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V Games: Fresh From The Grave

(The V Games #2)

4.30  ·  Rating details ·  997 ratings  ·  163 reviews
Selena Grey has faced death and won. Freedom awaits so long as she can let go of the last thing that ties her to the island where the V Games were held. But despite the fact surviving has always been her priority, suddenly, she finds herself torn between her head and her heart.
Meanwhile, the Helsings are about to host a brand new game on the Isle of Lidelse where blood an
Kindle Edition, 451 pages
Published December 10th 2017
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Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
”We were at the heart of the biggest Casino ever made. Chance was the dice and the numbers our lives.”

And here I thought “V Games” was already fast paced and left me with a severe cliff-hanger! I guess after reading “Fresh From The Grave” I’ll have to re-evaluate that first impression now. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I began to read the second book, but let me tell you that Caroline stepped up her game (pun totally intended) big time! ;-P

Book two is definitely:

- More blood
Sophia Triad
I hate Helsings! And their scientists! And their friends! And their businesses partners!
Seriously, how many cold-blooded sadists can you have gathered in a small island???

Anyway, let’s talk about “Fresh from the Grave” in details:

Well, Book 2 in the series is as much fast-paced as Book 1 (maybe slightly more).

This is the book where werewolves are entering the scene.

Vampires existed… now Werewolves too? After what I’d witnessed in the games, I was starting to think nothing could surprise m
Bookworm Extraordinaire
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing


descriptionWowza I am LOVING this series so far. This one was just as good as book one and now I might hunt down this author "MISERY" style and force her to give me book three right away (lol). Book two starts right where we left off in the previous book. Serena has escaped but is now stranded in the middle of the North Sea. Help finds her in the form of the mysterious Ulvic and she is taken to his island where together with his werewolves they hatch a plan to save Varick and Jameson. Alas, things don't
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Having really enjoyed the previous book (yes you need to read that first) I was excited about starting this one and I have to say I loved it. I was completely hooked from the first page to the last and gutted when it ended and now I’m left desperately waiting for the third and final one.

This picks up where the previous book left off.
Selena has escaped from Raskdød but when the book opens she’s in the middle of the North Sea, with no fuel, no food and only static when she tries to call the coastg
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5/5 Stars

"Didn't you realize we're in hell?"

'Fresh From The Grave' starts off where the first book ended. Selena Grey has escaped and is in the middle of the North Sea freedom awaiting her. But Selena feels torn between her head and her heart. Meanwhile, the games are about to start again but more terrifying and bloody than before. Will Selena survive 'The V Games' this time around or will death be ready for her?

full review to come!
Anastasia シ
Full Review on my blog!

*a copy was provided by the author*


After reading and LOVING the first book, I absolutely needed to read this! And let me tell you I just DEVOURED this novel!!!
I was hooked from the very first page and was devastated when I finished it and now I’m desperately waiting for the next book!! I NEED IT NOW! LIKE right NOW~ haha *cries* I wish I had a time traveler thingy so I could just hop into the future to read the next book! Gahhh!

Sooo, V Games: Fresh from the
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the V-Games was a fast paced, energy filled ride that had me absorbed.

Found myself getting lost in the pages of this book, keeping my fingers crossed that Selena and Varick would make it – survive they do, for now, but the ride isn’t an easy one, it’s filled with blood, fear and pain, and again the events of this book and the cliffhanger make it clear that more trouble is on the way.

Also, charming werewolf Jameson and resilient, newly turned vampire (view spoiler)
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy cliffhanger

Omg I cannot wait to get to the next book, this one ended on quite a cliffhanger. I thing a lot of answers are to come about Selena. Like the first two books this one didn’t disappoint. The characters are perfect, all very different, very likable, except of course those rotten villains. The villains I think are going to come full force after our heroes. I’m off to start the next book, this one was excellent though just like the first two. So far I’d definitely recommend this ser
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Gah!!!!! That was awesome!
Why was I offering so much of myself to someone whose past could be traced in footsteps of blood?
That's the big question here! Why Selena? Why would you go back? Well . . . for love of course!

Fresh From the Grave picks up right where book 1 left off, and barely lets the reader take a single breath. I was thrilled with where the author took the plot, which was still jam-packed with horrifying action, Selena's signature defiance, and surprising twists. And j
❤Rachel Anne's Romance Must Reads❤
5 easy stars...which is weird because I have mixed feelings. I'll try to explain.

This book starts right where the first leaves off and is pretty slow until around 25% when things finally get exciting. The rest I was flipping kindle pages like mad.

I'm not a huge fan of ya because although I don't HAVE to have steamy scenes every few chapters I do require SOME. The only reason I was able to overlook it was because of the situation they are in. He's a vampire, a slave to the hunters, and she's a c
5++ stars!!

"Didn't you realize we're in hell?" --Eesha

What another amazingly addicting and heart-stopping novel in this series! I was lucky enough to receive a free copy from Caroline to read, and I found myself not wanting to stop or put this novel down (even though my "adult life" made that necessary). Still, I read this book whenever I could find some time and thought about these characters and the impossible scenarios they repeatedly found themselves in constantly.

As promised, I need to up
Dec 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is full of girl power and vampire awesomeness! I’m struggling to offer a review that will communicate why I loved the story so much without spoiling the many surprises along the way.

The bloody, tortured, and completely endearing cast of characters expanded in this story in the best way possible. We got a closer look at the werewolves that helped the contestants during the first book... which reminds me that I need to announce the addition of Jameson the werewolf to my ever growing lis
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Oh Em Gee. This book stressed me out so much, and I could not put it down until I got to the end. Who would survive? Would anyone be left behind this time? Would we find out more about the werewolves? So many things were answered, but now I have even more questions. Especially that ending. Couldn't we have had one more chapter to find out who that was?!? The wait for the next book will be long.

