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Ones and Zeroes By Dan Wells,

  • Title: Ones and Zeroes
  • Author: Dan Wells
  • ISBN: 9780062347923
  • Page: 175
  • Format: ebook
  • From Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence and the John Cleaver series, comes the second book in a dark, pulse pounding sci fi noir series set in 2050 Los Angeles.Overworld It s than just the world s most popular e sport for thousands of VR teams around the globe, Overworld is life It means fame and fortune, or maybe it s a ticket outFrom Dan Wells, author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence and the John Cleaver series, comes the second book in a dark, pulse pounding sci fi noir series set in 2050 Los Angeles.Overworld It s than just the world s most popular e sport for thousands of VR teams around the globe, Overworld is life It means fame and fortune, or maybe it s a ticket out of obscurity or poverty If you have a connection to the internet and four friends you trust with your life, anything is possible.Marisa Carneseca is on the hunt for a mysterious hacker named Grendel when she receives word that her amateur Overworld team has been invited to Forward Motion, one of the most exclusive tournaments of the year For Marisa, this could mean anything a chance to finally go pro and to help her family, stuck in an LA neighborhood on the wrong side of the growing divide between the rich and the poor But Forward Motion turns out to be than it seems rife with corruption, infighting, and danger and Marisa runs headlong into Alain Bensoussan, a beautiful, dangerous underground freedom fighter who reveals to her the darker side of the forces behind the tournament It soon becomes clear that, in this game, winning might be the only way to get out alive.
    Ones and Zeroes From Dan Wells author of the New York Times bestselling Partials Sequence and the John Cleaver series comes the second book in a dark pulse pounding sci fi noir series set in Los Angeles Overw

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    1. Cherry Dogs forever This was an excellent, excellent heist story, combined with a sports story, combined with a timely meditation on urban decay, classism, and the perils of living in a corporate controlled society.So, you know, typical Dan Wells kiddie fare.Also, some seriously snappy dialogue, of these characters I adore, and an endless string of Your Mom jokes that I can t believe Dan wrote, and I can t believe I laughed at.

    2. I love Dan Wells His John Cleaver series is great The Partials series is a pretty decent, and I think very underrated YA dystopian series A Night of Blacker Darkness is probably one of the clever dark comedies I ve ever read, and Extreme Makeover was such a fun, over the top satire of the cosmetics industry I even enjoyed Hollow City, even though it was written in present tense However, I absolutely hated Bluescreen, the first Mirador book It was boring, lazily written, had far too much infodum [...]

    3. Source Edelweiss Genre Young Adult, Science Fiction Rating 3.5 4 My Thoughts Ones and Zeroes is the second installment in author Dan Wells Mirador trilogy It is a series that is set in 2050 Los Angeles It is a world where 17 year old Marisa Carneseca lives in a neighborhood called Mirador with her parents, and siblings Marisa, like the rest of this world, has a djinni super computer implanted in her brain They have access to unlimited technology and information She is also a member of a group of [...]

    4. I enjoyed this even than the first book Getting the whole team together was a good idea, and Wells descriptions of their gameplay are way compelling than I thought they would be The ending seemed a little rushed without not quite enough difficult twists, but that s okay it s a heist novel.

    5. This is absolutely glorious series for the lovers of anything to do with computerised dystopian societies, and this one was also a highly believable one.Both Bluescreen and Ones Zeroes left me buzzing high on adrenaline with their fast paced, riveting stories and fantastic characters.In a strange twist when Marisa is trying to hack a major Internet provider to find Grendel, she gets mixed up with revolutionaries who are attempting to take the whole mega corp down at the same time.As it happens, [...]

    6. Dan Wells has done it again, this series is a great as the Partials and one that I could read over and over The world in the Mirador series is a scary one, almost everyone has a computer implanted in their head, and you can only imagine the issues that can come from such a set up But like today, most of the young people think nothing about this being a part of their lives Marisa and her team Cherry Dogs, live for the online game Overworld, hoping to make it to the pro s and a better life, especi [...]

    7. Los Angeles im Jahr 2050 Overworld ist das beliebteste Virtual Reality Spiel der Welt Als Marisa Carneseca die Einladung erh lt, an dem exklusiven Overworld Turnier Forward Motion teilzunehmen, ist sie begeistert F r Marisa ist dies die einmalige Chance, sich als professionelle Spielerin zu etablieren und ihrer Familie finanziell unter die Arme zu greifen Doch Forward Motion hat auch eine dunkle Seite und die ist gef hrlicher, als Marisa es sich vorgestellt hat Das Turnier wird beherrscht von Ma [...]

