The Tetris Effect: Book Review

(Tetris Effect Trilogy#1)
By Colin Carvalho Burgess
Genre: Urban Fantasy


Gods, gaming and a reincarnating goldfish … Lars Nilsson’s life is about to level up.
A hacked-off gamer, an ageing spiritual scientist, a psychotropic-addled anaesthetist, and a reclusive RPG developer undertake an unusual quest.
An online gamer’s escapist routine is mysteriously disrupted and his journey of self-discovery begins. He’s sent spiralling towards a destiny where shadow animals patrol the street corners, gryphons command the purple skies, and an other-wordly force is determined to prevent him from discovering the true origins of his identity.
When a spiritual science experiment tears open a passage to the underworld, a deal is made with a mischievous supernatural being. The ancient immortal guardians of the afterlife have been displaced and the land of the dead is rotting in their absence. The clock is ticking to take back control of the afterlife, but a future tech company have a powerful ally and intentions for the land of the dead.

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This book was a complete rollercoaster ride and I was totally hooked from the beginning. The book was filled with twist and turns. There were so many moments where thought I had everything figured out but next there would a twist that would throw all my theories out of the window.

I loved the concept of the book. The whole mix up of game, gamers, supernatural beings and spiritual science was something I absolutely loved. Another thing I loved about the book was the way it ended, the book ended with a something that I had definitely not expected. I totally need to get the next book of the series now, because the end just left with so many questions.

I agree the book had a few moments where I lost interest a bit, but still these phases only lasted for a page or two before the book recaptured my interest again.

Final word

I think all Urban Fantasy lovers should go for this book, because I think you would completely love it.



(4.5 stars out of 5)

*I received a free copy of this book from Sage’s Blog Tours in return for an honest review.*

About the Author

The Tetris Effect is Colin’s debut novel and is the first part of The Tetris Trilogy. When he isn’t writing, he can mostly be found playing open world computer games or binge watching cult television drama. He currently lives in London with his wife, and two pesky cats.

On Twitter: @CarvalhoBurgess


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