Nansi Kunze is now my number one writer to watch In Dangerously Placed she demonstrates er brilliant way with words and a remarkable talent for an original storyKunze s style is snappy The Warehouse her dialogue smart ander characters fun to read The protagonist Alex Thaler like Kunze s other protagonist in My Darling Kate her previous novel Mishaps is a great mixture of vulnerability self doubtumility contrasted with dry sarcasm
and self confidence Kunze may be a grown adult with Priska, or, The Story of a Finnish Girl her teen years behinder but she writes modern self confidence Kunze may be a grown adult with A Secret History of Witches her teen years well behinder but she writes modern very very wellHer settings are detailed and believable even with the Unspoken Bonds heavy urban sci fi element The plot is complex but not so much that you need a degree to follow it perfect for the YA market Kunze s writing for but also a joy for any adult who picks it upI m really looking forward to from Nansi Kunze Five stars An Aussie YA sci fi murder mystery What s not to likeReview to come Dangerously Placed was uite a thrill ride I was blown away byow developed and realistic Nansi s virtual reality technologies were They were extremely well thought out So much that I could definitely see us using similar technologies in the future I also enjoyed ow the book was physically broken up Each chapter takes place over one day This made it easy to keep track of ow time progressed Sometimes for me it is easy to lose track of Cultivating an Unshakable Character how much timeas passed in n Dangerously Placed is a fabulous fast paced thriller filled with misdirection danger a little romance a mind blowingly cool virtual reality system and a murder mystery that is guaranteed to keep you guessingIn the course of Alex s investigation into finding the murderer she also discovers a conspiracy to bring down the company and that she Divergent has a stalker This may sound over the top but it s not The plot works well and Alex ander friends are extremely likeable The virtual reality workspace is something that Blubber Island hasn t been done before in YA fiction and I found the concept really interesting It was really uite mind blowing and I would love to know if there is actually technology like this around at the momentI wasonestly completely surprised as to who the murderer was I spent the whole book trying to guess and I never saw it coming I really enjoyed this as a lot of books can be so predictable I really Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man hope YA continues to see teen detective stories in the future It is a genre that is lacking on YA shelves but one that many people love Review on Burn Brightcom Review orginally posted at read Nansi s first book Mishaps way back when I was about thirteen or fourteen which I adored though I probably wouldave never After the Flood heard of Dangerously Placed without miraculously meetinger at Supanova a much smaller Comic Con Tướng về hưu here in Australia last year It was amazing to meeter getting my book signed and getting a couple of pictures with Hollywood Kryptonite: The Bulldog, the Lady, and the Death of Superman her were great but the best thing was definitely learning about and buying this bookEven though it took me just under a year to actually get around to this book the moment I started it I knew that I would love it and so I did I loved the main character Alex from the start and each ofer crazy friends The romantic storyline was also really amazing in this book it didn t distract from the wicked plot of the book and it wasn t unrealistic. This work experience is going to be killerAlex Thaler can’t wait to start er dream work experience placement at Virk where staff from all over the world mingle in an astonishing virtual office But wh. .
Or completely obvious from the very startHowever as much as I did love the characters and the romance my favourite thing about this book was definitely the world in which it was based It s set in Australia a definitely plus for me but it also ad the cyberspace world of Simulcorp Alex s job placement It is really clear when you read it that Nansi put a lot "Of Work Into The Creation And Detail Of This Super "work into the creation and detail of this super blowing completely virtual world For me this made the book even wonderful and excitingDangerously Placed varies from the usual sort of YA books that you might ave on your bookshelf it s a contemporary but it also Bossa Novas, Bikinis, and Bad Ends has aspects of mystery science fiction and thriller which keeps you on the edge of your seat for the whole time Definitely a worth while read Reality is individual We allave different tools with which to perceive itThe Aussies A Brief History Of The Cold War have done it again Aussie author Nansi Kunzeas created a thrilling virtual world within one thriller of a bookI don t know what it is about virtual reality that gets my motor running The world of gaming calls to me like a bird feeder calls to a suirrel Then it spins me round and round until I m too dizzy to walk straight and all I can think about is Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie how long until I canop back onYou ve Field of Fire heard of the Holodeck right If not do yourself a favor and go watch some Star Trek The Next Generation It alsoas a nice piece of android named Data RawrThe key technology featured in this book is basically the predecessor to something like The Holodeck or The Matrix The tech is also close to what could potentially be achieved in our lifetimes making it all the intriguing The Rundown Dangerously Placed centers around a young girl named Alex who is beginning Loving The Villain her work experience at a company called Simulcorp But this isn t your everyday paper pushing office It s all virtual Using something called a Virk suit in a specially designed Virk Room people from all over the world can sign in and meet up in a virtual work environmentThings are going well until dun dun dun someone gets murdered Of course in true young adult style our main character taskserself with discovering the identity of the killer It s an especially important task considering she is one the main suspects The World building and Pacing When
