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Ola! I'm one of those crazy girls who is overly addictive to books and reading. I'm weird around books and tends to read them abnormally fast. And I'm a hopeful romantic who is a firm believer of Happily Ever Afters.
The Game - Shane Scollins Reality Television – I think everyone loves watching those. It gives us viewers a glimpse as to how normal people acts or works or plays while being filmed; but what if The Reality Television turned into an ULTIMATE sick and twisted REALITY show?

Reading The Game has it’s good side and bad sides for me. I’ll start it up with the good points:

I’ll give The Game A for the uniqueness that it encompasses. It has a very unique plot that could easily get your attention coz from the get go you would find yourself asking different questions like “Who are those people who keep calling Candice?”How could they track her?” What do they want out of her?” – The curiosity as to what would happen will surely keep you in reading it.

Angus, Lena and Rena are very effective villains. They totally scared me and creeps me out! I was literally scared to my seat as to what they might do next they’re very much effective for me; They definitely left me at the edge of my seat.

The story started with those weird calls that our protagonist Candice gets and from then I get this weird and creepy feeling and as the story progress that feeling stays and add up to it is the utter feeling of disturbances. It’s a good point for me because I could see that the effect that the author wants the readers to get is there. I definitely feel the story.

I’m still torn if it’s a good point or not but at some point as I’m reading this it suddenly reminded me of the movie series SAW – just eliminate the uber gross killing parts.
Now, for the not so good parts for me. Hmmm..

The cover doesn’t really make sense to me. To be honest, when it comes to reading, the cover usually depicts what might happen inside the book so you really can’t blame me if I was expecting something Dystopian-ish to happen here or Maze Runner type of story (what with the maze thing that we could see on the cover) but I guess none of the things on the cover represent to what really happened on the story.

This is supposed to be called The Game right? So why does it feels like it all boils down into some Science Fiction Stuff without the game into it. Yes, I get the concept of a reality TV show turned into a horror story but The Game that I was expecting (though Its damn right creepy) didn’t even last that long. Just two rounds of the game and it ended then Bam enters the Science Fiction stuff or in other words another issue that is too far from the concept of the supposed to be game.

The characters Candice and Lukas – I can’t feel enough chemistry! I know this is not about romance and stuff like that but I think their relationship is too forced.

Lukas’ real identity and situation also disturbs me. It’s a good addition to the story BUT I do think it doesn’t fit very well. His situation is unique and intriguing. It just doesn’t sit well for the story.

The Game has a very unique story flow but a bit disturbing and weird. The last chapters seems to lead us into a whole new other story so I guess there would be more. Pick this one up so you could all see what I’m talking about.

*Advanced copy kindly provided for review*
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