KINDLE [Endgame Virtual Reality Standalones #1] author Nenia Campbell
Can pull away This s And with a sharp tug she s on the bed beside himand he pushes her back against the mattress and brushes his lips against hers so lightly that The Powers That Be: Global Energy for the Twenty-first Century and Beyond it s hardly a kiss at all before hissingnto her ear You come here n the middle of the night expecting me to be awake And you ask me no demand to give you things that belong to me as much as they belong to you Vol remembers nothing of her life prior to being a Player n the virtual reality games she now makes her meager coin at Now I know what you re thinking playing games for a living How the hell Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit is that a dystopia and you would be right at the outset I had a hard time thinking this would be anything but awesome However Vol s situations a bit slave driver than funtimes and as we travel through her games and her dreams we learn that there s A LOT going on n her head that shouldn t be This s a really absorbing and fun story I will definitely be checking out the next n this series A marked Reitergayschichten I improvement over my lackluster feelings when reading Campbell s Bound to Accept last year However there are SEVERAL notable editing and grammatical errors within this story and the ending while good andlluminating at times veered nto massive nfo dump territory Category A Book Written by an Author Under 30 I m literally breathless now It s all your fault Nens See what I did hereI have never been so proud and humbled of a graphiccover I made US Helicopter Pilot in Vietnam in my life yes I am responsible for the eerie futuristic eye Itn no way rises to the level of awesome of the actual book I have also never wanted to never play any kind of virtual reality game this much EVER I am the furthest thing from a gamer my Harry's Bar: The Life Times of the Legendary Venice Landmark immediate familys made up of solely females besides my dad and video games are something I just watch my best guy friends battle each other at Let s just say I didn t need gaming experience to picture anything Insert freaked shudder Endgame Traces in the Desert: Journeys of Discovery across Central Asia is both almost clinical and chillingn わたしに××しなさい! 3 [Watashi ni xx Shinasai! 3] its telling of Volera s so called double life as a Player of VR games and a girl who loses whole blocks of time to fugue states The world buildings a little sparse at points but lush Nens German at a Glance: Phrase Book Dictionary for Travelers integrates both the VR and real life settings extremely well The simulated forest game reminded me a little of The Hunger Games actually as did the omnipotent RegentNothings ever Blühende Heide in your face You just kind of read along and suddenly bam You wonder how Volsn t catatonic Alchemy and Arcana: an Urban Fantasy Novella Collection in a balln a corner I will admit to having sped through the past 60 pages or so n a breathless haze alternately cringing and weeping a little nside The pacing fit the overall plot very action y yet allowing us to understand Volera s fears and thoughts One particular line made me think she would ve been a hilarious heroine f t wasn t for her George V's Children issues Several of the women are eying him with undisguisednterest and a few are even adjusting their clothing so that their features are displayed to their best advantageBreast advantage Vol thinks and gigglesNens why you gotta be so dirtayyy 3Oh and Catan CATAN Yo Nens f you turn him nto another GM I will kick you n the butt I WILLI guess I ve extolled enough virtues I will stop before I forget to take a shower and become a smelly cat lady But n case you re wondering Brotherhood of Thieves: The Wardens if my friendship with the author somehow biased met didn t It might not be a book for everyone but How to Become an It Architect it surelys a book worthy of non self publicationI m expecting the ARC of the seuel tomorrow D That s life Life Shaking Behind the Microphone: Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking is the ultimate game andts rules were made to be broken Wow The plot was very its rules were made to be broken Wow The plot was very and uniue for me I ve never read a book Lamikorda in which a character plays games and gets paid fortAnd as cool as that soundsthe games were pretty dangerous Vol lived Garou Saga: Who's Who Werewolves in a dystopian world where the games were muchnteresting and the players could feel everything when they are playing the game As f these dangerous games weren t enoughVol also didn t remember her past and had nightmares n which she used to get flashbacks of her life which she had forgottenThe story started off n a very nteresting wayI liked Vol s character from the beginning she was strong and had an amazing personalityThe games kept getting violent and dangerouswith that Vol was getting curious about her past which she couldn t rememberThere was also a love Complete Guide to the TOPIK (advanced) interestand even thought wasn t the main part of the storyI really enjoyed t I was ntrigued by Catan s character since the first time he appearedNot only he was a stalker and had that creepy look all the timehe also knew something about Vol s past It s my second book by Nenia Campbelland I love her books for having strong characters and mysterious plotI truly enjoyed this bookAnd apart from the gamesit also had a lot of You Come to Yokum information about the world and howt workedIt was a short read and I loved t It wasn t until the end that I realized t Zbogom, dragi Krleža is a series The last few chapters were the best part of the bookand now I can t wait to read the next book after that Cliffhanger Every oncen a while I wake up and have to puzzle out whether the events that just transpired
In My Head Weremy head were or dream On occasion a dream Firesoul is so vivid so real thatt seems wholly probable that Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage it actually happened For me these dreams tend to be of a mundane nature a meeting at work spending time with a friend masticating a kumuat So trivial are these types of dreams that I don t even need to spend time dwelling on whether they actually happened or nott s not that You Are the Rain important really Of course I ve never dreamed that I went on a genocidal killing spreeUnfortunately for Volera our heroinen Endgame she not only has to confront that dream but the frightening possibility that Cycle Style it s far than just the vividmaginings of a sleeping brain Set Artscroll Children's Siddur in a dystopian environment where professional game players help non pros navigate a series of harsh virtual scenarios Endgames a uick read that man. Deadly games Games that tell a story of profound corruption and massive scale government conspiracies warping the lines between fact and fictionThe only clue she has comes n the form of an exceedingly frustrating and potentially dangerous man named Catan Vareth But like everything else n her world his help will cost herCover design by Louis.
