July 2014 by Crown Publishing
"Zack Lightman is daydreaming through another dull math class when the high-tech dropship lands in his school's courtyard-and when the men in the dark suits and sunglasses leap out of the ship and start calling his name, he's sure he's still dreaming.
But the dream is all too real; the people of Earth need him. As Zack soon discovers, the videogame he's been playing obsessively for years isn't just a game; it's part of a massive, top-secret government training program, designed to teach gamers the skills they'll need to defend Earth from a possible alien invasion. And now…that invasion is coming.
As he and his companions prepare to enter their ships and do battle, Zack learns that the father he thought was dead is actually a key player in this secret war. And together with his father, he'll uncover the truth about the alien threat, race to prevent a genocide, and discover a mysterious third player in the interplanetary chess game he's been thrown into."
Me, after finding out that Ernest Cline was writing another book.
But really, Ready Player One was one of my top reads of 2013 - and the year isn't even over yet. I fell in love with the universe that Cline created, his characters, and his writing style. He's a really great writer and appeals to my inner nerd because, well, he writes about video games. What's not to love? When my friends told me that he was writing another book, I didn't ask any questions or even read the synopsis - Armada went straight to my wishlist and I cannot wait for it to come out.
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