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BOOK REVIEW: State of Mind, Kristin C. Ramius.

PLOT:

The story opens with Katherine in hospital. She wakes up after being in coma for three months. She sees detectives by her side and they demand to know what went wrong. All her friends are in coma, and she is the first one to wake up. The story goes back and forth between the present and the past; events that lead up to this.

Katherine, Josh Jake, Austin, Kevin and Jose have been friends from the age of three. Her secret love, Josh is sick and the doctors say he might have just six more months. Jake, his twin, is devastated to hear this news and is ready to do anything for his brother to keep him happy. The gang loves adventure and have always worked together to build stuffs like virtual pet, robots, etc. So when Josh finds out he is dying, his final wish to create a virtual world where they can all be together with no limitations. They decide to help Josh in his final project. Things go wrong and power changes people.

Now, after three-months, Katherine is trying to figure out what went wrong. Will the answer put her at ease or change everything she believed?

CHARACTERS & WRITING:

By the end of the book I felt like I know only their names and nothing more about them. We don’t even know what they do for a living. They get stuck in the virtual world for days, and it’s hard to believe no one will notice them missing. It’s like they never had a life outside. Through out the book it is mentioned that Josh is suffering, but it’s not mentioned anywhere what he is suffering from. I wasn’t able to connect with any of the characters.

None of their relationship seem healthy to me; Josh who performs experiments on Kat without her permission, the whole Josh-Kat-Jake love triangle. Also, I got really confused with the names Josh and Jose.

There were lot of grammatical errors in the book. The book needs better editing. After a point the story felt a little repetitive.

Overall, I did not enjoy reading this book as much as I thought I would. It was confusing and difficult to comprehend. It’s because the concept of creating a virtual world is not something everyone will be familiar with. So when a book is based entirely on this, I feel the author needs to provide more information to the readers. When I read the blurb of this book I thought I would love this book. I’m slightly disappointed with this one. This book definitely has a lot of potential but it was not executed well.

PLOT – ⭐️⭐️⭐️
WRITING – 
⭐️⭐️.75
CHARACTERS – ⭐️⭐️.5
OVERALL RATING: ⭐️⭐️.75

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  • Paperback: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Olympia Publishers (30 November 2017)
  • Language: English

** I received a copy of the book from the Olympia Publishers in exchange for an honest and unbiased review**

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