Game

Game

Book - 2013
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After solving a deadly case in the small town of Lobo's Nod, seventeen-year-old Jazz, the son of history's most infamous serial murderer, travels to New York City to help the police track down the Hat-Dog Killer.
Publisher: New York ;, Boston :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316125871
0316125873
Branch Call Number: Y FIC LYGA
Characteristics: pages cm

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Hankate20
Jul 27, 2017

kind of hard at times I mean it's talking about murdering ppl but pretty good still and like the last half was really really good, had me hooked. This is the second book, I read the first about a year ago and it was amazing so check that one out first !!

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ADWithrow
Mar 11, 2017

So I had to deduct a star purely for Connie. But I'll get to that in a minute.

The plot is great here. It picks up a bit after I Hunt Killers and focuses on Jazz hunting a new killer while also trying to figure our where Dear Old Dad might be. I loved Jazz, just as I did before, in this plot. He didn't grow overmuch as a character but his character is so great for me that I didn't mind. I love the idea of being inside the head of a sociopath while actively wondering if you are one. His perspective is golden!

The side plots with Howie and Sam were boring to me. Howie plays such a small part in this book (not something I minded, honestly) that it almost felt like Lyga was feeling pressured to include him, or just prevent us from forgetting about him.

Now onto Connie. The sole reason this went from 4 to 3 stars. I hated her in this. The whole time she did the polar opposite of what she should have, of what a sane person would have. She went from being Jazz's rock, his voice of reason, to being yet another thing distracting him from his very difficult and dangerous tasks. She drove me insane with her choices, which were completely against character for me and completely illogical. For once I agreed with the killers on this one. She was selfish the entire time, forcing her way into situations that were completely over her head just to be involved. I don't care about her character all that much, honestly, just her character in relation to Jazz. All Jazz needed and asked for in the entire book was for her to stay put and be safe so he could hunt a killer. She couldn't even provide him that piece of mind. She goes gallivanting off without doing anything to protect herself. And why? Because she thinks her proximity to Jazz somehow gives her the ability to hunt these killers too. I'm sorry sweetie but Jazz's particular kinds of insights, the ones that are actually helpful in catching serial killers, do not rub off with proximity. She was completely out of her league and refused to admit it repeatedly throughout this book. Where she ended up in the climax of this book didn't surprise me not one bit. I was actually hoping for it, just so she could learn her lesson. Jazz is unique in his abilities. She is just a child playing detective.

I'm still gonna read the next one because Jazz is still wonderful and the plot is still quiet gripping. I am just going to be going into the next book with an acknowledgement that Connie will drive me crazy and irritate me throughout.

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Laleh2000
Aug 19, 2015

Amazing book. So hard to stop reading it. Each chapter ends as a cliffhanger and you just want to keep reading to know what happens. Can't wait to read the third book.

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EmilyShortt
Jun 07, 2015

Game is the thrilling sequel to I Hunt Killers and trust me it is everything a sequel is suppose to be. Ever since Jazzes dad escaped jail he has been filled with guilt but when Jazz is employed by the NYPD to help them hunt down the Hat-Dog killer he sees a chance for redemption, but when he gets there its harder then expected to avoid getting trapped in their murderous game.

I enjoyed the book Game, it was a good sequel that gave you more insight into the game that all of the serial killers seem to be playing, but it ends with a huge cliff hanger that will leave you asking more questions then you started with. Good thing there is a third instalment ladies and gentlemen. In this book you also get introduced to the new character Sam (Billy’s older sister) and Howie seems to take a liking too her. You also get to see a lot of character development in Connie, in the second book she becomes more independent and a stronger character, but she also lets her ego get to her head in some situations. Also Howie becomes more courageous in the second book too, but that does end up getting him in some trouble. Overall I think this book is a good read, even though at some points it can draw on for awhile, on a scale I would rate it a 3 out of 5. I recommend this to anyone who read the first book and wants more of the story, I would also recommend it if you wanted a good mystery novel to read.

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DoctorFuntimes
Apr 10, 2015

A great second installment. The content in the last book is heightened somewhat here.

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anomaru
Dec 08, 2014

This book is a thrilling sequel to I Hunt Killers, wonderfully expanding on Billy and Jazz, and even Connie and Howie. Barry Lyga gets more intimate with the gore in this book, with even more surprises around each corner. Our three heroes split up to take down the new serial killer in New York, and, as a bonus, maybe capture Billy along with him. Each chapter is a cliffhanger as Lyga slowly reveals the secrets behind Connie, Howie, Jazz, Billy, and Jazz’s mom, just as examples. They have so many things to solve, and have found so much; and yet they can’t seem to fit all the pieces together. Jazz is in New York, Howie is (left?) behind in Lobo’s Nod, and Connie is all over the place. Jazz is even beginning to doubt his own capability of catching the Hat-Dog Killer. The only thing keeping him going is the thought of his father catching up to him and believing Connie is safe.
For real, though, all of these cliffhangers are annoying, making you unable to put the book down. The chapters switch characters each time (ex. Chapter one is about Howie, then chapter two is about Jazz), so sometimes you feel like skipping ahead to see where the plot will turn wildly and unexpectedly next. Personally I prefer the first book, Game being a little bit more quiet and less exciting compared to I Hunt Killers. However, Barry Lyga promises even more in the third book as Game excites you for the conclusion at the very end.

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rubyt002
Feb 11, 2014

never downloaded this book..please remove from listy

red_fox_518 Aug 06, 2013

I love this series! Can't wait till 2014! Even better than I Hunt Killers. You Rock, Barry Lyga!

ISTALKYOURBOOKS Jul 26, 2013

The third book comes out in 2014. It's a long wait, but I believe it'll be very awesome. Barry Lyga never seems to disappoint us. For more info check out his site www.BarryLyga.com

Also the book I Hunt Killers will be turned into a television program. Finally a show that is worth watching.

wendycj7 Jul 09, 2013

This book is amazing. I can't stop reading it. It's so addicting. It gets better and better as you read on. I love it. I can't wait for the 3rd one.

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red_hyena_19 Sep 29, 2013

Sexual Content: frequent sexual content

red_hyena_19 Sep 29, 2013

Violence: grotesque killings

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green_tiger_37 Jul 06, 2014

A sequel to I hunt Killers
I loved the first book so i started reading this one
One of the best book i read i enjoyed reading it and it entertained me to no ends

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