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4.58  ·  Rating details ·  24 ratings  ·  17 reviews
When Leigh, a young and successful lawyer, is left by her boyfriend of two years for an Instagram model, she enters into a daily cycle of excessive alcohol and first dates in a virtual reality dating app called “The Game”.

Then she meets the enigmatic Alexei and it’s different. He’s beautiful, just her type, and into her. But when Leigh is trapped in The Game during a Gatsb
ebook, 65 pages
Published 2020 by Kyanite Publishing
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I didn’t know much about Endgame going in to it, aside from the sort of futuristic vibe the synopsis gives, and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised on several levels by this short gem.

Clocking in at about 65 pages, Endgame takes readers on a fast paced and dangerous journey filled with AI and tech, all centering around a virtual dating game. Leigh is nursing a bad breakup and plays the dating game in between stalking her ex’s social media posts. The game takes a decidedly dark and differen
Cecily Winter
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing

A compelling speculative thriller introducing the reader to the future of AI dating on the GAME, when singles test their attractions in the safe environs of virtual reality. Glamorous Leigh, whose shallowness puts the Valley Girls to shame, is nursing an iceberg of a chip over a recent breakup when she hooks up with a new Game date. His voice, appearance, and attentiveness cause her to left swipe her defenses. When the second date turns into a virtual nightmare, she's not at all sure it is virtu
Bookish Ayushi
Jun 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am so happy that I decided to read ‘Endgame’ by Aisha Tritle. This is a fast paced, futuristic novella set in 2029 that takes the reader on a thrilling journey. The story is based on a dating app platform that uses AI and virtual reality to match couples until things start going wrong and the story takes a darker turn. The synopsis really intrigued me and the book was much more exciting than I expected. With compelling narrative, the mystery element was very well portrayed keeping me hooked to ...more
Jennifer Coffey
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I did not expect that ending!

A quick, dark, and techno-thriller.

If you like future tech/ VR you’ll like this.

Fans of Ready Player One/ Black Mirror would like this too!
Miranda Kelton
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful read! Always enjoy your books so much - can't wait for the next one! ...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Leigh lives in the future and after a nasty break up spends a lot of her free time on an exceedingly safe and popular virtual reality program “The Game”. There, she meets Alexei and is instantly smitten. Is everything really as it seems?

I found this to be an interesting short story set not too far into the future. Told in the first person I was intrigued in that there is enough future-type of tech to make this feel a bit of a Sci-Fi story but yet still remain close enough to the present to not s
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I think it’s safe to say that Aisha Tritle is fast becoming one of my favourite sci-fi authors - which, considering at the start of this year I was pretty adamant that sci-fi just wasn’t a genre for me, is saying something! Clocking in at just over 60 pages this is a great place to start with Aisha’s work, and by the end of this fast-paced and compelling speculative thriller I guarantee that you’ll want to delve further into her backlist.

I don’t want to give too much away in terms of plot as th
May 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Aisha Tritle created a story of dangerous adventure and mystery. I really liked this book! You keep connecting with Leigh, which is not easy, it is very hard for an author to create empathy between the reader and the characters, but you can expect it in Endgame.
I recommend Endgame as it is a great book for us to think about love, trust, and artificial intelligence. Leigh enters in The Game and she wants to find someone special, after her breakup with her boyfriend. She is a great lawyer and the
Jan 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book, but when it was finished I wanted more.

It is an interesting take on what the not so distant future of dating online mixed with murder and an interesting reveal at the end.

I admit, I didn't like the main character at the start as she seemed less like the successful career woman she described herself as and more like an adult "Regina George". But, as the story progressed, I became more intrigued with who she was.

The book is a quick read. The p
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Written in first person of voice, Endgame amalgamates the elements of science fiction, thriller and speculative fiction. It is set in 2029 where the world has progressed technologically and thrives on algorithms. The story starts with our protagonist Leigh searching for a date on The Game app and quickly proceeds from there. The plot is exciting and fast paced. It is dark and keeps you at the edge of your seat throughout. But what steals the show is definitely the writing. It is very well polish ...more
Lelia Taylor
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Reacting to being dumped by her boyfriend for a model, Leigh spirals down into too much drinking and starts to play a virtual dating app, definitely not a smart thing to do in her current frame of mind. Soon enough, she finds herself in a virtual world of trouble when she meets a guy named Alexei, a guy who might be way too good to be true.

Leigh, a woman with her nose bent out of shape who’s not above semi-stalking her ex on social media, is an attorney and should certainly know better but…. Whe
Dani Gobbo (Current Chapter)
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a lot of fun, I was surprised to get so much backstory in a short story. I wish it was a little bit longer to know what happens next with the main character, but the revelation in the end was cool!
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Endgame s a short story of Sci-Fi with Thriller. Our protagonist uses an app of virtual reality to have a date (The Game) Apparently everything is safe and is full of glamor, she just wants to have fun and meet someone, but she will end up in a nightmare and she will don't know if is a real or not.

It is a speculative story of what could be a near future and can be exciting but at the same time can be terrifying ⁣
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Endgame by Aisha Tritle is a fast-paced, sci-fi themed tale that will keep you hooked from the start to the end. It starts off with recently dumped and heartbroken Leigh Thompson looking to a futuristic virtual dating program called ‘The Game’ as a distraction. She unexpectedly finds herself drawn to a handsome man named Alexei on ‘The Game’ and she connects instantly with him. He’s gorgeous, well-spoken and is everything that Leigh looks for in a guy. But some things are just too good to be tru ...more
The Demon
Jun 06, 2020 rated it liked it
OK, this is better than Aisha's previous attempts (especially better than Vamp, which was in all honesty, a headache), as the story and concept here does seems to have an intrigue factor that is fairly entertraining if nothing special.

Now, the entertainment here doesn't come from the "its-so-bad-its-good" category that was seen in Occidis, this is genuinely a nice cheesy book and for the most part (60-65% maybe) the reaction you give while reading is the one that is intended.

Her writing and pr
& She Reads
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
stop what you’re doing and go read this incredible techno-thriller novelette! I was absolutely stunned with this one. I read it in the car on the way to do my nails! (I wasn’t driving fyi) I couldn’t not put it down I was so intrigued with this story and it certainly did not disappoint. So much so that I finished it and I was trying to scroll for more pages haha I really didn’t want it to end. (Just saying if the author wants to continue this I would have NO problems [: ) I’ve been disappointed ...more
BookDragons NotWorms
Feb 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Very quick read! Loved that it was techno thriller using romance as bait! I finished this one in one sitting this year, and last year it was an overnight read thanks to my tablet dying. Loved it! Nice break up during long reads!
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Aisha Tritle is a novelist, playwright, actress, entertainment analyst, and AI enthusiast. Spending her childhood in Arizona, she was active in the performing arts - which led to her moving to Los Angeles at the age of eighteen to pursue a career in acting. She has studied with famed acting coach John Kirby and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Turning her hand to plays, she complete ...more

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