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Return to the series BuzzFeed compared to Ready Player One with the third book in the fast-paced trilogy from New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller that's perfect for fans of HBO's Westworld. Simon, Kat, Busara, and Elvis are on the run with the tech super-villains at the Company hot on their heels. The new VR gaming experience the Company Return to the series BuzzFeed compared to Ready Player One with the third book in the fast-paced trilogy from New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller that's perfect for fans of HBO's Westworld. Simon, Kat, Busara, and Elvis are on the run with the tech super-villains at the Company hot on their heels. The new VR gaming experience the Company created, OtherEarth, will change how the world experiences video games. Paired with the hardware the Company developed, it has the potential to change the world as we know it, altering our reality forever. The Company is on its way to becoming the world's newest superpower. And Simon is determined to shut them down forever. But to do that, he'll have to survive OtherLife--the next phase of gaming, and a complete reality reboot.


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Return to the series BuzzFeed compared to Ready Player One with the third book in the fast-paced trilogy from New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller that's perfect for fans of HBO's Westworld. Simon, Kat, Busara, and Elvis are on the run with the tech super-villains at the Company hot on their heels. The new VR gaming experience the Company Return to the series BuzzFeed compared to Ready Player One with the third book in the fast-paced trilogy from New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller that's perfect for fans of HBO's Westworld. Simon, Kat, Busara, and Elvis are on the run with the tech super-villains at the Company hot on their heels. The new VR gaming experience the Company created, OtherEarth, will change how the world experiences video games. Paired with the hardware the Company developed, it has the potential to change the world as we know it, altering our reality forever. The Company is on its way to becoming the world's newest superpower. And Simon is determined to shut them down forever. But to do that, he'll have to survive OtherLife--the next phase of gaming, and a complete reality reboot.

30 review for OtherLife

  1. 5 out of 5

    Neelam

    Thank you to Netgalley and One World Publications for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This trilogy will take you on a wild ride and honestly you won’t know who or what to believe. I completely fell in love with this trilogy and the world that they created, even though it was a little scary and dark at times. The world building was incredible and each book they eexpanded and built upon the world and it was all so vivid it felt like you were right there. They discussed such Thank you to Netgalley and One World Publications for sending me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. This trilogy will take you on a wild ride and honestly you won’t know who or what to believe. I completely fell in love with this trilogy and the world that they created, even though it was a little scary and dark at times. The world building was incredible and each book they eexpanded and built upon the world and it was all so vivid it felt like you were right there. They discussed such important and relevant issues in the books so well too. I really loved seeing the characters grow throughout the trilogy but I also really loved that they still behaved like teenagers at times. They were scared when their lives were in danger and they were impulsive at times, making mistakes but they were also courageous and smart and witty. Both Busara and Kat were great female main characters, they weren’t just love interests and played important roles in helping take down the company. They were smart and total badasses, and Kat was often the voice of reason in the group. She would rein in the impulsiveness of Busara and Simon and Busara was often the reason that Simon was able to succeed. Again this book builds on and discusses the ethical side of the gaming world and virtual reality, how far can we take it, and how corporations can be ruthless in their greed to gain wealth and power. But that we can all do something to prevent that, no matter how young or insignificant you think you are. You can make a difference. It parallels real life where it is often the youth who are the ones who stand up and fight for a better and safer world. This book is action packed and fast paced and kept me on the edge of my seat. Once I started I could not put it down, I read it in two evenings. The ending was really satisfying too. There is so many secrets throughout the story and we find the answers and Simon is successful. Loose ends are tied up nicely yet it is still left open in a way that we know that they are not yet done with everything they want to achieve. We are left imagining them doing so much more in the world.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Tim

    No single person can save the world. We have to band together and save each other. This last part in the Last Reality series has some high stakes. The book is only 298 pages long, but it's packed with action. Most of the time, especially in series, you get the idea that the story is ending well before the actual page, but even at around page 250 I still didn't have that idea. Things keep on happening all the way through. It's a bit difficult to follow at times. There are instances when the lines No single person can save the world. We have to band together and save each other. This last part in the Last Reality series has some high stakes. The book is only 298 pages long, but it's packed with action. Most of the time, especially in series, you get the idea that the story is ending well before the actual page, but even at around page 250 I still didn't have that idea. Things keep on happening all the way through. It's a bit difficult to follow at times. There are instances when the lines between reality and game worlds are so blurred it's hard to figure out which part of it is real, and which isn't it. However, that's part of the story of course, and it's always been blurred, but Miller and Segel are giving it everything they have in this book. Above all, I think, this is some kind of grand, imaginative social experiment, and there are several times when reading that you'll be gasping with horror at the VR and AR technology - because perhaps it could exist in our normal world too, within a few years, and not just in this book world. There are also clear shout-outs to climate change, what it means to be human, and some other things. Despite that, I have the feeling that this book isn't quite as good as the other two. I felt something was missing, although I'm not sure what that is. Maybe it's to do with the characters, because I'm under the impression that they're not interacting as much as they used to. Ah, well, it's still okay, but it could have been better. The covers remind me a bit of the original The Hunger Games covers - you know, the dark blue, red and light blue ones with the mockingjay on it that slowly breaks out of its circle. Not sure if that's done on purpose. 7.8/10

