Game

Game Billy grinned Oh New York he whispered We re gonna have so much fun I Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jazz the son of history s most infamous serial killer Billy Dent In an effort to prove mu

Billy grinned Oh, New York, he whispered We re gonna have so much fun I Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jazz, the son of history s most infamous serial killer, Billy Dent.In an effort to prove murder didn t run in the family, Jazz teamed with the police in the small town of Lobo s Nod to solve a deadly case And now, when a determined New York City detective comBilly grinned Oh, New York, he whispered We re gonna have so much fun I Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jazz, the son of history s most infamous serial killer, Billy Dent.In an effort to prove murder didn t run in the family, Jazz teamed with the police in the small town of Lobo s Nod to solve a deadly case And now, when a determined New York City detective comes knocking on Jazz s door asking for help, he can t say no The Hat Dog Killer has the Big Apple and its police force running scared So Jazz and his girlfriend, Connie, hop on a plane to the big city and get swept up in a killer s murderous game.

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  1. Barry Lyga is a recovering comic book geek According to Kirkus, he s also a YA rebel author Somehow, the two just don t seem to go together to him.When he was a kid, everyone told him that comic books were garbage and would rot his brain, but he had the last laugh Raised on a steady diet of comics, he worked in the comic book industry for ten years, but now writes full time because, well, wouldn t you The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy Goth Girl is his first novel Unsoul d is his latest There are a whole bunch in between, featuring everything from the aftermath of child abuse to pre teens with superpowers to serial killers He clearly does not know how to stick to one subject.

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  1. I thought I won t be able to read this right away because of its glaring 520 pages which relatively isn t really long but which IS long for me at the moment but I m really impressed because it didn t feel long at all I was completely gripped from beginning to end without a single attempt at skimming any part which I guiltily admit I do in some reads Ask me to tell you the significant events of the first half of the book and I would probably just give you this look But what s unbelievable is that [...]


  2. 3.5 stars I Hunt Killers was one of my favorite books last year, but I have mixed feelings about the sequel While it s certainly still well researched and well executed, the focus has changed from suspense albeit with gory underpinnings to a typical thriller Since it s written like adult crime fiction with a teenager suddenly in the middle, it s a little harder to suspend disbelief that the authorities would rely so heavily on a 17 year old s input to the point of taking him across state lines [...]


  3. Oh, New York, he whispered We re gonna have so much fun I think I am once again in the minority here but for a good reason this time I actually liked this sequel quite a bit better than the first and I think I might have been willing to go with five stars if it wasn t for that awful non ending, cliffhanger thing that Lyga felt the need to leave us with After sitting on the edge of my seat and knawing my nails away for the whole book, I felt somewhat cheated by that lack of closure It wasn t even [...]


  4. I NEVER read series I have only read a couple in my lifetime Normally I like books that only have one book to them or I only read the first book in a series, so I am really proud of myself for reading the second book to a series Also, on that note that just shows how good this book is Game is the second book in the Jason Dent series It comes after the first book I Hunt Killers In the first book we are introduced to Jazz, the son of history s most infamous serial killer, Billy Dent.Both the first [...]


  5. The sequel to Barry Lyga s I HUNT KILLERS Good riddance Do you feel the blood lust as much as I do Serial Killer addiction on overdrive


  6. He wondered When next he saw his father, would he be thrilled or terrified Hmm hmm hmmmmm What a wonderfully demented series Not often do I pick up thriller books and find such satisfaction It isn t merely the characters, though, that s about 80% of it, and it isn t wholly the mysteries I think my love for this series stems from the humor that seeps off of every page Jazz wouldn t be Jazz without his snarky, asshole ish attitude I ve come to love so deeply, and I don t think I d enjoy Jazz s inn [...]


  7. Book 1 I Hunt Killers Book 3 Blood of my Blood Actual rating 4.5 stars I have to admit it although I was sure that I Hunt Killers was almost perfect, that was far from the truth Because I knew nothing Indeed contrary to many readers, Game was so damn better than the first for me I thought I was hooked in I hunt killers It was nothing compared to what I felt here, my heart bouncing and bouncing, enthralled, captivated, caught in the story from page one, my mood quickly shifting from laughter to t [...]


  8. This sequel to I Hunt Killers matched the quality of the first book in the series This is a fun YA thriller series There is a good balance between the mystery, suspense, and the action The plot is engaging enough that is held my attention all the way through the story and the characters are just likeable or interesting enough that I was kept engaged in their stories In this second instalment the basic set up of the story did not change It was Jasper hunting a serial killer This time the Hat Dog [...]


  9. Imagine you learned everything you know about serial killers from and watching episodes of Criminal Minds Then tried to write a book about it with a kid in the lead role Would it be comparable to the many standout crime thrillers that dominate the genre Unfortunately with Game, I don t think so.The problem I have with this is the same problem I had with I Hunt Killers but on a larger scale, psychological and crime thrillers are inherently adult genres these books try to play with the big boys, b [...]


  10. We can make it easier for him, Howie said That s what we do, right We make it easier for Jazz to be normal Well, this book was AMAZING While in the first book I had some clue on what was going on, I had a gigantic point of interrogation on my forehead for almost this entire book Who is doing this Who is the new serial killer All in all, what the hell was going on I am a person who loves to try to guess what is happening and loves a deep mystery, although always guessing everything wrong I had th [...]


  11. This review is spoiler free for book 1 and this sequel Before I went into YA my favorite novels were criminal mysteries and serial killer type stories Then my favorite among them were the ones dealing with profilers There is just something incredibly fascinating about seeing how these guys can take one small and seemingly insignificant detail of a crime scene, and tell you who the killer is in the most intimate of way Game brought back the reasons why I loved these types of books there are truly [...]


  12. Jazz, Connie and Howie in New York UPDATE So I guess I read too deep into the blurb thingy and Howie does not tag a long to New York However he still plays a prominent character in the story inserts cheering sound effect Just as I suspected this novel was intense, and action packed keeping you on your toes BUT HOLY MOTHER OF ALL THINGS GREAT THIS WAS THE WORST CLIFFHANGER EVER AND NOW I HAVE TO WAIT ONE MORE WHOLE YEAR TILL I CAN READ WHAT HAPPENS NEXT This was literally the definition of cliff [...]


  13. Holy wow Loved the inclusion of view spoiler the Monopoly game hide spoiler Connie seems to have gone off the rails a bit and that was rather irksome, but what exactly happened at the Dent house with Howie and Sam That whole thing went so fast, I wasn t sure even after I backed it up a couple times view spoiler Did Howie actually kill Grandma accidentally of course or did she just have a heart attack and collapse on the spot I didn t think the gun was loaded hide spoiler And then Jazz and Morale [...]



  14. Actual rating 4.5 Stars GAH This series is too good And um excuse me, that ending I need book 3, like, yesterday.


  15. Review originally posted at YA LoveI need to start off by saying that I enjoyed Game even than I enjoyed I Hunt Killers Barry Lyga has done an excellent job building Jazz s character and creating an intense and thoroughly enjoyable story It s still gory like I Hunt Killers, so be prepared.What I liked about Game by Barry Lyga The mystery and thrill The third person narrative switches from Jazz to other characters, but the best is when it focuses on the killer I love it when murder mysteries swi [...]


  16. If I thought the first book in this series was something special, something dark, and twisted, and yet oh so addicting, it didn t prepare me for what this installment held The first book had nothing on this one This second installment proved to be every bit as delicious, dangerous, horrifying, and yet still humorous enough to make us turn the pages and demand It truly is a series unlike any other that I have read Terrifying, creepy, strange, mysterious, captivating, compelling, and about a mill [...]


  17. Any man worth having will wait for his woman to be ready Warning This review has spoilers, hidden in the spoiler tag, of both this novel and The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes.Oh, I should have seen that ending coming It was so obvious it was so very, very obvious I mean, view spoiler Jazz s mom being alive Of course she was there was no body, no proof that she had been killed in the first place, either by Jazz or Billy or anyone else , and plus, the exact same thing had happened in The Natura [...]


  18. FIVE STARSI love it, I am loving this series I am absolutely in love with Howie He s hilarious view spoiler Is it bad that I ship him and Sam XD I suspected her having something to do with all of this early on but it seems like she s innocent For now Not only that but I genuinely like her and want her and Jazz to continue building a relationship view spoiler hide spoiler The twists and turns in this book were wonderful My mind was constantly racing while reading trying to figure this all out The [...]


