Log Off by Virginia Henderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
One thing I love about Virginia Henderson’s books are the creativity of her plots. She takes normal, everyday occurrences (like logging on and off of a computer) and builds interesting, exciting books off of that! Log Off is the perfect example of that, and I loved seeing how the plot worked out!
I really enjoyed the three main different POVs in this book. Instead of having just two love interests, this book had two best friends and a slightly sketchy other character’s point of view. I enjoyed seeing Nicole and Jessica’s interactions with each other, and they acted just like any normal college kids. I think it can be very effective when the characters in the book are just normal people who are shoved into not-so-ordinary experiences. Mark was a mystery for a quite a while, and I didn’t know what to make of him. However, by the end of the book, I’d come around to liking him. There wasn’t much romance in this plot, but the tiny bit of a relationship took a twist I hadn’t been expecting, which was great!
The plot was full of action and so many twists and turns. I didn’t know what to expect. The plot definitely moved quickly, making this a fast read. I had to see what happened! One tiny thing that was a little bothersome was the confusion between Zek, Zak, and Zok. At first, their names were a little bit too similar, but by the end of the book, I was more used to seeing their names and had learned to differentiate them. That’s just a case of tired reader, and they did seem like the perfect villains with their matching fake names. And wow, talk about some bad dudes. I wouldn’t want to get on their wrong sides.
Throughout the book, I enjoyed seeing Jessica, Mark, and Nicole grow closer through their harrowing experiences. Though there wasn’t much overt Christian content, there was definitely a theme of thankfulness, second chances, and loyalty to one’s friends. This book was also very clean, which was great! Overall, Log Off was an exciting read, and I’m looking forward to finishing the series.
Many thanks to the author for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
Originally from Ohio, I now reside in Texas with my folks and little sister. I’m a born again Christian and I want to give all the glory to God.
I love writing (obviously). I tend to lean toward suspense, thrillers, the occasional wholesome Christmas story and “what if” scenarios. Such as what if you were to check out a library book and someone unknowingly left a document in the pages that contained life-altering secrets concerning the government. That sort of thing.
Aside from writing, I’m always reading. I love the classics, historical fiction, fantasy, adventures, fairy-tale retellings, suspense, and any and all things Newsie related.
I very much enjoy plays and musicals, embroidery, road trip adventures with the fam, retro arcade games, and board games. I’m also very interested in weaponry (archery, swordsmanship, etc).