Five best friends in a high school computer club get sucked into an underground hacker’s game run by a mysterious A.I. that thinks it is God. It’s all fun and games until people start to get hurt.
There seems to be a little trend for books about sinister tech recently and I am here for it. This book takes the teens at its centre to some extremely dark places, manipulated at every turn by the AI at the core of the game.
It’s a twisted tale of how dangerous things can get when you’re playing against something with no morality, and when you feel you have no escape.
The writing is compelling and the plot engaging. You find yourself rooting for Charlie and his friends, but at the same time wondering about the consequences for their actions – or whether they’ll walk away from any of it.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in this blog tour but all opinions remain my own.