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Just when she thought it was safe to step into the light.After a daring escape from Elore, Avlyn finds that the Outerbounds isn't the haven of freedom she's hoped for. Deception and lies run rampant. Avlyn's powerful Immersion ability marks her as dangerous, but highly valuable.Will she find her place in this new world? Or have to die trying?...

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Number of Pages : 300 Pages
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Immersed Reviews

  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
    2019-01-10 19:13

    🌟🌟🌟1/2 satisfying StarsReviewed By Beckie Bookworm https://www.beckiebookworm.comSo after Configured left us hanging on such an ending I was super excited to be offered an ARC of Immersed (Configured trilogy #2) and Jenetta Penner has done it again with this second instalment in this exciting YA saga, producing a world that's so easy to get engrossed and lost in.Immersed starts off practically where we left off, the morning after being rescued. So now in New Philly, A place the inhabitants of Elore have no idea of, Avlyn finds herself again a pawn in a battle, where both sides are not being entirely honest concerning there motives.Not being able to tell her enemies from her friends Avlyn decides it's time to strike away and regroup, taking along her friends and brother for the battle ahead.So Immersed, what did I think, well I really enjoyed it, but I didn't find it quite as captivating as the first book Configured.I also had a few little nitpicks that pulled this down a bit for me hence the reason for dropping it half a star, (I gave Configured Four stars).Still, this still was a really great addition to the dystopian genre and I'm looking forward to reading the conclusion to this fascinating trilogy.So My issues with this I'm going to point them.1) Avlyn was so worried about her friend Aron and leaving him behind in new Philly. What about her dad.she only gives fleeting thought to the man who raised her and his safety.2)Despite expressing her feelings for Meyer, Avlyn starts sniffing around Aron talk about fickle.3) Why did I find Avlyn so annoying this time round? because I did.4) Not much occurs in this instalment bar training and tests, Yes there is some fighting to break it up but I would also have liked to see some more advancement in the romantic department.5)Meyer kiss her already, show some initiative before Aron swoops in and steals your girl.Now the above are all personal reasons for me so discounting my gripes,(It's not the author's fault I'm finding Avyln a trifle irritating and Meyer not more forthcoming in his affections or is it? Grrrr) So where was I, Oh Yes, this was a well thought out story with terrific, if a little scary, world building.It was a very easy well-written clean read that I would definitely recommend to my fellow dystopian lovers.I also should mention that this is a YA Novel, don't let that bother you, this is easily enjoyable for all ages, I'm much older and didn't have a problem at all.Thank you to the Publisher and Author for providing me with an arc of Immersed (Configured trilogy #2) this is my own honest and unbiased opinion.Reviewed By Beckie Bookwormhttps://www.beckiebookworm.com/https://www.facebook.com/beckiebookworm/

  • Rosemary Standeven
    2019-01-19 18:16

    I loved “Configured”, and had high expectations of “Immersed. I was not disappointed. Avlyn is now reunited with her Brother, Ben, whom she had believed dead. Along with Meyer and Sandra, she has escaped the drab, regimented world of Elore to join the Affinity rebels in New Philadelphia. New Philly offers freedom, colour, birds, grass and real food, but does it also offer safety? Avlyn discovers that she and Ben share the same ability to ‘immerse’ themselves in, and to manipulate, computer code. She had fled Elore before Manning and Direction could discover her true abilities, but through Affinity, the leader of New Philadelphia – Waters – has become aware of just how useful Avlyn could be. As Waters restricts Avlyn’s liberty by imposing armed chaperones, and demands that she undergo ‘testing’, alarm bells start to ring. Soon, Avlyn and her friends are on the run again, unsure of whom they can truly trust. Aron, Avlyn’s prospective spouse, has had his world turned upside down: “When you experience something your entire life, you come to accept it, and you feel like a lunatic if you start to ask questions." Meyer cannot trust that Aron has accepted the wrongness of Direction’s approach, but Avlyn cannot leave him behind. Avlyn has not only her and Ben’s abilities to safeguard, and civilisation to save, but she must also get her head around personal relationships – something for which her former life in emotion-free Elore never prepared her: “If only I could understand people the same way I understand computer systems. Life would be considerably easier”. In “Immersion”, Avlyn’s emotional maturity grows, as did her social and moral maturity in “Configured”. Moral ambiguity is still present. Avlyn wants to see the best in people, but sometimes ‘good’ people do ‘bad’ things. Can you condemn someone for a single action, without understanding what lead them to it? Is reality ever black and white? If you oppose evil, does that make you good?This book is just as fast-paced and as exciting as “Configured”, and leaves you impatient for the third book in the trilogy. Highly recommended. I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book at no cost from the author in exchange for an honest review

