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The sample of Endgame I read, intrigued me enough to want to read the rest. You can read my initial thoughts after reading the sample chapters here: My Review of Endgame - sample Unfortunately the rest of the book doesn't live up to my initial expectations.
It continues its multi character approach and certainly delivers on action and violence. Given the characters' young ages, I found this disturbing.
Interestingly, instead of working in isolation many of the players teamed up. This realistic touch emphasised the players' humanity.
The story is punctuated with number sequences and pictures. I presume these relate to the game, which accompanies the book. I ignored these and reviewed the characters and story. The drawings and pictures would be better in the hardcover version. I read an electronic ARC.
The end of 'The Calling' throws up more questions than answers. I'm not sure I care enough about the characters to find out what happens. However I am not the intended audience and if you are a fan of fantasy computer games and dystopian adventure this may be for you.
I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins UK Children via NetGalley in return for an honest review.