Caytlyn Brooke
ISBN Numbers:
Hardcover:  978-1-946848-58-1
Softcover:   978-1-947727-53-3
Ebook:         978-1-947727-54-0
LCCN: 2017945383

Page Count: 336
Release Date: 7/13/2018
Fiction | Science Fiction
Book Information
Wired by Caytlyn Brooke
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Technology is the new drug

When Maggie Stone straps on the Vertix H2, an innovative device that creates a social media and online experience unlike anything she’s ever known, she quickly becomes a fan.

Able to control virtual reality with her mind, the rush is intoxicating. But soon the device begins to take over her life. Immersed in a colorful and explosive world of technology, she finds it impossible to disconnect. As her addiction grows, Maggie’s world spirals out of control, endangering and pushing away reality.

Can she kick the social addiction, or will the thrill of the connection pull her under?
"In WIRED, a frighteningly believable story set in the not-too-distant future, technology has achieved its darkest promise, replacing human interactions and genuine experiences with virtual reality. Author Caytlyn Brooke has captured the devastating effects of addiction in a fast-paced, imaginative, and compelling story. WIRED is a scary story about the dangers of addiction, delivering a powerful lesson without feeling didactic. It is a great book…"
— Foreword Magazine
"A masterful tale about how easily addiction can take over even the most successful life and destroy it… Ms. Brooke has created a world that is so realistic in its complexity and the character’s motivations, readers will find themselves reconsidering their own social media use. The path from first use to full addict is very realistic in terms of many types of real addictions. The pace, description, and details such as the foreshadowing is so well done readers will not be able to put this book down or forget this story anytime soon."
— InD'Tale Magazine
"Wow. This book was really well done. Terrific story about a near future, examining whether we're controlling technology, or it's controlling us."
— LibraryThing Early Reviewers
"With a plot line that could be torn from tomorrow's newspaper headlines, Wired by Caytlyn Brooke deftly explores in a fictional format what advances in virtual reality technology could well make real as a social and health problem in another decade or so. An original and riveting read from cover to cover, "Wired" is unreservedly recommended…"
— Midwest Book Review
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"…a powerful story that resonates with brutal honesty of tech addictions experienced by so many people today; this book has a powerful message that speaks volumes…"
— Literary Classics
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Book Information & Awards
Winner: 2 Gold Medals,
New Adult Science Fiction & New Adult Fantasy 2018
Literary Classics Book Awards
First Place
Science Fiction/Fantasy 2018
Royal Dragonfly Book Awards
"…a very powerful read. It gives you a very raw look at addiction, not sugar coating it… This book will make you think."
— Lotus Reviews
"…a well written and imaginative book that [kept] me flipping pages as fast as I possibly could."
— Laurie Beemer, NetGalley Reviewer
"I really loved this book… In my opinion, it really hit the nail on the head as this book dived into the sort of technology that is around us in today's society. It was definitely a page-turning book…"
— Rebecca Clinite, NetGalley Reviewer & Educator
"I was an emotional wreck by the last page of this book. This was a terrifying look at how easily we can get sucked in and escape from reality. The author doesn’t shy away from addiction and the side effects and that is what made this book a page turner for me."
— Kathleen Thompson, NetGalley & Goodreads Reviewer
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"Brooke writes with a fierce sensually that jumps off the page. Wired reminds me of a book version of Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem For A Dream with more than a touch of Stephen King. Quite a breakthrough. It’s what I hoped Ready Player One would be."
— John Darryl Winston, author of the IA series
"The author weaves a web of tech and dependency that pulls at the heart strings. Then plucks them harder as Maggie's connection to the tech grows, leading to real world problems."
— K.F. Whatley, author of Making Corrections
"…an exhilarating read that had me hooked from page one. I Highly recommend…"
— The Reading Nook