Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Waiting On Wednesday
Info: Crown Publishing, 368 pages
Release Date: July 14, 2015
A cinematic, inventive, heartwarming, and completely nerdtastic adventure from the bestselling author of Ready Player One.
It's just another day of high school for Zack Lightman. He's daydreaming through another boring math class, with just one more month to go until graduation and freedom - if he an make it that long without getting suspended again.
Then he glances out his classroom window and spots a flying saucer.
At first, Zack thinks he's going crazy.
A minute later, he's sure of it. Because the UFO he's staring at is straight out of the video game he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada - in which gamers just happen to be protecting earth from alien invaders.
But what Zack's seeing is all too real. And his skills - as well as those of millions of gamers across the world - are going to be needed to save the earth from what's about to befall it.
Yet even as he and his new comrades scramble to prepare for the alien onslaught, Zack can't help thinking all of the science-fiction books, TV shows, and movies he grew up reading and watching, and wonder: Doesn't something about this scenario seem a little too..familiar?
Yes! This is the one I've been waiting for FOREVER. And we're getting so close to the release date. Ready Player One was a nerd's fantasy novel, and I can only hope that Cline delivers again. Now if only Erin Morgenstern would release something new...