  • Sharkie
    2019-01-10 18:37

    Alright, when the hell is book 3 coming out? I wasn't invested in this series but now I'm invested enough that I want to know how it ends.I still want crazy mind-coding powers.And maybe some more consistency. (Seriously, don't say "we can't do this" and then have them do it with no hitches two minutes later. That annoys me.)But yeah. It's alright. I don't mind it. And I'll leave it there.

  • Wendi Wilson
    2018-12-26 19:40

    Another amazing book in the Configured Trilogy!!! Immersed is full of everything- excitement, intrigue, mystery, fear, pain, and the first inklings of love (with all the confusion and mixed feelings that go along with it). It's the type of story that engulfs you, grabbing hold and not letting go until the very end, leaving you screaming for more. All the high-tech aspects are explained well enough that even if you're like me- not really all that tech savvy- you'll get it.The characters are well written and relatable, with Avlyn realistically waffling between brave heroine and scared young woman. She's got a backbone, but the author never forgets that's she's been basically thrust into the unknown, having to rely on her wits and a handful of people when she doesn't know who really to trust.All in all, great book! I was totally Immersed in the story. ;)*I received a gift advanced copy of this book from the author.

  • Ksandra
    2018-12-24 18:41

    4.5/5In this continuation, Avlyn and her brother explore their abilities more. Avlyn calls it Immersing with the system and nanotech that most people have. Though this novel wasn't action packed until the end, it still kept up the pace of the first novel. We learn more about Avlyn, her powers, and her brother. We see how all the years they spent apart, along with their varied childhoods, cause them to react differently.I found this book very engaging, and I can't wait to read the next one.

  • Dee/ bookworm
    2019-01-17 16:32

    Immersed was an amazing book!! I cannot wait for the next one as this one does end in a bit of a cliffhanger. I feel that the main character, Avlyn, made some bad decisions and should have listened to her brother, but in the end, what was done was done and it wouldn't be a good book if everything was perfect. Without spoilers I can't say a lot more, but an excellent book that should be read in order. I received an ARC at no cost from the author.

  • Shannon Heck
    2019-01-09 19:38

    Good book!This one was just as good as the first. The only thing lacking was more relationship development between Avelyn and Meyer. I would like to see more interaction between the two.

  • Elle
    2018-12-26 15:39

    I just really like Aaron.

  • Audrey
    2019-01-18 19:38

    I was pretty excited to receive the email containing the ARC for this book, the last sci-fi YA book I read was super disappointing, but this book brought my love for dystopian YA books back! Like I mentioned in my Amazon review I did like this one better than the first a little bit because more time was spent on the characters of this one rather than world-building in the first. I do enjoy that Avlyn is both logical but also very compassionate. Avlyn is still a young girl that wants to save everyone and sadly in war you can't always do that, but she tries and never stops trying to save at least one person. There is a little bit of a love-triangle but not the focus of the plot and in the end Meyer is still who she loves. It was the little tidbits of the other characters like, Aron who was physically and emotionally abused by his "parents" for his entire life, that really made the story come together for me. They felt like actual people and you couldn't help but root for them. If you enjoyed Configured then you'll love immersed! Looking forward to Actualized to see how it all plays out!

