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OtherEarth

(Last Reality #2)

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Return to the series BuzzFeed compared to Ready Player One in the second book in a new fast-paced trilogy from New York Times bestselling authors Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller that's perfect for fans of HBO's Westworld.

Simon saved his best friend, Kat, from the clutches of the Company and their high-tech VR gaming experience, Otherworld. But it was at a steep price. Now h
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Hardcover, 310 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by Delacorte Press
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Lexi // libraryoflexi
3.5 stars

I received a copy from the publisher (thank you!) in exchange for an honest review.
Hmm.. I’m a bit torn. I mean I enjoyed it but it just didn’t have the same magic as OtherWorld.
It was super easy to dive in at the start of OtherEarth and remember what happened previously (which is fabulous - I love being able to do that). It was still an easy read with a semi unexpected ending.
A seed started growing for me around the halfway mark - which was then confirmed for me at the end. Which hell
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Carlos
Jan 27, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-btr
There is not a lot I can say about this sequel without spoiling the book, but just let me tell you that if they decide to stick with that ending and the third book does too I am going to be very angry ........unless they make a superb job of salvaging the complete “mess” I believe they made with that ending on the third book...
Lisa Mandina
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was definitely not disappointed at all in this sequel to the book OtherWorld. In fact, I enjoyed it a bit more, giving it a 5 star rating instead of the 4 stars I gave to the first one. There was so much action in this book. All the bad guys we knew from the last one were still out there, searching for our heroes, and while some people had been rescued from the first book, others will still out there, waiting to be found. We had some new allies in this one, both inside Otherworld, and outside ...more
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
Well that was something.

I loved the first book, Otherworld. I devoured it and failed to wait patiently for the sequel, OtherEarth. Well, this book was certainly something. It was easy to get back into the story and remember what was going on, but it felt like it was trying too hard to surpass the first book. It also had strong feelings of RPO and Warcross/Wildcard. I shouldn't have been comparing these two books to this particular story but I couldn't help it. Parts of this felt like fan-fiction
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Greyson | Use Your Words
Otherworld Series Ratings:
Otherworld: ★★★★
Otherearth: Lost Interest in Series

The first book was really enjoyable but I don't feel the need to read the next one.
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Drewthereader20
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Um where is book three at???
Jessica
Jan 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75/5 stars.

In this story we follow Simon where the first book left off. Since this is a second book in a series I wont go into much detail but Simon is in love with his Childhood friend Kat. There is a VR style game that is sweeping the nation. The game is a throw back to an earlier game that the inventor loved as a kid. The people running the game are not good guys, and are testing a more advanced version on people. The game is not what it seems but is anything really what it seems?

So going i
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Lauren🥀
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
I’m gonna be honest I skimmed the last half of this book because I just didn’t care or like it that much. The first book was okay so I really wanted this sequel to be better but I just didn’t like it. The characters personalities weren’t consistent. The story was confusing. I don’t even know what they are trying to accomplish in this book and I have absolutely no idea what happens in the end. I didn’t have the motivation to read this because I just didn’t like it.
Booksnbrains
That ending though, I need the next book now!
Brandi
That ending though! OMG!

I seriously had this downloaded and ready to go before I finished Otherworld. I knew this was a book I'd need and I didn't waste any time queuing it up.

That being said I am so freaking in love with this world. Or earth. Or Otherworld...earth? I have no idea. I am just completely consumed, I do know that. I would say it's a world I'd want to visit, but no. No I do not want to live in this virtual reality world where you don't know what's real and what's not.

Seriously. Is
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Danielle Messier
I'm very confused. This was the sequel to Otherworld, a virtual reality game that was so realistic people were getting hurt in the real world. And creatures, named the Children, were getting created inside the game. They were sentient AIs.

But this one... I was confused the entire time. I only waited about a year between books one and two but I'm pretty certain that was too long. I didn't retain a lot of information and characters from the first book which is fucking weird because I can remember
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Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Book Review
Title: OtherEarth (Last Reality #2)
Author: Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
Genre: YA/Sci-Fi
Rating: *****
Review: So the end of OtherWorld saw Simon entering the OtherWorld game for the final time with Busara’s help in order to rescue Kat from the Company which had been keeping her hostage in the game. However, this has left all three of them on the run from the Company and the person behind it all. The opening to OtherEarth was great, we begin to see how psychologically unprepared Simon
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Matt
Mostly I am just frustrated with this book. The concept of blurring the lines between fantasy and reality continues to be explored in new ways, but I frequently felt it was just scratching the surface of those issues. It also relies a little too heavily on stereotypes and cliche situations. Despite those shortfalls, it was still entertaining. I was engaged all the way to the end. That end, however, is the most frustrating part because there isn't one. I am all for a cliffhanger, but to just brin ...more
Nikki
I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

Most of this book deserves more than the 3.5 stars I’m giving it, and I definitely enjoyed it more than the first - I think it felt settled into the storyline a little more. But THAT ENDING OMG. Im not going to spoil it, obviously, but it is a little genius and a lot frustrating. And that’s all I’ll say.

