Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#8): In Real Life

Waiting on Wednesday  is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that booklovers can't wait to get their hands on!


Title: In Real Life
Author: Lawrence Tabak
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Expected Publication Date: November 11th, 2014

Fifteen-year-old math prodigy Seth Gordon knows exactly what he wants to do with his life—play video games. Every spare minute is devoted to honing his skills at Starfare, the world's most popular computer game. His goal: South Korea, where the top pros are rich and famous. But the best players train all day, while Seth has school and a job and divorced parents who agree on only one thing: "Get off that damn computer." Plus there's a new distraction named Hannah, an aspiring photographer who actually seems to understand his obsession.

While Seth mopes about his tournament results and mixed signals from Hannah, Team Anaconda, one of the leading Korean pro squads, sees something special. Before he knows it, it's goodbye Kansas, goodbye Hannah, and hello to the strange new world of Korea. But the reality is more complicated than the fantasy, as he faces cultural shock, disgruntled teammates, and giant pots of sour-smelling kimchi.

What happens next surprises Seth. Slowly, he comes to make new friends, and discovers what might be a breakthrough, mathematical solution to the challenges of Starcraft. Delving deeper into the formulas takes him in an unexpected direction, one that might just give him a new focus—and reunite him with Hannah.


Why am I waiting?

GAMES! This book is about videogames and playing them and all that stuff. I love games! I used to play a lot when I was younger, all thanks to my brother and my cousins, and therefore I just HAVE to read this. I still need to read "Ready Player One", which is obviously also about videogames ... at least I think so? Anyways, I'm intrigued and love the cover with its pixels and I'm eagerly waiting for it to be released!

2 comments:

  1. I haven't read many books about video games before so this looks good!
    here's our WOW

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

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  2. Jup, definitvely have to read the video game book, too. Thanks for pointing it out to me!
    My WoW

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