Monday, January 7, 2019

#BookReview - Ready Player One by Ernest Cline!! @erniecline #YA #review #SciFi #Thriller #Fantasy #booklovers #bookworms #books #booknerds #ReadyPlayerOne #BroadwayBooks

Author: Ernest Cline
Genre: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
Length: 608 pages
Source: Book Club Book
Purchase: AmazonTBDAudible

Book Description:

In the year 2045, the reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that
promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

My Opinion:

I really enjoyed the book and got into it because of all the references to the '80s (I grew up in the '80s).  So, for me, this was a walk down memory lane. I enjoyed the book talking about Family Ties (huge MJFox fan club girl here), John Hughes films, Pac Mac, etc.

Wade has two realities - one is real life, the other is virtual. As I can relate to this as I was a huge WOW player years ago and spent more time in the virtual world, than in the actual world. But, as life goes, you have to come back to reality. Which is another thing I liked about the book. They all had to get together to win at the end. That was the only way it was going to work and they had to play as a team - together - in real life. This worked for this book and it really showed how smart these kids are (they are all kids to me), where they can face adversity together when given a common goal. So, although this is steeped in the virtual world it really doesn't work out to just that world.  Amazing book and I can't wait to see the movie (waiting on our break to do so).

Wade has waited his whole life to find the hidden egg and as he gets closer to it, more and more things happen to him. He has to learn to fight for what he wants and to believe in himself. He has a few friends that he can count on throughout the book and even gets some help from one of the creators along the way. This book is fun, imaginative and can get eerie thinking about what the future might hold for us. Yikes! But, as far as the book is, it is fabulous and I really think you should read this one.

I give this book 5 of 5 stars!

About the Author:

ERNEST CLINE is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. His first novel, Ready Player One, was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, appeared on numerous “best of the year” lists, and is set to be adapted into a motion picture by Warner Bros. and director Steven Spielberg. His second novel, ARMADA, debuted at #4 on the NYT Bestseller list and is being made into a film by Universal Pictures. Ernie lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games.

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Disclaimer: I purchased/won this book on my own. No one sponsored or endorsed this post. All opinions are my own. All information on the book or author can be found at the author's website.


  1. I want to read ready player one

  2. This was a fun read, and I really loved the way they adapted it for the movie.

  3. I thought this was really fun read. :) I'm an 80s kid, too.

  4. Ooh I need to get on with reading Armada if it is going to be a film as well! I loved the 80's references in this book as well.

  5. Wonderful review! And I also grew up in the 80ies ;-)

  6. thanks for sharing, I haven't watched the movie yet but heard it was great

  7. This books sounds very interesting and great cover on it, Thanks for sharing your thought on it .

  8. This book sounds like something my sister would have really loved!

  9. I loved this book! I listened to it on Audible mostly, and the narrator (Wil Wheaton) did a fantastic job. Loved the movie, too.

  10. This sounds like it would be a book my son would like to read.

  11. This sounds like an amazing read! The movie sounds good as well!

  12. I think I would have liked this one a lot more if I hadn't just read Warcross and if I gotall the 80s references as my 80s nostalgia runs to other bits of pop culture, so I missed out on that part.
    But overall it was a very cool book!

  13. Awesome review! I still haven't read this book but I plan to soon

  14. Sounds like a good book.

  15. This has been on my TBR shelf forever. Thanks for posting!


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