YA Buddy Readers' Corner ♥ discussion

The Hunter (The Forbidden Game, #1)
This topic is about The Hunter
61 views
GROUP BUDDY READ > The Forbidden Game Series by L.J. Smith - MMC GBR - Starting August 1st 2018

Comments Showing 1-50 of 50 (50 new)    post a comment »
dateDown arrow    newest »

Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85645 comments Mod


He sold her the game, and Jenny Thornton walked out mesmerized by Julian, the gorgeous cyber-punk with electric blue eyes and frost-white hair. When she and her friends open the plain white box at her boyfriend Tom’s birthday party, she chills to the warning: “Entering the Shadow World can be deadly. Do so at your own risk.” Spellbound, they piece together the rooms with their darkest nightmares. Suddenly the game is real! They’re in the house of horrors, running from The Shadow Man – Julian himself, who forces them to confront their worst nightmares or be lost in a private hell. It’s Julian’s game, and Jenny is the prize he’s stalked for years. He’ll do anything to win her as she bargains desperately for her body – and soul . . .


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85645 comments Mod
The Forbidden Game Series by L.J. Smith will be our 4th MMC GBR for August 2018.

Please read at your own pace, and hide any spoilers ☺ You are welcome to join at any time during the month ☺

Happy Reading Everybody!


All three books in this series can be read on this thread -
The Hunter (The Forbidden Game, #1) by L.J. Smith The Chase (The Forbidden Game, #2) by L.J. Smith The Kill (The Forbidden Game, #3) by L.J. Smith
Please clearly label which book you are reading when posting your comments.

Our MMC GBR review thread can be found here - https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


Sarah Elizabeth (bookworm_sarah) | 85645 comments Mod
Pre-Reading Questions -

Anybody got any thoughts on this one before we start?

Has anyone read anything similar to this before?

Anybody read anything else by this author previously?



message 4: by Susan (new)

Susan (jazzescrapper) | 2376 comments This sounds creepy but great.


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
Oh it is creepy, but it's totally amazing <3 My favourite trilogy from L.J. Smith! So pleased I own the bindup so I can read it again :D


message 6: by Rae (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rae Lake | 2199 comments This sounds super creepy! But I need that in my life today soooo.... Ill be joining in to read this one!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
XD You're reading it today?

And it is totally creepy but one of my favourite books ever. It's incredible. I can't wait to re-read :D I just need to finish off last month's physicals before I read these books.


message 8: by Rae (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rae Lake | 2199 comments description
Chapters 1-4 (view spoiler)


message 9: by Rae (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rae Lake | 2199 comments Chapters 5-8 (view spoiler)


message 10: by Rae (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rae Lake | 2199 comments Chapters 9-12 (view spoiler)


message 11: by Rae (new) - rated it 4 stars

Rae Lake | 2199 comments Chapter 13-fin
(view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
Pretty much! I want to read this now but I have a schedule XD


message 13: by Shae (new) - rated it 3 stars

Shae Petersen | 5267 comments The Hunter (The Forbidden Game, #1) by L.J. Smith
End of chapter 3: (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
Shae wrote: "The Hunter (The Forbidden Game, #1) by L.J. Smith
End of chapter 3: [spoilers removed]"


I agree! And how Jenny just takes it!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
Rae wrote: "
Chapters 1-4 This has a definiete goosebumps/jumangi type feel to it! What is wrong with zack is he going to turn on them? I like it so far. I am already screaming at the book!
[spoilers removed]"


Yup haha the premise of this book is totally down my alley! I looove it so far. They're just (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
Hoping to finish up this first book tomorrow, and then the next day will dive into #2!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
19%. Oh my gosh this is so addictive!! I need more of it! I don't want to go out haha, I want to keep on reading!


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
Rae wrote: "Chapters 5-8 [spoilers removed]"

I think it's (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
73% (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
Rae wrote: "Chapters 9-12 [spoilers removed]"

Yeah I could also relate to Summer's, the (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
Rae wrote: "Chapter 13-fin
[spoilers removed]"


Yeah I agree, was nowhere near as good as I remember it being!


Megan (celtic_girl) | 5112 comments Chapters 1-4 (view spoiler)


Megan (celtic_girl) | 5112 comments Rae wrote: "Chapters 5-8 [spoilers removed]"

(view spoiler)


message 24: by Megan (last edited Aug 25, 2018 08:48PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Megan (celtic_girl) | 5112 comments Chapter 9-12 (view spoiler)


Megan (celtic_girl) | 5112 comments Finished (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
Yeah simple easy reads these are.

And regarding Zach (view spoiler)


message 27: by Shae (new) - rated it 3 stars

Shae Petersen | 5267 comments Maddison wrote: "73% [spoilers removed]"

(view spoiler)


message 28: by Shae (new) - rated it 3 stars

Shae Petersen | 5267 comments Megan wrote: "Finished [spoilers removed]"

(view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
I know and there was nothing I could do about it, I couldn't skip it because Idk when it ended!


