Wednesday, December 3, 2014

WoW: The Leveller (Julia Durango)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted by Breaking the Spine, in which one spotlights an upcoming release they are eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

The Leveller (The Leveller, #1)
Title: The Leveller
Author: Julia Durango
Release Date: June 23, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Nixy Bauer is a self-made Leveller. Her job? Dragging kids out of virtual reality and back to their parents in the real world. It’s normally easy cash, but Nixy's latest mission is fraught with real danger, intrigue, and romance.

Nixy Bauer is used to her classmates being very, very unhappy to see her. After all, she’s a bounty hunter in a virtual reality gaming world. Kids in the MEEP, as they call it, play entirely with their minds, while their bodies languish in a sleeplike state on the couch. Irritated parents, looking to wrench their kids back to reality, hire Nixy to jump into the game and retrieve them. 

But when the game’s billionaire developer loses track of his own son in the MEEP, Nixy is in for the biggest challenge of her bounty-hunting career. Wyn Salvador isn't some lazy kid looking to escape his homework: Wyn does not want to be found. And he’s left behind a suicide note. Nixy takes the job but quickly discovers that Wyn’s not hiding—he’s being held inside the game against his will. But who is holding him captive, and why?

Nixy and Wyn attempt to fight their way out of a mind game unlike any they've encountered, and the battle brings them closer than either could have imagined. But when the whole world is virtual, how can Nixy possibly know if her feelings are real?

Gamers and action fans of all types will dive straight into the MEEP, thanks to Julia Durango’s cinematic storytelling. A touch of romance adds some heart to Nix'’s vivid, multidimensional journey through Wyn’s tricked-out virtual city, and constant twists keep readers flying through to the breathtaking end.

Why I'm Looking Forward To ItAn action-packed virtual reality story! I'm so game. (Pun totally intended. ;)

So what book are you waiting on?


  1. I posted this on my TTT yesterday. It looks so good. I'm super excited to read it. Hope you enjoy it.
    here' s mine
    I also have a $30 amazon giftcard giveaway going on, so check it out.

  2. WOW!! This went right onto my TBR list! Thanks for sharing it Skye! Happy reading.
    Waiting on Weds @Libby Blog

  3. Thanks so much for writing about this book! A game inside a book where I don't have to move the controls into a scary part I don't want to see? Sounds perfect! Definitely sharing this!