  3. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    This finishes the trilogy. It was exciting and interesting. There is a lot of back and forth between the game world and the real world, which happened in the previous books too. The main group has a lot to deal with in this book--the Company, their relationships, their families, technology. The ending was mostly what I wanted. There were a couple of surprises. One of them I liked, but the other was too weird.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Hannah-lynette Hunter

    Otherearth by Jason Segel and Kristen Miller The trilogy is complete. I’ve devoured the gripping final and I’ve spent the weekend deep in thought about a series that has been close to my heart since YALC 2016 when I lost my, well everything, upon hearing the premise of Otherworld. I geeked and I geeked hard. Otherearth hits the ground running much like any thriller from the silver screen. There’s little time for a catch up which I, for one, is very grateful for. I’m of the binge watch generation Otherearth by Jason Segel and Kristen Miller The trilogy is complete. I’ve devoured the gripping final and I’ve spent the weekend deep in thought about a series that has been close to my heart since YALC 2016 when I lost my, well everything, upon hearing the premise of Otherworld. I geeked and I geeked hard. Otherearth hits the ground running much like any thriller from the silver screen. There’s little time for a catch up which I, for one, is very grateful for. I’m of the binge watch generation but I’ve got a good memory: get to the new. As a reader, we know this has to wrap up in some shape by the final page, but what’s great about this universe by Segel and Miller is that they’re not going to make this all about and ending. It’s a story and a journey in its own right and everyone gets time to shine. Even people who shouldn’t really be there. If Otherworld is Ready Player One, Otherlife is Bond, Otherlife is Mission Impossible through and through. You won’t know who to trust, who will make it out alive or when you’ll next get to catch your breath. The writing is faultless, the characters are hard to say goodbye to and you’ll be hitting reset the second you finish. What I love most of all about the ending of this trilogy is that there’s no definitive ending; you know these characters and this world go on to other missions outside of the narrative. It gives readers, like myself, a chance to use our imaginations. Thank you Jason and Kristen for this wonderful and amazing ride. I can’t wait to see what your partnership brings to the reading world next. Love Han x

  5. 5 out of 5

    Nikki

    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed the final instalment in the series! I liked seeing the affects of the ending of the last book on Simon, and then how they work with the things they discover on the way as well. However, the motivations around OtherEarth never really worked for me, and honestly Gibson became a little cartoonish as a villain. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed the story but it felt like overkill in places. I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed the final instalment in the series! I liked seeing the affects of the ending of the last book on Simon, and then how they work with the things they discover on the way as well. However, the motivations around OtherEarth never really worked for me, and honestly Gibson became a little cartoonish as a villain. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed the story but it felt like overkill in places. That said I really liked the trips back to Otherworld and seeing how things had changed there. And I liked the implications of something like OtherEarth existing. And as outlandish as it was, I do like Nasha and the secrets and everything around that. Overall it really is a fun series and while I would have preferred it to be a tiny bit more realistic (not too much though, obviously!), I enjoyed it and would recommend it to someone looking for something a bit different from their sci fi. 3.5 stars.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kath

    This book completes the Last Reality Trilogy. So, do yourself a favour (if you haven't already) and read OtherWorld and OtherEarth first. If you haven't already then please also don't read on here as my review might contain things that would spoil... So, Simon, Kat, Busara and Elvis are in hiding from the Company. They are seeking shelter on a remote island when they see a report on the TV that shocks them and scares them as it appears that Simon and Kat have, well, committed a crime. But how - This book completes the Last Reality Trilogy. So, do yourself a favour (if you haven't already) and read OtherWorld and OtherEarth first. If you haven't already then please also don't read on here as my review might contain things that would spoil... So, Simon, Kat, Busara and Elvis are in hiding from the Company. They are seeking shelter on a remote island when they see a report on the TV that shocks them and scares them as it appears that Simon and Kat have, well, committed a crime. But how - when they never left the island. It appears that technology is being used for nefarious gains again. New technology that baffles the quartet in its execution. So, their plans have to be amended, they still need to go back, but they have to outwit the Company. Luckily, they have the smarts and the technology to do just that. Hopefully. But then the island is raided. the Company has found them. What will this mean to their cause? And what of OtherEarth and those that reside there? With time and resources running out in the real world, can they rely on assistance from the virtual one... before it's too late? It's been a little while (and many other books) since I was in this world so I was thankful for the catch-up that was included herein. Not designed to completely fill in what has happened, more of a memory jogger which I really appreciated. Nothing too laborious to wade through either if you didn't need it. There's a lot going on in this last episode. Obviously there's the final fight against the Company and all that entails, but there is also quite a lot of personal reflection for the characters. Relationships between our quartet are strained by many things, as are relationships between them and various other characters. There is also the obligatory game-playing parts, these I found to be much easier to get to grips with that in previous book. Probably cos I am now better versed in this genre of book, having well opened my reading to it in recent times. The new technology contained herein is also very fascinating and rather scary as, the way things are going in technology, it's not a big leap to believing that this stuff could very well happen in time and that does worry me a bit. As we all know, technology is well outrunning law in many things and slow at playing catch-up at times. The ending was also very well done. Enough was wrapped up to satisfy me completely with what had gone before but certain doors were left open (not cliffhangers I hasted to add) to mean that maybe the authors aren't completely done with the characters and that is a concept that excites me. I have invested in the characters and the world(s) in which they live throughout the trilogy and I for one am not ready to say goodbye to them at this point. All in all, a great conclusion to a wonderful trilogy. I'd love to see what the authors will come up with for their next project. My thanks go to the Publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Gemma McGee