María | 2107 comments Sarah wrote: "Pre-Reading Questions -

Anybody got any thoughts on this one before we start?

Has anyone read anything similar to this before?

Anybody read anything else by this author previously?"


I'm reading this because I think the Buddy read will turn it interesting. I have read anothers book of this author and I found them lacking...


María | 2107 comments Rae wrote: "
Chapters 1-4 This has a definiete goosebumps/jumangi type feel to it! What is wrong with zack is he going to turn on them? I like it so far. I am already screaming at the book!
[spoilers removed]"


(view spoiler)


María | 2107 comments Rae wrote: "Chapters 5-8 [spoilers removed]"
(view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
Exactly XD Crazy how they just assume (view spoiler)


María | 2107 comments Rae wrote: "Chapters 9-12 [spoilers removed]"
(view spoiler)


María | 2107 comments Rae wrote: "Chapter 13-fin
[spoilers removed]"


I thin that is the problem with the author. With her novel I always have the impression that


María | 2107 comments Reading book 2 tomorrow


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
Sounds good Maria!


Jennifer | 3551 comments The Hunter (The Forbidden Game, #1) by L.J. Smith
Ch 4 - (view spoiler)
Ch 8 - (view spoiler)
Ch 11 - (view spoiler)
Finished - (view spoiler)


Jennifer | 3551 comments The Chase (The Forbidden Game, #2) by L.J. Smith

Ch 3 - Oh Tom! (view spoiler)
Ch 7 - (view spoiler)
Ch 12 - (view spoiler)
Finished - (view spoiler)


Jennifer | 3551 comments The Kill (The Forbidden Game, #3) by L.J. Smith

Ch 4 - (view spoiler)
Ch 7 - (view spoiler)
Ch 12 - (view spoiler)
Finished - (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
Wow that was quick XD Were the last 2 books good?


María | 2107 comments Jennifer wrote: "The Chase (The Forbidden Game, #2) by L.J. Smith

Ch 3 - Oh Tom! [spoilers removed]
Ch 7 - [spoilers removed]
Ch 12 - [spoilers removed]
Finished - [spoilers removed]"


Ch 3 (view spoiler)


María | 2107 comments Jennifer wrote: "The Chase (The Forbidden Game, #2) by L.J. Smith

Ch 3 - Oh Tom! [spoilers removed]
Ch 7 - [spoilers removed]
Ch 12 - [spoilers removed]
Finished - [spoilers removed]"


Chapter 7 (view spoiler)


Maddie (maddisonbruce) | 48872 comments Mod
Starting The Chase tonight


María | 2107 comments Jennifer wrote: "The Chase (The Forbidden Game, #2) by L.J. Smith

Ch 3 - Oh Tom! [spoilers removed]
Ch 7 - [spoilers removed]
Ch 12 - [spoilers removed]
Finished - [spoilers removed]"


Chapter 12: I like the idea that (view spoiler)


María | 2107 comments Jennifer wrote: "The Chase (The Forbidden Game, #2) by L.J. Smith

Ch 3 - Oh Tom! [spoilers removed]
Ch 7 - [spoilers removed]
Ch 12 - [spoilers removed]
Finished - [spoilers removed]"


Finished (view spoiler)


María | 2107 comments Jennifer wrote: "The Kill (The Forbidden Game, #3) by L.J. Smith

Ch 4 - [spoilers removed]
Ch 7 - [spoilers removed]
Ch 12 - [spoilers removed]
Finished - [spoilers removed]"


Chapter 4: I understand why they thought it was a good idea but (view spoiler)


María | 2107 comments Jennifer wrote: "The Kill (The Forbidden Game, #3) by L.J. Smith

Ch 4 - [spoilers removed]
Ch 7 - [spoilers removed]
Ch 12 - [spoilers removed]
Finished - [spoilers removed]"


Chapter 7: (view spoiler)


María | 2107 comments Jennifer wrote: "The Kill (The Forbidden Game, #3) by L.J. Smith

Ch 4 - [spoilers removed]
Ch 7 - [spoilers removed]
Ch 12 - [spoilers removed]
Finished - [spoilers removed]"


Chapter 12: I think is a problem with this author's books. (view spoiler)


message 50: by María (last edited Aug 30, 2018 06:21PM) (new) - rated it 3 stars

María | 2107 comments Jennifer wrote: "The Kill (The Forbidden Game, #3) by L.J. Smith

Ch 4 - [spoilers removed]
Ch 7 - [spoilers removed]
Ch 12 - [spoilers removed]
Finished - [spoilers removed]"


I know that I will sound like a rockola playing the same song again and again but everything I have read from this author had a rushed end, like this one: (view spoiler)


back to top