Julia Durango lives in Ottawa, Illinois, with her two teenage sons. She first fell in love with video games when she bought a Nintendo 64 for her oldest son, Kyle, on the birth of his baby brother, Ryan. Many hours of game play and several game systems later, both boys have long surpassed Julia in video-gaming prowess, though she still clings to a time when Kyle would beg her to beat the bosses for him in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Ryan envied her super-posh village in Animal Crossing.
"An entertaining adventure that is sure to find fans, especially
among gamers."--School Library Journal
"First-time YA novelist Durango has a winner here, especially since the technological world building is as engrossing as the novel's game system. Readers will be pulled in and race to the adventurous finish along with Nixy and friends."--Booklist
"A spicy romance set in an intriguing virtual world... even non-gamers will likely find plenty to appreciate."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"A fast-paced techno-thriller."--Kirkus Reviews