That important really Of course I ve never dreamed that I went on a genocidal killing spreeUnfortunately for Volera our heroine in Endgame she not only has to confront that dream but the frightening ossibility that it s far than just the vivid imaginings of a sleeping brain Set in a dystopian environment where rofessional game layers help non ros navigate a series of harsh virtual scenarios Endgame is a uick read that manages to ack action and revelation into the final 20 ages than happens in the rest of the book And aye there s the rub as our old friend the Danish rince once said Campbell is clearly a talented storyteller with a head full of intriguing ideas that are clamoring to get out of her mind Les Ténébreuses - Tome I - La Fin d'un monde palace and frolic across theage There are intriguing nuggets of story all over the Karneval, Vol. 4 place the way the virtual gaming world works the mysterious backstory the increasingly terrifying truths that are hinted at all of whichropel the reader forwardUnfortunately there s a disconcerting disconnect between the The Hiding Place parts where I wanted detail about the world and the characteristics of itseople about where these games fit into the social hierarchy about the supporting characters or even the major characters and the arts where detail comes in such a confusing rush that it s hard to figure out what s going on even though it seems like it s intriguing stuff case in oint the aforementioned 20 ages I also didn t feel overly invested in Vol or her tormentorman candysavior Catan and I tend to struggle a bit when I m reading something where I don t really connect with the characters That might be of a ersonal thing though just because I didn t fall in love with these characters doesn t mean others will feel the same I mean I like Egon than I like Venkman so what does that say about me I don t think I ll continue with this series but I d certainly be open to reading of Campbell s work Whether you connect with the characters or find the The Elephants Journey pacing of the story to your liking dear readerswell that s for you to decide As for me I have kumuats that need masticating Or did I just dream thatThanks to the fabulous Jessasaurus Rexerrific for the buddy read This was inspired by Karlington s Authors Who Rock idea and by Jess s indie August. Deadly games Games that tell a story ofrofound corruption and massive scale government conspiracies warping the lines between fact and fictionThe only clue she has comes in the form of an exceedingly frustrating and otentially dangerous man named Catan Vareth But like everything else in her world his help will cost herCover design by Louis.
Volera is a Player she helps rovide entertainment for the virtual reality games that are hugely opular But she can t remember her ast and strange occurrences nightmares and blackouts make her think that a articular guy has an unhealthy interest in herTrying to define my feelings towards this book is tough The first half is so dense so confusing so slow It really is ure world building I ll admit than once I grew frustrated at this book I want to like you I would yell at it Why are you being so confusing to me Why can t you just give some answersBut this book reminds me of Dune in that regard you re reading it and wondering WTF is going on When suddenly the clouds The Undisputed Greatest Writer of All Time: A Collection of Poetry part and it JUST MAKES SENSE It takes a long time but when you get to thatoint the light bulb turns on and the book StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story pages fly byAnd that is my experience with this book I gotast that 50% mark and suddenly I got it I got the characters I got the story Even the cultures and society which had been a stumbling block were making sense That is what It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life picked this up from a 3 star to a 4 starThis book won t be for everyone but if you like cyberunk and don t want drippy heroines this is your book I m literally breathless now It s all your fault Nens See what I did hereI have never been so Lignin Biodegradation proud and humbled of a graphiccover I made in my life yes I am responsible for the eerie futuristic eye It in no way rises to the level of awesome of the actual book I have also never wanted to neverlay any kind of virtual reality game this much EVER I am the furthest thing from a gamer my immediate family is made up of solely females besides my dad and video games are something I just watch my best guy friends battle each other at Let s just say I didn t need gaming experience to Pure Chance picture anything Insert freaked shudder Endgame is both almost clinical and chilling in its telling of Volera s so called double life as a Player of VR games and a girl who loses whole blocks of time to fugue states The world building is a little sparse atoints but lush Nens integrates both the VR and real life settings extremely well The simulated forest game reminded me a little of The Hunger Games actually as did the omnipotent RegentNothing is ever in your face You just kind of read along. Volera Magray is a Player she engages with the tourists who come to The Lady and the Lionheart play the VR games for which her district is so famous She makes her living beingitted against other Players in terrifyingly real virtual reality games fought for the gratification of a hedonistic audienceFighting is all she knowsBy day she is a normal denizen of the oppressi.
And suddenly bam You wonder how Vol isn t catatonic in a ball in a corner I will admit to having sped through the ast 60 ages or so in a breathless haze alternately cringing and weeping a little inside The acing fit the overall lot very action y yet allowing us to understand Volera s fears and thoughts One Schilder's Struggle for the Unity of the Church particular line made me think she would ve been a hilarious heroine if it wasn t for her issues Several of the women are eying him with undisguised interest and a few are even adjusting their clothing so that their features are displayed to their best advantageBreast advantage Vol thinks and gigglesNens why you gotta be so dirtayyy 3Oh and Catan CATAN Yo Nens if you turn him into another GM I will kick you in the butt I WILLI guess I ve extolled enough virtues I will stop before I forget to take a shower and become a smelly cat lady But in case you re wondering if my friendship with the author somehow biased me it didn t It might not be a book for everyone but it surely is a book worthy of non selfublicationI m expecting the ARC of the seuel tomorrow D Still as great as the first time around I remembered absolutely nothing so I felt like I was reading it for the first time again which was great I got to be blown away by the last few chapters again This series is so A (kinda) Country Christmas promising I have been sitting on this for a few days trying to sort out my feelings and I m still a big ball of I don t know what the hell just happened This story focuses on Volera a young woman who is living in a dystopian world and isaid to lay this world s version of video games These games are fully immersive and interactive and you are connected to electrodes and all sorts of weird other things while you lay Sounds like a dream right Well why does Vol keep blacking out Every once in a while I wake up and have to uzzle out whether the events that just transpired in my head were memory or dream On occasion a dream is so vivid so real that it seems wholly robable that it actually happened For me these dreams tend to be of a mundane nature a meeting at work spending time with a friend masticating a kumuat So trivial are these types of dreams that I don t even need to spend time dwelling on whether they actually happened or not it s not. Ve Regency but by night she is wracked by terrible nightmares that hint at a National Geographic Kids Almanac 2020 past she can no longer remember She suspects she might have killed someone and she's afraid that she might do it againAt the same time the games she'slaying are growing steadily violent Someone is hacking into the system and creating bootlegged games Dangerous games.
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