    8. While still a lot of fun, I didn t like it quite as much as the first one Most of the plot deals with the characters playing Overworld, a virtual reality sport, in an international tournament Overworld, while an interesting aspect, was not one of my favorite parts of the first book I still think the sport itself needs a bit explanation and fleshing out For instance, the power ups and what they do are not usually described as well as the strategies used Also, the new characters weren t in the st [...]

    9. It s rare for a sequel to surpass the first installment of a series stop for a minute and see if anything other than The Empire Strikes Back comes to mind but with Ones and Zeroes Dan Wells has done the near impossible and crafted a follow up that s not only true to the characters we met in the original novel but even tightly crafted and fast paced.Part of that is the complexity of the set up itself The opening section of Bluescreen was spent establishing our fantastically diverse group of main [...]

    10. Everything I enjoyed about the first one YA Cyperpunk, Overworld, cute dialogue, clever characters being clever , with less of what I didn t care for family drama and romance Although for an elaborate heist, it didn t quite feel heist y enough at the end Still, I can t wait for the next.

    11. More delightful scifi suspense and gaming with a good twist at the end wish there was of this series 4.5 stars

    12. I loved the second installment of the Mirador series Ones and Zeroes brings us info about each of the Cherry Dogs and their adventures Also why not take on a megacorp trying to strangle a utility that has become a absolute necessity Dan Well s found a clever way to bring a diverse group of international friends all into the same room I read Bluescreen in a day and the same has happened with Ones and Zeroes I can t wait for the next book.Also I think I even spotted the elusive Grendel in this on [...]

    13. If possible, I enjoyed this book than the first one It revolves around the gaming world in this book, which I love, and I found it to be thrilling and compelling than the last one I absolutely love this book and I adore all of the characters I don t want to give too much away since it hasn t been released yet, but if you liked the first book you ll love this one.It s well worth the read.

    14. Ok, here goes I tried again guys Again, I tried The first book in this series was a teaser for a great escape from reality that I could get lost in Took me months for me to read it Now let me clarify something about myself My motto if it takes you than a week to read a book, there s something wrong Maybe you don t like the writing style, maybe the plot was not interesting enough, maybe you read the first 3 pages and knew you hated it This series had a lot of those things attached to it The prem [...]

    15. I liked the story of this one the heist feel of it was fun, and it s always nice to see the little guys take out the big guys However, I didn t really get into the sports movie aspect of it that Wells tried to bring in with the Overworld tournament and the Cherry Dogs as the underdog The descriptions of the game play just didn t pull me in, and I wasn t surprised when spoiler alert the Cherry Dogs made it to the final round Having to use the tournament to also hack into KT Sigan was an interesti [...]

    16. Great Holy Hand Grenades The sequel to Bluescreen has surpassed it on a whole other level Add all the Hacker action from Bluescreen with lots of gaming and one mega heist and you get Ones and Zeroes Dan Wells really brings out the urban decay and shines a light on living in a corporate controlled society.This is the second of the series, but Wells gives you enough information in the beginning to understand without reading the first, but the first book was so good I recommend you start there if y [...]

    17. I liked this book better than the previous one in the series It still is not a book that had me hooked and stuck in a nonstop reading mode, but it was pretty enjoyable I was skeptical about it after I read the description but was pleasantly surprised The description made me think that this book was all about a big tournament with really bad stuff, likely murders of contestants, happening behind the scenes I was afraid that the main characters would be underdogs and afraid that they might be kill [...]

    18. Enjoyable, with some especially good payoffs for both our heroine and some side characters As someone who wished there were just a few Overworld scenes in the first book, I particularly liked the additional game sequences, and the often clever ways that the VR and IRL challenges influenced each other.Probably because I regularly listen to the author s writing advice via Writing Excuses, I find myself constantly analyzing the structure of his books as I read That makes for a different often cri [...]

    19. Not having read the first book, Bluescreen, I nonetheless quickly caught up on the world building Wells had done This future dystopia has everyone with implanted devices and corporate greed run amok The main story involves a group of teens who play an online game and have managed to land a coveted spot in a tournament Marisa, the main protagonist, finds herself determined and in a position to take down one of the corporate giants that is threatening her family s livelihood through monopolies and [...]

