The NextWorld Series

When the sequel to a popular title is released to the public for a special beta test, a group of players eagerly log in to try out the new experience. What seems like harmless violence quickly turns all too consequential when the players realize the game's biggest error: They can't log out. Forced to battle their way through an endless army of monsters programmed to kill their avatars, the players must fight against the clock and find a way out of the game before the real world catches up to them.

My Opinion: A good trapped in a game novel. The main character groups up with other Beta players to get to the one place where it might be possible to log out of this out of control VR world. This adds a sense of tension I liked. I also enjoyed the variety of powers and abilities characters are able to use and upgrade including magic, mechs, and guns.

Score: 7 out of 10

Level Zero (The NextWorld Series Book 1)

Spawn Point (The NextWorld Series) (Volume 2)

End Code (The NextWorld Series Book 3)