Shelf Candy Saturday (37): Doomed by Tracy Deebs

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by Tracy Deebs

Beat the game. Save the world.

Pandora's just your average teen, glued to her cell phone and laptop, surving Facebook and emailing with her friends, until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child. Unable to contain her curiosity, Pandora enters the site, where she is prompted to play her favorite virtual-reality game, Zero Day. This unleashes a global computer virus that plunges the whole world into panic: suddenly, there is no Internet. No cell phones. No utilites, traffic lights, hospitals, law enforcement. Pandora teams up with handsome stepbrothers Eli and Theo to enter the virtual world of Zero Day. Simultaneously, she continues to follow the photographs from her childhood in an attempt to beat the game and track down her father, her one key to saving the world as we know it. Part The Matrix, part retelling of the Pandora myth, Doomed has something for gaming fans, dystopian fans, and romance fans alike.

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Although I'm not into gaming this recently released book definitly has me intrigued. In addition to the summary, the cover is also quite interesting. It definitly has a gaming aspect to it but also a bit of mystery. The smoking power button also adds a slight edge of danger. The title alone instills a sense of dread.


  1. Hi, Jen!

    WOW. At first glance, I thought the "thing" on the cover was some sort of weird animal. Then I looked more closely, and discovered it was a hand! Lol. Incredible cover!! It's PERFECT -- it illustrates the book's theme very well, indeed. I think that the finger on the fateful button is very effective.

    Speaking of the book, I'm not a gaming fan either (I am married to one, though), but I do love retellings of myths and fairy tales. I also love dystopian fiction. Besides, I've read "Tempest Rising", by Deebs, and love her writing!

    Thank you so much for your previous comment on my post, and thanks as well for participating in "Shelf Candy Saturday"!! :)

  2. Lol, the hand kind of does look like some strange creature if you just glance at it.

    I haven't read any of her writing yet, but I'm glad to hear that you loved Tempest Rising :)


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