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(Immortal Game #1)

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Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn't imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has
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Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published August 5th 2014 by Feiwel & Friends
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
“I read a novel where this hit man is supposed to assassinate a woman, but he ends up falling in love with her instead, just from watching her.”
Well, way to fall into your own cliché, book.

The message in this book? Beauty is everything! Want a better life? Become beautiful. You will instantly have everything you will ever want. With the exceptions of a few Evil People wanting to possess you because you have a Special Destiny, but, whatever, right?

- A hot boyfriend (or two)? Check! He's been wa
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Emily May
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult, arc, 2014
Could this really be by the same author who wrote Bronze Gods?

Admittedly, this is the first YA book I've read by Aguirre. But after she completely astounded me with her complex world-building, clever mystery and well-developed characters in her adult steampunk series, I did not hesitate to come at this book with eager grabby hands. How disappointing to discover that this book is a shallow and boring addition to the long list of paranormal YA novels with creeptastic love interests.

I haven't met a
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
Well, I got all three of the books in the trilogy from BookOutlet and I hope the others get better.

I liked the book and didn't like the book and I don't even know what to say. It was confusing here and there. Sigh. . .



Edie has been picked on by bullies at her school for so long that she is on the verge of killing herself when a hot boy named Kian stops her and gives her a way out. He will grant her three wishes but she has to return three wishes to the company he works for and she takes it. I m
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Giselle
Mar 13, 2014 added it
Shelves: arc, ebook
DNF 54%

I'm sad because I was so looking forward to this but I'm sooo bored. I put it down to read something else after it felt like I'd been reading this one for a year, and I just can't motivate myself to pick this up and continue on with it.

It started out alright but then turned out to be all about these 2 paranormal/afterlife "companies" who are in competition with each other and all their political drama, and well bleh. Also the love interest is another of those stalker guys who has watched
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♥Rachel♥
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Engrossing and disturbing, Mortal Danger combines revenge, horror, and the trials of high school. Edie was a sympathetic character, a victim of cruel school bullying. This pushes her to take a deal that ends up being too good to be true. The consequences are ugly and terrifying and Edie is caught up in a deadly supernatural game. While Edie’s back and forth with Kian was understandable, it was a little frustrating at times. Still, I was rooting for their romance because they had so much in commo ...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
In my experience, all the best books come from the most genuine of places. Of course, fiction is always fiction and I wouldn’t want it any other way, but the underlying emotion has to be honest. Authors don’t always draw from acquired knowledge and experience; after all, their characters can have a very different set of values, but the very best authors rely on emotions that are familiar and true.

Among such authors, Ann Aguirre is queen.

In the interest of full disclosure, I was a beta reader fo
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Tandie
It appears that I'm in the minority here, but this book really entertained me.

Meet Edith Kramer, a girl at the end of her rope. This brilliant, bullied girl has very logically planned her own death and is stopped the second before she tips over the edge.

Kian is unbelievably handsome, but he's not one of the cruel 'beautiful people'. He offers her a mysterious bargain that'll enable her to get the revenge she's so desperate for. Edie may have been about to end it all, but this girl's no fool. In
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Rayne
Here's something YA authors don't seem to get: You don't have to try so hard to make me like your main character. I don't need to like your main character in order to be invested in her story and enjoy the book. She doesn't have to be a freaking saint for me to like her and be interested in her either. Traditionally unlikable and morally ambiguous characters are perfectly fine with me as long as I find their story engaging.

