Wednesday, August 5, 2015

WoW: Bluescreen (Dan Wells)

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:

Bluescreen (Mirador, #1)
Title: Bluescreen
Author: Dan Wells
Release Date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Balzer & Bray
Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni—a smart device implanted right in a person’s head. In a world where virtually everyone is online twenty-four hours a day, this connection is like oxygen—and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it.

Marisa Carneseca is one of those people. She might spend her days in Mirador, the small, vibrant LA neighborhood where her family owns a restaurant, but she lives on the net—going to school, playing games, hanging out, or doing things of more questionable legality with her friends Sahara and Anja. And it’s Anja who first gets her hands on Bluescreen—a virtual drug that plugs right into a person’s djinni and delivers a massive, non-chemical, completely safe high. But in this city, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, and Mari and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that is much bigger than they ever suspected.

Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence, returns with a stunning new vision of the near future—a breathless cyber-thriller where privacy is the world’s most rare resource and nothing, not even the thoughts in our heads, is safe.

Why I'm Looking Forward To It: I love virtual reality stories, and coming from Dan Wells I know it'll be brilliant!

So what book are you waiting on?


  1. Oh wow. The thought of having anything planted in my head is terrifying. I'm curious about this story though after reading the blurb. I didn't get to pick up Dan's previous series but I still hope to. He seems like a really awesome storyteller in the sci-fi and dystopian genre. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    Shane @ Itching for Books

  2. This is the first I've seen of this one. I loved his other series, which I still need to finish, so I'll definitely be reading this one. Great pick!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings