Polluted skies or paradise?
City crowds or room to roam?
Known problems or potential dangers?
In Regan’s future Detroit, profit has triumphed over human well-being. Elusion tech promises total immersion in Escapes to alternate reality of natural beauty and peace – but at what cost?
In stores today, Elusion makes you want to visit its Escapes as you begin reading, but soon you’ll be glad that its digital temptations aren’t really here yet!
Would you dive into Elusion, even if you suspected there were deadly risks?
Book info: Elusion (Elusion, book 1) / Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam. Katherine Tegen Books, 2014. [Claudia’s website] [Cheryl’s website] [publisher site] [book trailer] Review copy and cover image courtesy of the publisher.
My book talk: An alternate reality program becomes paradise beyond the mega-pollution of real life, until some of its visitors don’t return.
“A world with plant life and fresh air instead of Florapetro factories, grease closuds, and acid rain. I can’t even begin to imagine it,” says Regan, but her dad did, perfecting the Escapes of Elusion before his death.
Now his young protege Patrick has gotten government approval for widescale release of Elusion technology, even as some start warning its intensity is addictive.
When Regan sees her dad and talks to him in an Escape, she’s astounded.
When naysayer Avery claims Elusion’s firewall is its addiction trigger, Regan vows to prove her wrong.
When new guy Josh shows her real problems in Detroit caused directly by Elusion, she wants answers from Patrick, but may not like what her lifelong friend discloses.
Escape to techno-paradise would always be better than the purgatory of daily pollution fog and urban sprawl… if you can return when you want to!
First book in a series where technology can be right for the wrong reasons and wrong for the right people. (One of 6,000 books recommended on www.abookandahug.com)