Top positive review
Blew us away!
Reviewed in the United States on September 29, 2020
My almost 8-year-old loves the Trapped in a Video Game series and was literally counting down the days until this new book came out. I have a lot of nostalgia for the original Choose Your Own Adventure books from the 80s, so I was looking forward to reading this with him.
I’m happy to say that this story blew away our already high expectations! This is absolutely the most fun and inventive choose your own adventure I’ve ever seen. It’s just full of twists and surprises. When you enter the game, for example, there’s an optical illusion that looks like the page is vibrating to let you know the “technology is working.” There’s a section where the villain asks you as the reader a series of question and does a mind reading magic trick right there on the page. It’s even got secret message that unlocks a 20-page online story.
Just like the Trapped series, there were several parts that had us both laughing out loud. There’s also lots of action and suspense that’s all age-appropriate. Something new that this book adds is logic puzzles, which was interesting. I loved watching my son get excited about the puzzles because he felt like he was playing a video game.
If your kids loved the Trapped in a Video Game series, they will adore this one. Even if they haven’t read that one, this is a good place to start since it’s really a spin-off rather than a sequel. Can’t wait for book 2!