EBOOK NEW (Dangerously Placed) ã Nansi Kunze
The cheeseball monster inside of me happens to love Though the science may not have been perfect it was the most believable young
adult sci fi I have read in uite timeIt was fast and thrilling with sci fi have read in uite some timeIt was fast and thrilling with hint of scandal It had about as many twists as an episode of Lost but without the side character eating smoke monster There may or may not be a dragon thoughThe evolution of the romantic storyline was unforeseen and unexpected as well as very very welcome You aren t bombarded with instalove right from the beginning which is a rare find in the current YA market The relationship developed sincerely and unfolded realistically or as realistically as possible considering the preposterous situation these teens find themselves in The Verdict I m giving this one high marks for keeping me thoroughly involved and addicted throughout It reads a bit younger than I typically gravitate toward although I think this could open it up to a wider audience It was entertaining none the lessNansi is a fresh science fiction voice in the world of YA I will definitely be on the lookout for titles from her She also agreed to do a guest post for STRANGEMORE Alexandra Thaler goes for work experience at Simulcorp a company that makes Virtal Reality While ALex is there her boss is murdered and the police make Alex the prime suspect Along with her friends Alex must find the killer to clear her name and before she becomes the next victim A brilliant story line involving mystery and ust a touch of romance makes this book another great read from an up coming author Well done Nansi Kunze For details feel free to inbox me Alex Thaler is your average teen Ok maybe a bit above average for she was placed in one of the most prestigious work placements a teen could get Simulcorp Alex will spend her week using the most advanced technology and working in a completely virtual environment However with great t This was such a fun story I have always found the idea of virtual worlds to be pretty fascinating so a story where everyday people get to go to work in a spectacular virtual enviroment was right up my alley The world that Nansi Kunze has created within Virk is dripping with imagination and really pulls you in as Alex puts on her suit in order to have a realistic experience in the environment right through to her last day on the obI also really enjoyed the supporting characters Alex s group of real world friends They have a really believable group dynamic and truly acted like the teenagers they are I also loved that the romantic interest storyline wasn t blatantly obvious right from the get go I won t give it away but tell you that it at least kept me guessingOne thing I maybe had a bit of trouble with was that it never really felt like the main character Alex was in any real danger of being accused of murder For so many reasons this was the most realistic route to take but it did kind of take away from the feeling of Alex actually having anything to loseA fun mystery story for the technological age and definitely a recommended read. A nude beach in order to clear her name Can a hippy chick a goth girl in a lab coat and two guys with a taste for blowing things up really help solve the mystery – before Alex becomes the next victim.
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start and each of her crazy friends The romantic storyline was also really amazing inand each of her crazy friends The romantic storyline was also really amazing in book it didn t distract from
the wicked plot of the book and it wasn t unrealistic or completely obvious from thewicked plot of the book and it wasn t unrealistic or completely obvious from the startHowever as much as I did love the characters and the romance my favourite thing about this book was definitely the world in which it was based It s set in Australia a definitely plus for me but it also had the cyberspace world of Simulcorp based It s set in Australia a definitely plus for me but it also had the cyberspace world of Simulcorp s ob placement It is really clear when you read it that Nansi put a lot of work into the creation and detail of this super mind blowing completely virtual world For me this made the book even wonderful and excitingDangerously Placed varies from the usual sort of YA books that you might have on your bookshelf it s a contemporary but it also has aspects of mystery science fiction and thriller which keeps you on the edge of your seat for the whole time Definitely a worth while read Reality is individual We all have different tools with which to perceive itThe Aussies have done it again Aussie author Nansi Kunze has created a thrilling virtual world within one thriller of a bookI don t know what it is about virtual reality that gets my motor running The world of gaming calls to me like a bird feeder calls to a suirrel Then it spins me round and round until I m too dizzy to walk straight and all I can think about is how long until I can hop back onYou ve heard of the Holodeck right If not do yourself a