  • Pauline Anne
    2018-12-19 19:30

    "I received an ARC at no cost from the author." The second installment in this enthralling YA dystopian trilogy which will have you on the edge of your seat! Setting has changed as our protagonists are now in hiding after escaping from Elore.What makes it different from other dystopian novels is this world of advanced technology,quite plausible and I found Avlyn and Ben's enhanced hacker- type abilities really fascinating. On top of that, lots of action as well as a little bit of romance which doesn't hurt! Can't wait for the next bookIdeal for 'Divergent' fans.

  • T.K.
    2018-12-27 18:16

    Though a little uneven and transitional, it's still a compelling story that I very much enjoyed reading. However, there were so many errors. :( The second half of this book had an error (usually a missing word) on every page. Jenetta Penner is a great writer, but she needs a great editor.

  • Lisa Wohlrab
    2018-12-24 15:22

    A pleasant surprise! I'm looking forward to the third book and seeing how Penner ties everything together.

  • Sara
    2018-12-20 21:25

    //I received a free Advanced Reader's Copy from the author in exchange of an honest review// Book: Immersed [Book 2 of the Configured trilogy]Author: Jenetta PennerGenre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance, Action.My rate: 4/5 Publish date: 18th July 2017 I finally finished reading Immersed by Jenetta Penner. This is book two of the Configured trilogy. I am really grateful to have received an ARC of this from the author herself. After reading Configured, I was dying to read the next book because of the cliffhanger at the end of it. Excuse me if the review is kind of all over the place. I’m trying out a different style from my usual reviews so this one will be through points. Let me know if you guys like this or you want me to revert to my usual paragraph style. So, without further ado, here is my review of Immersed by Jenetta Penner-1) There are bits of every genre- romance, mystery, action, fantasy, sci-fi, etc. in it. 2) The story is somewhat similar to a lot of recent dystopian novels (Divergent, Hunger Games and Maze Runner) but it also retains its originality and has a great plot that grips you and pulls you in until the end. 3) Avlyn and her twin brother Ben's relationship as well as Avlyn's relationship with Meyer and Aron are explored more.4) Great world building.5) The technical terms are very well described so even those who are not really used to technical terms and procedures will understand it.6) Avlyn's character is very realistic as she is both the brave and capable heroine seen in most YA novels and also the scared and irresponsible young girl who tries to help everyone and ends up harming herself and her friends along the way.7) Heart wrenching scenes which will have you sobbing your heart out and screaming "whyyyyy?!" at the book even though no one can hear you and if they did, would think you went mad.8) Avlyn doesn't always make the best choices and sometimes her bad decisions cost the people close to her. But that only makes her character more real since real people always make mistakes, no one is perfect.9) Despite me saying that her character was "real" and "genuine", there were still times when I felt like slapping her and telling her to just listen to the people around her.10) Since this is a "dystopian" novel, the technology mentioned in the book seems a possibility in our future and that is fascinating yet scary too.11) I both loved and hated the love triangle. I felt really bad for Aron and think that he deserves better. It is obvious from the start that Aron loves Avlyn and it is heartbreaking to see him still holding on to hope despite knowing that Avlyn loves Meyer and will probably always love him.12) The kiss was so unexpected. I was shouting in my head "Go Aron!”. I know it's wrong to ship them when Avlyn is already with Meyer but I can't help but hope that in some weird other future, Avlyn and Aron would end up together. Aron is just so precious and innocent and I adore his character so much. (There I go again with my second lead syndrome.) 13) At least, if Aron x Avlyn doesn’t happen, please let Aron someone good (maybe Sanda) so that he can be happy. He deserves to be happy. (Ok I'm done now. I'll stop obsessing over the second lead xD)14) You see Avlyn struggling with the choice to do what is right and what other people expect from her. There are various situations where she has to make choices and not all of those choices are fair but it is what it is. 15) The story is action packed and one battle after another.16) I took quite some time to finish this book but that is at no fault of the story itself. I was just really tired and fell asleep before I could read much. The book was a total page-turner and attention grabbing. I loved it through and through. 17) The cliffhanger at the end left me craving for me and I'm gonna sign up for the ARC of the next book in the series right now because I can't wait any longer.You can also read my review on my blog: https://myscarletblog.wordpress.com/2...

