Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Username: Evie - Book Review


Started: Dec 28, 2015 | Finished: Dec 28, 2015

Username: Evie by Joe Sugg
Published by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd on Nov 24, 2015 (Canada)
Genre: Graphic Novel, fantasy
Pages: 192
Book Edition: Hardcover (signed) and Paperback
No. of times read: 1
Links: Goodreads

Synopsis: 
Like anyone who feels as though they just don't fit in, Evie dreams of a place of safety. When times are tough, all she wants is a chance to escape from reality and be herself.

Despite his failing health, Evie's father comes close to creating such a virtual idyll. Passing away before it's finished, he leaves her the key in the form of an app, and Evie finds herself transported to a world where the population is influenced by her personality. Everyone shines in her presence, until her devious cousin, Mallory, discovers the app... and the power to cause trouble in paradise.
Rating: 5/5

MyReview:  

This is the first graphic novel I've ever read, and I'm happy it was Joe's that I started with. As I have mentioned a few times on this blog, I'm a massive fan of Joe Sugg's! Like I said in my Addicted to YouTube: Part 1 post, Joe is my favourite YouTuber above everyone else. Joe's videos are the ones I turn to whenever I need a laugh, if I'm feeling down or just bored, I turned to his three channels because I know he'll put a smile on my face. So of course, I will support him in anything he's doing because he's done so much for me over the years that I've been subscribed to his channels.

This story is about a girl named Evie who is an outcast at her school. Her cousin, Mallory, being the main source of making her life miserable. When her dad dies, she turns to his computer and discovers a virtual world that he created just for her to escape reality. But when the world gets corrupted, it's up to Evie to save it and find her way home again.

I loved this story! It was great to read Evie go through a journey of self-discovery and self-worth. I loved the fantasy element of it as well. I just wish it was longer, and I hope there's a part 2 somehow. Another great thing about this graphic novel is that there was little Easter Eggs throughout the book that if you've been watching Joe's videos for a while, you will spot them easily.

I'm a very proud of Joe and this world his created in Username: Evie. It's an amazing story, and like I said, I'd love a part 2. Fun fact, this graphic novel broke world records when it was released. It is now the fastest selling Graphic Novel since records began. Well done, Joe!! Keep up the good work!

Another fun personal fact, I have two copies of this graphic novel, paperback and hardcover (signed). Something amazing happened when I first purchased the paperback edition; I posted on Instagram about it and Joe liked my post (something he'd done a week and half before when I posted about his DVD, Hit the Road. Caspar liked that post as well!!). Then, Joe announced he was putting a bulk order of signed copies on Amazon for a Christmas sale. So I cancelled my previous order of the Hardcover before it was shipped, and ordered a signed copy!! Now both editions to my copies have special things about them! Thanks Joe!!


Are you a fan of Joe Sugg's? What did you think of Username: Evie?

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