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Hell's Game

3.70  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  9 reviews
On Halloween night in Deer Creek, Kansas, Jake Victor, Ashley and Ashton Gemini, and Kristin Grace convince Ronnie Smalls to meet them at the town cemetery, which local folklore has always rumored to be the Gateway to Hell. Their intention was only to scare him, but soon the wicked prank becomes actual horror as the group learns the Gateway is all too real. After demons sn ...more
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published 2012 by Stull Printing (first published January 1st 2011)
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Apr 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
The characters in this all annoyed me at one point or another, but they were alright.

This looked really good, but unfortunately, it was a bit flat for me. There wasn't many parts that I found creepy/scary - There was far more parts that I found dull.

Overall, Not a bad read, but not as good as it looks.
May 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
I absolutely loved the story for Hell's Game. The entire premise reminded me of one of my most favorite series from the early 90s called The Forbidden Game by LJ Smith. Not to mention the entire book felt like it was a modernization of the great Point Horror masterpieces of the same era. I was immediately immersed in familiar ground & taken on a ride that was both expected & then completely new at the same time. I loved every second of the story; all the character interactions & grow ...more
Jade Walker
Jun 20, 2012 rated it liked it
I really regret reading this book at night time, there's some pretty creepy scenes and after finishing it at like four in the morning I was not able to sleep. I should have guessed a book called Hell's Game may be a bit scary, so I seriously should have thought before reading it at night. The cover even says "A young adult horror novel" so I should have known... GAH!

Overall, the book was pretty awesome but at some points it started to lose my attention. I kind of split it into thirds; the first
Angela Fristoe
Jun 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-books
Hell's Game is an intense book that examines four friends as they battle Hell for their souls. This book took some really unexpected turns and once the game got going, I couldn't put it down.

When the four characters were first introduced, they were set up pretty clearly. It was easy to point out the mean, the weak, the sidekick, and the jock, and I thought from there that the rest of the story would be predictable. Boy was I wrong. Not one of my predictions was right. Hell's Game is about chall
Nadège Richards
Jun 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Warning: Do NOT read this book 3 o’ clock in the morning. Hell’s Game was hypnotic and unbelievable. I’m not one to be easily scared, but when I am, it takes a lot. The mystery of it all, from the characters to this ‘game’ they were playing, had me up all kind of hours in the night. It was haunting and just crazy enough to keep a reader’s heart at a very abnormal pace. I know some people are peevish about their horror books, but I thought Lo’s writing was different and immensely exciting. She gi ...more
Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
I love how in the summary it says that the teens "chose to play" the game. The letters that they receive are actually pretty threatening. Stating that if they refuse to play the game, it will be instant access to Hell upon their death. If they win they rescue themselves along with Ronnie's soul from Hell. Usually with young adult books I always hope for a little bit of a darker read when it comes to the horror books. This one did a great job of fulling that hope. I was a little disappointed to s ...more
Apr 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

Come on down and play...Hell's Game! Would you play the game where Hell holds the cards for a chance to redeem your soul and the soul of the one you sent into Hell's embrace with your wicked words and deeds? Ms. Lo has written a truly scary tale which will have you examining your own actions. Based partly on an American urban legend, Hell's Game is not a tale to take lightly. A cautionary tale of the consequences we face
Alice Morris
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the story and the twists. Our hometown girl wrote a great young adult read and I will see it is put in our school Library..
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
A solid, fun and spooky book!
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