I received an e-arc of this book to review from the publisher, all thoughts are my own!
Wire Wings releases June 23rd 2020!
Graciela Neumann does as she’s told. She cowers beneath the towering intellect of her parents, goes to school, toes the line. Except when she’s connected to the virtual reality world that gives every teenager what we can only imagine—to be completely free. In the Waves, Graciela can be anyone, anywhere, anywhen.
And in the real world, Graciela is drowning. Her best friend recently passed away, she’s suffering from crippling panic attacks, and her only connection to life is Khaiam, who keeps trying to draw her back to reality.
But how can he compete with the Waves? There, she can shed her identity and recreate it however she wants. And in that world there’s Thomas, the stunning stranger she’s only ever met online, the boy with the deep, sad eyes and beautiful laugh. Thomas seems to be able to defy the rules of the Waves, and he holds secrets of his own—about the origins of his creation, about the nature of AI, and about Gracie’s own past.
Gracie was a very interesting character to read about. I love sci-fi books and this book was good! Gracie’s determination to escape her reality is one that a lot of readers can sympathize with! And the virtual space that was created in the novel was interesting. Would you want to join a virtual space for the chance to escape your life? Overall, I enjoyed this book. Though I felt that the representation of panic attacks/anxiety were a little off. It was an enjoyable read though!