Book Review #24: The Forbidden Game by L.J. Smith

Mystery, Danger, Seduction…

When Jenny buys a game for her boyfriend Tom, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the guy behind the counter.  There is something mysteriously alluring about Julian’s pale eyes and bleached-blond hair.  And when he places the Game into her hands, she knows their connection is something deeper.

But as Jenny and her six friends begin to play the Game at Tom’s birthday celebration, a night of friends and fun quickly turns into a night of terror and obsessive love.  Because the Game isn’t just a game–it’s the seven friends’ new reality, where Julian reigns as the Prince of the Shadows.

One by one the friends must confront their phobias to win the Game. To lose the Game is to lose their lives.  And that is only the beginning…”

Are you starting to think vampires aren’t so hot anymore? Think zombies are passé? Is Dystopian future not your thing? Then this book might be for you.

This trilogy packed into one novel centres around Jenny and her friends as they play games devised by Julian, the Prince of Shadows. It also centres around Julian’s obsessive lust towards Jenny.

Though I found this novel slow during some instances, the story is fresh and something that I haven’t really seen before.

Jenny makes for a great main heroine; she is extremely selfless and puts her friends before herself. She is also able to resist the temptations of Julian.

Overall this book is wonderful if you are a fan of L.J. Smith or this genre. It wasn’t perfect, but it was generally an enjoyable read.

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