Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Review - Suicide Game by Haidji

Summary:
Eight thousand candidates sign up for the Suicide Game. Only one can win. Their destination: the Night Stadium, a place of makeup and music, fear and adrenaline, blood and romance, celebration and death.
Each candidate has his or her own reason for entering the Game. The Council runs the Game. The outcome of the Game is left to fate...in the laps of the gods. The candidates will jump to their deaths in order to win everything, before capacity crowds in the Stadium. The public follows every jump, live on TV and on their mobile screens, choosing their favorite candidates and betting on their lives. 
The Game’s community also includes geeks, mafia, makeup artists, master chefs, models, musicians, ordinary workers, spies, terrorists, and many others. SG - Suicide Game is the story of the candidates’ journey. It boldly imagines a place where death and denial are interwoven with hope, choices and the innate desire for happiness. Impressive in the totality of its vision, it is an exploration of the best and worst things in our lives, nightmares and especially, our dreams

Review:
3.5 Stars

received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I was expecting this to be quite similar to The Hunger Games but it is nothing like it so don't let that put you off if you think this also.
 While the story wasn't to my personal taste I loved the writing and was compelled to keep reading. I think there are a lot of people who would like this and even if like me they don't like the story they might still discover a new author to read . I know I will be looking out for more Haidji books.