favor and go watch some Star Trek The Next Generation It also has a nice piece of android named Data RawrThe key technology featured in this book is basically the predecessor to something like The Holodeck or The Matrix The tech is also close to what could potentially be achieved in our lifetimes making it all the intriguing The Rundown Dangerously Placed centers around a young girl named Alex who is beginning her work experience at a company called Simulcorp But this isn t your everyday paper pushing office It s all virtual Using something called a Virk suit in a specially designed Virk Room people from all over the world can sign in and meet up in a virtual work environmentThings are going well until dun dun dun someone gets murdered Of course in true young adult style our main character tasks herself with discovering the identity of the killer It s an especially important task considering she is one the main suspects The World building and Pacing When I first started it reminded me of a cartoonish cross between Nancy Drew and The Matrix I don t know why but I imagined this book in CGI It would make an amazing Pixar film but it would of course need a much cheesier name Something like The VirkualsI give this an A for concept and I am a concept kind of girl In fact if the book has a stellar premise involving speculative fiction I am usually a pretty happy campy camper Of course characterization is important as well and I uite enjoyed the characters in Dangerously Placed in spite of their Disney Channel Original tendencies which. En an employee is found murdered the dream becomes a nightmare – because Alex is the prime suspect Fortunately Alex’s friends are willing to brave shark tanks disgusting pathology specimens and even. Nansi Kunze is now my number one writer to watch In Dangerously Placed she demonstrates her brilliant way with words and a remarkable talent for an original storyKunze s style is snappy her dialogue smart and her characters fun to read The protagonist Alex Thaler like Kunze s other protagonist in her previous novel Mishaps is a great mixture of vulnerability self doubt and humility contrasted with dry sarcasm and self confidence Kunze may be a grown adult with
her teen years well behind her but she writes modern teensteen years well behind her but she writes modern teens very wellHer settings are detailed and believable even with the heavy urban sci fi element The plot is complex but not so much that you need a degree to follow it perfect for the YA market Kunze s writing for but also a The League for the Suppression of Celery joy for any adult who picks it upI m really looking forward to from Nansi Kunze Five stars An Aussie YA sci fi murder mystery What s not to likeReview to come Dangerously Placed was uite a thrill ride I was blown away by how developed and realistic Nansi s virtual reality technologies were They were extremely well thought out So much that I could definitely see us using similar technologies in the future I also enjoyed how the book was physically broken up Each chapter takes place over one day This made it easy to keep track of how time progressed Sometimes for me it is easy to lose track of how much time has passed in novels Unfortunately I did find Dangerously Placed lacking in character development initially BUT by the end the flatness I felt at first was gone and I had a chance to see the intricacies of the secondary characters Though this was an interesting developed story it did not grab me like the many sci fi books I have read before Perhaps the timing was off but Iust wasn t feeling it I do however feel that this book definitely has a place in the YA sci fi genreDangerously Placed finished as a strong sci fi adventure At 274 pages this ualifies as a uick read I definitely recommend this to fans of the sci fi and adventure genres I m very curious to see what Nansi has in store for us next Dangerously Placed is a fabulous fast paced thriller filled with misdirection danger a little romance a mind blowingly cool virtual reality system and a murder mystery that is guaranteed to keep you guessingIn the course of Alex s investigation into finding the murderer she also discovers a conspiracy to bring down the company and that she ha Review on Burn Brightcom Review orginally posted at read Nansi s first book Mishaps way back when I was about thirteen or fourteen which I adored though I probably would have never heard of Dangerously Placed without miraculously meeting her at Supanova a much smaller Comic Con here in Australia last year
was amazing meet her getting my book signed and getting a couple of pictures with her were great but the best thing was definitely learning about and buying this bookEven though it took me The Thirteen-Gun Salute just under a year to actually get around to this book the moment I started it I knew that I would love it and so I did I loved the ma. This work experience is going to be killerAlex Thaler can’t wait to start her dream work experience placement at Virk where staff from all over the world mingle in an astonishing virtual office But wh.it was amazing