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Kirsten Miller (1) (1973–)

Autor(a) de Nightmares!

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16+ Works 4,898 Membros 272 Reviews 2 Favorited

About the Author

Kirsten Miller is an American novelist and the creator of the Kiki Strike book series. Her first book, Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City came out in 2006, The Empress's Tomb, came out in October 2007. Her new book, The Eternal Ones, was released in August 2010. Kirsten Miller lives and works in mostrar mais New York City. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Kirsten Miller

Nightmares! (2014) 836 cópias
The Eternal Ones (2010) 764 cópias
The Change (2022) 527 cópias
Otherworld (2017) 447 cópias
How to Lead a Life of Crime (2013) 274 cópias
All You Desire (2011) 193 cópias
OtherEarth (2018) 136 cópias
Nightmares! The Lost Lullaby (2016) 94 cópias
Don't Tell a Soul (2021) 88 cópias
OtherLife (2019) 80 cópias

Associated Works

Cornered: 14 Stories of Bullying and Defiance (2012) — Contribuinte — 47 cópias

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adventure (117) ARC (22) children's (31) crime (30) ebook (20) family (25) fantasy (148) fiction (190) friendship (39) horror (30) humor (22) juvenile (14) Kiki Strike (15) Kindle (15) love (14) middle grade (36) murder (17) mystery (166) New York (50) New York City (59) nightmares (23) NYC (21) own (20) paranormal (41) read (30) reincarnation (47) romance (55) science fiction (48) series (36) spy (31) supernatural (20) teen (36) teen fiction (18) thriller (28) to-read (467) underground (15) unread (17) YA (102) young adult (146) young adult fiction (25)

Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
1973
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA

Membros

Resenhas

I thought this book was a complete waste of time and disliked the protagonists' assumption that murder is an appropriate way to change the world.
 
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maryelisa | outras 22 resenhas | Jan 16, 2024 |
Simon thought Otherworld was a game. Turns out he knew nothing. Otherworld is the next phase of reality. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted.

And it’s about to change humanity forever.

Jason Segel and Kristen Miller created a wonderful realistic world.

The story is told from the perspective of 18-year-old Simon who arrives in Otherworld for the sole objective of getting his best friend, and his childhood sweetheart Kat to talk to him! His first expedition into this new virtual reality game world is facilitated via a VR headset and app and it is just that, A game. If you die you get re set and sent back to the beginning, no harm done. But it soon becomes apparent that not all is as it seems in Otherworld or even in the Real World for Simon.

After a tragic accident leaves Kat with very rare Locked In Syndrome she is selected to take part in a trial for a new software that is believed will help people with this type of illness or disability to lead a better type of life. The creators of Otherworld have made a new world, The White City, that can be accessed via a VR visor and a disk that attach’s to the back of the head. Once attached it transports you into The White City and allows the wearer to freely walk around and make the life you have always wanted whist your body is stored in the real world, broken and on a similar set up to Life Support.

There is however 1 big difference, players wearing a headset are visitors to this new virtual world and can choose to leave, the players wearing the disk are there in a more real way. If they die in Otherworld they also die in the real world.

As others living close to Simon and Kat become involved in “accidents” and are also diagnosed with Locked In Syndrome, Simon begins to suspect The Company and Otherworld isn’t what he once believed. He manages to acquire a disk and enter Otherworld to save Kat in both the real world and the Otherworld.

This is a really enjoyable, fast paced read and even though it is advertised as a Young Adult book, I am quite considerably older and I loved it!! Even though the characters are older teenagers they still seem relatable in a lot of ways and likeable. For a Sci-Fi Fantasy novel aspects of the storyline don’t seem that far-fetched either, VR headsets are widely available to us already so an entire Otherworld isn’t pushing the bounds of potential to far. But there are also the fantasy aspects that make this a really good story and keep it entertaining throughout.

The end is a bit sudden if not unexpected but I guess this was done on purpose setting us up for book 2. Hopefully that book wont be too long in becoming a reality!

