Level Up with These Books for Gamers

Level Up with These Books for Gamers

There is nothing quite like mastering a level on your favorite video game. Usually the thrill of winning is something that takes weeks of playing and planning, but these books will give you that same sense of video game triumph in half the time. Check out these five books for gamers.

1.) Ready Player One

Geek’s who enjoyed Ender’s Game will find a familiar set of themes in this novel. The challenges Wade must face in the virtual reality world increase in difficulty just like in a video game. Can he beat the levels to save himself and the world? Find out in this fast paced immersion into gaming fantasy.

 

2.) Sword Art Online

In 2022 game play has evolved to full immersion virtual reality, but what happens when the players get trapped inside the game? This story comes in a lot of different formats so those who love tradition novels, manga or anime will all find something to enjoy in Sword Art Online. What I liked best about this series was the female lead. Unlike some gamer novels, Asuna is a fierce fighter and more than capable of taking care of herself.

 

3.) Gamer Girl

Maddy is a young teenager forced to suddenly change schools after her parent’s divorce. Thinking she might connect with her father through an online game, she instead finds a mystery player who sweeps her off her feet. Soon Maddy discovers that the mystery player is a boy at her school. But who? I found this book in Overdrive and was surprised by how much I like it. As an online gamer it was wonderful to relive those days when I was new to online gaming. I would recommend this book to readers of young adult who like romance.

 

4.) Unplugged

In the App World, Skye is a sixteen-year-old virtual girl without any glamorous downloads or fancy effects. She joined the App World for the promise of a better, virtual life, but she’s looking forward to her seventeenth birthday, when she gets to unplug, see her mother and sister again, and decide which world she belongs in once and for all. Without warning, the border between worlds suddenly closes. Skye is trapped, and her only chance to unplug and see her family again is to find and help Rain Holt, the son of the most powerful leader in App World, who was also left behind when the border closed. This is a great, fast paced novel for young adult readers. If you love action, intrigue and conspiracies you’ll probably like this novel.

 

5.) Feed
For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon – a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. This book has a surprising relevance to current day issues and reminds me of the novel 1984. If you like virtual reality, consumerism and conspiracies, this book might be for you.

 

For more geeky inspired fun be sure to save the date for Libraricon happening Saturday, November 4th at the Union Township Branch Library.

Meg works for the Clermont County Public Library. She enjoys reading fantasy novels and watching anime while waiting for The Doctor to stop by for a visit.