Midwest Book Review—Reviewer’s Choice
Synopsis: When Maggie Stone straps on the Vertix H2, an innovative device that creates a social media and online experience unlike anything she’s ever known, she quickly becomes a fan.
Able to control virtual reality with her mind, the rush is intoxicating. But soon the device begins to take over her life. Immersed in a colorful and explosive world of technology, she finds it impossible to disconnect. As her addiction grows, Maggie’s world spirals out of control, endangering and pushing away reality.
Can she kick the social addiction, or will the thrill of the connection pull her under?
Critique: With a plot line that could be torn from tomorrow’s newspaper headlines, “Wired” by Caytlyn Brooke deftly explores in a fictional format what advances in virtual reality technology could well make real as a social and health problem in another decade or so. An original and riveting read from cover to cover, “Wired” is unreservedly recommended for community library Contemporary General Fiction collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that “Wired” is also available in a paperback edition (9781947727533, $15.95) and in a digital book format (Kindle, $7.99).
Book Information: WIRED by Caytlyn Brooke is available in hardcover (978-1-946848-58-1, 320 pp, $25.95), trade softcover (978-1-947727-53-3, 320 pp, $15.95), and ebook (978-1-947727-54-0, $7.99) at all major booksellers, including Barnes & Noble.
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