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From Dan Wells, author of the New York Times best-selling Partials Sequence, comes the first book in a new sci-fi noir series.
Los Angeles in 2050 is a city of open doors, as long as you have the right connections. That connection is a djinni - a smart device implanted right in a person's head. In a world where virtually everyone is online 24 hours a day, this connection is like oxygen - and a world like that presents plenty of opportunities for someone who knows how to manipulate it.
Marisa Carneseca is one of those people. She might spend her days in Mirador, but she lives on the net - going to school, playing games, hanging out, or doing things of more questionable legality with her friends, Sahara and Anja. And it's Anja who first gets her hands on Bluescreen - a virtual drug that plugs right into a person's djinni and delivers a massive, nonchemical, completely safe high. But in this city, when something sounds too good to be true, it usually is, and Mari and her friends soon find themselves in the middle of a conspiracy that is much bigger than they ever suspected.
©2016 Dan Wells (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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By Dennis Bingham on 05-02-16

not bad, but difficult narrator

I have enjoyed Dan Wells before, but he never hooked me really deeply, it felt the same here. the book had a decent premise and a fine plot, but it never really launched in my mind. this might still have been a great listen if the narrator had been good, but her depiction and voice really turned into a barrier. Roxanne Hernandez voiced several characters in a patronizing, falsely jovial tone. I thought it might be situational at first, but she carried that tone through every peril and victory. it probably wouldn't have kicked me out of the experience if the story had grabbed me, but with both feeling mediocre, I had to force myself to finish the book.

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By Anonymous User on 12-02-17

well done

A good book with a talented narrator. Believeable and exciting plot ready for the next

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By Io on 05-10-17

Fun if you can get passed the performance.

Story is fun but could do with a bit more flesh. Performance off-putting, really bad.

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By Ben Jones on 10-29-16

OK... but not as good as partials

To me Dan Well's Partials trilogy was the best post apocalyptic series I have ever read. This is not Partials. I found that the vision of the LA Getto was rather depressing, and I lacked empathy with any of the characters. Basically it brought out all the negative aspects of Mexican culture and left all the good elements aside.

The performance was also a bit hit and miss... sometimes great, but then just tonally completely off (especially in the first 10 minutes).

If you haven't read partials, go read it... if you have... save your time.

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