Hello Gemmies! I have a new cover reveal to share with you today. Last Gamer Standing by Katie Zhao is a new middle grade science fiction adventure. This original story where professional esports teams are mainstream celebrities, gaming is taken to a whole other level. Last Gamer Standing is suitable for ages 8-12 and sounds like a lot of pulse pounding fun. I cannot wait to read this gem.
Synopsis of Last Gamer Standing from Goodreads:
Twelve-year-old Reyna Cheng is the up-and-coming junior amateur Dayhold gamer, competing in a VR battle royale against AI monsters and human players alike. But despite Reyna's rising popularity and skills, no one know who she is. Gaming is still a boy's club and to protect herself against trolls, she games as the mysterious TheRuiNar.
When Reyna qualifies for the Dayhold Junior Tournament sponsored by her favorite team, she knows she's got what it takes to win the championship title and the $10,000 prize.
But when she's blackmailed and threatened to be doxed, having her personal identity revealed, by an anonymous troll, Reyna will have to deal with a toxic gaming community, family complications, and the increasing pressure to win as the tournament gets underway.
Published by Scholastic Paperbacks, Last Gamer Standing, will release September 21, 2021 and is available for pre-order from all major booksellers. Are you looking forward to reading this book? Let me know by leaving a comment below. Happy Reading!