Friday, April 19, 2013

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!! The Game by Shane Scollins

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Author: Shane Scollins
Title: The Game
Genre: Science Fiction,Paranormal,Mystery
Format: E-Book
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Copy Provided By: Author
Publication Date: March 13,2013

 

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 No matter where you are, they’ll find you, and put you in “The GAME”.

Candice Laguna’s life is being systematically dismantled, by an unknown force, for a reason she can’t imagine. But she is about to become the unwilling star of a reality game competition the likes of which has never been broadcast to the world.

Just when things get darkest, a mysterious man snatches her from the grips of doom. He is a man who is not what he appears, and not who he says. He has no name and his motivation to help Candice is not what it seems to be.


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Review:

Sometimes a book comes along that grabs you, holds on tight and just when you think you can't take anymore (though secretly you do) the book decides to let you go. First half of The Game was awesome. Think Saw meets Untraceable. Sick, twisted, visceral I loved it! Seriously, the first half of The Game would make an amazing movie.

Before trashing getting to the negatives of the second half of The Game I want to talk about the amazing first half. I like most of the population enjoy reality television. Not gonna lie, I enjoy watching people escape from messed up scenarios. However, their is a fine line between enjoyment and straight up torture. I'd never want to actually see a person go through what Candice Laguna does. On paper it's a whole other story. I wanted more!! I mean it's horrible but bloody fantastic at the same time. Only downside is that portion of the book is over quickly. Clearly, I didn't read the synopsis close enough. I really need to skim to the bottom and not just read about the plot. Lesson learned that's for sure.

Now the first half of the book is 5 Stars all the way. In fact I'd recommend picking up the book just to read the beginning. The second half however, Why? Why? Why? Do you hate your readers? Was your ultimate goal to have the book thrown across the room in disgust? If so, Congrats you succeeded!

Unpredicatable Paranormal twist did not work. Why would someone try to combine these two elements together? It's like the author had writer ADHD, To many ideas, not enough time to write them all so I know, let's just throw them together. Ugh, I can't even begin to describe how truly disappointing horrible the second half of this book was. Had The Game been written that way the entire time I might feel different, might being the operative word. The ONLY reason I didn't DNF this book was a. I promised to review it for the tour and b. I kept torturing myself in the hopes things would get better.

Overall, The Game was a huge disappointment. So much potential was wasted by introducing the paranormal element. It saddens me to say this but I'm definitely going to be leery reading from this Author again. In the end, The Game is being rated a solid ★★★. While I loved the first half, the second half killed the book for me. I highly recommend borrowing this book and testing it out before purchasing. You've been warned.



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 Shane Scollins is a freelance writer and Amazon best selling author. Originally from New Jersey, he now resides in Upstate New York with his wife, Heather. He has a degree in computer science and has worked as an automotive service manager, a website developer and a computer network engineer. In his spare time he enjoys playing ice hockey, riding his mountain bike, and strumming on his guitar. Primarily a SciFi 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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