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Public Enemies

(Immortal Game #2)

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Learn the rules of the game…and then play better than anyone else.

Through a Faustian bargain, Edie Kramer has been pulled into the dangerous world of the Immortal Game, where belief makes your nightmares real. Hungry for sport, fears-made-flesh are always raising the stakes. To them, human lives are less than nothing, just pieces on a board.

Because of her boyfriend Kian’s
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Hardcover, 378 pages
Published August 4th 2015 by Feiwel & Friends
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin


I loved this one way more than the first book. I'm still a little confused with some things from both books but that's alright. ***Mild Spoilers***

I will admit, until about 100-ish pages in I was getting a little annoyed thinking it wasn't going to pick up more from the first book. But I kept pushing and it sure as hell did pick up! I mean you have the Harbinger, a killer clown, a sun god's heart, an awesome blade made of out of said sun god's heart, a ghost helper, evil people and god's left an
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Alyssa
Aug 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Public Enemies by Ann Aguirre
Book Two of the Immortal Game series
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: August 4, 2015
Rating: 3 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

In Book 2 of the Immortal Game trilogy, Edie must learn the rules of the game . . . and then play better than anyone else.

Through a Faustian bargain, Edie Kramer has been pulled into the dangerous world of the Immortal Game, where belief makes your nightma
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Nova Zaiden
Jan 25, 2015 marked it as i-m-going-to-regret-wanting-this
what the actual hell is this cover? i liked the cover for mortal danger and this... this?
Karen
Sep 11, 2014 added it
I DO NOT like this new design for this series that I just saw on the publisher website:

http://us.macmillan.com/publicenemies...

It looks cheap and I have no idea what the heck it's trying to convey.
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Shelley
Dec 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
**I received this book for free from (Publisher) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5-4

*My Thoughts*

Public Enemies is the second installment in the Immortal Game series by author Ann Aguirre. Edie Kramer has had her entire life turned upside down. She's gone from the taunted and bullied, to a player in a game between Immortals who treat humans like game pieces. She's lost her mother, h
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Fay
I DIDN’T EXPECT TO BE THIS HURT.

I DIDN’T EXPECT TO BE THIS BROKEN.

I DIDN’T EXPECT THIS BOOK WOULD

MAKE ME CRY LIKE THIS

AND TEAR MY HEART

INTO PIECES.

Full review on my book blog: https://bibliophilesoprano.wordpress....
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Colleen Houck
This book had a much different feel than the first. I loved the clown and the harbinger a bit more than I wanted to. The ending was a shocker so be prepared. If you're looking for happy feelings you're not going to find them here. This one's dark, dark, dark but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Middle books often are. Just crack your neck, do a few jumping jacks and get your head in a good place before you begin. ...more
Kayla
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was so much better than the first book, it was a lot more action packed and thrilling. I really liked this instalment and hopefully I liked the last book.
Ideally.Portia
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted at No BS Book Reviews.Check it out!


This review is going to be missing quotes, because I got wrapped up enough in the story that I forgot to mark the ones I liked! This review will also be very different from Mortal Danger (the first book in the series) because it is much darker, and so much more is happening! So I am going to do my best to review this without getting into too much detail. I feel this book is better that way.

Edie becomes a force to be reckoned with in th
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Debby
DNF on page 100.

I was nervous going into this one because I didn't remember much about Mortal Danger, other than that Edie almost committed suicide, but then got into a Faustian bargain for favors that she'd have to repay to some immortal beings playing some game with puny mortals. Then there was a lot of scary and gory shit and a lot of people died.

Public Enemies spends almost NO time getting you back up to speed. I remember nothing of Edie's friends - who apparently know about some of the supe
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Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
Disclosure: I received a review copy from the author in exchange for a honest review.


I read Immortal Danger last year and loved it. Actually, I’ve read most of Aguirre’s work and I haven’t been disappointed…till now. Comparing Public Enemies to the first book in the trilogy, it definitely did not live up to my expectations. And like the curse of many middle books in a series, Public Enemies suffered the sophomore slump.

Like many reviewers stated, the author didn’t do a good job at rehashing the
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Tamara
Jul 12, 2016 rated it did not like it
I skipped the whole book. I read the first few chapters and the last few while skimming ten pages at a time in between.

The book was STUPID, ANNOYING, OVERDRAMATIC, and RIDICULOUS.

Edie is a stupid girl. She is stupid. Stupid. And stupid.

The writing is stupid. Stupid. And stupid.

Everything had to favor Edie and she pretended she didn't care. She is stupid. Stupid. And stupid.