  • Adena
    2018-12-22 13:38

    How is this not a movie yet? This story is incredible. In a world where technology is advanced and emotion is discouraged, one girl discovers she's been lied to her entire life. As a child, she and her brother were part of an experiment that gave them the ability to immerse with technology, hacking in using their mental abilities. In the first book, she escapes from the stranglehold of society and discovers that there are people living outside Elore, the main city. Now, in book 2, she discovers a whole new world. Her journey begins in New Philadelphia, another technologically advanced city, where freedom of expression is encouraged, but where she's still considered an asset because of her unique ability. She also discovers the off-the-grid settlements outside the major hubs, where people prefer to live their lives unplugged and free from the constant surveillance that comes with being connected. Meanwhile, she's caught in the center of a war between two major powers who will stop at nothing to accomplish their ends.The technology in this world that Jenetta Penner has created is fascinating, while also plausible in the near future. What might have been mere fantasy two years ago is now completely within the realm of possibility, and soon. VR is already becoming commonplace, and AR is gaining traction. I especially loved the capabilities of Avlyn's implant, which creates an AR overlay with information about her surroundings. Of course, it can also be used as a communication device, much like the multi-taskable cell phones that much of our current society is constantly glued to. The idea that nanobots could be integrated into the human body as a medical aid is also intriguing.The characters are wonderful - our heroine Avlyn tells the story in the first person POV so we have firsthand knowledge of all the emotions she experiences. There is a bit of a love triangle between Meyer, the resistance fighter who showed Avlyn the truth about the world in the first book, and Aron, the boy who followed society's rules and was almost Avlyn's fiance. We also get to know several other lovable characters, including Meyer's sister and Avlyn's brother, and we meet vicious villains who will stop at nothing to destroy any who pose a threat to their power and control. In other words, Avlyn and anyone who helps her.The plot is filled with action, but the characters also moments of respite to gather their thoughts, discover their capabilities, and explore their emotions. It really brings the reader into the story emotionally, because you experience the love, fear, injustice, and determination that permeates through these personalities. There are battles, narrow escapes, and daring rescues. Abilities are constantly tested, and Avlyn continues to be faced with the choice between self preservation and charging into dangerous situations to help others. It's an exciting story, and I can't wait to see where the journey takes us in book 3.I volunteered to review an ARC of this novel.

  • Adena
    2019-01-19 16:20

    How is this not a movie yet? This story is incredible. In a world where technology is advanced and emotion is discouraged, one girl discovers she's been lied to her entire life. As a child, she and her brother were part of an experiment that gave them the ability to immerse with technology, hacking in using their mental abilities. In the first book, she escapes from the stranglehold of society and discovers that there are people living outside Elore, the main city. Now, in book 2, she discovers a whole new world. Her journey begins in New Philadelphia, another technologically advanced city, where freedom of expression is encouraged, but where she's still considered an asset because of her unique ability. She also discovers the off-the-grid settlements outside the major hubs, where people prefer to live their lives unplugged and free from the constant surveillance that comes with being connected. Meanwhile, she's caught in the center of a war between two major powers who will stop at nothing to accomplish their ends.The technology in this world that Jenetta Penner has created is fascinating, while also plausible in the near future. What might have been mere fantasy two years ago is now completely within the realm of possibility, and soon. VR is already becoming commonplace, and AR is gaining traction. I especially loved the capabilities of Avlyn's implant, which creates an AR overlay with information about her surroundings. Of course, it can also be used as a communication device, much like the multi-taskable cell phones that much of our current society is constantly glued to. The idea that nanobots could be integrated into the human body as a medical aid is also intriguing.The characters are wonderful - our heroine Avlyn tells the story in the first person POV so we have firsthand knowledge of all the emotions she experiences. There is a bit of a love triangle between Meyer, the resistance fighter who showed Avlyn the truth about the world in the first book, and Aron, the boy who followed society's rules and was almost Avlyn's fiance. We also get to know several other lovable characters, including Meyer's sister and Avlyn's brother, and we meet vicious villains who will stop at nothing to destroy any who pose a threat to their power and control. In other words, Avlyn and anyone who helps her.The plot is filled with action, but the characters also moments of respite to gather their thoughts, discover their capabilities, and explore their emotions. It really brings the reader into the story emotionally, because you experience the love, fear, injustice, and determination that permeates through these personalities. There are battles, narrow escapes, and daring rescues. Abilities are constantly tested, and Avlyn continues to be faced with the choice between self preservation and charging into dangerous situations to help others. It's an exciting story, and I can't wait to see where the journey takes us in book 3.I volunteered to review an ARC of this novel.

