Rating : 4.5 stars
Read : August 23 to 26, 2013
Format Read : Kindle Edition
4.5 "You've been mindf*cked" stars
It's been 3 years since the events of Fearscape.
Val have tried to move on with her life but she is not the same girl she was. She isn't on the track team anymore ,she goes to therapy and it's constantly trying to chase the shadows away.
She thinks she will never be safe again, that someday, when she least expects it, he will chase her.
She is used, to name-calling and people leaving threatening letters or try to mess up with her.
Until she receives a card, inviting her to a game...
I want to play with you.
I want to play suicide chess with you.
You with your pawns, and me with mine.
Together, we will level the playing field.
And do you know what else?
I know you'll do it.
With some turns of events, Val, Lisa, James and Blake are all invited to a party. A theme party hosted by the mysterious and fascinating GM.
They're not the only guests, the other 3 are hostile and with an hidden agenda.
While the night unravels, several games are played and intentions are revealed. Lives will be at risk, predators will try to hunt their prey...
The clock is ticking...until it's Checkmate .
The villains were always ugly in books and movies.
Necessarily so, it seemed.
Because if they were attractive - if their looks matched their charm and their cunning - they wouldn't only be dangerous.
They would be irresistible.
It's haunting how true this statement is! And of course applies perfectly to Gavin.
I'm still at a loss of words to describe him. I caught myself fascinated and creeped out by him. Oh I wanted to slap myself, every time I felt caught in his web. We can clearly feel and understand the hold he has on Val, the effect he has on her and of course, how much she is afraid of him.
Seriously, Gavin have got to be one of the most disturbing MC I ever read ... I said it before but it's like being terrified of him and strangely fascinated by him. We're attracted to him like a moth to a flame! Oh You'll want to punch him, maim him and so on BUT there would be times that you'll wonder several "what if's".
She was his. If not in body, heart, or soul, then in mind, at least.
And soon, the rest would follow.
But yeah, overall what to say about him? And his games?
It's a bit like an invitation...
Now, I won't spoil anything , which is hard to praise the book and not revealing anything but I leave some reactions from 75% of the book to the end...
I saw many differences between this book and the first one. This we didn't just get inside Val's mind but also in the mind of the other players. Making it all even more complex, we didn't just needed to predict what would happen to the black king and the white queen but now also the pawns,and theirs unpredictable moves.
The whole vibe of the story is just disturbing, mysterious, creepy and overall amazing! Totally the stuff for future nightmares,ahah.
It's just so psychological intense and your emotions will be all over the place. Oh yes, I was the puppet and Miss Campbell the awesome puppeteer.
Now off to Terrorscape *insert evil laugh