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Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) by P.A. Wikoff is a Sci-Fi Fantasy with adventure, action,drama,video gaming. It started out a bit slow and I had a hard time getting into but once it picked up I had a hard time putting it down. Seph isn’t a gamer but has been sentenced to a virtual correctional facility in which he’ll have to play one. Can he survive the game? Find out what happens next in this must read. I look forward to reading more from this Author.

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Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Katie Kearney

Gaming the System (Imprisoned Online, #1)Gaming the System by P.A. Wikoff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) P.A. Wikoff. While not in my normal wheelhouse of reading I did find this an interesting read. It’s got plenty of adventure and action. It’s a unique story and I liked how different it is to the story world. Characters are complex and well developed. Storyline had a way of drawing me in and I soon found myself not being able to put it down. It’s a well written storyline and I liked the pace. I was pleasantly surprised by the way I like it, not because the author did anything wrong just because it’s not something I’d normally pick up but I’m definitely glad I game it a try and think you should to. I’m giving this story a four star review and recommend it.

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Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Jenni Bishop

Gaming the System (Imprisoned Online, #1)Gaming the System by P.A. Wikoff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Imprisoned Online_ Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) by P.A. Wikoff is an original sci-fi fantasy story that is set in the future. The story is set in a world where virtual reality and video games are the norm for all and a way of life and not many venture outside. The story is intriguing and unique and is very vivid in descriptions of the writer which helps you better understand the world and the characters.

Seph seems to be the odd one out in that he plays games but they are not the be all end all that it is for the rest of the world. When he suddenly finds himself in cyber jail he has to pretty quickly learn how to play or his life could become forfeit. Navigating this new world is an adventure fraught with lots of drama and action, twists and danger.

If you like online gaming and even if you don’t you will love this book.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Erin Wolf

Gaming the System (Imprisoned Online, #1)Gaming the System by P.A. Wikoff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give Imprisoned Online_ Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) by P.A. Wikoff, 4 stars.

Seph lives in a world where virtual reality is the new reality. No one goes outside, preferring to stay plugged in. Why do things the hard way when it’s so easy to do it virtually? But Seph does not believe in this. He yearns for a time way before his lifetime where AI did not rule. One day, he is out doing things his way when everything goes horribly wrong. He is arrested, sentenced and imprisoned for much longer than he thinks he should be. The only way he can earn enough to pay his fine and to make the three years go faster is to plug into a game — something he has refused to do before. But the more he plays, the more he realizes there is so much more than what he ever expected. Will he be able to learn and become good enough? Will this possibly change the way he looks at life?

This is the second LitRPG book I have read and I quite enjoyed it. I liked how the author gave us a choice of starting the beginning to learn the back story, or jump ahead right into things in a further chapter. Seph is a great main character, refusing to just go along with what everyone else does. There are many who can relate to this. But he is also humble enough to quickly realize that he may not know everything when it comes to gaming. The story is fun and feels exactly like what it should be — a video game in book format.

If you are a fan of LitRPG, you will quite enjoy this book. If this genre is new to you but you enjoy video games, I recommend you read this and see what you think.

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Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Mirela Ruiz

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) by P.A. Wikoff was an out of this world read. I enjoyed the world and the ode to the digital hit me deep. I would give this book a four out of five. As a gamer I enjoyed the details and felt the story resonated. I would never want to be sent to this prison. Seph’s nostalgia was relatable and I loved reading his point of view. It was a completely new read for me.

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Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Heather Lovelace

Gaming the System (Imprisoned Online, #1)Gaming the System by P.A. Wikoff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wikoff certainly does transport the reader into a very interesting tale, as usual. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and found the premise to be fascinating. I knew from reading this author previously that there would be a great story and great detail provided. Thankfully I was not disappointed. Definitely recommended.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace
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Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Maura Harper

Gaming the System (Imprisoned Online, #1)Gaming the System by P.A. Wikoff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“…all the best treasure was hidden in the worst possible pain.”

Remember when 2020 was so far away that we had fantasies about getting info subliminally, clothes that could be changed instantly, and everything is run by AI (who prefer non-binary identies)? Well this story is what our fantasies of the future look like. (Except credit card magnetic stripes are still blown in and rubbed when they don’t work.)

This book is all of that and so much more. The first qtr of the story is the protagonist talking to himself which is how we “see” everything he is doing. The rest of the book is an enjoyable adventure.

This is a LITrpg story. LitRPG is a subgenre of science fiction and fantasy which describes the hero’s adventures within an online computer game. LitRPG books merge traditional book-style narration with elements of a gaming experience, describing various quests, achievements and other events typical of a video game. (Credit: litprg(dot)com)

I absolutely recommend this story.

Review by @mauraharper

 

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Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Kerry Baker

Gaming the System (Imprisoned Online, #1)Gaming the System by P.A. Wikoff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Imprisoned Online – Gaming the System by P.A. Wikoff is the first book in the LitPRG Adventure Book series. This book was well written and creative and that I loved reading.
I loved this authors take on a futuristic society based in online gaming. It was unique and believable and made for an interesting read. I enjoyed the story progression. It felt like the book moved at the perfect pace.
I did struggle at times with the main character however I found that after a while Seph did grow on me and I wanted to know what was going to happen.
Overall this was a great book and one I would recommend reading.

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Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Angela Hayes

Gaming the System (Imprisoned Online, #1)Gaming the System by P.A. Wikoff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Imprisoned Online is the first book in the Gaming the System series by P.A. Wikoff. It is a sci-fi, futuristic fantasy story- with adventure, video gaming, role-playing, action, drama, virtual reality, twists, group play- that also has a bit of a dystopian feel to it too. I have read and enjoyed some of Mr. Wikoff’s other books and enjoyed them- and this one seemed quite intriguing-with the whole online gaming and prison synopsis, so I really wanted to find out where the story would lead. It has a bit of a TRON vibe to it, but is definitely an original story with it’s own identity and unique flare.
There is plenty of action, danger, and drama as the story unfolds. Seph’s world is interesting and certainly felt very ‘real’. He isn’t like other members of his society; he hasn’t lost himself in the gaming world- but then finds himself in an online jail- where he will need to learn and adapt very quickly- if he is to have any chance to survive. Player vs player to earn the experience points to ‘progress through the game’. So, will this non-gamer learn the ropes quickly enough? Does he have any chance of progressing through, and surviving this cyber experience? This intriguing story is well worth the read to find out.
The story is wonderfully detailed and descriptive- bringing the story and characters to ‘life’. The characters were well developed, interesting, and somewhat quirky. Making this a really fun and engaging read.

Thank you, Mr. Wikoff!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System (A LitRPG Adventure Book 1) by P.A. Wikoff – Review by Erica Fish

Gaming the System (Imprisoned Online, #1)Gaming the System by P.A. Wikoff
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Imprisoned Online: Gaming the System by P. A. Wikoff is an adventure story. Witkoff is an online game designer and gamer and this is a story to join the two worlds. For me the online world is a safe haven and I encourage if you have never played an online game to play one. The MMORPG world has interesting rules and can be a safe place to meet someone. In the story, if you commit a crime you go into cyberjail. This cyberjail is the MMORPG world. Seph is sentence to an interest gaming sentence. This is going to be tough seeing that Seph is not a gamer and has no idea what is going on.Will Seph have enough to be able to navigate his new world?

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