  • Lene Blackthorn
    2018-12-28 16:15

    This book was definitely worth waiting for. Escaping Elore and the strict rules of Direction, Avlyn ends up in New Philadelphia with the Affinity. But her meeting with president Waters rubs off wrong, and following her intuition, Avlyn runs away together with Meyer, Aron, Sanda, and her twin brother Ben. They find refuge at Sanda's mom, Gabrielle, and excellent programmer. Avlyn, now equipped with more advanced EP, is able to immerse into the tech sphere more easily than before, sometimes connecting and coding without a touch. But that's not the most amazing of her abilities - the uniqueness of what connects her to Ben performs real wonders. However, there are people out there who would like to abuse their superskills regardless the life loss. This whole series is a stunning YA dystopian sci-fi story. Wondreful advanced world is mixed with elements of our reality and a much simpler life, all of it scattered on the surface of partly devastated planet. Ultra-advanced city like Elore vs. Thornton, a simple small city without much electricity, that is a beautiful contrast, which moreover provides a thoughtful insight about the pros and cons of too much artificial intelligence, and the valuable picture of the joy a simple life filled with emotions could bring. All this provides a great environment for a fast plot development, with the story zeroed on Avlyn and her closest friends. The messy and quickly changing relationships within the group brought fresh air into the story, and elevated some excitement with Meyer and Aron competing for Avlyn's attention. They are so different, yet both are very endearing and I love them equally. Avlyn is also a great character, despite her youth quite mature and very intelligent, though impulsive and willing to sacrifice all to protect those she loves and to help the innocent. Awesome book, and I am waiting for the next one to get hooked again. I read the ARC and all opinions are my own.

  • Alisha
    2019-01-13 18:19

    Jenetta Penner has done another excellent job with Immersed, book two in the Configured trilogy. Immersed opens with Avlyn as she is given a permanent EP by New Philly and informed that she'll be sent away for training soon. Her mother is gone, father in New Philly, Aaron locked up, and her brother, Ben, now back in her life. But who can she trust along the way? Elore, Affinity and New Philadelphia all have ways and reasons they could use and abuse her (and Ben) for their immersion skills. And what is Project Ascendancy?Avlyn journeys into the Outerbounds with Meyer, Aron and Ben to stay with Gabrielle, Meyer's mother. While there, Avlyn and Ben work to develop their skills individually and together, and find out more information about larger powers at play. Immersion, just like Configured, was a complete page-turner. I didn't want to put it down and read late into the night. If you loved the first book, you will definitely love how this book expands on book one and you see more interaction and relationships between the characters. I really love Avlyn's spirit and how she wants to protect everyone, yet doesn't know the simple ways of life of people in the Outerbounds, and is learning new things herself as they go. Ben is selfless and wants to protect Avlyn, as does Meyer. We see more of Aron and Sanda in this book, and watching Aron unfold is especially interesting. His skills and obvious attraction to Avlyn, outside of the marriage contract and Elore, is endearing. All in all, I am very impressed with this book. I ended it wanting MORE and can't wait for the next novel. That's the only hard part about reading a series, you always want more that you can't have (yet!). Romance: cleanLanguage: clean **Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review. All words and opinions are solely my own.**

