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Blog Tour:  ‘Doomed’ by Tracy Deebs Review and Giveaway

Blog Tour:  ‘Doomed’ by Tracy Deebs Review and Giveaway

I received this book for free from blog tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour:  ‘Doomed’ by Tracy Deebs Review and GiveawayDoomed by Tracy Deebs
Published by Bloomsbury USA on January 8th 2013
Genres: Action & Adventure, Love & Romance, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 480
Format: eARC
Source: blog tours
Goodreads
three-stars
Beat the game. Save the world.

Pandora’s just your average teen, glued to her cell phone and laptop, surfing Facebook and e-mailing with her friends, until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child. Unable to contain her curiosity, Pandora enters the site, where she is prompted to play her favorite virtual-reality game, Zero Day. This unleashes a global computer virus that plunges the whole world into panic: suddenly, there is no Internet. No cell phones. No utilities, traffic lights, hospitals, law enforcement. Pandora teams up with handsome stepbrothers Eli and Theo to enter the virtual world of Zero Day. Simultaneously, she continues to follow the photographs from her childhood in an attempt to beat the game and track down her father, her one key to saving the world as we know it. Part The Matrix, part retelling of the Pandora myth, Doomed has something for gaming fans, dystopian fans, and romance fans alike.

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review

The entire modern world is useless when every modern convenience has been turned inside out. Our main character has family issues especially with her non-existent father, and when he sends her a birthday present that she opens on her computer, she realizes it’s not just photos that she’s seeing, it’s a worm that has worked its way into the Internet that disables all technology. Mass chaos ensues, and if Pandora wants to save the world, she has to play by the rules. Beat the game, and save the world.

As far as science fiction novels go, I wanted to love this novel. It screamed “favourite” to me when I read the description. I’m sad to say it wasn’t what I expected. I couldn’t actually believe the world would go crazy after only 7 days of no technology. It just seemed way too unrealistic. Also, I couldn’t help but giggle when the characters would be in mortal danger, and she’d be there sitting, with a laptop open playing a video game?!? It didn’t make any sense. As well as the mythology aspect of the game. It sounded neat, but it didn’t fit well with the science theme. How sad that these teenagers don’t even know how to use the reference books to locate a map. Libraries did exist without computers, and it’s a little sad that maybe teenagers today wouldn’t know what to do if they didn’t have the Internet.

I really enjoyed the fast paced action, and wonderful characters. They were written well and developed well, and I like how they grow stronger each day. Their pasts are hidden at first, but as the chapters keep going, it’s revealed that there is more to them than meets the eye. Especially Theo who is incredibly calm, intelligent and a wonderful leader. I happen to think he was my favourite, and if he wasn’t in the book, I would have just stopped reading all together. I found Pandora to be a little slow, and her feelings for both characters bothered me.

Characters
Matured in the end, and I just loved Theo! Always cheered for him!

Pacing
Super fast, loved it!

Cover/Design
Poor, I would surely pass this at the book store.

Plot
Good, but not great. Could have been better with a more realistic explanation. I just didn’t buy it.

Overall, an exciting and fast paced story with cute characters! Read this one for the action, and pandemonium. Skip it if you’re looking for a solid read.


quotes

You don’t spend seven years being someone’s best friend without knowing what buttons to push, or not to push, as the case might be.
They’re not candy you know. We can’t just divvy them up.
The surreal shock of our present situation. The horrified amazement at the utter callousness of other human beings.
They’re doing this, ripping my whole world apart, because they can.
The earth provides everything we need, Pandora. We just have to know where to look.
I can do things on my own if I have to—I’ve learned that in the last few years—but it’s nice to have a partner.
Someone has to do it, Pandora. If I can help, if I can try to fix things, why wouldn’t I?
You know, Pandora, if you wanted to rip my clothes off, all you had to do was ask.
They’ve been monkeying around with people’s lives for decades. Filling the earth with chemicals, poisoning our land, our water, our food, the very air that we breathe, because turning their backs on the issues gives them a better chance if bring reelected, and being reelected brings them more power and money.

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tour schedule

JAN. 2
Coffee, Books and Me *REVIEW & EXCERPT (BLOGGER’S CHOICE)
Love of Books *REVIEW & AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT
 
JAN. 3
Blue Sky Bookshelf *BLURB & EXCERPT (BLOGGER’S CHOICE)
I Have Lived a Thousand Lives *REVIEW & AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT
A Dream Within A Dream *REVIEW & FAVORITE QUOTE
Book Nerd *REVIEW
 
JAN. 4
Leisure Reads *GUEST POST
Girls on YA Books *REVIEW & FAVORITE QUOTE
Bookworm Dreams *REVIEW & DREAM CAST (BLOGGER’S CHOICE)
Reading Under the Stars *BLURB & EXCERPT (BLOGGER’S CHOICE)
 
JAN. 5
Words Create Scenes *REVIEW & AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT
Paranormal Indulgence *REVIEW & EXCERPT (BLOGGER’S CHOICE)
 
JAN. 6
The Fairytale Nerd *GUEST POST
Library of a Book Witch *REVIEW & PLAYLIST (BLOGGER’S CHOICE)
The Girl in a Cafe *REVIEW & FAVORITE QUOTE
Simple Books *REVIEW & AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT
 
JAN. 7
Moosubi Reviews *REVIEW & EXCERPT (BLOGGER’S CHOICE)
The reader lines *GUEST POST

rating

3/5

three-stars

3 Comments

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  2. Paige

    January 28, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Thanks for the giveaway 😀

  3. craftgirl83

    January 4, 2013 at 9:43 AM

    Wow, that sounds like a very good story. Virtual worlds are hard to write well, but when it is done well, it’s fantastic.

  4. Shane @ itching for Books

    January 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    Thanks for participating.

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