Twelve ancient cultures were chosen millennia ago to represent humanity in Endgame, a global game that will decide the fate of humankind. Endgame has always been a possibility, but never a reality…until now. Twelve meteorites have just struck Earth, each meteorite containing a message for a Player who has been trained for this moment. At stake for the Players: saving their...more
"In a world similar to Earth,"
(In a world similar to Panem)
"there are 12 bloodlines"
(There are 12 districts)
"Each bloodline has a champion between the ages of 13 and 17"
(Each district has a tribute between the ages of 13 and 18)
"And then one day they're called to fight, and all the bloodlines but the winners will be exterminated. They're fighting to be the last race."
(And then one day they're called to fight, and all the tributes but the winners will be exterminated. They're fighting to be the l ...more
Nevermind. Probably making it up. But I swear, it just sounds so familiar!
Oh, by the way James Frey, purveyor of a "fiction factory" which underpaid authors for their hardwork, a man who lied to my queen Oprah, a man who has ...more
3.5 stars. It hooked me. Very much. It contained this extremely fast pacing that kept on tempting me to read chapter after chapter without having my body show any sign of tiring. Moreover, the pages flew by at such a rapid speed that I most likely unintentionally skimmed some sentences here and there. It was as if I HAD to read at an express mode, o ...more
For those of you concerned about Endgame being constantly compared to The Hunger Games (which has been done primarily from the synopsis alone), after reading it I can see that these two are quite different. This book sets itself apart with the genre, the setting, the format - we follow all of the Players and their journeys, and the plot is a lot more complex than it seems. This book sets up a lot of mystery and intrigu ...more
I know many of you will say, "hold on...no. It's a Hunger Games copy!" And I thought the same thing when I first saw the description. And then I realized that this is WAY more like a super dangerous, super deadly Amazing Race type of story, heavily rooted in aliens and science fiction. The story is told from several different characters POVS, all of which are from all over the world---and all of which are killers, trained so well in not only physical ...more
IT HAPPENS, OK? Shiny things distract me!
But after reading - OK, not exactly. A friend of mine stood in the middle of our hotel room and read aloud the preface. I had an open mind here, people. I DID.
And then I realized I had heard this story before.
No, not Hunger Games. I ...more
In a lot of ways, this book was good. Great even. But why only 3 stars?
1. I hate stupid love triangles. The end of the world is coming and you get to think about boys? Or girls? I just don't get why it has to be there.
2. It dragged too long on ...more
I received this book to review from Bookworld for the Reader Rewards program
In a nutshell: I’ve not read anything quite like Endgame: The Calling before. It was intense and intriguing to an extent but it did not work for me personally.
While it is reminiscent of thrilling dystopian books such as The Hunger Games and Battle Royale, Endgame: The Calling is actually quite different. Its concept is an original and complex one. The book is also unique in the ...more
I'm fucking shocked; a few years ago I read A Million Little Pieces and absolutely hated it. Wasn't surprised when I found out that "memoir" was all a lie. Now this book is in the process of being released when it's a rip off of the Hunger Games when that's a rip off of Battle Royale... My head hurts.
Well, in this case, really there was no need to separate the author from the book because this book was just the worst. Congratulations, Endgame: The Calling. You get the award for being my first DNF book of 2014.
I think the main problem I had with Endgame is that there are ...more
Don’t fucking call this a rip-off or a knockoff-read of The Hunger Games or else I’ll seriously punch you. Okay, I’m not making a threat here, haha, I’m just kidding. But really, the haters need to back off. Just because the summary makes it sound like there’s a game and in order for there to be one winner, everyone has to die, THAT DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING, OKAY? This book was honestly fucking amazing—and here i ...more
Rating: 5/5 Stars.
Synopsis: for readers of Battle Royal type books (The Hunger Games) and lover of world stories with a diverse cast (sense8.) Endgame tells the story of children aged from 13 to 18, charged with the heavy purpose of choosing the fate of Humanity as we know it. All of them are legacies of the 'original' lines, raised in certain traditions and beliefs. Some hoped for the Endgame, others dreaded a ...more
I found out the questionable things James Frey and his infamous publish house had done in the past (including but not limited to publishing I Am Number. 4, which is a huge crime in my eyes), so no, I'm not going to read it. No need to read a Hunger Games clone.
"This is Endgame, bitch. Best get used to it."
Oh, ma ...more
1- You can't.
2- You won't.
3- It's not possible.
4- JUST GIVE UP.
We all know of many books that became a huge success and are known worldwide. Some of them are pretty bad (*cough* Twilight *cough*), but others are worth to read. What I'm trying to say is that suddenly after these book succeeded, some "authors" started writing and publishing books that had been "inspired" on these bestsellers. If you are smart enough like JLA, you can tra ...more
You get a whole lot of information throughout the book, but if you dont intend to take part ...more
Endgame is one of Harper’s biggest titles of the year, but it’s also a novel by James Frey (a.k.a. that guy who lied to Oprah and capitalized off his deceit). I didn’t want to support Frey due to his Fiction Factory, but I decided to give this book a shot because I was curious. Endgame appeared to be a derivative of The Hunger Games but I discovered few similarities once I actually began reading. I read 60 pages of Endgame and it was incredibly repetitive, poorly written a ...more
Also, I just enjoy anything James Frey writes...regardless of controversy...he's a very talented writer.
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James Frey now ...more