I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and am leaving a review based only on my own impressions.
Heroes generally don’t understand their role. In their mind, they don’t think they’re heroes, they’re just doing what anyone else would do in an emergency. The thing is, though, only a handful of folks will take the initiative, put themselves on the line for a good cause, and save the day. In this book, we have Jinx, a young teenager who’s most definitely a misfit. After all, she’s the first and so far only person who was rejected to enter the virtual world that everyone enters when coming of age. She’s a trouble maker, always has been, and when she finds out her future is “something else”, she kicks that talent into overdrive to prepare herself for the real world outside the space station that’s been home all her life.
Along the way, she discovers that her best friend is now trapped in the virtual world, and appears to be the focus of some sort of prophesy. The supplier of her contraband toys (she’s a “bad” person, remember?) and a rather odd AI also seem to be wrapped up in it, as well. As, much to her astonishment and consternation, she herself appears to be. She’s not sure how to handle this, especially when she starts developing powers she doesn’t understand and can’t control.
Jinx isn’t sure she has it in her to really be a hero. After all, she’s just a kid, and never has fit in. Can she rise to the occasion? Grab this book and see!