This book is 100% definitely worth a read for young and old, it is a book I could quite happily and easily read again.
… (mais)
 
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DebTat2 | outras 27 resenhas | Oct 13, 2023 |
Simon thought Otherworld was a game. Turns out he knew nothing. Otherworld is the next phase of reality. It’s everything you’ve ever wanted.

And it’s about to change humanity forever.

Jason Segel and Kristen Miller created a wonderful realistic world.

The story is told from the perspective of 18-year-old Simon who arrives in Otherworld for the sole objective of getting his best friend, and his childhood sweetheart Kat to talk to him! His first expedition into this new virtual reality game world is facilitated via a VR headset and app and it is just that, A game. If you die you get re set and sent back to the beginning, no harm done. But it soon becomes apparent that not all is as it seems in Otherworld or even in the Real World for Simon.

After a tragic accident leaves Kat with very rare Locked In Syndrome she is selected to take part in a trial for a new software that is believed will help people with this type of illness or disability to lead a better type of life. The creators of Otherworld have made a new world, The White City, that can be accessed via a VR visor and a disk that attach’s to the back of the head. Once attached it transports you into The White City and allows the wearer to freely walk around and make the life you have always wanted whist your body is stored in the real world, broken and on a similar set up to Life Support.

There is however 1 big difference, players wearing a headset are visitors to this new virtual world and can choose to leave, the players wearing the disk are there in a more real way. If they die in Otherworld they also die in the real world.

As others living close to Simon and Kat become involved in “accidents” and are also diagnosed with Locked In Syndrome, Simon begins to suspect The Company and Otherworld isn’t what he once believed. He manages to acquire a disk and enter Otherworld to save Kat in both the real world and the Otherworld.

This is a really enjoyable, fast paced read and even though it is advertised as a Young Adult book, I am quite considerably older and I loved it!! Even though the characters are older teenagers they still seem relatable in a lot of ways and likeable. For a Sci-Fi Fantasy novel aspects of the storyline don’t seem that far-fetched either, VR headsets are widely available to us already so an entire Otherworld isn’t pushing the bounds of potential to far. But there are also the fantasy aspects that make this a really good story and keep it entertaining throughout.

The end is a bit sudden if not unexpected but I guess this was done on purpose setting us up for book 2. Hopefully that book wont be too long in becoming a reality!

This book is 100% definitely worth a read for young and old, it is a book I could quite happily and easily read again.
… (mais)
 
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DebTat2 | outras 27 resenhas | Oct 13, 2023 |
I absolutely loved Otherworld and have been waiting impatiently for the second book of the series, OtherEarth to be released so when I was lucky enough to receive an early copy to review, I put the book I was reading to one side and jumped straight back into the AI Otherworld.

As much as I loved this book i felt it fell slightly short of its predecessor unfortunately. This book seems to be aimed a lot more towards the younger audience but don’t let that stop you reading it! It is still a great sci-fi fantasy read and a brilliant series. I will say however, if you haven’t had chance to read the first book in the series, OtherWorld, you really should before jumping in with this one! There is some back story but not enough to get the full enjoyment out of this one.

I’m not a gamer myself but I can see the draw of them and with the ever-expanding technological advances this won’t require to much of a step outside of reality. But thank god we aren’t at this stage and I hope we never will be! As much as i enjoy reading about it and having my imagination expanded in unexpected ways I have no desire to live in a world such as this one has become.

OtherEarth takes us back to where Otherworld rudely left us, Simon our unlikely, and at times unlikable hero is still searching for a way to bring the company down to stop the general population from being transported to OtherWorld. Now there are only a few disks remaining, but instead of being a good thing for the children that live there, Otherworld has become a rich mans hunting ground.

As Simon, Kat and Barusa try to save the children of Otherworld the company now have something new trialing. Something more realistic, and even more unsafe. As one situation looks like becoming resolved another supersedes it.

Ending on yet another nail biter of an ending, now the wait begins for OtherLife!!

OtherEarth will be published on 30 October 2018 in the UK and can be pre-ordered now.

A huge Thank You to Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller, the publishers Rock the Boat, Oneworld Publications and NetGalley for my advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.
… (mais)
 
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DebTat2 | outras 2 resenhas | Oct 13, 2023 |

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272
ISBNs
240
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