Review: Post High School Reality Quest

I received this book from The Fantastic Flying Book Club for being part of the Post High School Reality Quest blog tour! Be sure to check out the schedule to see everyone elses posts for this awesome blog tour.

 

Post-High School

Tour Schedule:

June 13

June 14

June 15

Deal Sharing Aunt– Q&A
The Hermit Librarian– Review & Favorite Quotes

June 16

June 17

YA and Wine– Review
Ink of Blood– Review

 

trash.jpgSynopsis:

Buffy is playing a game. However, the game is her life, and there are no instructions or cheat codes on how to win.After graduating high school, a voice called “the text parser” emerges in Buffy’s head, narrating her life as a classic text adventure game. Buffy figures this is just a manifestation of her shy, awkward, nerdy nature—until the voice doesn’t go away, and instead begins to dominate her thoughts, telling her how to life her life. Though Buffy tries to beat the game, crash it, and even restart it, it becomes clear that this game is not something she can simply “shut off” or beat without the text parser’s help.While the text parser tries to give Buffy advice on how “to win the game,” Buffy decides to pursue her own game-plan: start over, make new friends, and win her long-time crush Tristan’s heart. But even when Buffy gets the guy of her dreams, the game doesn’t stop. In fact, it gets worse than she could’ve ever imagined: her crumbling group of friends fall apart, her roommate turns against her, and Buffy finds herself trying to survive in a game built off her greatest nightmares.

meh.jpgAbout Meg Eden:

Meg Eden’s work has been published in various magazines, including Rattle, Drunken Boat, Poet Lore, and Gargoyle. She teaches at the University of Maryland. She has four poetry chapbooks, and her novel “Post-High School Reality Quest” is forthcoming from California Coldblood, an imprint of Rare Bird Lit. Check out her work at: www.megedenbooks.com

My Review:

Goodreads– 4/5 Stars

“It was like I couldn’t get out of my own joke. Like I was stuck in my own game.”

It took me awhile to get use to the writing format of this book. It’s like reading a video game script and Buffy’s brain is the narrator. But once I got use to it, the story really started to unfold. It was really strange and disorienting. Some parts gave me chills. Buffy just keeps struggling to figure out life. Which some people may be able to relate to because right after high school might just be the most difficult time for someone in life. I had to keep reading to know if Buffy was actually respawning when she dies or whether she’s schizophrenic like the book’s doctors think or whether she just has an overactive imagination. If you’re a lover of video games and psychological thrillers I reccomend this book to you.

“So I can die and restart when I make stupid mistakes, but when I actually do something that matters, I can’t go back to fix that? What kind of game mechanic is that?”…..”You still haven’t answered my question. I’m sorry, that was a question? Better Question: Why do you get to restart at all?”

 

Post High School Reality Quest is available to purchase at:
Amazon,Barnes & Noble,Book Depository, and Kobo

Giveaway:

Be sure to check out this giveaway over at Fantastic Flying Book Club

  • 1 copy of POST-HIGH SCHOOL REALITY QUEST by Meg Eden
  • Book Swag
  • U.S. Only
  • Ends June 20th

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Thank you for reading my post! I hope you enjoyed! Feel free to comment below with your questions and opinions, I’d love to hear them! ❤
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    1. Of course! ❤ I was so happy to be on this tour! Thank you! I am glad you liked my review! This book was definitely one of a kind. 😀

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