REVIEW: OtherWorld & OtherEarth by Jason Segel and Kristen Miller
Updated: Sep 22, 2020
This book was so cool. It was one of my top reads of 2018. I’ve always been interested in this type of book, from Warcross to Ready Player one, to just name a few. So when I knew about this book, I was so excited for it. I tried to get an arc for it back in July but unfortunately it didn’t happen. But I’m so glad I waited because I listened to the audiobook, which was narrated by Jason Segel. This book was just good in my opinion; there was nothing special about it. The plot twists weren’t great and were totally seeable. You could so see where the author’s were going with this book. Unfortunately because of that, it was a let down in my opinion. And the way it ended was just god awful and so confusing. Overall a great book.
4 out of 5 stars
OtherEarth follows on from OtherWorld in which it is based in a reality that a super high tech game called otherworld exists. It literally is the otherworld. This world has it’s own plants, it’s own animals, sentient beings that roam the world so when the humans invade it and kill off their mates, they are not exactly pleased. And to add on to it, some players are using a device called a disk. A disk makes it super real and in doing so, if they die in the game; they are dead in real life. In order to stop the Company from killing more people, Simon must expose them and fight for his and his friend’s lives. I read OtherWorld as an audiobook and that was an experience so when I got the opportunity to read the arc of OtherEarth, I was filled with glee. Unfortunately, it did not live up to the expectations of OtherWorld, maybe that was because I didn’t read it on audiobook and so my imagination just didn’t click well with it this time round. 4 out of 5 stars.