Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kristen Miller Review

Well i’m back

The company says Otherworld is amazing — like nothing you’ve ever seen before. They say it’s addictive — that you’ll want to stay forever. They promise Otherworld will make all your dreams come true.

Simon thought Otherworld was a game. Turns out he knew nothing. Otherworld is the next phase of reality. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted.

And it’s about to change humanity forever.

Welcome to the Otherworld. No one could have seen it coming.

Taken from goodreads

If you are like me and you have watched sword art online then you will think almost instantly that the story sounds exactly the same and when you start getting deeper into the story you find out that it is almost exactly the same. For me this book is basically a big rip off from SAO, the only main difference between the two is the world’s that they use. While SAO focuses on trying to get to the highest level and having to take down the boss in order to save everyone, otherworld has it where they need to get to the ice cavern and try and take down the boss. I just found this to be a very lazy way of trying to make a book, I am fine with stories being similar to each other but just dont copy a story.

I will give the authors props on how they told the story though as from the very start to the end you do want to know more about both the actual world and other world as both sides have got untold secrets and it makes you want to keep on reading.

For a main character Simon is very weird, he is overprotective, a stalker and just plain not mentally stable. Yet i love him, even though he does a lot of questionable activities in order to save his best friend he is only doing them to save his best friend and it is something we would all do for ours.

Is this the best book ever written and it is something that every single person should be made to read? No. Is the story new and original? No. Yet I do think people should give it a try and see what they think as even though it is a blatant copy of SAO, the way it is told is great and it is nothing I have ever seen before in a book.

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