In her next life, Janine realizes she must no longer skip the step of saying goodbye to her foster father. My 13yr old son loved it as well. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. As someone who has played various versions of Zelda for hours on end Ocarina of Time, anyone? Which is a darn shame, because unless she can get the magic ring, locate the stolen treasure, answer the dwarf’s dumb riddles, impress the head-chopping statue, charm the army of ghosts, fend off the barbarians, and defeat the man-eating dragon, In the virtual reality game Heir Apparent, there are way too many ways to get killed–and Giannine seems to be finding them all. It doesn’t have the most original premise– getting stuck in a high stakes virtual reality game –but Giannine’s narrative voice makes it special. This book was well written and easy to listen too. She learns that Cynric gave the stolen crown which grants the wearer a temporary Midas Touch to a dragon that terrorized the land many years earlier.

Did the narration match the pace of the story? The story is creative and filled with humor. The protagonist is fifteen, but if anything I’d say this book is targeted at twelve- or thirteen-year-olds, following the classic “make the protagonist older than the audience” formula of middle-grade fiction. Vande Velde artfully describes the gameplay so that readers won’t get bored. The frame of this frame story was pretty weak, and didn’t seem to connect well, motif-wise. Want to Read saving…. She later wrote a third book about this company, Deadly Pink.

Heir Apparent (Rasmussem Corporation, #2) by Vivian Vande Velde

A fun read, Heir Apparent zpparent a story about a near-future girl stuck in a VR game resulting from a terrorist attack with only a little time to win the game before her nervous system collapses from prolonged exposure to the VR stimuli.

Even now, at the geriatric old age of 24, I still absolutely adore this story. To stay alive in the game so that she can stay alive in the real world. She needed to do everything possible to keep her from dying, and to get to her goal.

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When I read the dedication “This book is dedicated with affection for, but no patience with, those who would protect our children through humorless moralizing and paranoia about fantasy.

The flexible nature of the vnde really makes this into a great ‘what if’ scenario and adds greater depth to the political intrigue involved.

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The unconscious mental comparison between Westerfeld’s book and this one may be skewing my opinion of it. She says that she really likes to write for children. As a fantasy novelist, this campaign felt both relevant and genuine coming from VVV. Most Helpful Most Recent.

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As she goes through the game again, she is on a constant lookout for the ring. You can find this review and more on my blog Miss Print Also reminded me of Killobyte by Piers Anthony. In a way, apparnt uses the game space to try out new solutions to adolescent problems: I don’t want them to be desensitized to something that they naturally turn their faces away from.

Rather, she just stated that girls can also like games, so let’s get on with the awesome adventures, shall we? I found Heir Apparent rep I’m embarrassed to say that I tried this book. While I have no objection to the reading of scriptures, it is my belief that shouting thee’s and thou’s from a picket line is in strong opposition to the way religious texts were intended to be read.

I love watching her actions effect the world around her. Which is a darn shame, because unless she can get the magic ring, locate the stolen treasure, answer the dwarf’s dumb riddles, impress the head-chopping statue, charm the army of ghosts, fend off the barbarians, and defeat the man-eating dragon, In the virtual reality game Heir Apparent, there are way too many ways to get killed–and Giannine seems to be finding them all.

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Giannine was a likeable lead and there were some very humorous moments. The same girl appeared as a secondary character in User UnfriendlyVande Velde’s earlier book about a game from the same fictional company, Rasmussem, Inc.

But honesty i found myself liking Wulfgar more that Kenric, which is a bit surprising because i like the “Kenric” type more when it comes to these books, but Wulfgar over all it was a good book.

So jaded, that one. May 27, Trish rated it really liked it.

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Very Good, Vlvian Listening to Kept me listening nearly non-stop until the end. Jenna Ahlman Just read Heir Apparent. Unfortunately, at this point Mivie far enough removed from teenagerhood that this only makes me sigh and grit my teeth. Apr 04, Melissa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Constructing Adolescence in Fantastic Realism [1]pp. Get it free with day trial. The story gets into gear when the narrator, Giannine, enters a full-immersion virtual reality game by the same name as the title of the book to compete to rule a kingdom.

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She chooses a game where they completely put you and make you feel l The book Heir Apparent, by Vaande Vande Velde, is about a girl named Giannine Bellisario who gets sucked into the video game Heir Apparent. In the game, called ‘Heir Apparent,’ our protagonist Giannine for once just a child of divorced parents, rather than an orphan becomes the bastard Princess Janine, who has been raised in secrecy by shepherds a minor irritation here: My parents took me to R-rated movies growing up, and I became desensitized to the embarrassment of watching people suck face on screen.

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