Title: Nirvana (Nirvana, Book 1)
Author: J.R. Stewart
Published: November 10, 2015
Publisher: Blue Moon Publishers
Larissa Kenders is having a hard time accepting that Andrew is dead; he’s her soulmate and her everything. The circumstances surrounding Andrew’s apparent demise are also more than suspicious. And when she starts to have visits from Andrew in Nirvana, a virtual reality world, she feels even more confident that he’s still alive–and he has a mission for her. It’s a mission that she won’t be able to complete alone, and it won’t be easy.
This is an interesting and engaging dystopian novel with all of the psychological elements that one might expect. In many ways, it reminded me of Armada by Ernest Cline without the young adult aspect/elements. There is some predictability to some of the turns in the story, but I certainly wouldn’t say it is boring by any means. And the character of Larissa is strong, tenacious, and not willing to give up. She’s someone readers definitely will want to root for over and over again.
If you’re looking for science fiction dystopia that doesn’t fit the mold of the past several years, this is one to take a look at.[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]