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Endgame: Rules of the Game Hardcover – December 27, 2016

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  • Series: Endgame (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (December 27, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062332643
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062332646
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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the third installment of the endgame series picks up exactly where the second leaves off, and the story only increases in pace from there. with the looming threat of abbadon now literally visible overhead, the characters all continue working towards their individual (and allied) goals, which are mostly outside the "rules of the game" as laid out in the first book.

i was prepared for a huge, mind-bending conclusion to this fast-paced and very entertaining series, and i can't say i was entirely let down. but the end left me mostly confused and frustrated. without giving away too much, i have to say that i was not at all expecting the set of characters that were left alive by the end. this was unfortunate for me, because i didn't feel as though i was invested in them enough for them to be the "survivors" of the game.

the plot moved from fast, to confusing, to altogether irrational by the end. i'm still trying to figure out why the writer(s) decided to toss in an ultimately very pivotal piece at the end, which seems as though it could have been easily avoided without affecting the outcome. the result was a suspension of disbelief that i hadn't yet experienced in this already outlandish tale. there was also a lot that felt as though it was "left out" of the story to keep the page count down.

ugh, i have written a lot of amazon reviews, but this is my first attempt at a book review. i want to include a lot more of my opinions about the book and the series, but i simply can't do that without diving into major spoiler territory. so with that being said, i think you should probably get this book and read it if you're already through the first two. but you probably won't be content or happy with the conclusion, and rightfully so.
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In the explosive conclusion of the Endgame trilogy, ENDGAME: Rules of the Game, by James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton, only seven Players remain. Sarah, Jago, Aisling, Maccabee, Shari, An and Hilal are prepared to fight to the death in order to find the last Sun Key and win Endgame. It all began with The Calling, where meteors around the world signaled the beginning of the game. Each Player, from 12 ancient bloodlines chosen by extraterrestrials years ago, has trained since birth. Their goal: find the Earth, Sky and Sun Key, bring it to the Maker and win. The Endgame’s only purpose is to find a new fate for humanity through the winner and start a new beginning. Now, An Liu plays for death. He fights to avenge his lost lover and kill the Maker of the game, kepler 22b. Maccabee is playing to win. With the Earth and Sky Key, he is confident of success. Aisling, Sarah, Jago, Shari and Hilal play to stop Endgame. They are all ready to die in order to finish the game and achieve their goal.

This trilogy has kept me on edge ever since ENDGAME: The Calling. The minds of each Player are intricately woven and detailed. An Liu, though not my favorite, was brought to life with each twist and turn in his mind. Everything throughout the novel happens so fast; it left me in shock with each turn of the page. Some may complain that the deaths for the Players happen unexpectedly and are rushed. For me, it created an adrenaline rush throughout the novel. Each page creates suspense for the Player and the reader.

James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton did an excellent job writing the past two novels. RULES OF THE GAME was excellently written for the majority, although the ending wasn’t what I personally wanted. Some of the other minor characters seemed as if they were just thrown into the story.
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WOW! Literally JUST read to final page, and I am still in shock! I literally just ended my favorite book series! I absolutely loved every single page of this book, Sky Key, and The Calling, along with Endgame Diaries and I'll even say I'm glad to have read Zero Line!This book along with all the other books have brought me through a bonding experience with every single character, as I spectate over all of their hardships, troubles and conflicts. Every action scene was great, every puzzle deciphering was clever, and every emotional rollercoaster in the book was convincing! This is by far the best adventure I've had while reading a book, because it truly is an adventure with reading it! Twelve diverse people from different places and cultures collide in the ultimate battle, and the plot teaches, even through the impossible, we Cavan all come together and help each other as one! The Rules of the Game was a turning point for the story that I started off not liking the idea of, but the way things unfolded made me like it. At first I was really hoping the series would end with a winner, but overtime in this book, I was actually routing for Hilal, Aisling, Shari and the others to stop it! This book really does reflect a lot of defiance against higher powers, such as our governments that we are enslaved under. Overall, I'm sad to see this series go, but I'm satisfied with the ending! Thank you Frey and Johnson for doing this, you really allowed a lot of fun for me and a lot of defiance against the real enemies. This series will not be one I forget
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