Review: Username Regenerated (Joe Sugg)

20161004_144721Title: Username: Regenerated

Author: Joe Sugg

Publisher: Hodder

Release: Out now!

Genre: Graphic novel, sci-fi

Which animal is similar to this book? This book is equally as beautiful as the first one, so I could just pick another pretty animal and use the same reasons, but actually the second in the Username series is a lot more emotional than the first and so I decided that this time, an elephant fits it better. Elephants are extremely sensitive creatures and are very easily (and very visibly) upset. They will mourn a death in their group for a very long time, they can cry, they will revisit areas deaths occurred in and are also very defensive/protective of their families. They have been known to defend their children until death, but mostly if the other elephants are involved, the attackers will flee. Obviously, I’m not going to give spoilers, but this plot had a lot more feelings and emotional twists in it, so I would compare it to an elephant.

The blurb says: Evie is safe at home, but her heart remains in E.scape, the virtuaal world her father created for her. She’s desperate to return but the app that transports her has corrupted in the great reboot. When besotted geek, Lionel, offers to help, he doesn’t just restore the gateway as she had planned, he opens up a series of revelations that calls into question everything Evie treasures. With a momentous discovery to be unearthed in the virtual realm, and an E.scape fugitive on the loose in reality, can our sidelined schoolgirl save not one world, but two?

Well, Joe Sugg did it again! *slow clapping* I love it, it took me about two days to read and I didn’t want it to end. The characters were developed well and I loved the little flashback at the start which gives insight to Evie’s parents’ lives before the first book is set.

The story follows Evie in the aftermath of the reboot of E.scape in the last book, and is set around her prom night. It involves popular characters from before; Lionel, Unity, Mallory and Jaspar are there, of course. But it also introduces some new characters which it’s hard not to love instantly. I also love how funny and sarcastic a lot of the dialogue is, because it just sounds a lot like things Joe would say in his videos.

My favourite thing about the two books in this series is how fun they are to read. it’s very quick-paced, it’s a good story with emotional points but still manages to be funny and I can hear all the characters’ voices differently when I read it, because all their voices are separate and individual.20160804_163103

I actually prefer this book to Username: Evie, but I gave that 10 out of 10, so they have got to be the same! 10 out of 10 paw prints to you again, Username series!


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