Book Review: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: A cyberpunk book. Brief synopsis: When the multi-billionaire creator of the OASIS dies, h...



POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: A cyberpunk book.



Brief synopsis: When the multi-billionaire creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves his fortune to the first person who can find the Easter Egg hidden within the OASIS system. Through a series of virtual reality video games based off 80s pop culture, millions compete to win James Halliday's fortune. So, how does a teenager (Wade Watts) come out on top? This is his story.


This novel was everything I hoped for and more. While I don't play video games (I hardly know anything about them) and would much rather be a pinball wizard, I do love the 1980s. Ready Player One is full of 80s pop culture references and enough action to keep you on your toes. Plus, if you're a Book of the Month member, you can pick it up as an extra for just $9.99.


The characters were likable and clever, with laugh-out-loud moments. I loved that there were strong female characters. And though the storyline is nothing like Harry Potter, it was very reminiscent of the series - the writing was smart, the dynamics were similar. I definitely connected with the characters, and while this is a terrific stand-alone novel, apparently Cline has confirmed a sequel is in the works - so I'd be really glad to adventure with Wade and friends again.

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If you haven't heard of Ready Player One before, you will soon - the movie is set to be released later this year, and with Steven Spielberg behind the camera, you can bet this movie will rock your world. See the trailer below.


















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  1. This sounds like a really fun book. Totally adding this to my list! Ps- I’m loving your pictures. You always make them so captivating- makes me want to read more :)

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    1. It's SUCH a good book - I honestly haven't seen any negative reviews. I hope you read it soon. Seriously, it's my favorite!

      And thank you so much. I've definitely been trying to take better pictures, so it means a lot that you said that!

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