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Colette Bennett is a New Orleans-born writer driven by a love of video games, pop culture, and horror fiction. A journalist since 2007, her work has appeared on national news outlets such as CNN and Yahoo as well as gaming sites Kotaku, Joystiq, Destructoid, Touch Arcade, and GamesIndustry.biz. Her short stories in print can be found in The Corona Book of Science Fiction and The Corona Book of Horror. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and three extremely needy cats. Enter the Meta is her first novel.
Enter the Meta
A fun, heart-warming and nerdy YA novel for fans of eSports, loveable characters and stories about overcoming the odds.
Lissa is obsessed with Ancestral, the latest and greatest battle arena co-op game out there—and she's really good at it. If she wants to get to the top, she will have to band together with her best friend Ji-Soo—and their friends Ray, Zio, Jae-Jin and Lucas—to become Team Phoenix. With the support of former pro Esport-player, Devon, Team Phoenix trains day and night for the upcoming Regional Championships.
But the road to victory has its twists and turns: Lissa is haunted by the loss of her brother, Ji-Soo's got a crush on Jae-Jin, and they’re up against the number one team in the region, Mastermind, a group of frat boys who aren't afraid to play dirty. The odds feel stacked against them, but Team Phoenix is determined to rise from the ashes.