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Games Wizards Play (Young Wizards #10)

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  74 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Every eleven years, Earth's senior wizards hold the Invitational: an intensive three-week event where the planet's newest, sharpest young wizards show off their best and hottest spells. Wizardly partners Kit Rodriguez and Nita Callahan, and Nita's sister, former wizard-prodigy Dairine Callahan, are drafted in to mentor two brilliant and difficult cases: for Nita and Kit, t ...more
Hardcover, 624 pages
Expected publication: February 2nd 2016 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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May 02, 2015 Skye marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2016, read-asap

UPDATED 6/24/13

Expected publication 2014!?

ARC Please? :(

UPDATED 2/25/14

Well now this is getting depressing... it's been pushed back yet ANOTHER year!? :*(

UPDATED 10/13/14



February 2, 2016

*Patiently starts the countdown*

UPDATED 4/12/15:

I've pre-ordered my copy!!!!!!!!!! Come on, February!
Apr 22, 2015 Sarah marked it as to-read
Edit: 4/22/15

Oof. I think this review was first made in 2011. 2011! And it's not even coming out until next year. I don't even remember was last happened in this series.

Edit 8/3/14

Okay, why isn't this book out yet? Why does it say 2015? My old person college brain is going to forget everything that's happened in the series by the time it comes out.

Edit 4/29/12

The description! The. DESCRIPTION.

Between this, Harry Potter, and other witch culture, I want to be a witch/wizard. So bad.


I want to
Why have I rated this book 5 stars and put it under six-star-books? Because I'm Nita Callahan, that's why! (The only other people who would get this are the YW fans on FF!)

I just need to read this book! I've been deprived of YW since... Beginning of seventh grade? That's a full two years! When I began reading he books, I was astounded at the quality of the writing...and I hadn't even tried any trashy books by then!!! True, Animorphs began my reading career, but until I began reading SYWtbaW I wa
I read the last Y.W. book (#9 in the series) in 2010, so it really has been quite difficult waiting for the next book in the series - it seems more like at least a decade ago! True, I did get to read all three feline wizard books (just fabulous - I'm a cat person after all, and fluently speak cat & dog in all dialects!) as well as the Y.W. Halloween short story too, but I can't remember the last time I squirmed so bad for a book release (other than currently awaiting for the Magic Thief book ...more
Jan 14, 2015 Kelsey marked it as to-read
EDIT: Yay an expected release date! February 2nd 2016?!?!??!
I mean, what's a year?! IT'S ONLY A YEAR!

I wish she didn't take FOREVER to come out with each new book. Honestly, it's painful to wait. And I never want to read all the books over again until I know when the next books is coming out. That would be absolutely wonderful to have a release date. Really. Please.
Feb 22, 2014 Meghan marked it as to-read
I feel like I have spent half my life waiting for the next YW book to be released!

...oh wait... ::does math::...

I'm 24 years old and have been reading this series since the 4th grade, so I have spent a lot of time looking forward to these releases.

You may ask, "still, after all this time?" ...Always.

But really, I can't say enough about how phenomenal this series is. I recommend it to anyone who was a fan of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, etc. Actually, there are a lot of parallels between YW an
Jan 19, 2015 Kimberly marked it as to-read
Having read the first book in this series when I was 12, I have literally spent more than half my life reading these stories and WAITING for the next book.

Fingers crossed 2015 publication sticks!

**Jan 2015 Update**

Sigh. February of 2016.
(14 years of waiting!)
May 10, 2015 elissa marked it as to-read
Shelves: youngadult, sffantasy
Now that I finally finished #9, I don't want to forget that this is coming out in 2013 (now changed to 2015, after being changed earlier to 2014)!
Catherine Bradford
Jun 24, 2014 Catherine Bradford marked it as to-read


Okay, I just really hope to see Nita and Kit and Nita's sister and that one guy with super long hair who I'm pretty sure isn't actually (view spoiler)

clearly I haven't read it in a while...



Nita’s wizard-sister Dairine has also been assigned mentoring duty. Unfortunately she hates not only her own mentoree candidate, an infuriatingly self-effacing girl called Mehrnaz, but the whole job that takes her aw
Dec 12, 2011 Drakonflight marked it as to-read
Shelves: coming-soon
I totally want to read this book . . . I've grown up with this series, and it's been fun watching Nita, Kit, and Dairine grow up with me.

Kind of wish I hadn't read the summary just now, though. I feel like it gives too much away.

Proceeding to forget about this until 2013 when I can make my own opinion about the newest installment.
Savannah Koehne
May 23, 2014 Savannah Koehne marked it as to-read
Edit 10/20/14
FEBRUARY 2, 2016
So that's... *quick calculations* JUST OVER ONE YEAR. Seriously, I thought that this book would never come.

Time to dig up my copy of A Wizard of Mars and read/review/analyze every little paragraph before this book is released!
Give it to me. NOW!
Original Review
I cannot wait for the wonderful day in 2015 when this book is released. It was maybe two years ago when I finished the last book, and for those two years, I couldn't help but think about what would come next:

1. When will Dairine
Nov 14, 2012 Sarah marked it as to-read
I will change this review once the book comes out! I coulda sworn it was sent to be published early in 2012...

I have read this series since I was 13 years old. I am now 20, and I refuse to keep reading them. THAT should tell you something! You will be hooked on these books.
Ilana Ellis
Sep 01, 2012 Ilana Ellis marked it as to-read
Can't wait for this one to come out!!! Consumed the whole series after a friend suggested it and am now a Young Wizards addict!
May 19, 2015 Lightning marked it as to-read
Though I don't know that much about the cover, I'm /EXTREMELY/ psyched to read this! It's gonna be a long wait though...
WE HAVE A PUBLICATION DATE! No, no, a real one this time.

. . . it's in 2016. Bummer.
Dec 21, 2013 Tria marked it as to-read
I wonder if NetGalley will be doing an eARC? *keeps an eye out, patiently*
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Diane Duane has been a writer of science fiction, fantasy, TV and film for more than thirty years.
Besides the 1980's creation of the Young Wizards fantasy series for which she's best known, the "Middle Kingdoms" epic fantasy series, and numerous stand-alone fantasy or science fiction novels, her career has included extensive work in the Star Trek TM universe, and many scripts for live-action and a
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Young Wizards (10 books)
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  • Deep Wizardry (Young Wizards, #2)
  • High Wizardry (Young Wizards, #3)
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