Friday, December 28, 2012

[Archive] LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of A Sinister Game

Heather Killough Walden is a California native currently living in Texas with her husband and child. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Big Bad Wolf series. Heather’s educational background includes religious studies, archeology, and law. She has traveled all over the world but hopes to one day live in a town with a world-class hockey team. (Let’s Go Pens!) 

A Sinister Game
Author: Heather Killough-Walden

In a world ruled by Game Leaders, a dark and dangerous man proposes a wager....

“If you can escape me for seven rounds, Victoria – if you can keep from being taken off of the board for that long, I will admit defeat and step down as Gray leader. But if I find you," he let the words sink in. "And if I capture you….” His voice trailed off just as his gaze trailed over her lips, her throat, her breasts.
His green eyes locked on hers again and she felt she would die right there at that table.
“Then you’ll join me. You'll give yourself to me for one night.” His smile was the devil’s promise. “This is the wager.”

But this is a game far more complicated and far more deadly than either of them anticipated. As the real world unfolds around them, what they thought they knew becomes obsolete, and the rules are ruthlessly changed... in this SINister game.

Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

I love the way Heather Killough-Walden writes. There's just something organically magickal about it. And this book was no different. It was absolutely incredible!

I don't read a whole lot of sci-fi, but knowing that I'm a HKW groupie, I had no problem wanting to give this a try. Sooo glad I did, it blew me away. It was so unique, so wonderfully structured, so vivid, so gripping... It was sort of an adult version of The Hunger Games but darker, more insidious, and sexier, mixed with some amazing Norse mythology, suspense and intrigue.

Heather created an amazing world where psychically gifted people are mind wiped and sequestered inside a walled off sector and forced to play Game after Game against each other. Like real life, the lines between 'light' and 'dark' can sometimes be blurred, and it's not always readily evident who the 'bad guys' are.

Victor and Victoria are great leads. Victoria is confident, strong, powerful, and yet a bit naive and vulnerable. Victor is sexy, majorly alpha male, and has that awesome bad boy appeal that so many of us women drool over. He's also incredibly honorable and somewhat misunderstood.

The supporting characters were well rounded and necessary and the story was full of fabulous surprises.

LITERAL ADDICTION gives A Sinister Game 5 Skulls and would highly recommend it to Sci-Fi, Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance readers who are looking for something engaging and unique.

A Sinister Game

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