Faculty Review: Doomed by Tracy Deebs

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Feeling unwanted by the mother she’s always known, Pandora Walker can’t resist opening an email from the father she doesn’t remember—unwittingly unleashing cyber Armageddon and sending the entire world into panic. There is suddenly no Internet, no cellular service, no utilities, and no law enforcement. So, Pandora teams up with stepbrothers Eli and Theo to close the box that she has opened by besting her namesake, an allegorical MMO of her father’s making. Simultaneously, they’re forced to track down clues both online and in real life if they want to level up, beat the game, and save the world from a very literal self-destruction. Doomed is a high-energy page turner that will keep readers asking “what next?!” You would like this book if you like… sci-fi, cyberpunk, dystopian, and romance; Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Divergent by Veronica Roth, or Crewel by Gennifer Albin.

- Christina Taylor, DragonLibrary Librarian