Book Review: Hell's Game by: Teresa Lo

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Stull Publishing

Publish Date: April 5, 2012

Origins: From Author for Review

Format: E-book

Order From:  Amazon

Synopsis: On Halloween night in Deer Creek, Kansas, Jake Victor, Ashley and Ashton Gemini, and Kristin Grace convince Ronnie Smalls to meet them at the town cemetery, which local folklore has always rumored to be the Gateway to Hell. Their intention was only to scare him, but soon the wicked prank becomes actual horror as the group learns the Gateway is all too real. After demons snatch Ronnie and drag him to Hell, the terrified foursome vow to keep what they had seen a secret.

Two years later, the group receives a mysterious letter, an invite to play a high-stakes game in Hell. If they win, they release Ronnie’s soul as well as their own from eternal damnation. If they lose, they are stuck in Hell forever. Choosing to play, they face nightmare after nightmare as each level escalates in intensity and forces them to face the seven deadly sins.

Inspired by the legends of the Gateway to Hell in Stull, Kansas, Hell’s Game explores the cruelty that teenagers can inflict upon each other as well as the horrors that exist amongst mankind. It is a dark, action-packed young adult novel that will both scare its readers and make them question the true meaning of evil.

Review: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

Come on down and play...Hell's Game! Would you play the game where Hell holds the cards for a chance to redeem your soul and the soul of the one you sent into Hell's embrace with your wicked words and deeds? Ms. Lo has written a truly scary tale which will have you examining your own actions. Based partly on an American urban legend, Hell's Game is not a tale to take lightly. A cautionary tale of the consequences we face from our daily decisions, it is a thrilling and frighting story. Gripping you by the throat and dragging you along for the ride, Ms. Lo has created a town where fear rules and there are many secrets left untold. I loved every word and savored every minute of the book. Complex and creative, I am truly impressed...and hope I never find myself invited to play Hell's Game!


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