Review: Unplugged by Donna Freitas



Humanity is split into the App World and the Real World—an extravagant virtual world for the wealthy and a dying physical world for the poor. Years ago, Skylar Cruz’s family sent her to the App World for a chance at a better life.

Now Skye is a nobody, a virtual sixteen-year-old girl without any glamorous effects or expensive downloads to make her stand out in the App World. Yet none of that matters to Skye. All she wants is a chance to unplug and see her mother and sister again.

But when the borders between worlds suddenly close, Skye loses that chance. Desperate to reach her family, Skye risks everything to get back to the physical world. Once she arrives, however, she discovers a much larger, darker reality than the one she remembers.


My Review:

2/5 ⭐️

I was really let down by this book. I honestly was looking forward to it, it had a really cool concept. But it fell flat. The first 150 pages were… BORING. And the action honestly felt rushed. Plus the villain was super generic and stupid? Like? What happened? And also was who I was not expecting. I feel like this could have been shorter OR fleshed out better. Because it just… MEH.


~Me @ this book… Come on now~


About the Author:

Donna was born in Rhode Island and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY and Barcelona, Spain.

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3 thoughts on “Review: Unplugged by Donna Freitas

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  1. It’s a shame this didn’t turn out to be a hit for you, because the concept sounds so cool! Kind of a little like Ready Player One but tapping even more into our phone obsession.

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      1. Yeah that’s sad! As I was reading the description I was like oh hell yeah but then I got to your thoughts like nooo 😭 haha. If only it hadn’t been executed better.


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