secret. The 12 original lines of humanity. Each had to have a Player prepared at all times. They have trained generation after generation after generation. In weapons, languages, history, tactics, disguise assassination. Together the players are everything: strong, kind, ruthless, loyal, smart, stupid, ugly, lustful, mean, fickle, beautiful, calculating, lazy, exuberant, weak. They are good and evil. Like you. Like all.
This is Endgame.
When the game starts, the players will have to find three keys. The keys are somewhere on earth. The only rule of their Endgame is that there are no rules. Whoever finds the keys first wins the game. Endgame: The Calling is about the hunt for the first key. And just as it tells the story of the hunt for a hidden key, written into the book is a puzzle. It invites readers to play their own Endgame and to try to solve the puzzle. Whoever does will open a case filled with gold. Alongside the puzzle will be a revolutionary mobile game built by Google’s Niantic Labs that will allow you to play a real-world version of Endgame where you can join one of the lines and do battle with people around you.
Will exuberance beat strength? Stupidity top kindness? Laziness thwart beauty? Will the winner be good or evil? There is only one way to find out.
People of Earth.
Endgame has begun.
I have a confession to make...
I’m not good at finishing series (There: I said it, okay?). There are just so many great ones out there and not enough time in the day to finish them all. More specifically, I have time to start all these great novels, but I am awful at finding the time to fit the last few installments into my schedule. The first one will come out, I’ll read it, and then I have to wait a year for the next one to come out, and by that time I’ve forgotten what happened in the last book. (Vicious cycle, I know) After you’ve been reading books as long as I have, there is a long list of these series that I would love to find the time for, and today is the day that some of those are made into an official record for your viewing. If you have any other series I should start, I encourage you to discuss any of these or any new ones in the comments.
Claudia's ever seen. As Claudia's world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.
It has been a while since I have posted some of my writing here on my blog, and this seemed like a perfect opportunity. In my American Literature class, we just finished up learning about Edgar Allan Poe's use of Single Effect. It is when a story or piece of poetry is created to convey one specific emotion. As we finished up talking about it, my classmates and I we tasked with writing a paragraph or poem that utilizes this literary tool. I created three different compositions, all with their own emotion and feel.
I hope you enjoy these pieces of poetry, and please leave any thoughts and constructive criticism in the comments. Any advice is much appreciated!
Ashton's Nonfiction Books
Nonfiction is one of those genres that sometimes gets lost in the vast sea we call my brain; I just never think to read them. When I do choose to read nonfiction books, they usually end up in the pile of books that I am more likely to recommend to other people. So the question is this: Why do I not pick them up on a regular basis? To be completely honest, I do not have any idea what the answer is, but I do know that they deserve more praise than they get. Not only do they tell great stories, most of the time they are known for making us laugh.
Though I do not pick up nonfiction very often, my mom, on the other hand, reads quite a bit of it. So, what better post than this to make her guest-reviewing debut than today? Without further adieu, my mom and I are bringing you six nonfiction books guaranteed to make you laugh.
isn’t such a bad listener, and his life is pretty screwed up, too. Suddenly Bianca realizes with absolute horror that she’s falling for the guy she thought she hated more than anyone.
mysterious strangers, a secret New Year’s Eve bash, and a possible Illuminati conspiracy hidden within the Denver airport. But as the bizarre night continues, all Ryn can think about is that one unread text message. It follows her wherever she goes, because Ryn can’t get her brialliantly wild and free-spirited best friend out of her head.
Ryn can’t move on.
But tonight, for the first time ever, she’s trying. And maybe that’s a start.
Volume 2, Baby
I am so excited to be coming at you guys with VOLUME 2 of my Precommendations series! I had so much fun with it last year, so I decided to bring it back for a second year. If you are new here, Precommendations is a series where I recommend you books before I read them and before they come out. It's my version of a monthly release series.
New Year's Resolutions
Happy New Year's everyone! I love this time of year because we can reflect on the past year and set goals for the next. There are a handful of personal resolutions I have set for myself, but I thought I would share my five book-related goals for the new year!
1. Goodreads Goal - Read 60 Books
busy and inconsistent my schedule is throughout the year, it varies from week to week. I have settled on 60 because although I might not consume books at a constant rate, I read enough books in the summer to compensate my slower reading when I am busy during the school year.
Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.