There were times I wanted to throttle Selena for jumping right back into that situation, but I'm also s
Here’s my suggestion to anyone looking to start this delicious sequel. GRAB YOUR POPCORN!!!

Sequels aren’t usually my thing. I’ve got stacks of sequels sitting on my want to read shelf despite the fact that I loved their first books. Sometimes they feel like a repeat of the events of the first book but with a sudden 180 degrees shift in the main characters personalities. So this is how it usually goes if the heroine was kind, sweet and madly in love with the hero, in the sequel she’s ruthless, h
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to jump into book two in the V Games series. Book 1 left off on a bit of a cliffhanger and I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next.

We jump right back in and in this volume we get not only Varick and Selena's perspectives, but some other characters as well! I love that about books like this, because it lets you delve into the minds of characters that in other formats you might only get to watch what they do. I really enjoyed the character Jameson. I feel like he is g
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just amazing! The first had me messed up but jeez the second tilted me on my axis and imploded my whole world! I wanted to eat every world like it was candy- cause it literally felt like it was my fix. I don’t find too many that I’m super excited about but this series has swept me off my feet.

All of my favorites I am still able to root for- you don’t know how extremely happy that makes me.

Jameson and Varick are hard to decide between- no there’s not a love triangle- who I find more intriguing.
Mummy's Naughty Corner
Well this was a great read. It followed on from the first book well. I liked the fact that we learnt about the characters more and the history of the games. I like that Selena isn't the only one that survived a games and actually you isn't anything too special. The new girls brought different layers to the games and I liked the fact that a revolution feels like it's on the cards with the players, creatures all teaming up on the Helsings. I can't wait to read the next one. ...more
Annalee Adams
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First of all... wow what a cliffhanger! I thought mine were bad, but that was mean ;)
However, having started reading this series recently, I am lucky that the next book is already out and now already purchased!
Excellent writing as always and I'm looking forward to reading the next instalment.
Annalee Adams.
Can you believe it! A sequel as good as the first! Loved every second of this book!
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
Same Review Also Posted On My Blog: Dreamy Addictions

Since I finished The V Games, I was looking forward to read this book. I didn’t set any high expectations on it because second books in a trilogy mostly tends to disappoint me but this one turns out to be even better than the first book and I quite enjoyed it. It’s full on entertaining and I really had a great time reading it. There was action, humor, romance, and some unexpected twists. Besides Selena and Varick, we’re introduced to some inte
Samuel  Flanigan
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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If I could have given this book 6 stars I would have.
As a disclaimer this book took me a while to read not because of the content but because of my work schedule cutting into my reading time.
Finally I have finished this book and was not disappointed at all. Other than about 3 or 4 typos there was nothing that bothered me in this book. I rarely find myself surprised by twists that authors place in their books as I usually see them coming but this book has a twist at the very end that made my jaw
Caroline Peckham
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I received a free copy of this book directly from Ms. Peckham. Thank you Caroline, this is my review.

Oh man, certainly no second book slump in this series. This novel picks up right where the first novel left off; right in the thick of things.

This novel is again the perfect mixture of heart-pumping adventure, always surprising turn of events, kick-ass women, characters pasts being revealed more and more, sexy soulful other-world creatures, and vile villainous characters; oh and revenge.

V Game
***I received this book for review and voluntarily decided to review it.***

Big fan of this series, big fan. And this sequel was everything I hoped it would be!

Gah, I love Selena. I love Varick. After this book, I love Jameson and the comeback characters *no spoilers, but one of my faves returned!!!!* and the new characters we got to meet as well. I loved that even though Selena continued to struggle she still had champions and kept her humanity. It was exciting at ALL times and romantic at other
These books are STRESSFUL! Book 2 is even more complicated and stressful than book 1! But, it's a good stress - I'm really enjoying this series. This one is multiple POV instead of just dual, so we get into the heads of a few more characters. I'm a huge fan of Jameson - I love how his boyish happy charm contrasts so nicely with Varick's grumbly stoicism. Their friendship is really enjoyable and brings another element to the story.

Varick is in this book less, which is a bit of a bummer... but e
Ms. Cyn
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Another awesome story that I couldn't put down. I continue to be amazed by Selena's ability to retain her heart after everything she has been put through. New and old characters are made to fight eachother in a new arena that is bigger and scarier than ever. The whole premise is interesting really. It answers a question about what heroes do when they no longer have to fight. In this scenario the heroes became the villains and we have the monsters turned into victims. Its extremely intense, hearb ...more
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I liked the first book but this book was even better than the last I thought. I will definitely purchase part 3 when released. This book sucked me in, I am attached to some characters. I haven't been this excited for a series in a long time. I would not be surprised if this turned into a movie series one day. Bravo and will be patiently waiting for part 3.
Jan 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Good but not as good as the first. It's hard to compete with the original book or movie. Hunger Game-ish with vampires, warewolves, hunters, lots of red and black blood, Selena and friends/killers. I love Varick and Selena but come on now... Move it along. I am digging Cass and Jameson, totally hot couple. I don't know if I can do another island book, though. Do I read book 3??? ...more
Dec 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
In an effort of full transparency, I received an advanced copy of this book but have chosen to voluntarily review it. I was truly enraptured with the first book in the V Games series. What a novel concept to have human contestants try to escape vampires and other creatures in the hopes of being set free from prison. "V Games: Fresh From the Grave" is another great read in this trilogy.

When I first started to read this book, I will admit that I was afraid that this was going to be more of the sam
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Caroline Peckham is the bestselling author of The Vampire Games Series, The Age of Vampires Saga, The Rise of Isaac Series and the Forbidden Fairytales Series.

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