I feel like Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi is a little bit more my style than a lot of novels I’ve been featuring on this list lately. I really do like science fiction and I tend to rate it higher than just about anything else. I don’t gravitate toward it the way I do fantasy, though. Thus I’m interested enough to add this to my TBR but not incredibly eager to read it. Even so, Girl Gone Viral sounds like a rather fascinating story. I’m not overly interested in the murder aspect, but the hacking sounds cool. I wish there was a little bit more detail about it, though.
For seventeen-year-old Opal Hopper, code is magic. She builds entire worlds from scratch: Mars craters, shimmering lakes, any virtual experience her heart desires.
But she can’t code her dad back into her life. When he disappeared after her tenth birthday, leaving only a cryptic note, Opal tried desperately to find him. And when he never turned up, she enrolled at a boarding school for technical prodigies and tried to forget.
Until now. Because WAVE, the world’s biggest virtual reality platform, has announced a contest where the winner gets to meet its billionaire founder. The same billionaire who worked closely with Opal’s dad. The one she always believed might know where he went. The one who maybe even murdered him.
What begins as a small data hack to win the contest spirals out of control when Opal goes viral, digging her deeper into a hole of lies, hacks, and manipulation. How far will Opal go for the answers–or is it the attention–she’s wanted for years?
What are your thoughts on Girl Gone Viral? Is this a book you feel like you’d be interested in reading? Has it been on your TBR? Have you read it already? How do you feel about the missing father aspect? Let me know your answers in the comments! And happy reading, everyone!