  19. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG He ll never come out with the sequel to this Watch A meteor will fall, everyone in this book is in mortal peril and I won t be able to find out what happens because the WHOLE DAMN WORLD WILL END THANKS A LOT Read it again and my opinion is still AUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH WTF ARRGGGGGGGG WHY MUST YOU END IT THIS WAY OH NO OH NO OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOK Allow me [...]


  20. SpoilersI was tempted to rate this one star because the characters fucked me off that much but I decided to be generous because the writing and plot weren t actually half bad.I enjoyed the first book, I Hunt Killers, but this one was hard to get through Though I do have to admit that the ending was pretty great I m not a fan of cliffhangers but I didn t mind it in this case.What s what Teenager Jasper Jazz Dent is the son of the world s most notorious serial killer, Billy Dent For some reason or [...]


  21. CAUTION major spoilersI really thought book 2, Game, would surpass its predecessor, but alas my feelings were virtually the same In other words, for both book 1 and 2, I was entertained but I was not particularly wowed In book 2, too many little things tugged my suspension of my disbelief Also, the ending disappointed me, and it was not because all the plot lines ended on a cliffhanger, although that sucked too.The Characters Jasper, the protagonistBook 2 constantly told the reader how much of a [...]


  22. This Fucking Cliffhanger.Although the twist cliffy was what I had guessed early on ayyyy skepticism , the depth of mystery re murders was layered than in I Hunt Killers The additional POVs was also a nice bonus that gave a wider perspective into the psyche of all parties to this game that is Jasper Dent s lifeol howie is still fave.FULL REVIEW TO COME LATER.


  23. 4.5 stars Gah I wasn t planning on immediately diving into Blood Of My Blood but Barry Lyga left me with little choice Game ended with three cruel cliffhangers when the author gave Jazz, Connie and Howie their own story thread towards the end of the book and then finished with each of their fates teetering on the balance I love psychological thrillers about serial killers and this series is crazy good.



  24. First off Let me just warn you, this book ends in a big cliffhanger I mean we don t now what s going to happen to several of our favorite characters and it honestly sucks Thus the 4 star rating instead of 5 Consider yourself warned Game is the second installment for the Jasper Dent Series, if you haven t read I Hunt Killers then you need to rush out and get it This series is classified as young adult because Jasper is a 17 year old high school student, but the content is very mature Be warned i [...]


  25. My rating 3.5 of 5 starsI Hunt Killers introduced us to Jasper Dent, son of Billy Dent who is well known for being a notorious serial killer Attempting to prove that he s nothing like his father, he decides to track an apparent serial killer in his hometown His success in bringing down the killer is noticed and in this second installment, Jasper is asked by the NYPD to come to New York City to help them catch another serial killer Unsure of himself, but wanting to do what he can to help, Jazz go [...]


  26. Last year I read 176 books and I Hunt Killers was my number one pick Game is even better A quick comparison when I finished IHK it felt like base jumping I was falling but excited about where things were going The end of Game was like being thrown off a mountain, while screaming on the way down, no idea where or how we re going to stop An amazing book Barry Lyga has a skill and craft in his writing that gets better with each offering And Game is a thriller that races from start to finish It some [...]


  27. Fair warning This may be the goriest novel I ve ever read, adult or YA If you have a weak stomach, steer clear of this one.Dear Jasper,You weren t as stupid as your friends in this book, so I ll give some of the stupid things you did in this book a pass You at least comprehended some of the possible outcomes and, y know, looked before you leaped, at least marginally I still love you.Dear Connie,WTF Just Seriously What the fuck I thought you had some brains, and your handling of your relationship [...]


  28. Are you kidding me with that ending WTHI really liked the first book, but WOW I loved this one Jasper is such an interesting character, how he reads people, and how his father talks to him in his mind, The constant struggle he has between good and evil, and boy oh boy do you just want him to end up on the side of good.The game was no joke, I love how it was revealed and how it was played What in the world is going to happen in the next book I have absolutely no ideaI have to add, but in the mids [...]


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