I know it’s cliché to say, but The Game by Terry Schott really was a page turner! A well paced and enjoyable read based on an intriguing premise that left me wanting more.
Throughout the book, characters hint a lot about bigger things going on than what is apparent on the surface, and I wanted to get to that stuff quickly. The author did a good job of not revealing too much too soon, while at the same time giving enough information at the right times so I didn’t get frustrated with the lack of answers.
Which isn’t to say everything wraps up nicely at the end of the book. The Game is the first book of a series for a reason. There is a lot more story left to tell.
The “Nothing is at stake/Everything is at stake” dynamic of the book was a fun angle on Dystopian fiction. A lot of times the protagonists are so burdened with what they must do the story gets mired in their reflections on what’s at stake and their self-doubt around whether or not they will be able to save the– you fill in the blank–(species, world, one they love, etc.). With The Game I was the one “talking to the TV”, so to speak, and telling characters, “Hey, guys! You need to care more!”
I will definitely be reading more from Terry Schott.
Here’s the link to Terry Schott’s Facebook Page.