Monday, January 20, 2014

Backward Compatible by Sarah Daltry & Pete Clark - Ashley's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as an eARC from SDE Press, LLC on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: Backward Compatible
Author: Sarah Daltry & Pete Clark
Publication Date: January 7, 2014

A YA Gamer Geek Comedy in the vein of Scott Pilgrim and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist. Ideal for fans of The Big Bang Theory, The Guild, and all things Joss Whedon.

WARNING: There is no sex in this book. Your Kindle or other device will remain at a pleasant room temperature. At no point will your panties drop. Your significant other will be allowed to snore in peace as you read.

Not too long ago, in a town that, depending on your current location, is either not super far or actually quite close… 

It is a time of chaotic hormones. 

Two nerdy gents home for winter break have discovered a female gamer at a midnight release. 

During the break, the gamer trio manages to reveal the game’s secret boss, a hidden enemy with enough power to destroy anything in its path. 

Pursued by other gamers who want to be the first to beat this boss, George and Katie race to level up, and, in so doing, restore decency and sexual activity to their personal galaxy…

Why?: I mean honestly, just read that description. It sounds like the best YA contemporary romance ever. How could I not want to read this book? I went to a pretty nerdy college, and was surrounded by geek culture and gamers and all of that jazz, and am pretty well versed in it, so this book sounds like it will be right up my alley.

Expectations: I've never read anything by these authors, but I have pretty high expectations for this book. You can't throw names like Joss Whedon and Scott Pilgrim out there and not do them justice. I'm expecting a romance with a lot of humor and geek references, and I am so excited for that.

Judging a book by its cover: I really love this cover. I love that it's in something reminiscent of an 8-bit, game and I love the colors and I love everything about it. I would totally pick this up if I saw it on a shelf somewhere. Especially because I don't know any other contemporary YA romances with covers like this one. Definitely one that stands out. 


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