If I picked up a book that's supposedly about a teen seeking revenge for
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Angigames
2 stelle e mezzo
Il libro parte bene. È questo che mi ha fregato!
L’autrice affronta tutte tematiche molto attuali e sentite: il bullismo, la perdita di speranza, la decisione del suicidio. I primi due capitoli sono eccezionali, Edie narra così bene le sue sensazioni che ho potuto sentirle sulla mia pelle. Sentivo tutto il dolore, il disagio, la rassegnazione. La narrazione si perde un pochino con l’entrata in scena del misterioso e ovviamente, bellissimo, Kian, perché diciamocelo, avviene tutto
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Jo
Nov 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
So many girls are obsessed with their looks as if their self-worth is tied to how attractive they may be. And can you blame them? Our media is saturated with that message. Edie was a great character because of her complicated relationship with her looks. Even after she is turned "pretty" she struggles. Her feelings will resonate with those girls who don't think they are beautiful enough. I feel like this will be a good book to start a discussion about what beauty means, how we use it, and what i ...more
Sydney
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
OH Ann, please make this as wonderful and badass as your Razorland series



My reaction to the synopsis?



Read all my reviews at www.rattlethestars.com
Alyssa
Jun 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre
Book One of the Immortal Game series
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

In Ann Aguirre's Mortal Danger, Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn’t imagine being strong
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Rowan
Oct 30, 2014 rated it did not like it
Also posted on Rowan Reads and Raves.

Now if I’m being honest, the only reason I actually read this book was because I heard it was awful. Yes, you heard me right, awful. I was reading a review for this and the girl writing it was so pissed off at this book, that she literally could not calm down enough to get any coherent words out then just decided to rage quit. I was immediately intrigued. And all I can say after finishing this book is that I understand now. Spoilers ahead.

This book was such a
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Dark Faerie Tales
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Unique dark story weaved with mystery, romance, and action. To be honest, it took me by surprise on where the story went but I loved every minute of it!

Opening Sentence: I was suppose to die at 5:57 a.m.

The Review:

Edie Kramer just finished her junior year of high school at the prestigious Blackbriar. She has attended Blackbriar for three miserable years and there is no way she can go through another. She has been bullied to the brink of her
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Elena
Mar 11, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5
Ben Babcock
Trigger warnings for discussions of suicide and Faustian bargains with eldritch beings.

Mean Girls is one of my favourite movies of all time. It was the first movie I ever purchased for myself on DVD. (If you are reading this in the future, kids, DVDs were the optical media of choice for storing video, back before Netflix just decided to store everything directly in your brain.) It’s a scathing, fun, moving look at the harmful nature of high school hierarchies. While I was largely indifferent to
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Lina (From the Verge)
"There's a pivotal moment just before death, when bargains can be made."

I chose to ignore this book’s synopsis, as I wanted that “jump blindly to the plot” experience. I’m so very glad I did. I am a long time fan of Ann Aguirre's books. Thus this was an immediate MUST read for me.

The book takes upon its shoulders a lot of complicated social issues and very craftily masters them. Allow me to pinpoint the precise moment this book hooked me: It begins with a suicide attempt. The main character Ed
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Michelle Wrona
This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived, check it out for more!

Ann Aguirre's books are a girl's best friend. Mortal Danger has been on my must-get TBR list for ages, and after reading her newest, The Queen of Bright and Shiny Things, I found that it was so relatable to me and that I needed more from Aguirre as soon as possible. This time around, the story was much more dark and eerie, but eerie in the sense that is totally satisfying. The concept of the Immortal Game trilogy is u
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Jessica (Step Into Fiction)
Be warned, this is pretty dark book. A freaking fantastic book but dark.

Review originally posted at Step Into Fiction

Actual rating: 4.5 stars

This cover is perfect. It’s creepy, it’s dark and it’s extremely fitting. Before reading the book, when I first saw this cover I was really excited. You could tell it was going to be dark but I had no idea how dark. I also wasn’t sure I liked the name change from Mortal Beauty to Mortal Danger but you know what? It works.

Now that that is out of the way.
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Bekka
Apr 14, 2014 marked it as dnf
*tosses into giveaway pile*

DNF around 30something percent.

I can't even with this book. I think it's time for me to stop requesting paranormal romances and also start listening to my gut. But to be fair to myself: the plot isn't mentioned in the blurb at all.

