August 06, 2021

#BookReview: Major Detours by @zacharysergi

Synopsis: Choose your path forward in this mystical interactive YA about the powers of friendship, self-discovery, and tarot.

It's the summer before college and four best friends—Amelia, Chase, Cleo, and Logan—are on the first leg of their road trip inspired by the unique tarot deck that Amelia inherited from her grandmother. However, their trip full of visiting occult shops, bonding and sightseeing, takes a major detour as the friends discover that their tarot deck is more valuable—and coveted—than they could've ever imagined. As the friends race to finish this mystical scavenger-hunt across the West coast and uncover the mysteries of their tarot deck, it is you who will decide where to go next and how the story will end. With four possible final and romantic endings, you will get to make actual choices to further the friends’ road trip adventure in this unique interactive novel.

​Will you uncover the mysteries of the tarot deck and the legacy left behind? Will you help Amelia and Chase learn and grow? And will you unravel the secrets these friends keep from each other—and from themselves?

This title will be released on September 7, 2021.


Rating: 5 Stars
My Review: This one just didn't work out so well with the Ecopy. I did go back and try it on my iPad and that worked a little better than the Netgalley app.  I think this will be much easier with a print copy vs. ebook.  After figuring out how to work it. I fell in love with this choose your own adventure.  I fell for these back when Goosebumps was a newish thing and this just rekindled my love for these.  The use of the Tarot was very inventive as well. 


“Dazzling and mystical, Major Detours takes you on a rollicking adventure studded with tender self-discovery and winding paths I was eager to explore. Zachary Sergi has written a brilliant, innovative story full of wonder.” ―Jessica Goodman, bestselling author of They Wish They Were Us and They’ll Never Catch Us

About the Author

Zachary Sergi is the queer writer of nearly a dozen works of Interactive Fiction, including the Heroes Rise and Versusseries. Zachary was raised in Manhattan, studied Creative Writing at Regis High School and the University of Pennsylvania, and now lives in Los Angeles with his husband, where he also writes for television. Learn more at or by following @zacharysergi (Twitter) or @zacharysergiwriter (Instagram/Facebook).

Karl James Mountford is an illustrator who works in both traditional and digital media. He has created artwork for such titles as The Uncommoners (Penguin Random House) and A Place Called Perfect (Usborne Publishing), to name just a couple. Karl specializes in book cover design, but also works across a wide range of projects from picture books to middle grade and young adult. He currently lives and works in Wales, where his sketch books rarely get a day off.

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