Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Book Review - "Hooked" by Deanna Browne

I am so excited to read Deanna Browne's new book, HOOKED (Book 1 of the Hardwired Trilogy). Today is the release date!

One of my favorite genres is Dystopian Fiction. Virtual Reality fascinates me (and also scares me at the same time) so I think HOOKED will be interesting since it centers on virtual reality and survival in a dystopian society.  Give me a good futuristic, dystopian thriller, a comfortable couch and a quiet evening at home and I'll be satisfied.  And maybe throw in a Diet Dr. Pepper and some kettle corn to munch on too.

Here is a little insight into her book HOOKED:

When virtual reality surpasses people’s wildest dreams, many struggle to remain in the real world. Sixteen-year-old Ari has watched the financial and emotional cost of virtual reality addiction for years as her father continues barely existing in a VR coma. Unfortunately, her only option to help her family escape poverty is if she studies the one subject she hates and fears: virtual reality programming.

Despite her misgivings, Ari soon develops a rare talent that makes her question everything. Now she must hide her ability or risk becoming a priceless commodity that governments and corporations will fight, steal or even kill to possess. As officials tighten the shackles surrounding Ari, she rebels against her imposed future and searches for a way to save those she loves. Yet, running proves impossible, when the government is always one click away.

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“Browne’s HOOKED delivers a mind-bending ride guaranteed to bring you back for more.” 
~ Jami Gray, award winning author

I have known Deanna for over a decade and admire her creativity and gifted writing style. This book is sure to be a big hit.  I can't help but wonder if she will be the next author to become famous and I'll be able to say I knew her from her early author days.  She writes because she loves it and the thoughts just come to her.  The satisfaction that she receives from her writing will transfer to the reader as we enjoy the fruits of her labor.

About the Author: DeAnna Browne graduated from Arizona State University with her BS in Psychology. She finds it helps to corral those voices in her mind and put them to paper. An avid reader and writer, she has a soft spot for fantasy with a touch of romance. Despite her love for food and traveling, she always finds her way back to Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, children, and pet dog. Hunt her down and learn more about her work on this website.

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