Author: Tracy Deebs
Published: Jan 8, 2013
Beat the game. Save the world.Review:
Pandora’s just your average teen, glued to her cell phone and laptop, surfing Facebook and e-mailing 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 utilities, 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.
What can I say about Doomed? Oh yeah, that it was freaking amazing! The world that Tracy Deebs has thrown us into is a new and exciting one. One where it is half a video game and half a real life story, but it is sometimes hard to tell the difference. I really loved what Tracy put these characters through and all the twist and turns of the story!
So, I had the cover where it was actual people on it, and I really loved that one! It captured the story and showed the technological aspect of it too. The new cover, which I have no idea which one they will end up using, is a power button with the shadow of a finger, and that one kind of creeps me out in some unknown way.
The writing was amazing, as always. She put us through so many twists and turns, almost seamlessly and you never stopped guessing. She really integrated the story of Pandora’s Box really well and the use of what every kid has now, some type or form of technology and what would happen if it suddenly died out. That was a concept that was foreign to me, and now with Doomed and the TV show Revolution, it has been explored in different ways, and both ways are very interesting to read and watch.
Pandora was a very interesting character to say the least. She was very driven and well due to her namesake, curious. She went on this adventure without knowing what the outcome would be and well, it was interesting to see where it took her. Pandora was one of those girls that you either loved or hated because of her personality, and I loved her. She risked her life for this, and she was brave. Really, really brave.
Where did these boys come from? Theo and Eli = amazing. That is all I can say about them. For a while, I thought they were some kind of god because it was a story about Pandora’s Box and I wanted them to be gods, but sadly they weren’t. They were just normal teenage boys, with a really good sense of survival. I had no idea how they managed all the things they pulled off in the book, but the somehow did and well, it was amazing. I have no idea where they got these talents and they made them perfect. Oh and Team Theo all the way!
All in All:
I love Tracy Deebs writing and stories, and Doomed was no exception to the amazingness that is her story telling. Doomed is reality meets cyber space, and everything in between. Pick up Doomed and you will not be sorry!