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This Game Is Getting All Too Real

He said: I like to keep under the radar and mostly hang out with my friends from the rez. But when I saved Riley Berenger from falling off a mountain, that rich suburban princess decided to try to save me.

She said: If I can help Sam Tracy win the heart of the girl he can't get over, I'll pay him back for helping me. I promised him I would,
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Published May 27th 2014 by Harlequin Teen
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Jan 05, 2013 Erica marked it as to-read
May 22, 2014 Glass rated it really liked it

I am so happy that I decided to read this. Last year I read Hooked, story about girl named Fred who plays golf and popular boy Ryan who took his sweet time to finally make his own decisions. I was not the biggest fan, so you can understand my hesitance to pick up a sequel. But now I am really glad that I did because otherwise I'd miss something worth reading. (Aman won't agree with me about that one, so you can read why she didn't finish it on Enticed by Books - just in case you need "second opi
May 01, 2014 Aimee rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: fans of Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles
I read and enjoyed Hooked a year ago, so of course I was ecstatic when I was approved to read and review Played.

Now, I'm very conflicted about my thoughts on Played. A few minutes after reading it, I decided that it was just an okay book--not bad, not great. After giving it a few more hours of thought, I realized that there were much more things that were bad than good, to my dismay. I really wanted to love this book, since the premise was something I enjoyed reading about.

So I thought the synop
Kim at Divergent Gryffindor
I was so happy I learned that I was a part of the Played blog tour, and I was so excited when I received my copy from Netgalley! I wanted to read it immediately, but figured it'd be best if I waited until my tour stop date got closer before reading it.

Before I read Played, I was in a slight reading slump. I read, but a book couldn't hold my attention for more than 15 minutes, thus me reading four books all at once. I knew I had to finish Played soon, so that's what I concentrated on mostly. At f
Originally posted on: Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek

This is a story about wrong first impressions, misconceptions, white lies and misunderstandings. It’s also about a good girl who is suddenly trouble and a quiet boy who finds himself suddenly a hero. I loved it.

Riley has always done everything right. She’s got great grades, is always home by curfew and never gives her parents any problems. She’s also a nobody at high school, well not completely a nobody, she is Ryan Berenger’s little
Aug 04, 2014 Alyssa rated it liked it
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Played by Liz Fichera
Book Two of the Hooked series
Publisher: Harlequin TEEN
Publication Date: May 27, 2014
Rating: 3 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

Official Summary:

This Game Is Getting All Too Real

He said: I like to keep under the radar and mostly hang out with my friends from the rez. But when I saved Riley Berenger from falling off a mountain, that rich suburban princess decided to try to save me.

She said: If I can help Sam Tracy win the heart of
Kimi (Geeky Chiquitas)
May 29, 2014 Kimi (Geeky Chiquitas) rated it it was amazing
Originally posted at Geeky Chiquitas

It is when a book hits so close to home that I find it the most difficult to write a review and make sense of how I feel about the story. Played is unexpectedly one of those books, and I've spent days trying to decipher my thoughts into words. Nevertheless, I shall attempt.

Played tells the story of Riley and Sam, two people with completely different backgrounds, whose paths one day cross on a leadership camp for intelligent and outstanding students. They inst
Jun 29, 2014 Elien rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-books, 2014, netgalley
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Played is about a lot of things: wrong first impressions, white lies, misunderstandings, first love and friendship.

Riley has always been the good girl. She got stellar grades, never breaks curfew and doesn’t cause her parents any trouble, after she has an older brother to do that. Everyone knows her as Ryan Berenger’s little sister, besides that no one ever notices her. That’s until she gets stranded in the woods together with Sam Tracy. Suddenly everyone
May 25, 2014 Aellai rated it really liked it
Riley is this Pink Girl. She's a smart blond (weird, huh?), she over thinks everything, plans a lot and is full of energy and words. She also sketch a lot.
Sam is this Native hot and strong guy that is a gentleman, mysterious and very nice (also adorable).
They both get to know each other in a Leadership event when they get paired for a scavenger hunt. At the beginning they hated each other because Sam hates Riley's brother and is being rude to her so Riley is angry at him for being rude. Riley is
Apr 29, 2014 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Ok, this book was seriously so good! I loved it! There was so much action, drama, and cute little moments that made me go "aaaawwwww". Riley and Sam were two very different but fantastic characters. I like how Riley could be tough and she held her head high when people were teasing her. Sam was quiet and sweet and both of them together was the cutest thing, even when it usually got them into trouble. Throughout the book I couldn't stop thinking to myself, oh my gosh, when will bad stuff stop hap ...more
Both Sam and Riley are fundamentally unhappy for different reasons. Through mishap after mishap these two finally find their way. I enjoyed the way their relationship formed because it wasn’t a whirlwind the love these two shared developed just beneath the surface. From their first encounter there was something there and as the story developed their true feelings started surfacing. There were a few things these two did that I didn’t agree with but I’m glad they didn’t cause irreparable damage. T ...more
Apr 28, 2014 Richa rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, arc, for-review
Originally posted at City of Books