I first started it reminded me of a cartoonish cross between Nancy Drew and The Matrix I don t know first started it reminded me of a cartoonish cross between Nancy Drew and The Matrix I don t know but I imagined this book in CGI It would make an amazing Pixar film but it would of course need a much cheesier name Something like The VirkualsI give this an A for concept and I am a concept kind of girl In fact if the book No Man Can A-Hinder Me: A Message of Defiance from My Plantation Mothers and Fathers has a stellar premise involving speculative fiction I am usually a prettyappy campy camper Of course characterization is important as well and I uite enjoyed the characters in Dangerously Placed in spite of
THEIR DISNEY CHANNEL ORIGINAL TENDENCIES WHICHDisney Channel Original tendencies which cheeseball monster inside of me Candy happens to love Though the science may notave been perfect it was the most believable young adult sci fi I Man's Search for Meaning have read in uite some timeIt was fast and thrilling with aint of scandal It ad about as many twists as an episode of Lost but without the side character eating smoke monster There may or may not be a dragon thoughThe evolution of the romantic storyline was unfores. En an employee is found murdered the dream becomes a nightmare – because Alex is the prime suspect Fortunately Alex’s friends are willing to brave shark tanks disgusting pathology specimens and even. ,
Een and unexpected as well as very very welcome You aren t bombarded "with instalove right from the beginning which is a rare find in the " instalove right from the beginning which is a rare find in the YA market The relationship developed sincerely and unfolded realistically or as realistically as possible considering the preposterous situation these teens find themselves in The Verdict I m giving this one igh marks for keeping me thoroughly involved and addicted throughout It reads a bit younger than I typically gravitate toward although I think this could open it up to a wider audience It was entertaining none the lessNansi is a fresh science fiction voice in the world of YA I will definitely be on the lookout for titles from Musketeers her She also agreed to do a guest post for STRANGEMORE Alexandra Thaler goes for work experience at Simulcorp a company that makes Virtal Reality While ALex is thereer boss is murdered and the police make Alex the prime suspect Along with The Weaver's Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom her friends Alex must find the killer to clearer name and before she becomes the next victim A brilliant story line involving mystery and just a touch of romance makes this book another great read from an up coming author Well done Nansi Kunze For details feel free to inbox me Alex Thaler is your average teen Ok maybe a bit above average for she was placed in one of the most prestigious work placements a teen could get Simulcorp Alex will spend The Second William Penn A true account of incidents that happened along the old Santa Fe Trail her week using the most advanced technology and working in a completely virtual environment However with great technology comes great trouble Iner excitement to present er project idea Alex stumbles across the body of er boss laying dead in the virtual environment and she s the main suspect The story then follows Alex and Immortal Born her friends as she tries to solve the murder proveer innocence and figure out just who that guy that s following The Government of Urban Planning in Pre-Reform China her really is Dangerously Placed takes you on an adventure through an environment we allope to work in one day a virtual one Basically anything you imagine can I AM happen including chairs made of water and floors carpeted with grass even a dragon as a pet If you can program it you canave it In ord This was such a fun story I ave always found the idea of virtual worlds to be pretty fascinating so a story where everyday people get to go to work in a spectacular virtual enviroment was right up my alley The
world that Nansi Kunze as created within Virk is dripping with imagination and really pulls you in asthat Nansi Kunze Witch Swindled in Westerham has created within Virk is dripping with imagination and really pulls you in as puts oner suit in order to Crossroads have a realistic experience in the environment right through toer last day on the jobI also really enjoyed the supporting characters Alex s group of real world friends They Twisted Threads have a really believable group dynamic and truly acted like the teenagers they are I also loved that the romantic interest storyline wasn t blatantly obvious right from the get go I won t give it away but tell you that it at least kept me guessingOne thing I maybead a bit of trouble with was that it never really felt like the main character Alex was in any real danger of being accused of murder For so many reasons this was the most realistic route to take but it did kind of take away from the feeling of Alex actually Mona Loves Monsters 2, Werewolf Sex Curse having anything to loseA fun mystery story for the technological age and definitely a recommended rea. A nude beach in order to clearer name Can a The Seventh Mother hippy chick a goth girl in a lab coat and two guys with a taste for blowing things up reallyelp solve the mystery – before Alex becomes the next victim.