Cloud Zombie's Bookshelf - 2017 Dystopia Reading Challenge - Grid Seekers By Logan Byrne

Grid Seekers By Logan Byrne
In a dystopian future, WorldNet, a semi-autonomous evolved form of the Internet, controls daily life. WorldNet allows people to plug themselves in, transporting their minds and sensory organs into what citizens call the grid while their physical bodies stay put. Inside WorldNet they can shop, bank, dine, travel, and do everything they can do in the real world, and although WorldNet itself is free, there’s a cost for doing business.
Any citizen aged sixteen to sixty who accesses WorldNet during the year is entered into a lottery. Twenty-four people, four from each of six megacities, are randomly chosen to compete in an annual televised competition in which they’re plugged in and forced to search for one of two hidden talismans. If they fail to find one of the talismans, or if they die in the process, they’re sentenced to three years of hard labor. But if they win, they’re granted one wish, any wish, that could completely change their lives—or the world. - Goodreads
I really wanted to like this book but I honestly had a hard time reading it because it was so slow. I put it down for a long while because I just wanted to read something with some personality, I honestly feel bad for not liking it as much as I wanted to.
This book does have some merit to it and I enjoyed the last part of the book once they had gotten into the 'Grid'.

The Hunger Games mixed with the Matrix.
Such a good idea, a really epic idea but sadly falls flat on it's face.
Grid Seekers is a Hunger Games Wannabe with additions of originality but could have done with an additional draft.

Thank you for reading!