    20. Synopsis Set decades in the future, Marisa and her Overworld team it s an e sport pull off a series of heists and hacks to prevent an internet mega corporation from destroying her city My Thoughts I love this book so much It s a heist novel, it s a sports story well, a made up electronic sport, anyway , it s set in a realistic but cool future, and it s full of fully realized, interesting, and hilarious characters This is the sequel to Bluescreen, which I liked a lot, but I enjoyed Ones and Zeroe [...]

    21. This took me a long time to read, but the reason why had nothing to do with the book It had to do with the author, as I was too busy spending a week with him on a cruise ship learning writing advice.Knowing that, I feel kind of bummed that I didn t get to read it whole, because I was forced to take a break after starting the last hundred pages That s where the magic happens, though, and there s obviously much magic happening Where Bluescreen was just cyberpunk, this is cyberpunk meets heist an [...]

    22. I enjoyed this than the first Mirador book I love heist novels This one felt a bit ridiculous in how they jumped to this is the only way solutions that didn t quite make sense, but who cares when the ride is this fun I liked the whole team gathering together and introducing a freedom fighter I wish we d seen of Alain Fun story The Overworld segments were a bit of a yawn for me, and the mechanics of the tournament unfolding were predictable and not as much fun as the heist But this is one fun b [...]

    23. I would give this a solid 3.5 While I had fun and it was great to see the same characters developed and getting together, this story didn t really further the plot that extends from book to book Marisa is searching for answers to why she was in the car when it was in the accident She is searching for an individual who claims to have the answers Unfortunately, the entire book focuses on this fun VR tournament and nothing happens with that original plot It was a fun read and I liked it But I was d [...]

    24. This is an action packed sequel to Bluescreen in the Mirador series In the year 2050 a team of 4 online gaming partners from around the world meet up in person in Los Angeles to compete in a high profile tournament Much is at stake than winning the cash prize The team pulls together all their talents to perform a rescue mission and undermine an insidious megacorp while saving a family owned business There are many vocabulary words that can fit core curriculum, as well as discussions on philosop [...]

    25. I loved this book I was a really big fan of the first Mirador book, Bluescreen, and this one is even better I love the world of 2050 LA, I love the questions this book raises about internet access and how it might be controlled in the future I love that the heroes are fighting not just for themselves or for a new video game, but for the poor But most of all, I love the characters The five girls who make up the Cherry Dogs are all fun, realistic characters, and I can t wait to see what they do ne [...]

    26. Actual rating 3.5 starsCompared to Bluescreen, I didn t think Ones and Zeroes was as good It read very clearly as a filler in a trilogy That aside, I loved the expansion of characters, who were culturally very diverse Communications and tech continued to be at the forefront alongside gaming, so anyone who liked Bluescreen and immediately wanted , won t be disappointed.

    27. This one was even better than the first book in the series Jam packed with excitement, Wells future Los Angeles is laden with gamers and hackers These hackers have a cause, and they use the game Overworld to get to the information they need to bring down a corrupt mega corporation Using identical twins as part of a ruse was brilliant, as well as finding countermeasures to trick the other hackers and gamers Clever plot with good twists and a nice lead in to the next book in the series.

    28. This one was a lot of fun I think I liked it even than Bluescreen, the first in the series There s some spectacular world building and a great heist at the center of the narrative As mildly dystopic near future sci fi, it s speaking to a lot of the anxieties that I m feeling about an increasingly automated world world And, because it s cyberpunk, it s probably going to age badly, so you should read it right now Go Do it.

    29. The second book in the series was better than the first I like the little bits of Mari s culture that are sprinkled into the text It makes me feel a bit at home I also felt like a lot of the characters got a lot fleshed out in this book than the last and I got to see a lot interaction with Mari and her team Mari getting to meet them in person was fun I think Pati and Fang are my favorite characters.

    30. So vielversprechend diverse Charaktere und ein faszinierendes Spiel im Mittelpunkt einer unserer Realit t sehr nah erscheinenden Dystopie leider macht es was, dass die Diversity sehr steif wirkt und ich sie nicht wirklich abkaufe Auch in der Mitte des Buches kurz 1 zu der anderen Protagonistin sagen zu lassen Du bist doch Lesbe rettet das Buch nicht vor seiner zu Tode langweiligen Heterosexualit t Trotz allem Netter Ansatz.

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