Poor Lexy just can't catch a break. Just as she was settling down after a shocking murder on the Xenon campus, she unknowingly stumbles across yet anoPoor Lexy just can't catch a break. Just as she was settling down after a shocking murder on the Xenon campus, she unknowingly stumbles across yet another murder of a Xenon employee. Along with her co-workers and Uncle Mike, Lexy sets out to see if she can figure out the mystery of who the killer is and why they did it.
As much as I enjoyed the first Lexy book, Schooled, Pwned really hit its stride and built upon the characters we were introduced to previously and they became more fleshed out. I'm still amazed at the glimpses into the gaming world that these books give me. Sure, it's most likely not 100% accurate, but I'm sure that there is a great deal of truth in the gaming community and other aspects of working at a video game company in there.
All in all, I'm very glad to have found these books through following Christa on Twitter for the past few years while she was part of the XBox team. I am going to proceed directly to the 3rd book in the series as its out now and no waiting. :)...more
The world of Lexy is brought to life in a believable manner by an author that drew upon her many years in the gaming industry. What starts off as a muThe world of Lexy is brought to life in a believable manner by an author that drew upon her many years in the gaming industry. What starts off as a murder/mystery evolves into an exciting look at the gaming world through the eyes of Lexy in her Xenon personality and co-workers as she assists her police officer uncle who is investigating the murder. Being a gamer, I think that the glimpses into that world were more interesting, to me, and helped to flesh out the world of Lexy. It certainly helped to make the world in the story seem more real.
While I don't know Christa Charter in real life, I have followed her Twitter feed for a number of years and saw her post bits and pieces of her time as part of the XBox 360 social media team. I think that made reading the book that much more fun as it felt like I was reading a novel that a friend wrote. I'm looking forward to reading the next books in this trilogy and to see where she takes Lexy from here.