In a dystopian future, WorldNet, a semi-autonomous evolved form of the Internet, controls daily life. WorldNet allows people to plug themselves in, transporting their minds and sensory organs into what citizens call the grid while their physical bodies stay put. Inside WorldNet they can shop, bank, dine, travel, and do everything they can do in the real world, and although WorldNet itself is free, there’s a cost for doing business.
Any citizen aged sixteen to sixty who accesses WorldNet during the year is entered into a lottery. Twenty-four people, four from each of six megacities, are randomly chosen to compete in an annual televised competition in which they’re plugged in and forced to search for one of two hidden talismans. If they fail to find one of the talismans, or if they die in the process, they’re sentenced to three years of hard labor. But if they win, they’re granted one wish, any wish, that could completely change their lives—or the world.
Alexia Meyers, a seventeen-year-old from New York City, hardly has any chance of being drawn in the lottery—after all, she lives in a megacity of millions. When Alexia is chosen, though, her entire world crashes and she realizes that her life is going to change in the worst of ways. She’s quickly taken to train for the competition, where she learns self-defense, survival, and strategic tactics for surviving—and winning—the competition. Alexia and her partner, Liam, must learn to work together to outwit their competitors and find the talismans, but they quickly learn it won’t be easy—especially when another team decides to take Alexia and Liam down.
AVAILABLE FOR REQUEST!
You can now request a review copy of Grid Seekers by Logan Byrne, a YA Dystopian novel coming in May. Reviews should be posted by July 20th. Review copies (ARCs) will be in ebook format.
Page count: 342 pages
Content warnings: Light violence
–Please only request if you are truly interested in reviewing.
–Not all bloggers may get approved for a copy.
–This is not part of a blog tour (if approved for a copy, you will be reading/reviewing on your own).
–We’re looking for honest opinions; you may post your review regardless of the rating.
–Please cross-post your review on Amazon, Goodreads, and B&N if possible.