I’ve already read Virtually Yours by Sarvenaz Tash! It has such a fun and fascinating premise and it’s diverse! Now, truthfully, I didn’t love this story. Some of the connections with the characters didn’t feel fully there and I couldn’t quite invest in them as much as I wanted to. That said, this is definitely a cute and enjoyable read. I also very much appreciated people calling out the catfishing, cause if truth be told that can get a little cringe-y.
Modern love plus online anonymity is a recipe for romantic disaster in this lighthearted new romance from the author of The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love. How bad can one little virtual lie be? NYU freshman Mariam Vakilian hasn’t dated anyone in five months, not since her high school sweetheart Caleb broke up with her. So, when she decides to take advantage of an expiring coupon and try out a new virtual reality dating service, it’s sort of a big deal. It’s an even bigger deal when it chooses as one of her three matches none other than Caleb himself. That has to be a sign, right? Except that her other match, Jeremy, just happens to be her new best friend IRL. Mariam’s heart is telling her one thing, but the app is telling her another. So, which should she trust? Is all fair in modern love?
Thoughts on this novel? Does it sound like something you’d want to read? Why or why not? What are your thoughts on virtual reality dating? It’s such an interesting concept, to the point that I genuinely wonder if we’ll have something like it in the future.
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