Happy Wednesday and welcome to my review of The Game by Linsey Miller! I LOVED this book so much I read it TWICE, so I’m super happy to share my review with all of you today! Read on to find my review and favorite quotes, plus more information about the book and author! And now without any further ado, let’s get to the review!
I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Game by Linsey Miller
Published by Underlined on August 4, 2020
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent
Format: ARC, eARC
A game turns deadly with a killer who picks his victims one by one, letter by letter.
Every year the senior class at Lincoln High plays assassin. Lia Prince has been planning her strategy for years and she's psyched that not only does she finally get to play, she's on a team with Devon Diaz. But this year, the game isn't any fun--it's real. Abby Ascher, Ben Barnard, and Cassidy Clarke have all turned up . . . dead. Can Lia stop the ABC killer before he reaches D?
Sometimes I don’t have a whole lot to say about books, so I’ve created Rapid Fire Reviews as a quick and fun way to get my opinion out without repeating myself and boring you! Here we go!
did i like it?
YES I READ IT TWICE OH MY GODS I LOVED IT!!!
Lia! and also Gem.
will i re-read it?
I already have, so DEFINITELY YES!
three words to describe the book
obsession, murder, friendship
Lia, my sweet autistic girl, you cannot take on a serial killer single handed?!?!?! also, everyone (students and parents) took school WAY too seriously here, like omg you guys, calm down. everything’s going to be fine. AND ONE MORE THING- it ended on a cliffhanger!! there’s no mention of a second book but it ended on a CLIFFHANGER!!! WHY?!?!?!
I like the idea of the map, but honestly it’s just not my favorite cover? Like everything works perfectly well and I think it gives the reader a good idea of what the story is about (hello blood stains), but I just… don’t love it?
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Linsey Miller grew up in Arkansas and has previously worked as a crime lab intern, neuroscience (undergrad) lab assistant, and pharmacy technician. She is represented by Rachel Brooks of Bookends Literary and holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Wichita State University. She can currently be found writing about science and magic anywhere there is coffee.
Her debut duology, containing Mask of Shadows and Ruin of Stars, was about a genderfluid thief who fought their way through auditions to be the next royal assassin. Her most recent book, Belle Révolte, is a French-inspired fantasy about two girls, one revolt, and unimaginable magic. It is set to be released 4 February 2020 with another standalone YA fantasy to follow in 2021.
Have you read this wonderful thriller of a book yet? Do you love it as much as I do? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!