This is actually the first interracial YA series I've read, beginning with Hooked last year. It definitely opened my eyes to see all the racism present even with a thriving Native community, and I was quite outraged by most of it. So in a way I'm glad there's less focus on it in this book. Played follows Ryan's sister, Riley, and Fred's friend Sam from the Rez. There's a lot more drama in this one, and some pretty dangerous situations as well. But I didn't like
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Played is a fun, sweet and lovely story that fully shows what means to be a teenager and to fall in love. I truly enjoyed this book.

This second book in the Hooked series is about Sam and Riley. Sa
Shameeka Alexis
I read and enjoyed Hooked, so of course I was ecstatic when I started reading Played.

Now, I’m very conflicted about my thoughts on Played.

A few minutes after reading it, I decided that it was just an okay book–not bad, not great.

After giving it a few more hours of thought, I realized that there were much more things that were bad than good, to my dismay.

I really wanted to love this book, since the premise was something I enjoyed reading about.

So I thought the synopsis meant that the guy had a
Renae McKenzie
May 26, 2014 Renae McKenzie rated it really liked it
I picked and read Played in one sitting. Honestly, it wasn't my intention. I just meant to read a couple of pages while I waited for some of my uni stuff to download - I had every I did plan studying... But what can I say? I got drawn in.

I was lucky enough to win an ARC copy from Liz Fichera, so HUGE thanks to her!

Poor ole Sam just can't seem to cut a break. The only girl that he has ever loved (Fred) is happily inlove with a guy that he detests. His book smarts make him an outsider amongst his
May 25, 2014 Rabiah rated it it was amazing
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I squealed with delight after reading Hooked, as I found out that there would be another book that looks at Riley and Sam’s relationship. I loved Hooked but I’d read it a while ago, so it was great to know that I wouldn’t need to remember a lot of what happened in the previous book going into this one. I liked Played a lot better than Hooked. Hooked was amazing, but this was so much better! I loved coming back to a familiar world and
Aug 27, 2014 Kristin rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
It's not that this book is a roll over from the previous book in the series. However, the two main characters in this story were also in the last story. Plus, Fred and Ryan from Hooked are in this story a lot. So even though it's not 100% necessary to read the first book, I highly suggest it.

Sam and Riley live on two separate ends of the teen sceene. Sam is a boy from the Reservation who keeps to himself. Riley is Ryan's (the popular boy in school) younger sister. However, when on a camping tri
Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
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I was honestly surprised by this book. I went into it thinking that it sounded like an OK read and something that may interest me and break up my time. However, I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I did. It was a standard young-adult romance but that's not a bad thing. It was a lighthearted, quick read that you didn't have to think too much about.

One thing that I really liked was that there were more strands than just the romance in the boo
May 15, 2014 Farrah rated it liked it
Since I read the previous book in this series, Hooked, and loved it, I was excited to read this book and I had high expectation. Unfortunately, it didn't quite meet them, and I had a couple of issues. But, overall, it was a light, fun, and generally enjoyable YA romance.

To be honest, Riley was a problem for me. She came off as spoiled and, at some points, a bit of a brat. I didn't understand how she could justify breaking up her brother's relationship, when it was obvious to one and all how happ
Apr 06, 2014 Jeraca rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I received this free eARC in exchange for my honest review.

I am really enjoying Liz Fichera's novels! When reading this novel, I didn't realize how involved the characters would be dealing with the previous novel characters: Ryan and Fred. Yeah, I knew they would be in there since Riley and Sam were either friends or siblings of them, but Riley's plan? That takes it to a whole new level!

