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{Nexis:  A.L. Davroe}Nexis by A.L. Davroe
Series: Tricksters
Published by Entangled Teen on December 1, 2015
Genres: Dystopian, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
Source: Read 4 Review
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5 Stars



{Synopsis} – In the domed city of Evanescence, appearance is everything. A Natural Born amongst genetically-altered Aristocrats, all Ella ever wanted was to be like everyone else. Augmented, sparkling, and perfect. Then…the crash. Devastated by her father’s death and struggling with her new physical limitations, Ella is terrified to learn she is not just alone, but little more than a prisoner.

Her only escape is to lose herself in Nexis, the hugely popular virtual reality game her father created. In Nexis she meets Guster, a senior player who guides Ella through the strange and compelling new world she now inhabits. He offers Ella guidance, friendship…and something more. Something that allows her to forget about the “real” world, and makes her feel whole again.

But Nexis isn’t quite the game everyone thinks it is.

And it’s been waiting for Ella.

{My Thoughts} – When I had agreed to read this book, I had no idea what it was going to be truly like. I understood the jist was about a teenage girl that used a game as a way to escape her reality. I can understand why she would want to do such a thing after reading about her situation. However, many individuals use games as an escape, her using this particular game, made sense.

Ellani is a girl that is destined to follow in her parents footsteps. She is an extremely gifted programmer. Her father Warren is the creator of the game Nexis. The night that he is given a reward for his game creation. him and his daughter Ellani end up in a fiery crash where they are both presumed dead.

However, Ellani isn’t dead. She is alive, but she is cut off from the world and everything and everyone she has ever known. She is treated like a prisoner, one that feels to be forgotten and completely mistreated. When her nanny suggests that she go into her fathers game as a means to get closer to him, she decides she has nothing else to do. So she goes into it and she feels like she is alive again, like she matters again and like life is worth living again. It becomes such an avid point in her life that she begins to only care about when she will be able to go back into the game and when she can’t she is unable to concentrate on anything else.

What is it about the game that pulls her in? Why is she being held captive against her will? Why has everyone seemingly forgotten her? Why is she being treated like she is less then a person? How is she suppose to pass the time when she can’t log into the game? What is going to become of her if her game ends sooner then she’d expect? So many questions, believe me when I say they will all be answered and many more.