Title: Dangerous Games
Author: Teri Terry
Published: December 3rd 2015
Publisher: Orchard Books
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Length: 82 pages
Source: Amazon pre-order
Book Blurb (via Goodreads):
Sixteen years after Luna took on the might of PareCo, her daughter Liberty is fighting for her independence, fighting for her freedom, fighting to discover who she really is.
Constantly pushing the boundaries of what she can do in the virtual space of the void and still survive in the real world, it is only a matter of time before Liberty goes too far. And when the mysterious Ex offers to tell Liberty all her mother’s secrets, it seems too good an opportunity to resist.
But how will Liberty know what is real, or who she can trust – especially when it seems that the future of the void, and of the non-virtual world it connects to, may be at risk of destruction?
You can find my review for Mind Games here.
When Mind Games came out back in March, it was the first book by Teri Terry that I’d ever read and it absolutely blew me away. So when I learned that there was an ebook exclusive sequel, I immediately pre-ordered.
Picking up almost two decades after the events of Mind Games, Dangerous Games follows the daughter of Luna as she seeks to discover just exactly who she is. Luna has become a Refuser again, no longer plugging into the virtual world even though she has more unique powers and control over the void than regular users. When she discovers her daughter, Liberty, growing increasingly reckless in her virtual adventures, Luna cuts her off completely, causing Liberty to seek out other methods of plugging in and eventually introduces her to the mysterious Ex, who knows more about her past than he should.
I really loved this novella. It answered SO MANY of the questions I had at the end of Mind Games and wrapped the whole story up in a really lovely way. It still had a tear-jerking, all the feels, ending though.
Liberty was an interesting character. For such a short piece of fiction, her growth was exceptional and seeing her question her identity and sense of self was heart-breaking at times. When she finally found out the truth about herself and her past, I was stunned. I hadn’t honestly expected it.
A fantastic, quick read that continues the story of Mind Games and concludes it perfectly. With an interesting cast of characters – most of which have returned from the first book – and an excellent mystery woven into the virtual world of Dangerous Minds, this is a brilliant read.
About the Author
Teri has lived in France, Canada, Australia and England at more addresses than she can count, acquiring three degrees, a selection of passports and a silly name along the way. Past careers have included scientist, lawyer, optometrist, and, in England, various jobs in schools, libraries and an audiobook charity. The footpaths and canal ways of the Buckinghamshire Chilterns where she now lives inspired much of the setting of Slated. She hates broccoli, likes cats, and has finally worked out what she wants to do when she grows up.