Sunday, December 16, 2012
Hell's Game- Teresa Lo
Title: Hell’s Game
Author: Teresa Lo
Publisher: Stull Printing
Format I read it in: Ebook
From the back of the book: On Halloween night in Deer Creek, Kansas, Jake Victor, Ashley and Ashton Gemini, and Kristin Grace convince Ronnie Smalls to meet them at the town cemetery, which local folklore has always rumored to be the Gateway to Hell. Their intention was only to scare him, but soon the wicked prank becomes actual horror as the group learns the Gateway is all too real. After demons snatch Ronnie and drag him to Hell, the terrified foursome vow to keep what they had seen a secret.
Two years later, the group receives a mysterious letter, an invite to play a high-stakes game in Hell. If they win, they release Ronnie’s soul as well as their own from eternal damnation. If they lose, they are stuck in Hell forever. Choosing to play, they face nightmare after nightmare as each level escalates in intensity and forces them to face the seven deadly sins.
Inspired by the legends of the Gateway to Hell in Stull, Kansas, Hell’s Game explores the cruelty that teenagers can inflict upon each other as well as the horrors that exist amongst mankind. It is a dark, action-packed young adult novel that will both scare its readers and make them question the true meaning of evil.
Review: At the beginning as I was reading this book I was very worried, sure that I had read this somewhere else but as I read on I realized why I felt this way. The game that they are playing kind of reminded me of the forbidden game by L.J Smith but as I read on the game was nowhere near the same. I love the book and I wish that there was more to it. I want to know what happens after the game! This book kept my attention and I finished it super fast. The opening was a little slow but as soon as they get their marks I was on the edge of my desk chair not able to read fast enough!
Rate: For the reasons I have stated above I give this book from 1, I couldn't finish it to 10, unputdownable, I rank this book a 7!
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