Monday, March 18, 2013

Review: The Game by Shane Scollins Book Tour

My thoughts and Review

Wow this book is creepy and that is coming from someone who very rarely gets paranoid while reading something but this was an exception, I was freaking out. Especially when Candy tried getting help from the police but they couldn't find anything. It was as if she was going crazy. I don't know how I'd act if my world was crashing down right before my eyes. Its as if Candice blinked and every thing went from bad to worse in just a matter of days. 
   I think I would have reacted the same way as her, even if that meant my life would be in danger I'd still try to save my best friend. What's even more insanely creepy is that they were watching her and she didn't even know who "they" was. I guess the question that went through my mind the most was "How sick could someone be that they would push a person to their breaking point so easily without having any feelings." it's like they don't have a soul.

My thoughts on Candy were that she is one scary ass kicking, fierce, don't mess with me type of girl. In the beginning she put out this vibe that made her seem lost but once you for more into the book you realized that behind all that was this crazy chick that could cut someone's head off and not even flinch. She was stronger than I had actually thought. 

The outcome of the game was pretty unexpected in a way, although I was happy with the ending it made me angry that it wasn't over but at least they are going to be helping others. The book was amazing, it was definitely a Stephen King meets Wes Craven type of story. With many twists and turns, and also action packed including some mystery.
I give it 5/5 stars


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Shane Scollins is a freelancer writer and author from New Jersey he now resides in upstate New York with his wife, Heather. He has worked as an automotive service manager, a website developer and computer network engineer. 
Primarily a Science fiction and paranormal novelist Shane enjoys taking readers on surprising and unexpected journeys that twist reality. He is currently working on his next book.

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  1. Thanks for the great review, and for hosting. I appreciate your support.

    1. You're welcome It was my pleasure I enjoyed it alot!