Apologize to those you read this.
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Okay Okay Okay........ I have to get this out first because there are two things that bugged the heck out of me about this book. The first is what the hell happened to the cover?????????? Did I miss something and the cover designer changed? The second thing that bothered me was that it took me a few chapters to get into the story. I mean The Immortal Game the first book had me on the edge of my seat from page one and I could not put the book down but it took me a few days to read Public Enemies. ...more
Alexandra
Aug 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015
I really liked the contnuation of this story! There was mystery, fear, horror as monsters from the darkest thoughts emerged against Eddie and her friends, yet I felt like the plot went really slow until the action picked up. I really need the next book on this series and I am anticipating it!
Kristen
Lots of telling, the connection I had in book 1 wasn't there and just wasn't working. I'd love to ask someone who's read it a question about the romance. ...more
Becka Grieco
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
That ending broke me! Can't wait for book 3. ...more
Jessica (a GREAT read)
I really, really, ought to be binging series more often! Once again, I found it a bit of a struggle to dive into a world I haven’t visited in a few years. But at least this time, I’m able to binge the last two books. If only finding recaps for older books was as easy as it is to find recaps on the newer ones. Le sigh. I read my own review of Ann Aguirre’s Mortal Danger and was able to get the quick and dirty version of events, though all the outcomes were a mystery to me. When beginning Public E ...more
Karen Barber
Picking up from the events of book one we can see Edie is ready to fight, but she also has to deal with the knowledge that her time with Kian is limited.
The story develops the game a little, with further info given about some of the key players. We encounter some new characters and see that sometimes how we choose to do things is just as important as having the choice.
There’s a sense of inevitability to this, but I liked the way things are set up for part three-and even though he’s a very damage
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star_fire13
Mar 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
Ugh finally! I hate how long it took me to slog through this, only for the last couple of paragraphs to be intriguing!

Going forward: we're now in the past, trying to fix our mistakes.
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Heidi
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Three and a half stars: A unique and interesting book that takes the series in an entirely new direction.

Edie Kramer's entire life has turned upside down. In less than a year, she has gone from the bullied, ugly girl with no friends, to a girl who is now caught in a life and death struggle. She is a pawn in the ongoing war between the Immortals. Edie has already lost her mother, and now she is in a race against the clock to save her boyfriend Kian, who sacrificed himself to make a deal with one
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Carina Olsen
Oct 15, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: dnf
This is breaking my heart, but it has to be done. I had mixed feelings about book one, Mortal Danger. But I still really wanted to read the sequel. But then I got it months ago, and I didn't feel like reading it. But this week I wanted to try. But I'm so sad to say that I did not like it one bit. But I wanted to so badly.

I liked it so little that I had to DNF it at page 148. This does not happen often. I do not stop reading books. I don't like it. But with this one, I don't think I will be able
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Tony Boggess
Mar 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The book was really good I loved how she didn't do any stallage and just went on with the story.The book is sad and I can't wait t read the third book in the story. It has to have good scenes. I was so into reading the book and I was really into the book and she needs to continue to have the good work she does on the books. ...more
Melissa
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Twists and Turns Aplenty!
This is the second book in the Immortal Game Series and after the way that the first book in the series ended, I really had no idea what I was in store for with this installment. We meet a bunch of new characters, and don't know who to trust and who not to trust. The story goes off in a very unexpected direction, and I'm pretty sure I got a brain cramp while sorting and shuffling everything around in my mind as the story progressed. Kian was so much better in this book t
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Tiff
Aug 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, book
The Harbringer. The Harbringer. The Harbringer. Loki and Jareth and The Cheshire Cat had an enigmatic, spellbinding baby and he is The Harbringer. Just saying.

I loved this book more than the first, and the ending broke my heart. Then I squeed over The Harbringer with the author on Twitter for a while. She confirmed how I saw him with a picture, and yup. In love with him.
Ade
Feb 02, 2013 marked it as to-read
Oh man. I need this book in my life like, right now.
Julie
Sep 17, 2014 added it
Shelves: dnf
While I am more than 50% in this book ...I am not feeling it. I am enjoying only Harbinger.

I finally finished this book and still only enjoyed Harbinger.
Mskychick
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf, alb-ebook
DNF at 53%. This book simply isn't holding my interest. And it's creepy in a squirmy kind of Stephen King "It" sort of way. ...more
Running With Wolves
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-books
this was good but the ending was so unexpected
Meredith Mara
Jan 10, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5/5 stars ... but one of my fave series nonetheless. Absolutely love The Immortal Game trilogy.
Adia Madjaric
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ann Aguirre has been a clown, a clerk, a savior of stray kittens, and a voice actress, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in Mexico with her family. She writes all kinds of genre fiction, but she has an eternal soft spot for a happily ever after.

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