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Maze Cheat

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Ario is a Cheat: somebody who designs and sells Cheat Codes to Gamerunners. Rick and Pir are Gamerunners: people who try to win their fortune by playing The Maze, the interactive computer game that is so much more than an ordinary computer game. MazeCheat is set in a futuristic city scape where acid rain permanently falls. But despite the dreary surroundings there is a som ...more
Paperback, 310 pages
Published August 2nd 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (first published August 1st 2012)
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Jinky Spring
First of all this was how I reacted to this shit...

So to anyone thinking to buy this book STOP AT ONCE you don't know what you're doing! If you have even the slightest clue as to what's good for you then keep far away from this book and all of Bloody. Rubbish. Collins' sorry excuses for books. Seriously that's all you need to know!
Mely
YA sf set in a future or alternate England where the only way out of acid-rain-drenched poverty is to win a virtual reality game. Gamerunners frequently hire mazecheats to program them cheatcodes. The first book, Gamerunner, focused on Ric, the pampered son of the chief game developer, Daed. (Ric = Icarus, Daed = Daedalus, the game (the Maze) = the Labyrinth. That no one recognizes their Greek antecedents and that they are apparently polytheists is what inclines me to think this is alternate rat ...more
Kelly  Cowley
As with Game Runner, I liked the concept and world of this story a lot more than the narrative style. The characters constantly talk in half-finished sentences and think in half-finished thoughts and it gets very irritating after a while. But the characters and the structure of their world is very well-realized and that kept me reading.
SJH (A Dream of Books)
Having not read the first book in this series I found it quite difficult to pick up the threads of the story and understand the whole concept of Maze Cheat. I did manage to finish this one but struggled with it from the beginning.
charlotte
Nothing particularly special, but a quick enough and good enough read.
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B.R. Collins is a graduate of both university and drama school. Her first novel The Traitor Game was published to much acclaim and was both winner of the Branford Boase Award 2009 and longlisted for the 2009 Carnegie Medal. Bridget lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

A Trick of the Dark, published by Bloomsbury in September 2009 and in paperback in September 2010, is her extraordinary, electric and tau
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