The Leveller (The Leveller #1)
Author: Julia Durango
Add on Goodreads! (Release Date: June 23, 2015)
Synopsis: Nixy Bauer is used to her classmates being very, very unhappy to see her. After all, she’s a bounty hunter in a virtual reality gaming world. Kids in the MEEP, as they call it, play entirely with their minds, while their bodies languish in a sleeplike state on the couch. Irritated parents, looking to wrench their kids back to reality, hire Nixy to jump into the game and retrieve them.
But when the game’s billionaire developer loses track of his own son in the MEEP, Nixy is in for the biggest challenge of her bounty-hunting career. Wyn Salvador isn’t some lazy kid looking to escape his homework: Wyn does not want to be found. And he’s left behind a suicide note. Nixy takes the job but quickly discovers that Wyn’s not hiding—he’s being held inside the game against his will. But who is holding him captive, and why?
Nixy and Wyn attempt to fight their way out of a mind game unlike any they’ve encountered, and the battle brings them closer than either could have imagined. But when the whole world is virtual, how can Nixy possibly know if her feelings are real?
OUR THOUGHTS: A girl who is a bounty hunter for a virtual world? YES! We aren't gamers--I mean we don't mind playing Playstation 4, Wii, Xbox or you know, in ancient times, Sega--but we do love us some kickbutt heroines ;) How cool would be to step into a virtual reality and hang out there for a while (without fraying your brain to pieces that is)? Add a hottie heir to a fortune and the possiblity that someone sinister is trying to do something very naughty with the vitural world and you've got the makings of a drama-filled book. Adding THE LEVELLER to our future TBR list and you should do the same!