Finally finished this book...again. I was just about finished when I received an email from publisher asking if I'd be interested in reading a newer version. I was promised a better story. Well, I gotta say, I was a little frustrated but I was also at that point in book where all was about to be revealed. I quit the first copy and began again. I wanted this story to explain itself. I had so many questions with the first version. I hoped the second time would be a charm. Was it? Not bad. I appreciate the re-write and the extra attention the book was given to make the story one readers would enjoy. Yes! Much better second go-round. However, this book was a bad fit for me. When I initially saw it on NetGalley the blurb intrigued me. Sounded like an interesting concept, living in virtual reality. It was defined as YA, which is cool with me. I read a bit of YA but there are those stories that really age me when reading YA. This was one of those age-defining moments. Would I recommend this book? Probably not. Did I enjoy this book? Obviously or I wouldn't have read it twice. Wasn't what I expected though.
**Received a DRC from NetGalley. Opinions are my own.