blog Tour hosted by TLC Book Tours. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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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 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Thanks for stopping by lovelies and I hope you all have a wonderful week. Don’t forget to add this book on your TBR or grab your copy right now. If you love sci-fi, adventure, and suspense, then I think this book is perfect for you.

Until next time, take care and happy reading!!!

sincerelykjologo

Book Review – Lexi by Heidi J. Hewett

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Published by: Soul Mate Publishing November 28, 2018

Genre(s): Sci-Fi Romance

Pages: Kindle Edition 272, about 89k words

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A rogue A.I. supercomputer, Chinese tech spies, and a sexy robot who plays the ukulele set young engineer John Michael on an adventure from the glittering big city to the last outpost of human habitation. As time runs out, he must make a choice that will determine his own future: hand Lexi over for reprogramming, or help her escape from the people who bought her. Could he really be falling in love with a machine?

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Delightfully weird and entertaining sci-fi romcom adventure

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So… this didn’t turn out to be what I was expecting and took a while to live up to the amazing introduction that had me completely intrigued, BUT… I thought Lexi by Heidi Hewett was a weirdly fascinating and fun sci-fi story.

The first chapter of this book was really GOOD. There was a sense of danger and excitement and I can’t tell you what happened, but it was utterly thrilling and had me instanty hooked. So, of course I was super intrigued and really excited for an action-filled plot with plenty of suspense, humor, romance, and unexpected twists and turns. The majority of the book was definitely not flat or lackluster, but it did take some time to get to the entertaining parts. The pacing was a bit slow at times and there were also some awkward dialogues that just didn’t flow well together. Having said that, there were some action, misunderstandings, complications, and fun drama that kept the story moving along. I also absolutely adored Lexi with all my heart and her quirks and humor and that really made this story so much more enjoyable to read.  I also thought the world building was interestingly well done and I had a great time learning about robotics and AIs. The ending was really heartwarming, beautifully wrapped up the story and left a silly smile on my face.

I loved Lexi from the start and thought she was a fascinating and wonderful character. I loved her personality, her curiosity, her honesty, her bravery, and her caring attitude. I loved all her adorably weird responses and just the way she saw life even though she’s a bot programmed to react in certain ways. It was truly fun watching her explore the outside world and make sense of everything she was feeling.

John Michael charmed me in the beginning, but I kind of lost interest in him for a while. He went along with what others wanted for him and never really stood his ground. He followed and listened to what his father wanted him to do with his life. He let Celine, his annoyingly persistent fiancée, decide for him and their future together. He just didn’t seem to have a backbone… at least not right away. I’m glad he eventually changed and by the end…he finally chose to do things for himself and what made him happy.

Romance wise.. I wished there were more swoons. I enjoyed the relationship between Lexi and John Michael, but I was kind of hoping the chemistry would be more intense. It was still really fun and interesting to see them both work out their feelings and they had some humorous and sweet moments.

Overall, this was a delightfully weird and entertaining sci-fi romcom. Aside from a few hiccups I’ve mentioned, I had a wonderful time going on this adventure with Lexi and John Michael and I enjoyed exploring this unique dystopian world the Hewett created. This story was fun, imaginative and thought-provoking and I think sci-fi fans would really enjoy it.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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lexiauthor.jpgHeidi J. Hewett writes science fiction, mysteries, and romantic comedies about nice, sometimes nerdy, straight-laced men who get their socks knocked off by luminous women. When she is not reading or writing, she plays the violin, inspired by Sherlock Holmes. She also enjoys tinkering with recipes and inflicting strange food combinations on her hapless family. Her secret guilty pleasure is Hong Kong cop movies. Member of RWA.

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Website: https://www.heidijhewett.com/

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Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/heidijhewett

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Thanks for stopping by lovelies! I hope you have a wonderful day and add this book on your TBR.

sincerelykjologo