Doomed by Tracy Deebs



Beat the game. Save the world.

Pandora’s just your average teen, glued to her cell phone and laptop, surfing Facebook and e-mailing with her friends, until the day her long-lost father sends her a link to a mysterious site featuring twelve photos of her as a child. Unable to contain her curiosity, Pandora enters the site, where she is prompted to play her favorite virtual-reality game, Zero Day. This unleashes a global computer virus that plunges the whole world into panic: suddenly, there is no Internet. No cell phones. No utilities, traffic lights, hospitals, law enforcement. Pandora teams up with handsome stepbrothers Eli and Theo to enter the virtual world of Zero Day. Simultaneously, she continues to follow the photographs from her childhood in an attempt to beat the game and track down her father, her one key to saving the world as we know it. Part The Matrix, part retelling of the Pandora myth, Doomed has something for gaming fans, dystopian fans, and romance fans alike.

Hardcover, 480 pages
Published January 8th 2013 by Walker Childrens

Doomed is a kick-butt, awesome young adult novel. I love the three main characters. Doomed is told from Pandora's point of view, but the two gorgeous stepbrothers, Theo and Eli, are right by Pandora's side to protect her and help her save the world. Oh yeah, I love these two guys. Theo is dark and broody, and Eli is a total charmer, and both are seriously hot. Tracy Deebs knocked my socks off with these fantastic characters, their swoon worthy and fun banter, and the action-packed storyline. Deebs’ writing style grabbed me from the first page. Her way of telling a story reminded me so much of Rachelle Mead and Becca Fitzpatrick. Yep, Deebs’ writing talent is that awesome.

It's Pandora's seventeen birthday, and her father—who she hasn’t seen or talked to her since she was seven—has just sent her one heck of an email, catching up for lost time. But even when Pandora unknowingly releases cyber-Armageddon against the world, there’s still a silver lining in this doom and gloom—that would be the gorgeous stepbrothers Theo and Eli  that come rushing in to be Pandora's heroes, to help her beat the game and save the world.

Pandora is a wonderful character. She’s strong and gets right to the point. Theo and Eli are fantastic, too! I fell in love with these two opposites guys right from the beginning. How could I not with these two beautiful guys coming to rescue the damsel in distress? Except Pandora doesn't like to be thought of a damsel…so there are more games going on with these three than just saving the world kind.

Doomed is blow your mind action with a more mature Young Adult storyline that I enjoy so much in young adult novels. Doomed is definitely a great way of getting me into the virtual game world and loving it. I highly recommend  Doomed as a must read. 

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Tough girl PandoraTeaser:

“Where am I going to go? There’s no other way out of the bathroom!”

“Take it or leave it.” Something moves in his eyes, and I know he’s waiting for me to leave it.   But I won’t give him the satisfaction.

“Does your wife know you get your kicks by listening to teenage girls pee?”


  1. Ha! Fun teaser from the book. Pandora's a great name for a protagonist, too. :)

  2. I loved the action and the characters as well. Lovely review.
    Happy reading,
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  3. Really glad your liked this book! I'm still waiting my copy. Hopefully it'll be here this week sometime! Loved your review and thank you so much for the insight!

    1. You are so very welcome Sharrice! So glad you liked the review! I loved this book and hope you enjoy it as much as I did! :) Thanks for stopping by! :)

  4. Great Review. Love a good book with kickbutt action, swoon worthy heroes and good banter. Adding it to my TBR list. Thanks never heard of this.

  5. Yeah, This is a really great book! I love that it's more of a mature ya! I got Doomed from Netgalley. You might like to check if they still have it there! Hope you enjoy it too! :)