The Guardians are against control by any individual. Jonah gets mixed up in the conflict. Along with Sam Samantha a teenage girl, he escapes pursuit by the Millenials who killed his mother, and he suspects, killed his father, by joining with a group of Guardians. They want to seize the four bases from which the virtual world is generated and controlled. These are currently in the hands of four dysfunctional nations. There are enough plot twists to make it difficult to figure out who the real villains are. One thing I found amusing was the description of all the different terrorist and eco-terrorist groups, each believing it was the only one in the right.
This initial volume ends with the battle and recovery of the base in Australia and loads of problems still ahead. The world-building is an important part of the plot. One interesting feature of the Metasphere is where an individual can upload their consciousness, die in the real world, and continue to exist on a tropical island in the virtual world. Action-packed adventure with young teenage heroes in an interesting and imaginative setting. See more Sellers 4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway book The Three Musketeers Classics Illustrated.
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Now that's out of the way I can get on with my review. I have no idea ho I want to say this first, I am in love with this cover. I have no idea how MetaWars passed me by on its publication, and the following publications of the next two books in the series, I have now rectified this problem and I am awaiting the delivery of book two and three to my house.
The minute I picked up MetaWars I was hooked, I was immediatley drawn into the action in the middle of a race and a bombing so there's no quiet introduction but this is what made the book stand out, it grabbed hold and I had to keep reading, I had to know what was going to happen next. As I got the end of the first few chapters MetaWars reminded me of a few books I had previously read, with a similar type of future Earth, and just like them I devoured every page of MetaWars. I hung on every single word I read. The synopsis of MetaWars does not do it justice, yes there is futuristic fighting, and downloading other avatars which is very illegal and can get you banned from the Metasphere and wars fought on both sides of the Earth, normal and virtual.
There are so many layers to MetaWars , but while there is a lot going on, it doesn't feel overwhelming at all, and each tiny speck of detail only adds to the book. I loved the descriptions of not only the world, but also the characters and the avatars, it actually feels like you can shut your eyes and picture this game, this world, playing right in front of you. I fell head first into the world Jeff has created and I reluctantly put the book down when I had reached the end. If my book hadn't been signed I would have lent it out to my brother, instead he will just have to hear from me how much I enjoyed MetaWars.
Jul 22, Katja Weinert rated it liked it. The focus of MetaWars is the battle between the Millenials and Guardians for control of the Metasphere - in both the virtual and the real world. The Metasphere is a strange online world in which people are represented by their avatars. These are normally shapes or animal forms. Even news presenters are shown through their virtual representations on TV screens in the real world.
So that current affairs are narrated by say, a flamingo or elephant.follow
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Sounds crazy, but with the amount of time we all The focus of MetaWars is the battle between the Millenials and Guardians for control of the Metasphere - in both the virtual and the real world. Sounds crazy, but with the amount of time we all spend on computers and social networking it's not difficult to imagine a future in which people log on for hours and in some cases days, to live lives that seem to them to be more vibrant than anything reality can offer. In Jonah's real world human greed, and environmental pollution have caused catastrophic events - oceans have flooded out islands and shrunken continents.
He loves the Metasphere, but his mother's wariness of the Metasphere is the first signal that as with anything virtual - things are rarely what they seem. MetaWars is action packed adventure, that sends the reader racing across the globe. Wherever Jonah is there's only one thing missing Jonah is a younger teen hero than I usually read about, but that didn't stop me from enjoying the plot.
Jonah starts out lacking in confidence, and his uncertainty is highlighted by the self-assuredness of Sam; a kickass girl who thinks of danger as the norm and knows exactly which side she's on.
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Overall, Metawars is thought-provoking without being preachy, it's bang up to date with all the issues that young adults face - and will face in the future as adults - and it's action packed. I love books where I can truly connect with the character, so I would have liked for Jonah to have a moment or two to contemplate some of the changes in his life. Mar 13, Infinite Scythe rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I actually really liked it. Didn't know it was aimed at a younger audience but I can see how it could be.
Plot developed nicely. A lot of action but not a lot of casualties which is why I guess it's for The concept of something like the Metasphere I've seen before but this one's not bad. Some of the thought processes like how Jonah got uploaded again was pretty good. Same with how he dies and doesn't die and dies and doesn't die. It'll be cool to see how the other 3 corners fare with the C I actually really liked it. It'll be cool to see how the other 3 corners fare with the Chang Bridge.
I would've liked more background info. Meta dollars worth? How do you get? Just in general more information to make it seem more detailed. Oct 07, Catherine rated it it was ok. I really wanted to like this book. It had an interesting premise - set in the future, when the norm is to literally plug oneself into the Meta World like the internet only better , which is a lot better for many than the real world. However for some reason, and I can't say why as it should have ticked all the boxes for me, I just couldn't get into it.
It was a bit difficult to understand at first, and I also found it difficult to like any of the characters much. Overall it was okay, but maybe I j I really wanted to like this book. Overall it was okay, but maybe I just wasn't in the mood. Jun 12, Mrs Shuttleworth added it Shelves: book-award , summer-reading.
Jan 25, Tara rated it it was ok. I didn't particularly like it but I can see how people would. Jul 24, Kristina rated it liked it Shelves: adventure , conspiracy , cyberpunk , dystopia , young-adult. Sep 03, 18leem1 added it. It was interesting and exciting which talks about a ordinary boy which get puzzled by a virtual war which effects real life. Mar 26, Jack rated it did not like it Shelves: losers. The book that was boring to read, dull and cheap story lines! Sep 17, Jordan added it. This book was really interesting with a great plot. Jan 27, Jean rated it it was ok. I think the idea was really creative; two worlds side by side, but for some reason it didn't really catch my attention; it wasn't a page turner.
Aug 09, Lisa Webber rated it liked it. The book is squarely aimed at gamers but the characters grew on me and I would like to find out what happens next.
Aug 07, Steph Sutherland rated it liked it. Apr 17, Tushar Prasad rated it really liked it. A decent and enjoyable read. Jan 23, Rachel Towns rated it liked it. Interesting ideas, good fast movie plot with lots of action. Found it hard to connect to or care about the main characters as much as I believe I was meant to.
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Adam Bravery rated it it was amazing Mar 18, Sci-fi novel in the near future about two groups in cyberspace fighting each other, I think one of them is called the Millenniums and the other is called the Guardians. Readers also enjoyed. Videos About This Book. More videos Science Fiction. Young Adult. About Jeff Norton. Jeff Norton. Jeff is the author of the award-winning MetaWars series for young adult readers and 'Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie' for middle-grade readers. Before writing full-time, Jeff managed the Enid Blyton literary estate. Jeff moved Jeff is the author of the award-winning MetaWars series for young adult readers and 'Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie' for middle-grade readers.
Jeff moved to London from Los Angeles where he'd developed and produced the critically acclaimed interactive movie Choose Your Own Adventure, based on the best-selling books. Other books in the series. MetaWars 4 books. Books by Jeff Norton.