Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Game by Barry Lyga Review

Game by Barry Lyga ReviewGame by Barry Lyga
Series: Jasper Dent #2
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers on April 16th 2013
Genres: Boys & Men, Family, General, Law & Crime, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Young Adult
Pages: 528
Source: Borrowed From Library

Billy grinned. “Oh, New York,” he whispered. “We’re gonna have so much fun.”

I Hunt Killers introduced the world to Jazz, the son of history’s most infamous serial killer, Billy Dent.

In an effort to prove murder didn’t run in the family, Jazz teamed with the police in the small town of Lobo’s Nod to solve a deadly case. And now, when a determined New York City detective comes knocking on Jazz’s door asking for help, he can’t say no. The Hat-Dog Killer has the Big Apple–and its police force–running scared. So Jazz and his girlfriend, Connie, hop on a plane to the big city and get swept up in a killer’s murderous game.

This book and this series has managed to create an addict out of me because I have wanted to do nothing but read once I started this one. I loved the first book in this series and this one was no exception and I may have loved it even more. We start this one out with Jazz and his friends trying to figure out who another serial killer is and it leads it to the Big Apple. I loved Jazz and he is such a complicated character but you feel for him and wall he has been through and he makes your heartache because you just want him to be happy. I have to say if was so cool seeing the different reactions that Jazz and Connie had to New York. They were both on complete opposite ends of how they felt about the city. Jazz soon learns that just helping to find out the Hat Dog Killer may be the least of his worries and he may have more to contend with than he thought.


I have to say that while I loved Jazz in this book I didn’t care for Connie as much. She was so pushy and needy this time around and it really didn’t fit with the character I liked from the first book. We once again saw Howie up to his normal tricks of being Howie but he is so lovable you can’t help but to love him.Jazz soon comes up with a theory that floors the cops and makes them question all they thought they knew about the killer and makes them see Jazz in a new light. There a some major events that take place and Connie ends up embarking on her own adventure and I have to say again it made me not like her this go around. We also finally get to meet Jazz’s before mentioned but never seen Aunt Samantha and I have to say the jury is still out for me on if I trust her. I just can’t get past the fact that outside of Jazz most of the Dent’s are crazy as heck but maybe she will be different. I loved that the book gave us lots of twists and turns and kept me in suspense the whole time


Overall for a second book in a series the author knocked this one out of the park and then some. I loved every minute of this one and didn’t want to put the book down at all because it hooks you from the first page. I am so in love with the fact that this story has creepy,romance and tons of action rolled into one book and it works on so many levels. I am seriously in love with this series and if you haven’t read it you really need to get to it soon as you won’t be disappointed. I don’t think I have read a series that has gripped me the way this has and the author goes so in depth with the details that you are creeped out but want to keep reading anyway. You find that you can’t get away from it.


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