    OtherLife is a fast-paced Sci-fi fiction that mixture of tech and fiction blur the lines of reality. It leaves you wondering what could happen next, as the options are endless. It took me a little while to get into the story as I tried to remember what was the true reality in the book and what was the altered reality. OtherLife is full of humour, action, mysteries. It makes you question if the evolution of technology is always for the best. One of my favourite element of OtherLife is the visits to OtherLife is a fast-paced Sci-fi fiction that mixture of tech and fiction blur the lines of reality. It leaves you wondering what could happen next, as the options are endless. It took me a little while to get into the story as I tried to remember what was the true reality in the book and what was the altered reality. OtherLife is full of humour, action, mysteries. It makes you question if the evolution of technology is always for the best. One of my favourite element of OtherLife is the visits to Otherworld and seeing the speed at the way it evolves. Also how magic and technology works together / against each other. Another aspect that caught my attention is the way certain people thin that their actions are justified for the bigger picture. That it justified murder, slavery, manipulation and kidnap. The gang is back together in OtherLife and I enjoy the fact that they are all different, bring different skills to the team. But the main thing that impressed me is the growth of the character. Especially Simon maturity in OtherLife. For me, the biggest take away about The Last Reality series is that technology is good, but it must be monitored and for people to be careful that they do not become obsessed. As it is easy to lose yourself in an alternative reality. The one thing I can say about OtherLife is that you will not be bored. My rating for OtherLife is 4 out of 5.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Ruthsic

    Warnings: gun violence, slavery, explosion With a focus on the future of VR and advanced digital tech in human society, OtherLife takes to the battleground against tech companies who push innovation at the cost of ethics. Simon and his friends are fugitives now thanks to the Company being after them, but when they are framed for crimes they also become most wanted. This makes it difficult for them to move around to take the Company down, but they are also being aided by a mysterious benefactor Warnings: gun violence, slavery, explosion With a focus on the future of VR and advanced digital tech in human society, OtherLife takes to the battleground against tech companies who push innovation at the cost of ethics. Simon and his friends are fugitives now thanks to the Company being after them, but when they are framed for crimes they also become most wanted. This makes it difficult for them to move around to take the Company down, but they are also being aided by a mysterious benefactor who employs Busara's mother. Alongside fighting the Company in the real world, we also see them journeying the Otherworld in search of secrets and answers, and discovering a rapid change therein. Otherworld is jumping ahead in time, and the changes being wrought are not good, but the help they inadvertently provide helps that world too. The characterization is quite better this time around, which somewhat made up for the last two books. On the whole, it makes for an interesting adventure, discusses and incorporates contemporary concerns of lack of legislation on technology that could be potentially harmful. However, the ending for this finale, however, felt a bit too optimistic, and the mystery of his Simon's grandfather left me unconvinced. Overall, though, it was a good balance of adventure and cautionary tale. Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review from Rock the Boat, via NetGalley.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Chiapparine