  • Elizabeth
    2019-01-15 17:17

    I enjoyed this second book in the Configured Trilogy. It had been a while since reading the first book, but I found myself becoming re-acclimated to the setting very quickly. The author does a good job of making sure the reader has necessary information from the first book without allowing such details to drag the story down. There were a few interesting new characters, and some characters from the first book were explored in more detail. The author continues to surprise me with her ability to make Avlyn's interactions with virtual reality and other computer systems very easy to visualize.As happens sometimes with second books in a trilogy, I did feel that for all the action, fear, and fighting in this book, the story really didn't get all that far. It felt a little like jogging in place - my opinion, others might see it differently. Books narrated in first person, present tense are generally not my favorite, but it was done very well here. I found myself slipping easily into the story each time I resumed reading.I reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.Some of the teen relationship issues might have annoyed me a bit under other circumstances. However, taking into account Avlyn's inexperience in dealing with strong emotions and relationships made me more sympathetic to her conflicted feelings. I might have liked it a bit more if a little of the affection she felt for so many people could have been directed towards her mother. Small issue though. For the most part, she was very likeable.There is no sex and no foul language that I can recall. There is some violence, but not a whole lot. I'd say this would be a mild PG-13 if it were a film. These books don't really stand-alone, but the cliff-hangers aren't all that tough to see coming. I'll be continuing with the series.

  • Jenny Lambert
    2018-12-22 15:40

    ***I received an ARC Copy of Immersed by the author for an advanced read/review.***Picked up not far after Configured ended. It picked up smoothly and had you anticipating every page, from the start. We learn that Avlyn's brother is still live and just like her. We start to see a romance blooming between Avlyn and Meyer. We see people betrayed and people lost.Rarely do I find that a second book in a series, be better than the first. Immersed was definitely that.I personally felt like Avlyn made many mistakes. I'm pretty sure I looked crazy screaming "why are you so stupid?" There were many incidences that she should have listened to her brother and Meyer. The cliffhanger? OMG!!!! I wanted to pull my hair out! Immersed has what Configured doesn't. A strong and obvious cliffhanger. As was teased in Configured, we see Avlyn and Meyer become closer together. It's obvious that they are meant together. However, no YA novel is complete without a love triangle. Queue entry of Aron. However it is also obvious that Aron is into Sanda. That whole thing in itself was a bit confusing. But in the end, the Avlyn/Meyer ship pulls through.The betrayal I mentioned, from Affinity and New Philly; I, 100%, saw coming. But from both? that threw me off. I do want to thank the author for the clean romance and mild language. It's quite refreshing to see less in a YA novel. these books are more suited for teens than what is available.All in all, I was completely consumed by Immured and I don't think I can wait for book 3. Highly recommend this book/series for all Hunger Games and Divergent fans.

  • Bruce
    2019-01-06 17:23

    So far I am enjoying this series more than any dystopian since The Hunger Games. Inevitably it will be compared to that and other YA dystopians like Divergent and The Maze Runner. I am finding it every bit as good or better.This does take some suspension of belief particularly for a computer literate geek like me. The descriptions of how the heroine's mental interface with technology works will make for great CGI scenes if this series is made into movies (as it should be), but seems very far fetched. This is SF so if you can allow yourself a little suspension of belief you will be in for a great action packed story. The story is strong. Character development is good. Exploration of moral issues is solid. Loved it!There are a few editorial/proofreading issues, but they were minor enough and there weren't too many to get in my way of enjoying the great story. I did voluntarily and happily review an ARC of this book, so hopefully some of these issues were resolved in the final version. Don't let this get in the way of enjoying a great story. I can't recall anything foul language and there wasn't any sex (just expressions and thoughts about young love). There is some violence, but nothing I considered graphic.I highly recommend this series if you enjoy YA dystopians. Oh, and there is a little surprise at the end to wet our appetites for the next book. Can't wait!

