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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  1,383 ratings  ·  313 reviews
Beat the game. Save the world.

Pandora's an average teen, glued to her cell phone and laptop, until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring photos of her as a child. Curious, Pandora enters the site, unwittingly unleashing a global computer virus that plunges the whole world into panic: suddenly, there's no Internet. No cell phones. No t
Hardcover, 480 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by Walker Childrens
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Really 1.5 Stars

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Disclaimer: I received a free ARC of this book from Netgalley. This has not affect my view of the book. Doomed will be available for purchase January 8, 2013.

You can survive without electricity, the internet, cell phones, or generally any modern convenience for a few days. Yes, it's tough. But it is plausible. After all, the caveman did it. And for that matter so did anyone else who lived before Al Gore invent
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I was nervous about starting Doomed . I'm a computer nerd, gaming nerd, web design nerd, and all kinds of internet geeky. I wanted Doomed to rock my universe. I wanted it to knock my pants off. I was afraid that perhaps I had overhyped it for myself and that it would disappoint me...

Who was I kidding?!!

Doomed RIPPED my pants off and left me buck naked, hair blowing in the wind, happy tears streaming down my face. Cards on the freaking table... DOOMED ROCKE
Pandora is just like any other teen, hooked to the Internet and spending way too much time on her laptop. Her mum is barely around, more often than not on a business trip somewhere, and she hasn't seen or heard from her dad in years. That is, until her birthday. Opening up her email, she's stunned to find twelve photos of her family from when she was younger that have been sent by her dad. Unable to help herself, she clicks on the photos, never imagining that doing do would release a virus desig ...more
What can I say about Doomed? Oh yeah, that it was freaking amazing! The world that Tracy Deebs has thrown us into is a new and exciting one. One where it is half a video game and half a real life story, but it is sometimes hard to tell the difference. I really loved what Tracy put these characters through and all the twist and turns of the story!
So, I had the cover where it was actual people on it, and I really loved that one! It captured the story and showed the technological aspect of i
Giselle at Book Nerd Canada
The entire modern world is useless when every modern convenience has been turned inside out. Our main character has family issues especially with her non-existent father, and when he sends her a birthday present that she opens on her computer, she realizes it’s not just photos that she’s seeing, it’s a worm that has worked its way into the Internet that disables all technology. Mass chaos ensues, and if Pandora wants to save the world, she has to play by the rules. Beat the game, and save the wo ...more
Please be advised that this review contains spoilers, though I have tried to keep some big ones out. You have been warned.

This is a fairly standard post-apocalyptic novel in which the main character, Pandora, is faced with a world without the Internet, communications more advanced than radio, or any of the amenities that first world countries deem necessary for survival, with the help of her two oversized boy-friends, Eli and Theo.
Shortly after the catastrophe, the Internet comes back online, b
Finally - an apocalyptic book that I enjoyed! I find it rare these days to find a Young Adult book that deals with an apocalypse happening. The in the moment, the world is ending type. Sure, I've got a few on my to be read list, but they are still there because of their inaccessibility and my student income - or lack there of. Most of the apocaylptic novels I've read have left me weeping - and not in a good way, so while I was excited for Doomed, I was extremely wary and on my guard. Maybe that ...more
Debbie (at) I Heart YA Books
Doomed is a kick-butt, awesome young adult novel. I love the three main characters. Doomed is told from Pandora's point of view, but the two gorgeous stepbrothers, Theo and Eli, are right by Pandora's side to protect her and help her save the world. Oh yeah, I love these two guys. Theo is dark and broody, and Eli is a total charmer, and both are seriously hot. Tracy Deebs knocked my socks off with these fantastic characters, their swoon worthy and fun banter, and the action-packed storyline. Dee ...more
Look out! It’s time to “Beat the game. Save the world.”

Pandora loves to play virtual games. And when her laptop blinks back to life after every electronic device in her house stops functioning, she knows she has no other option but to follow the instruction on screen and start playing the game. Will she succeed in saving the world?

I find the story interesting. Since I hardly play any online games, I feel fascinated by the description of how multiple players can save, support and rescue one anoth
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OMG! I’m afraid I’m going to start babbling about how much I loved this book and what it did make me feel!
I was having a hard time trying to read the new books I had, I had my e-reader broke and the only way to read my e-books was in my computer. But well, I did. Because I had a stop in the blog tour of Doomed and even though I wasn’t doing a review I had to know what it was about.
And Doomed made me go back to read! My h
Jessica (a GREAT read)
I received this e-arc from the publishers via Netgalley for an honest review, I was in no way compensated for this review.

And now I must make a small apology for the length of this review! I got to thinking about so many things that I had to talk about regarding this book because it really made me think!

Tracy Deebs, author of the fabulous Tempest series (trilogy?) has taken on a new challenge! She wrote a dystopian novel, Doomed, that was freaking awesome! Although I must say, that I like the fi
Chapter by Chapter
Finally a novel that gamers can relate to! As a fan of MMOs and RPGs, the premise of Doomed by author Tracy Deebs sounded interesting and like my cup of tea. The first thing that I think really caught my attention about the novel was the cover, not the one that it has right now but the old one with the three main characters on the cover. That is what had me most interested, after reading the description hearing that it was a sci-fi retelling of the old Pandora’s Box story, I was dying to get my ...more
I went into this book expecting to love it, and that I most definitely did, but the overall plot that I read was completely different than the plot that I thought I would read. I was under the impression that this novel would more or less take place in the video game, and while it did, it also took place in the real world with insane action sequences and running from the law while fighting to save the world and discover oneself.