    I picked up this book in hardcover edition from Barnes and Noble because I had to know how everything ends. My personal review: I want to start this review off by saying that I personally love the characters and the main storyline/world building of the series as a whole and enjoy the(in my personal opinion) relationship(both in terms of romance between the couples as well as the family/friendship) growth both throughout the overall arc of the series as a whole and this book specifically as(in my I picked up this book in hardcover edition from Barnes and Noble because I had to know how everything ends. My personal review: I want to start this review off by saying that I personally love the characters and the main storyline/world building of the series as a whole and enjoy the(in my personal opinion) relationship(both in terms of romance between the couples as well as the family/friendship) growth both throughout the overall arc of the series as a whole and this book specifically as(in my personal opinion) the majority of the growth happens within this book. Having said all of that I was let down with how the core problems/issues that the characters have spent the arc of the trilogy as a whole trying to fix were ultimately dealt with/explained. It just felt way too convenient(for my personal tastes) and at times(in my personal opinion) like certain "rules" for how the technology within the framework of the world of the series works were changed or didn't really matter in the end to help the characters(especially the main character) survive which for me personally(especially when I think back to the stakes in the earlier books in the series and the emotional impacts of them) cheapens my personal overall experience/enjoyment of the overall arc of the series as a whole. Overall because of how much I liked the characters and the world building and the themes about how gaming technology could be missed used in the future I'm personally rating this book a 5 out of 10.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jacquelyn

    "Like I always say, humanity's just a bunch of monkeys playing with a box of matches.--- ----What does that make us?--- Monkeys with fire extinguishers." Way to go out with a bang. This book was a non-stop thrill ride. The line between reality and VR continued to blur to the point where I was almost unsure myself at times. The Company continues to through everything they have at Simon, Kat, Elvis, and Busara but somehow our heroes manage to roll with the punches. While in most cases technology can "Like I always say, humanity's just a bunch of monkeys playing with a box of matches.--- ----What does that make us?--- Monkeys with fire extinguishers." Way to go out with a bang. This book was a non-stop thrill ride. The line between reality and VR continued to blur to the point where I was almost unsure myself at times. The Company continues to through everything they have at Simon, Kat, Elvis, and Busara but somehow our heroes manage to roll with the punches. While in most cases technology can be seen as a great thing this book does a great job at demonstrating the opposite end of the spectrum. Some lines shouldn't be crossed and boundaries need to be in place to people like Wayne don't abuse their power. This book was dark yet full of action, heart, and humor. I enjoyed the time I spent with these characters as they navigated OtherWorld. This was the 1st series I read by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller but if they continue to write stories like this I look forward to checking out more of their work in the future.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Barbie

    I kind of wish I'd reread the two previous books in the series before coming to this one, as there were a couple of things I wasn't quite fresh on, but I appreciated the amount of "recap" the authors gave. It definitely avoided the "let me tell you what happened in the last book" issue that so many sequels have. I liked the twists and turns, even when I could sometimes predict some things that would happen. Very intriguing trilogy that balances "Ready Player One"-style fun with challenging I kind of wish I'd reread the two previous books in the series before coming to this one, as there were a couple of things I wasn't quite fresh on, but I appreciated the amount of "recap" the authors gave. It definitely avoided the "let me tell you what happened in the last book" issue that so many sequels have. I liked the twists and turns, even when I could sometimes predict some things that would happen. Very intriguing trilogy that balances "Ready Player One"-style fun with challenging questions about morality and technology.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Haley

    This crazy finale just keeps you guessing and wondering what is going on. This whole series had so many awesome twist and it was very fast-paced. There is a lot of humor, great characters and amazing virtual reality world-building. This is a contemporary version of James Dashner's Eye of Mind series or Marie Lu's Warcross. If you love sci-fi YA, and have not started this series, you are missing out!!!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kira Warrick

    Otherlife is the third novel in the thrilling, virtual dystopia series. This book is very entertaining and suspenseful but still has a lot of heartfelt moments. The back and forth between the real world and Otherworld keeps the story moving at a good pace. This book will not disappoint.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tiana Kayemba

    Amazing ending to the Last Reality series. I loved this series so much. I wish it hadn't ended, but since it had to this was the best way to peace out! Amazing ending to the Last Reality series. I loved this series so much💖💖💖. I wish it hadn't ended, but since it had to this was the best way to peace out!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Rajpreet

    DNF'd at 30%

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kristiana

    This was a solid conclusion to the series.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jess Kramer

    Not as explosive and fast-paced as the first two books, but still pretty good!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    I ate this book up within 2 hours, it's honestly such an easy read with such an addicting storyline

  19. 5 out of 5

    Layla

    I totally enjoyed this series. Very interesting concept

  20. 5 out of 5

    Karina

    4.5

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    A great ending to an awesome story. Thus trilogy has been an amazing ride and I love where it went.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nova Syzygy

    I’ve already read a third of the books I’ve brought with me for the holiday on this one flight alone. I don’t think it’ll last much longer. Review to come later.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Nika Lakes

    Love these series.

  24. 5 out of 5

    CrazyCat (Alex)

    OtherLife is the last book in Last Reality series. It hooked me from the start and didn’t let go. Fast paced, filled with action and smarts. I liked the ending, with all the secrets answered and loose ends tied up. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and Oneworld Publications!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Kamilah

  26. 5 out of 5

    Carlos

  27. 4 out of 5

    Renee Miller

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jerry Brees

  29. 4 out of 5

    Gurpreet

  30. 5 out of 5

    John Cook

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