  • Dana
    2019-01-19 13:25

    Immersed shows us that Avlyn and her friends may have escaped Elore, but the next phase of their lives is far from unicorns and rainbows. Hiding is impossible for the group, and you may want to prepare yourselves for some unfortunate events. Overall, I loved this story, and the (slight cliffhanger) ending has left me craving for more. It has been a little while since I read Configured, but Jenetta completely refreshed my memory with well-placed tidbits woven throughout the story. I really enjoyed how we get more of Meyer, Aron, Ben, and Sanda in this installment. I snickered at the unexpected plot twist (I’m not giving anything away), and I can’t wait to see if Avlyn will have any explaining to do in the next book. I was also excited about the introduction of yet another villain and I have a feeling the next in series will have some major action scenes which gets me giddy. I do wish there was more Manning in this story, but it is clear we will get plenty of his evilness next time. Another aspect I really loved was the world-building. I would continuously close my eyes and imagine each setting as well as every time Avlyn Immerses. Sometimes I have issues trying to picture various scenes, but that was not the case here. I highly recommend this!I received a copy and volunteered to review it.

  • Lora Palmer
    2019-01-04 18:39

    I'm thrilled to have received an ARC of IMMERSED from the author! After falling in love with the first book in the series, I eagerly devoured the sequel. It did not disappoint. Life for Avlyn in New Philadelphia is precarious, as she can't quite be certain who to trust outside of Meyer, her brother Ben, and a select few others. The president of New Philadelphia is quite interested in Avlyn's and Ben's ability to Immerse -- and he may or may not have their interests at heart. While Avlyn wants to stay and help fight the looming war against Elore's military forces, Ben wants nothing more than for her to go with him somewhere far away from it all where they can be safe, where no-one will exploit them. IMMERSED is a wild, action-packed ride full of twists and turns, fun moments and heartbreaking ones, and a great cast of characters as we get to explore the rich, diverse world outside of Elore. The world-building was spot on, and I loved everything from the cool technology to the communities that lived mainly off the grid. In particular, I enjoyed reading Avlyn's and Ben's adventures as they Immersed, and all that this ability allows them to do and the dangers they face along the way.Fans of CONFIGURED will love the sequel, and if you haven't read that one yet but are a fan of dystopian stories, you'll want to snag both books :).

  • Taryn
    2018-12-31 20:17

    Everyday the people you trust lie to you. Avlyn Lark as well as the other citizens of Elore get lied to daily by Direction, the government. Avlyn has nothing but a normal life. Her twin brother, Ben, died when they were four. Her level two parents are not always the most supportive either. Bess, Avlyn's biological mother is keeping many secrets from her. On configuration day Avlyn must start to become an adult, and leave her childhood best friend, Kyra. Not only that but Afinnity, a rebel group, keeps "attacking" Elore. Avlyn's life gets even more confusing when she meets handsome, mysterious stranger, Meyer. "Configured" by Jenetta Penner is an intense science fiction book in the future, and is always keeping me hooked. I am always wanting to read more and more. Luckily this is the first book of a trilogy, with more books to read. "Configured" is always keeping me fixated, and excited whenever I read it. I recommend this book to anyone who like science fiction and dystopias. Also anyone who likes "The Hunger Games" by Suzanne Collins would be sure to like this book. "Configured" is a fast-paced and future dystopia.

  • Elsa Munoz
    2019-01-01 13:20

    I received an ARC copy at no cost from the author for an honest review. THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS:Immersed is book 2 in the Configured series. Now that Avlyn has escaped from Elore, everything should be peaceful, right? Wrong. She gets bombarded with a sort of political agenda from President Waters. Avlyn is thrust into some new training sessions only to have to run for her life when her new home, New Philly, is attacked by Elore.In this book, we meet new characters and we still see a few from the first book like Meyer and Aron. It was a bit overwhelming watching Avlyn go through all these new emotions and learn how to live like an average teen outside from Elore, the only home she's ever known til now. It's great to see that her brother is with her but Meyer was kind of annoying at times. It felt like he was always trying to control her.I'm giving it 4 stars because the end of the book was definitely attention grabbing.

