Thursday, January 21, 2016

Review: Bluescreen by Dan Wells

Title: Bluescreen
Author: Dan Wells
Series: Book One in the Mirador Series
Published By: Balzer & Bray (February 16, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Dystopian/Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni—a smart device implanted right in a person’s head. In a world where virtually everyone is online twenty-four hours a day, this connection is like oxygen—and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it.

Marisa Carneseca is one of those people. She might spend her days in Mirador, the small, vibrant LA neighborhood where her family owns a restaurant, but she lives on the net—going to school, playing games, hanging out, or doing things of more questionable legality with her friends Sahara and Anja. And it’s Anja who first gets her hands on Bluescreen—a virtual drug that plugs right into a person’s djinni and delivers a massive, non-chemical, completely safe high. But in this city, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, and Mari and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that is much bigger than they ever suspected.

Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence, returns with a stunning new vision of the near future—a breathless cyber-thriller where privacy is the world’s most rare resource and nothing, not even the thoughts in our heads, is safe.







Set in a very futuristic Los  Angeles that is all too realistic and believable, this novel is nonstop cyber action that will leave you breathless and in need of more.

In a world run by robots and the cyber world filled with holograms, advanced AI intelligence, and  digital chips and enhancers, this newest series from author Dan Wells is sure to please gamers and lovers of fantasy alike. With a world that is more than likely to be in our not too distant future this series was fast paced, action driven and so much fun to read.



*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

44 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this. I love Dan Wells, even though I haven't finished his other series yet. I'm such a loser. lol

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    1. I haven't even started it so I'm worse!

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  2. always interesting when a book is realistic

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  3. I've been very curious about this one, Ali and I'm glad to see you enjoyed it. I've never read a book by this author but I need to change that one of these days.
    Great review, Ali!

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    1. It was really good and I definitely want to read his other series now.

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  4. Oh dear God, I love reading about AI. Everything always goes bad when it's involved. I really want to read this. Great review!

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  5. Love the futuristic stories that are all too terrifying because of how believable they are Ali! I've yet to read Dan's other series, but I want to give this a try for sure:)

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    1. They are scary when they're that way but I love them too because of it.

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  6. this has me really intrigued Kindlemom!

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  7. This book looks great. I'm glad you enjoyed it so much :)

    great review!

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  8. This sounds very similar to another book I read a couple years ago by an indie author. I enjoyed that one pretty well even though this isn't usually my thing (so much sci-fi!) but it's easy to see how things could end up very similar.

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    1. It usually isn't mine either but it was a lot of fun.

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  9. I've been wondering about this one, although sometimes I struggle to get into the cyber-based ones.

    Simply Angela

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    1. I do too but this really wasn't bad at all.

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  10. I remember this one on your Wow posts. It looks like a fast, fun, read. I haven't read anything by this author before. Maybe I should start with this one.

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    1. I think it's a good place to start but then, I haven't read his others either. :P

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  11. I am so happy to hear you enjoyed this one. I almost started it last night, but I picked up a lighter read instead. I will be reading it soon, though and I am looking forward to it now.

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  12. This almost has a "Ready, Player One," feel to it. Wells is fantastic, I can't wait to get my hands on this.

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  13. I know we aren't suppose to judge a book by it's cover but this cover is sooo pretty!!!! I didn't even know that Dan Wells had started a new series (jeez I'm behind the times).

    I love government conspiracy thrillers. I just finished too many thrillers I put asdie. I need to stock up again, lol.

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    1. I hate to admit it but I fall for covers all the time, it doesn't matter, they always suck me in.

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  14. This sounds pretty good, but I didn't like the other series by him. So I don't know if it's really for me. I'm so glad you enjoyed it though!! :D

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    1. Sorry to hear that. It will be interesting to see what I think about it when I get around to it then.

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  15. Not for me, I won't mind it if this was a movie though...

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  16. I haven't read anything by Dan Wells. This sounds pretty good though and like a good start to a series. Great review!

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  17. I know it's so silly but that freaks me out. Robots just. Ahhh! lol I do want to try his books though :D

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    1. It was freaky in a way for sure Anna.

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  18. I have this review, the whole cyber thriller thing had me going. I really hope I wind up liking this one. I cannot go for another middle of the road book. You liked it, so there's that to look forward to! :)

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  19. Los Angeles? Dystopia? Games? Conspiracy? Wow. This sounds like it was fashioned and written exclusively for me! Thanks for sharing this one! :D

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  20. oh wow...this seems quite interesting. I love action driven stories.

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  21. I've always wanted to read a Wells book. I have met him at a signing but have yet to try his genius.

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    1. That is so cool that you meet him though! This was pretty good, I would recommend it if you like the genre.

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  22. I have never read this author before, but this sure sounds like a good premise. I think I will add it to my Amazon wish list. Thanks Ali :)

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    1. It was my first as well but it was really good.

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