The Hunter (The Forbidden Game #1)
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Jenny only wanted to get a game for her boyfriend's party she was throwing that night. She ducks into a store in the sketchy side of town and impulsively buys a plain white glossy box--without knowing what's in it--from a handsome man in the store. Boyfriend who?
She gets home and realizes how stupid her deci ...more
16-year-old Jenny is just looking for a party game when she comes across a strange store, and a gorgeous boy who wants to sell her exactly what she wants.
What is the game that Julian sells her? And will Jenny and her friends make it to the end alive?
I haven’t read this book for years, but thankfully it was as good as I remembered.
I liked Jenny although she did irritate me a bit at times. As fearless as she was in some respects, she was a bit of a pushover when ...more
It's pulp. Pseudo Sexual horror romance for teens. I was compelled to finish the series by my libido, plus the spooky bits aren't bad at all.
First book I read as a kid that had words I didn't recognize, too, like laconic.
The description of the things the kids are afraid of, sticks with me the most--especially the one of the Black Forrest. Fairly creepy.
The first book in the trilogy which introduces Jenny and group (her boyfriend Tom, her cousin Zach, her friends Audrey, Michael, (who are dating each other) and Dee) to the Shadow Man- Julian who has fallen in love with Jenny and won’t rest until she is his. Jenny buys The Game from Julian (unbeknownst to her at ...more
Non ho un'alta opinione dell'autrice; ho letto Vampire Diaries sino all'ottavo volume a quanto ricordo (o qualcosa di simile) e mi sono volutamente spoiilerata i rimanenti libri per concludere la serie.
La Casa degli Orrori ha lo stesso stile dei libri del Diario del Vampiro: la narrazione è banale, i personaggi, anche quelli principali, sono poco caratterizzati e ...more
Some of the nightmares were really creepy. I would have had nightmares for life if i took part in them!
The characters were really good. Jenny was really brave and clever. There is no way that i would be able to work that riddle out so quickly!
Julian was creepy and very sneaky, but i couldn't help but love him.
I'd lose a good hour in the games if Julian appeared - I wouldn't be able to stop staring at his blue eyes!
I'm really lo ...more
I was thrilled through the entire book by the actions of the antagonist Julian as he tried to woo Jenny in the most outrageous ways possible. While it did seem wrong of him to put her friends in danger in the process, it was still very exciting.
The villain isn't sexy or attractive, in my opinion. Just another, sadly typical, jerk who confuses desire to possess and control with "love".
The other characters seemed fairly flat and one dimensional to me. The story should have been suspenseful and even perhaps scary, but really wasn't. The situation certainly is one that should be suspenseful and scary, but the wri ...more
Not gonna lie I was totally rooting for Julian;I liked him way more then I liked anyone else. I think I ...more
I must admit this book was a surprise discovery. I have read L. J Smith’s work before and did not like it at all. The book in question was “Vampire Diaries” (though the show is excellent and so different from the book) and then even “The Secret Circle” was a big disappointment. After two disappointing reads, I had reached a decision never to touch anything by L.J Smith ever again.
However, one day when I found myself with nothing to read and so in order to pass my time...more
Also, I honestly thought Tom was going to turn out evil and that he had Jenny under an enchantment. But no, she was just that in love (read: insecure, needy, disturbingly dependent on her b ...more
I liked this book a lot more than I had expected to, the story line was really good, like a darker version of Jumanji really. Everything came to life. The only bad thing about this book, and the only reason it ...more
There were a few things I didn't like about the characters though. Sure, L.J.Smith has done a far better job than a lot of authors from the same genre, but there was lot more of "telling" in this story than "showing". For example, it was repeatedly mentioned that the main-character Jenny was "too-good", "light to my darkness", "good girl" - but all that was just telling. In fact, at times the book ...more
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L.J. SMITH, Lisa Jane Smith, is the New York Times #1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World series. She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them. She lives in th ...more