DNF Review- Elusion by Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam

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By: Claudia Gabel, Cheryl Klam
Release Date: March 18th 2014
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Source: Electronic ARC

Summary:
Soon, Elusion® will change the world and life as we know it.

A new technology called Elusion is sweeping the country. An app, visor and wristband will virtually transport you to an exotic destination where adventure can be pursued without the complications—or consequences—of real life.

Regan is an Elusion insider. Or at least she used to be. Her father invented the program, and her best friend, Patrick, heir to the tech giant Orexis, is about to release it nationwide. But ever since her father’s unexpected death, Regan can’t bear to Escape, especially since waking up from the dream means crashing back to her grim reality.

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My To Read List for February

January is almost over which is unbelievable since it feels like it started a week ago. I am happy to say I’ve accomplished my reading goal for this last month (I’m about 10% shy of finishing Archetype but know I’ll finish today)

This month I plan on posting reviews for Lady Thief by AC Gaughen, Archetype by M.D. Waters, Vicious by Victoria Schwab, Let the Storm Break by Shannon Messenger , Blood Guard by Carter Roy, Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick and Dangerous by Shannon Hale. I have two interviews I’m hoping to post as well and some Lego cover art (The Winner’s Curse). I’ll be part of The Winner’s Curse blog tour and hope to get at least one discussion post in there as well.

Now to my reading list

For Read-alongs:

Vicious

Vicious by Victoria Schwab

For Review:

 TsarinaLetTheStormBreakBloodGuard

 DeathSwornDearKillerElusion

Tsarina by J. Nelle Patrick, Let the Storm Break Shannon Messenger, Blood Guard by Carter Roy, Death Sworn by Leah Cypess, Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell, and Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam

What are your upcoming reads?

Showcase Sunday #24

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea where you show what books you’ve purchased, gotten from the library, received from giveaway, as gifts or for review.

Won (via Goodreads):

The Brokenhearted by Ameila Kahaney

For Review (via Publisher):

 Never Fade (The Darkest Minds, #2)
Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken

For Review (via Edelweiss)
I was whitelisted last week by HarperTeen! So incredibly excited.

  Into the Still Blue (Under the Never Sky, #3)AvalonDeath Sworn (Death Sworn, #1)

 ElusionDear KillerHer Dark Curiosity (The Madman's Daughter, #2)
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi, Avalon by Mindee Arnett, Death Sworn by Leah Cypress, Elusion by Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam, Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell and Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepard

For Review (via Publisher on NetGalley)
I can not express the level of excitement I feel for this title. If you’ve not read Angelfall (my review) you must.
World After (Penryn & the End of Days, #2)
World After by Susan Ee

What did you get this week?

Waiting on Wednesday #13

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are highly anticipating. This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait to-read” selection is: Elusion by: Claudia Gabel and Cheryl Klam

ElusionSummary (via Goodreads):
Soon, Elusion® will change the world and life as we know it.

A new technology called Elusion is sweeping the country. An app, visor and wristband will virtually transport you to an exotic destination where adventure can be pursued without the complications—or consequences—of real life.

Regan is an Elusion insider. Or at least she used to be. Her father invented the program, and her best friend, Patrick, heir to the tech giant Orexis, is about to release it nationwide. But ever since her father’s unexpected death, Regan can’t bear to Escape, especially since waking up from the dream means crashing back to her grim reality.

Still, when there are rumors of trouble in Elusion—accusations that it’s addictive and dangerous— Regan is determined to defend it. But the critics of Elusion come from surprising sources, including Josh, the handsome skeptic with his own personal stakes. As Regan investigates the claims, she discovers a disturbing web of secrets. She will soon have to choose between love and loyalty…a decision that will affect the lives of millions.

Suspense, thrills, and romance fuel this near-future story about the seductive nature of a perfect virtual world, and how far one girl will go to uncover the truth behind the illusions.

Why Am I Waiting on Elusion?
First…look at that cover. It is so beautiful I couldn’t resist wanting to read this one. I love the exploration of virtual reality being addicting/dangerous. I feel like there is a lot to explore on the topic and look forward to seeing what Gabel and Klam do with this book.

Cover Madness Giveaway

Alluring Reads

I had to sign up for this hop, I am so excited about the upcoming releases. I could have included many more but I tried to limit myself. I’ll be providing the winner of this international giveaway (1) one pre-order via the Book Depository of the following books of their choice:

Into the Still BlueElusion

Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi, Elusion by Claudia Gabel & Cheryl Klam

 

Evertrue by Brodi Ashton, Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge

All Our Yesterdays
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill (my review) and Avalon by Mindee Arnett

While here check out my giveaway for Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

And the Freedom to Read Giveaway Hop

Enter below and be sure to visit all the other blogs on the hop:
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