Saturday, May 14, 2016

DNF eARC Mini-Review: Nirvana by J R Stewart

Title: Nirvana
Author: J. R. Stewart
Page Count: 186
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Rating: DNF, if I had read it all it may have been a 3 star?
Source: I received this from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my rating or my review.
Synopsis: When the real world is emptied of all that you love, how can you keep yourself from dependence on the virtual?

Animal activist and punk rock star Larissa Kenders lives in a dystopian world where the real and the virtual intermingle. After the disappearance of her soulmate, Andrew, Kenders finds solace by escaping to Nirvana, a virtual world controlled by Hexagon. In Nirvana, anyone’s deepest desires may be realized - even visits with Andrew.

Although Kenders knows that this version of Andrew is virtual, when he asks for her assistance revealing Hexagon’s dark secret, she cannot help but comply. Soon after, Kenders and her closest allies find themselves in a battle with Hexagon, the very institution they have been taught to trust. After uncovering much more than she expected, Kenders’ biggest challenge is determining what is real – and what is virtual.

Nirvana is a fast-paced, page-turning young adult novel combining elements of science fiction, mystery, and romance. Part of a trilogy, this book introduces readers to a young woman who refuses to give up on the man she loves, even if it means taking on an entire government to do so.


If I have anything to say about this book it's that it is definitely something unique. It began so beautifully and developed, and Larissa was an interesting character to read about.

I read 32% of this book before putting it aside in favor of some books that I would rather read... because this wasn't interesting me as much as I would have liked it too..

What I have read of this book was good, interesting, and for the most part, well written.

Update 3/24 It has been many months since I have touched this book. I'll probably get back to reading it soon... I remember most of what happened actually, which is odd.

Update 5/11: I have officially DNF'd the book, and while I really enjoyed the plotline and the writing style, I didn't really care for the characters and that was enough to make me disinterested in the final product, so I decided to put it away. This is a book that I may come back to in a few years... maybe?

Larissa, our main character... (or as other people call her, Kenders...) wasn't compelling in my opinion... Her love, Andrew was more interesting... and when he disappears EVERY CRAZY THING HAPPENS.

The government cannot be trusted, she cannot trust anyone.

In reality, I remember a bunch of vague, yet spoilery details of this book because I did make it to 60%.

I definitely feel like many people could enjoy this book, and I actually was (for the most part) but there are just other books I would like to read more, and it wasn't holding my interest.

This is a book with loads of potential (and it's really short... it's a wonder that I couldn't bring myself to complete it...

Love y'all!

-Cody @ Roecker Reviews <3

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