Mortal Danger is NOT the story of a girl who has lost all hope and makes a bargain with the devil. Nooo. This is the story of two warring paranormal corporations that use time travel and other wacky shit to... do what? Alter history? I don't
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Colleen Houck
Scary! I remember hearing Ann talk about this book and warn readers that if you are afraid of things that go bump in the night, then this book isn't for you. She wasn't wrong. =) Having said that, I love Kian. He is all kinds of amazing and I really identify with Edie on a lot of levels though I wasn't teased nearly as badly as she was. Can't wait to move on to book two and find out what happens!
RIN ಠ_ಠ
Kuroshitsuji-esque vibes. Can't wait!! :)
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
What a strange book. It was a mix of horror, paranormal, and in a way, it was contemporary.
Taschima
Jul 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
"Imagine a world where, if enough people believe in them, the nightmares come true."

...and with that single quote the whole intention of the book changes. I thought it was about revenge, but clearly it seems I was mistaken because there are other things that take precedence; like everything else. Let's just say that summary is a bit misleading.

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There are so many interesting facets to Mortal Danger; the smart girl who was put down and rose from the ashes to take revenge on her enemies, the guy who
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Paige  Bookdragon

"My name is Edie Kramer, and I'm afraid I made a deal with the devil.."

Ladies, gents and in-betweens, let us please pause for awhile and give this effing book a round of applause.

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After a crappy series of depressing, happiness-sucking, let-me-slit-my-writ books, I finally found a book that puts me on edge.We have Edie Kramer, a geeky girl who decided to commit suicide when the bullying at her school become too much to handle. But before she could do anything drastic,she was saved by a young m
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Alexandria
Sep 24, 2015 rated it liked it
Un amore diabolico è un YA che intende trattare un tema molto delicato, il bullismo a scuola, inserendolo in un contesto fantasy che sfrutta varie mitologie e personaggi basati sulle antiche leggende, come l'Oracolo di greca memoria o i cosiddetti vampiri psichici, quelli cioè che anziché succhiare il sangue si nutrono dell'energia della vittima.
La protagonista è Edie, una diciassettenne assolutamente nerd, molto intelligente e poco avvenente ragazza di Boston, che frequenta una scuola esclusiva
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Greta
Sep 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
"Nessuno di noi è indistruttibile. Siamo andati in mille pezzi, ma li abbiamo rimessi insieme, e adoro il modo in cui le tue fratture brillano."


"Mortal Danger" è uno di quei libri strani, difficili da recensire, infatti non so bene cosa dire nè da dove cominciare. Partiamo dall'inizio, forse è meglio.
Edie Kramer è una ragazza al suo primo anno di superiori, bruttina, grassa e super nerd, amante di Einstein e molto intelligente. E' presa ovviamente di mira dai bulli della scuola, la banda Tef
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Imani
Refer to Khanh's Review
This makes it two books in a row in one week that I DNF-ed. D: YOU KNOW HOW HARD THAT HITS ME?? I NEVER DNF!!! *deep breathes*

I appreciate Ann Aguirre's message. I really do. Her point is never to let bullies get to you so deeply that you'd want to kill yourself. It's a good lesson.

The only thing is she unintentionally gave the message that the only way out is to make yourself outwardly beautiful and everything will be okay. You'll get your revenge. Your confidence. Eve
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♥ Ashleigh ♥  contrary to popular belief i'm not actually mad!
I couldn't be bother writing a review so I'm posting my last status update cause I'm lazy.....

Have i ever mentioned how much i adore Ann Aguire and her incredible talent with words? no? well let me just inform you this women can do no wrong, i can say that no matter what i picked up of her work it will be brilliant and i will love it. Don't get me wrong there are small issues, but who cares! when you get so thoroughly swept away your living another life in another world! its astounding!!

This is
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Shelley
**I received this book directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Paranormal
*Rating* 3.0

*My Thoughts*

Ann Aguirre's Mortal Danger (Immortal Game, #1) begins a new series that focuses on Edith (Edie) Kramer, and a game that is being played out between two separate presumably paranormal forces that use humans as their chess pieces.

**FOR MY FULL REVIEW, PLEASE GO TO GIZMOS REVIEWS*

http://www.gizmos
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