Pandora really follows her namesake. See a shiny box, don't know whe
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Madison Smith
This book is amazing.I loved the main characters. The average, sarcastic teenage girl, Pandora is loveable and strong. Although she does have moments when she breaks down, in the situation given, she's entitled to a few breakdowns. As I was reading this book, I felt as if Pandora would be someone I could befriend. The other two main characters, Theo and Eli, are step brothers who loathe each other. Theo is the dark, strong, smart, and silent type, while his step brother, Eli, is the exact oppos ...more
Jiayun Chen
This book was recommended to me from a distanced friend that kept bothering me with the playfulness inside of this book. I spent a year trying to figuring out what she was stating, but the books tells itself. How could a book be like playing games? It's nothing in similar, this was a question that haunted and finally led me to pick up the book and read it. No longer did I have to search through my whole brain just to understand what she was talking or more like arguing about. Though it doesn't ...more
Mary Lindsey
Such an amazing premise. I'm thrilled it will finally be up on the shelves!
Lindsay Cummings
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On her seventeenth birthday, Pandora receives an email from her father, whom she hasn't heard from in ten years. Soon after, the game Pandora's Box unleashes a virus that will systematically destroy electronics across the world in ten days, leading to the end of the world. With the help of Theo and Eli, Pandora must follow the clues her father left for her while evading the homeland security to beat the game and save the world.

Pandora is compassionate, always willing to risk her
Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
I loved this premise and it was executed wonderfully. The attention to detail and the depth of the plot blew me away.
I really connected with Pandora the main character and I loved being in her head. She was brave at the right times she kept her compassion and empathy towards others even when her own world was crumbling. She did just the right amount of freaking out especially for the circumstances.
The tension between Eli and Theo was also great. They are step brothers and also both intereste
I am so glad that they changed the cover from the one that they gave me on the ARC because, with the original cover, I would never have picked it up. I had anticipated this book to take me days to get through, but it wound up being a really quick and easy read. I loved how quickly you were pulled into Pandora's world the same way that the characters were pulled into the game.

I kept expecting there to be more to the brothers, Eli and Theo, intentions, but it doesn't appear that they have ulterior
Jenna (Bookiemoji)
Review also post at Making the Grade

This day and age we have become so accustomed to the technology that we use on a daily basis, but what if all that technology were to be taken away? No cell phone, no television, no microwave for that matter. What would you do?

Well, you could do what the heroine of Tracy Deebs latest technological thriller/mystery/mish-mash of genres, DOOMED, does: Team up with two super hot (step) brothers and play a game to save the world – while solving her own little per
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
Giving that we live in a world that thrives and mostly runs on the internet, it was only a matter of time before an author took the "what if" I've conjured up in my mind over the years, and brought it to life. Tracy Deebs does just that, and in a really exciting way. I've always wondered what would happen if/when someone found a way to control or unleashed something that would virtually shut down the Internet. How long would it take to effect everyone, how would the world go on, what catastrophi ...more
Frishawn Rasheed
There was a reason that Pandora's mother never spoke of her father except to say that that he "should be avoided at all costs." When Pandora opens an email he sends on her seventeenth birthday; she and the world may suffer the consequences. In 10 days.

Though the Pandora's Box Game is an interesting aspect of the story, the best parts take place outside the game.
On the run from the CIA, FBI, and Homeland Security, and with hot step-brothers Theo and Eli in tow; Pandora must follow clues that lead
I am a huge dystopia fan, so when I first read the blurb for Doomed, I was really intrigued and thought it sounded like a fun and interesting book, and I have to say that I absolutely loved it. The opening line in the book description says "Beat the Game. Save the World." Well in Doomed, that term is exactly what the book is about, literally, and takes the term "extreme gaming" to a whole new level.

It is Pandora's 17th birthday. Her mom is a lawyer and workaholic, is off on a business trip in A
Katherine Adams
This book was absolutely what I wanted. I love anything end of the worldy/distopian, and this fit the bill with a new twist I had not seen before. The book is about Pandora, a girl who spends most her time alone due to an absentee father and workaholic mother. She plays an online game (I believe called an MMO, but don't quote me because I know nothing about gaming) called Pandoras box, along with most people all over the world. On her 17th birthday, she receives an email from her father, causing ...more
Step Into Fiction
First things first, not exactly a fan of the cover change. I do believe the first one was a bit more fitting for the story and the cover models were pretty spot on to our main three characters, Pandora, Eli and Theo. The new cover isn't bad, per say but it just isn't as fitting to the story as the first one is. I can understand the change because this new cover looks higher quality but I don't know, I'm kind of in favor of the old one. If you're wondering what I'm talking about, check out the ol ...more
Originally Reviewed on The Book Smugglers

In these letters are the answers to any question I could imagine you asking. About me. About yourself. About your mother and her relationship with me. About why we've chosen to live our lives so far apart. If you want to know these things, click on the link I've included. If you don't, ignore it and I promise I'll never contact you again.

Most girls get presents, time with friends and family, and other warm and fuzzy surprises on their 17th birthdays. Pand
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This book was amazing! I absolutely loved it! What initially caught my attention was the name of the main character: Pandora. Pretty understandable for a girl in love with mythology. So, yeah, she has a Greek name, but honestly, I wasn't expecting any Greek mythology. However, I was pleasantly surprised!

You could say this is a modern take on the classic tale of Pandora's Box. Except in this story, what Pandora releases is a deadly computer virus that could potentia
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“It's somehow worse, now, after I've slept, because of that one moment-you know the one- when you're just waking up and you forget the new reality. Forget how your life has spontaneously combusted and instead think it was all just a bad dream. That everything's going to be okay. Until you remember. You jolt up, look around, and realize nothing is ever going to be okay again. That's exactly where I'm at right now.” 5 likes
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