Saturday, September 26, 2009

Heir Apparent (book review)

Heir Apparent, by Vivian Vande Velde, is an amazing combination of science fiction and fantasy. It takes place in the future; however, the protagonist, Giannine, is immersed in a fantasy game for a majority of the book. Called Heir Apparent, the game she is playing tests gamers' strategical a world where anyone could be a backstabbing murderer, who can you trust?

Meanwhile, back in the real world, protesters have damaged the gaming equipment in the facility where Giannine is playing, and now she has a limited time to win the game. And if she can't make it through in time, she'll die...for real.

This was the first book I read by Vivian Vande Velde, and I loved it. I enjoyed the unique combination of science fiction and fantasy, and Giannine was a character that I felt I could relate to. What made the book even cooler was that it took place in Rochester, NY, which is close to where I live! Anyway, this was a great story with a plot full of twists, and I'd recommend it to fans of either science fiction or fantasy.


Debi said...

Annie, stop making me want to read so many of your books, would you?!! I've got enough of my own to get read! ;)

Love, Mom

Debi said...


Love Annie

Sharry said...

Have you read any of her other books? I really enjoyed Dragon's Bait, too!


Debi said...


Actually, I do have one--Remembering Raquel--but I haven't read it yet. I'm looking forward to that...


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