October 1, 2018

The Chaos of Now by Erin Jade Lange

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I was not expecting to enjoy this book as much as I did. The Chaos of Now by Erin Jade Lange is a YA contemporary that follows Eli, a high school student obsessed with computers and coding. The book starts one year after one of Eli's classmates, Jordan Bishop, committed suicide by lighting himself on fire in the middle of the cafeteria, with bullying as the cause. There is definitely a trigger warning on this book for bullying and suicide.

Eli himself is a victim of bulling, having most recently been beaten up in the bathroom. But immediately following his beating, Eli is left a code in a computer language very few can understand. The code leads him to some new friends and a slot in a team for a major coding competition. But when the team's competition project turns into a vehicle for revenge on Jordan's death, Eli isn't sure he wants to stay a part of it, especially when his own secrets are at stake.

I really enjoyed this read! I liked all of the characters, and thought the plot was fast paced and engaging. This was definitely focused on the harm that bullying can do, but had a great techie aspect to it as well. I did think that some parts were a little bit unrealistic, both some actions and some repercussions. I absolutely appreciated that the love interest was not at all the center of this story.

Fans of books like Warcross, and those interested in computers, technology, and coding, would definitely enjoy this read!

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

Thanks so much to Bloomsbury for an advanced copy of this read! The Chaos of Now by Erin Jade Lange is out TOMORROW, Oct. 2nd, so be sure to pick up a copy!

12 comments:

entertainingly nerdy said...

I actually really like the sound of this book. I'll have to put it in my TBR pile. I'm glad you ended up liking it!

Bookworms Corner said...

I really like the sound of this book.

jenn G said...

Sounds promising,.

Kristine said...

Great review! I am always looking for a good YA book, and this sounds like it's worth the time. Adding it to the TBR list!

Karina Charlene Miranda said...

I never heard of this before nor saw this cover but I immediately know I have to add this on my tbr. Glad you liked this. Great review!

DJ Sakata said...

Nicely done, I've not heard of this one before.

Nikki @ Saturday Nite Reader said...

This sounds intriguing. I wouldn't have picked it up, but since you given it 4 stars I need to reconsider. Great review!

Jo Linsdell said...

This sounds good. Might have to check it out.

Shahenda said...

Waaaaaaow. Gonna read it.

Amanda McGill said...

Great review! Glad you enjoyed it!

Whispering Stories said...

Great review. I'm really not sure the book is for me though.

Shelleen said...

This books sounds interesting.