Throughout the novel Riley changed and I can completely understand why. Her big brother gets away with murder
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harlequin TEEN and NetGalley.)
Ryan and Fred may have had their happily-ever-after, but what about Sam and Riley?

This was an okay story, and I liked it more than the first.

Riley and Sam were both good characters, and it was nice to get to know both of them a bit better. I did think that Riley was a bit clueless at points, but the pair of them were quite sweet together.

The storyline in this was a lot more
Feb 09, 2015 Sandra rated it it was amazing
Sam Tracy is a driven young man who stays out of the limelight and gets good grades so he can go off to college and leave the reservation his tribe lives on. When he is chosen to attend a leadership conference his life changes when he gets his group assignment that includes "PInk Girl" princess Riley Berenger and things get crazy when he saves her from falling off a mountain and they are stranded overnight until they're rescued. When they tell each other deep dark secrets, Riley decides to use S ...more
Jun 25, 2014 Brianna rated it it was amazing
I totally loved Hooked when I read it last year and I knew I had to get Played when it came out, and I was not disappointed.
Riley has always been the good sister even as her older brother Ryan messes up over and over. But on a school trip to a leadership conference she and Sam Tracy get in trouble and they end up being rescued. When they were out in the forest lost, they connect and she promises to help Sam connect with his crush, that never seems to work out.
Riley is the perfect little sister.
Aug 14, 2014 Sabrine rated it it was amazing
Wow just wow. I could not put this book down I needed to do summer work and instead I went straight to this book! It had me captivated and it felt so so long like the story wasn't going to end and I absolutely loved that!!! Oh man Sam Tracy you seemed so cute and hunky and that Riley Berenger seemed a heck of a lucky gal. Darling I would take a sam under a tree anyday! But it was so cute how he defended her from Jay aww!!! He was so mad he did that to Riley he beat him up how valiant and Ryan se ...more
Gabie (OwlEyesReviews)
Holy goodness. Liz Fichera has done it again. I was a little apprehensive to pick up this book. (That and school work took over my life.) I loved the first book so much and I wasn't sure if this book would be able to live up to that. But oh my gosh it did! At the beginning I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book as much as I liked the first one, but I loved both so much. The last chapter had me in squeal town. Wonderful book <3 I believe this is only a two book series. I am SO sad to b ...more
Margo Berendsen
A main character that's Native American... I loved Sam!

My first impression of Riley wasn't too great but she had some lessons to learn about peer pressure (haven't we all?)

Highlights of this book, for me:

Sam's friends on the Rez

His grandmother and her baskets

The road trip to California (on a motorcycle!) and its unexpected consequences

that there was just a touch of a reverse love triangle going on between Sam, Riley and Fred

the secret about Sam's father

Looking forward to reading Hooked now...
Jun 13, 2014 Maddie rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing. At first I thought I really wouldn't like it. At the beginning I thought that Riley was just a spoiled brat but then throughout the book she really grows. I also didn't like Sam at the beginning. I thought he was just a buzzkill. And I really didn't like the idea of Riley messing with Fred and Ryan's relationship. But, toward the end of the book I really started to like it. Because I think they both started to realize their feelings for each other.
Jun 11, 2014 Samantha rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
"After a high school leadership conference ends with Sam saving Riley from the wilderness, Riley promises to make it up to him by setting him up with the girl of his dreams...even though that girl is actually dating Riley's brother. Through twists and turns of Riley trying to make good on her promise, the two slowly find out that maybe what they originally wanted isn't what they actually need." Full review at Fresh Fiction:
Dec 26, 2014 Kristy rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-book
These characters were first introduced in book one. At first I didn't like that Sam was still in love with Fred but they worked out their relationship. I did think Riley was a little immature for Sam and I would have liked to see her become more but she just resorted back to pink girl in the end. I guess they found changing wasn't necessary. Well written 4 star story.
Mar 24, 2014 Cheryl rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book and think teen YA fans will love it. I had never heard of or read the book Hooked, so if you haven't either, it's not needed to enjoy this book. It stands alone, although I am now interested in Hooked. Fans of Katie McGarry's books will love the story and characters. I thought the Riley and Sam had some very realistic issues that were dealt with well.
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