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The Forbidden Game: The Hunter; The Chase; The Kill Paperback – June 8, 2010
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She loves to visit a friend's little cabin in the Point Reyes National Seashore area, which has lots of trees, lots of animals, lots of beaches to walk on, and lots of places to hike. Once, while hiking, she saw a snow-white buck which allowed her to follow it nearly half a mile. She also likes to collect things: angels (they remind her of her late mother), tiny boxes from different countries or of fanciful shape, nineteenth century children's literature, and books about quantum physics--especially about the mystery of the dark energy in the universe. A militant optimist, she is also part of the Velociraptor Sisterhood (a fancy way of saying that she likes to read, write and discuss books with strong female characters), and she has traveled extensively in Europe and the Far East. The two countries she loves to visit most are Great Britain, with its historic monuments and amazing country landscapes, and Japan, with its bustling urban life and exquisite mountain scenery.
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Out of all Smith's body of work, it was "The Forbidden Game" that I was least familiar with. First published as a trilogy, the middle book was on the shelf of my school library, but the preceding and concluding installments were impossible to get hold of. For the last six years or so, all I had experienced was a story with no beginning and no end. As such, it was with immense satisfaction that I settled down with all three books handily bound together in one omnibus volume, previously published separately as The Hunter, The Chase and The Kill.
Jenny Thornton is preparing a party for her boyfriend Tom, and is exploring the neighborhood in search of a game that will entertain her core group of friends. Escaping from a couple of intimidating young men leads her into an unusual shop that seems to have exactly what she's looking for: a unique and unforgettable game: or so the shop owner promises her.Read more ›
I know I am a few years late on reading this but I am so excited that I finally did. The Hunter is the first book in L.J. Smith's Forbidden Game series. I was a bit skeptic about reading it but since I am back in my hometown for X-mas, I don't have many unread books available to me and I ended up picking it up and pretty much getting sucked into the Game's world.
The Hunter introduces us to Jenny and her friends. The 7 of them end up starting The Game on Tom's, Jenny's boyfriend, birthday party. Little did they know that The Game is real and that they will get stuck inside it forced to face their worst nightmares. Even worse, the Shadow Man, the guy behind this game, is after Jenny and won't rest until he makes her his.
I loved the idea of kids gettign trapped inside a game and having to play under the rules, kind like Jumanji. The book had a dark and creepy feeling about it. I couldn't wait until we jumped from nightmare to nightmare and see the darksest fears of the players. It was the perfect, fast-paced read to keep me up late at ngiht.
The only reason this book gets 4 stars instead of more is the fact that at times it felt a little shallow. Even though it dealt with everyone's worst fears it still felt shallow at times. Maybe it will be better in the next book books, which I am immediately starting.
In the second book of The Forbidden Game Trilogy, Jenny and her friends are trying to get back to their normal lives after the first game. Everyone has changed after what Julian made them go through, especially Jenny, who finds herself without the usual protection of her boyfriend, Tom.Read more ›
But this is no ordinary game. The players soon find themselves actually within the Victorian house they made. The Shadow Man, named Julian, is the boy from the game store. He informs Jenny that her friends have been scattered around the house, with has three stories and a turret on the top. Jenny is the main player. She must locate each friend's room and then help them face their greatest nightmare. If Jenny reaches the top, the door out of the game is there, waiting for them. However, Julian also informs Jenny that not all of her friends may survive and the game has a time limit. It began at nine o'clock in the evening.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great story. Wonderful characters and didn't feel like a tween book despite the cover. Reading this more than once for surePublished 2 months ago by Allison's Profile
I read this back in October of 2010, finishing it exactly on Halloween night. That's the right time of year to get into this book, because certain events in it do take a bit of a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by A Night's Dream of Books
One of my favorite series back in high school and I have reread it a few times through the years! I'm still hoping for another sequel!Published 7 months ago by Stacy J Boyd
I don't know why I bought an L.J. Smith book. I mean, maybe I thought this one would surprise me with good, quality writing, and an interesting plot. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Francesca
Reminds me of a seriously freaky version of Jumanji. Well written but seriously scary.Published 7 months ago by Michelle Carrell