  • Francheska
    2018-12-31 17:15

    Configured was amazing. Immersed continued the trend and made me have to read more! If the next book isn't out soon I will never survive!The characters continued with their awesomeness from the previous book. Avlyn continues to be realistic finding the courage to push through despite being terrified of what is to come. She loses it sometimes, no one is always brave, but that makes her more lovable.The plot was full of intrigue and mystery. Love and confusion. Jenetta penner is amazing also because despite the fact that i am not tech savvy her explanations make the high tech world completely understandable! not everyone can do that so a huge hurrah for her on that!Read it! that's all i can say is read it!

  • Camillea
    2019-01-16 21:14

    It's been a while since I've read Configured but I still found myself settling easily into book two. What I love most about this series is that it delves into moral and ethical issues about freedom. How much freedom are we willing to sacrifice for a peaceful and progressive world? Would we give up love for peace? Would we give up relationships to build an efficient environment? The plot of the Configured series revolves around these questions. We follow a group of youths into a place away from Affinity and Direction. We read about how they learn to adapt to those different from them, how the youths from Direction learn about things like emotions and real food! As I read scenes from Avlyn's perspective it made me aware how much of the world I was taking for granted. I'm glad the book delved further into Avlyn and Ben's abilities - those are one I desperately wish I could see on screen. Reading of how Avlyn and Aron discovered the world around them, realizing it wasn't really dead, it was just so precious! There is so much potential for this series and I hope many more readers will pick this up. I received this book at no cost from the author in exchange for an honest review. Follow me at Camillea Reads and on IG: biblio.khaleesi for more bookish adventures.

  • Hillary Dabbs
    2019-01-04 18:40

    Good but not great I really enjoy the concept of this series. It feels strangely similar to a lot of other series I read. My biggest frustration is how weak Avlyn is. Everyone is talking about how amazing her powers are but no one trusts her to make a single decision and she just lets them over rule her. I find myself so frustrated when something major happens and Avlyn says let's do this and someone says no an she just says okay. Not a good thing for a "strong" female lead. Not a huge fan of the love triangle either. I understand that she's just learning her emotions but it just seems weird and forced. Pick one or make it more equal so it's actually realistic that it's hard for her to choose. And last, how many villains are there? Little lost.

  • Kimberly
    2018-12-19 21:34

    Rarely do I read a second book in a series and find it better than the first book, but this is the case! Ms Penner has written an excellent followup and continuation to Configured. Nonstop action, suspense, chases, explosions, heartbreak, loss, and a few other surprises are thrown into this book. Avlyn finds herself changing and making decisions she never thought she would. As her abilities and emotions continue to grow and evolve, she realizes running and hiding nor simply following orders are acceptable options. Eagerly awaiting the next book in this exciting new series...I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book.

  • holly hellenthal
    2019-01-19 18:34

    Immersed: Book #2 in the Configured Trilogy "This series just keeps getting better and better !!Experience the wonderful journey that author Jenetta Penned has written, you won't be disappointed once. If you loved the Hunger Games then this series is for you. I'm not saying that it is like the Hunger Games books, but it's the writing and the page turning thrill that you can't put the book down until you devour every word. You will call in love with all the characters and it will not disappoint you whatsoever. I'm currently having withdrawn symptoms waiting for book #3 in this series.

  • thepaperbackqueen
    2018-12-23 19:21

    I received this book from the publisher for my honest opinion about the book.I loved this book! I enjoyed seeing the development of the characters from the last book, I enjoyed seeing new characters being introduced. The plot was definitely quite fast paced which made every page enjoyable.I really enjoyed this story, I think it's was better than the first book as we get to see more of the world and how it works but as well the characters personalities are more developed or developing which is interesting to see how they react with all the twists and turns in the story.I do recommend this series!!!