The rest of the book however - I liked the way they used Otherworld and the real world together, as well
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Jennifer
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm sorry, you said what?...
Teresa
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I actually ended up liking this book more than the first one. I enjoyed the plot and the issues the characters had to work through. It was a pretty quick read.
Sydney
I have no idea why I even attempted to read this. The first book was one of the worst VR books I have ever read. I truly wish these books lived up to their beautiful covers
Brittnee
An amazing sequel that truly enhances the series.

I don't think OtherEarth has the same magic that Otherworld has. It is a wonderful adventure and full of action, but it is just missing some element the first had. It could be that the first was so unique and so descriptive, but now I know what OtherWorld looks like so there is less need for description and I also know the creatures and the magic of OtherWorld so it is less surprising.

Although it is missing something, this is still a worthwhil
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Emma
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I actually loved this sm the end had me fucking shook like when can I get my hands on the next one?!
Nerissa
Need next one when it comes out in the Fall 2019.
Judith Moore
Originally posted at Chain Interaction

I had a bit of a hard time getting into this book. I want to preface what I’m about to talk about by saying that I am not averse to a male protagonist. Truthfully, I do prefer to read female protagonists (or non-binary protagonists, while we’re talking about it), but I have read some amazing books with teenage boy protagonists. I’ve talked recently about Soulbinder and how I’ve grown to love the male protagonist Kellen where I didn’t like him before. But pe
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Alexandra Mack
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was so much better than the last one! 

Now Simon and Kat are together, and they unite with a few of the friends that they have made on their journey to try to destroy the Company and remove all the guests from Otherworld. Kat has saved many Children on her journeys, so they no longer have to fear them, and the team is determined to protect the Children from the guests. If they don't shut down the game, the Company will continue to use the "locked-in" patients as unwilling participants i
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Cre8ive_Nicky
I have to admit, it took me a while to warm up to the sequel of Otherworld because the first one was so good and I didn’t see how a sequel could top it. While Otherearth continued seamlessly off from where the first one ended, it took me a while to warm back up to the plot and to the characters after such a long break in between. I would recommend reading the sequel straight after finishing the first book. Coming back into the action straight away took me a while to remember what was at stake bu ...more
Kari
Nov 30, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, 2018
Otherearth is the second book in the Last Reality series. The first book was fairly enjoyable, so I decided to continue with the series. This one picks up pretty much right after the events of Otherworld. It has been a year since I read the first book, so it took me a bit to get reoriented to the world of the series. If you didn't read the first one, you will be lost in this one, so I don't suggest reading them out of order.

Otherearth wasn't as good as the first. It was OK. Again, it's told thr
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Taren Zietlow
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book, though not quite as good as the first, still had the same amount of action, new characters and of course a new book coming out in 2019. Otherwise, this book was a pretty good sequel to the first and still stuck with the details in the first as well. One of the only things I was a little disappointed about is that they stayed in Otherworld pretty much the entire book in
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Billy
This was an interesting read. It flows fast and moves fast, but perhaps felt like a bit too much like the first book. These two books are part of a three book series. The series has been compared to Ready Player One.

It tells some interesting stories about a variety of characters, but left me feeling something was a touch off with the writing or characters somehow. The different technology in this series gets you thinking and wondering, but perhaps more than anything makes me terrified of what it
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Roxanne Michelle
I adore this series!
It smacks of Ready Player One but has everything that book was missing. All original content, no leaning on pop culture references here! Fantastic character development and beautifully described virtual worlds.
We pick up the story as we left it at the end of Otherworld, I won't say more for those who haven't yet read it.
I have a soft spot for futuristic VR game fantasy books and the added subterfuge of the company gives this plot the weight it needs to be my favourite choice.
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Max Abramson
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Holy cannoli folks. This book was alright for the most part. There wasn’t really a plot, more like a series of things that were happening but not in the sort of way where they were really building to one particular thing. The pacing was pretty inconsistent, and the book really hinged on your love of the characters to keep you interested. And when new characters were introduced, there was a lot of explaining things that we already knew. I thought the book more like a setup for the final book than ...more
Mr. Blevins
I had high hopes for this. The first book in the series was so much fun to read. This however, was a slog. There were some exciting parts, for sure, but the back and forth between Otherworld and reality didn’t mesh well in this book. I felt let down by the ending as it didn’t wrap up he storylines and set up for a third book. Annoying!
Aria Mears
Nov 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book, but a little repetitive. The plot was mostly tied up loose ends from the first book and prepared for the next book. The ending was pretty great though. I'd just say classic second-book-itis.
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