Monday, October 31, 2016

REVIEW: Armada by Ernest Cline - Valeria

Posted by Jenn Christensen at 8:38 PM
Rate: 2/5



Goodreads Description:
Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure.

But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don’t get chosen to save the universe.

And then he sees the flying saucer.

Even stranger, the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.

No, Zack hasn’t lost his mind. As impossible as it seems, what he’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.

It’s Zack’s chance, at last, to play the hero. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can’t help thinking back to all those science-fiction stories he grew up with, and wondering: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little…familiar?

At once gleefully embracing and brilliantly subverting science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with the pop-culture savvy that has helped make Ready Player One a phenomenon


As always, thank you to BloggingForBooks for this review copy.

I simply couldnt find my love for this book and it is a huge shame because I hear nothing but wonders about it and people loving it left and right.

One thing I did really like though is the cover, like holy crap that is a gorgeous cover.

The characters where a bit boring for me, I just couldnt get pulled in by them like I do for most characters, a certain love that grows on you for them, I never got that.
There was something about the editing of the book that also just irked me, I cant pinpoint it maybe I just automatically didnt like the editing because I didnt like the characters? I dont know but I dont have much else to say about it to be honest

Recommend it?
ehh... No


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