Nenia Campbell ´ 0 reviewVolera s a Player she helps provide entertainment for the virtual reality games that are hugely popular But she can t remember her past and strange occurrences nightmares and blackouts make her think that a particular guy has an unhealthy Zachary's Virgin interestn herTrying to define my feelings towards this book Pfaueninsel is tough The first halfs so dense so confusing so slow It really s pure world building I ll admit than once I grew frustrated at this book I want to like you I would yell at t Why are you being so confusing to me Why can t you just give some answersBut this book reminds me of Dune Torah With Ramban's Commentary Translated, Annotated, And Elucidated: Devarim/Deuteronomy (Artscroll) in that regard you re readingt and wondering WTF s going on When suddenly the clouds part and t JUST MAKES SENSE It takes a long time but when you get to that point the light bulb turns on and the book pages fly byAnd that s my experience with this book I got past that 50% mark and suddenly I got t I got the characters I got the story Even the cultures and society which had been a stumbling block were making sense That s what picked this up from a 3 star to a 4 starThis book won t be for everyone but f you like cyber punk and don t want drippy heroines this s your book Umm I think I may be suffering from cliffhanger shockBecause there s no way that Time Capsule is the end of this bookI mean hyperventilating who would end a book like thatWho would TORTURE their readersn such a wayNenia Of course DTaking readers on a mental and emotional adventure with enough kick ass ery to make a COD Call of Duty fan happy Nenia Campbell has created a world unlike any other With twists than Inception Hot Under the Collar ie ALOT Vol s story will make you laugh wince tear up and fan yourself repeatedly Catans one serious rogue ladies It will resonate with you It will have you wanting It will have you trapped Horses in a deviant game of your own making as you struggle to tell the difference between sanity andnsanity bravery and stupidity right and wrong and real and not realThis book made me wish that people like Nenia were Goblin King in charge of running the worldCan youmagine getting to physically be The Luthier's Apprentice inside a game Mario Kart would be wicked I would be blue bombing the shit out of everyone and breaking the speed limit three times over But I m becoming silly And hyped up So moving onAnother perk of this book Nenias not stingy with her vocabBecause everyone the English language Factories in the Field: The Story of Migratory Farm Labor in California is a beautiful beautiful thing Uset Stop using like whatever and YOLO Use words like moniker Do you know what that word meansIt means a name That s right I know I m speechless tooNenia s a vocab goddessShe makes me want to pursue a career n professional gamingSo use moniker Villa Mendl: Leben und Schicksal der Ankerbrot-Erbin Bettina Mendl in a sentence today BOOKNUT CHALLENGEJust not at the table During meals In case someone chokes And diesConclusion to my errant rambling Please read mentioned book aka Endgame by Nenia Campbell becauset s awesome you will like t and Schlechter Sex 2 if you don t liket for the plot heroine or vocab just read t for Catan D I have been sitting on this for a few days trying to sort out my feelings and I m still a big ball of I don t
know what the hell just happened This story focuses on Volera a young woman who s living nwhat the hell just happened This story focuses on Volera a young woman who s living n dystopian world and s paid to play this world s version of video games These games are fully Sword and Sorceress 24 immersive andnteractive and you are connected to electrodes and all sorts of weird other things while you play Sounds like a dream right Well why does Vol keep blacking out Who s the mysterious new Moderator of play and why does he seem so nterested n her What s going on Does anyone remember the movie Existenz That s the vibe I got from this book from the very beginning First things first I have had this book on my to read list for ages and although I was doing my Indie August Challenge this book completely slipped my mind and I jumped nto Fearscape as my pick of Nenia s for this challenge But when Seanilicious added this and I realized I could fit another book Die Sanduhr into my challenge I did exactly that But I am sad to say that unlike my love of Fearscape and Gavin especially Gavin this was not a hit for me Let s make a shit sandwich shall weThe bottom slice of breadCatan Oh Catan Yep I ll have one of him please Nenia you write such wonderfully mysterious dicksh and yet loveable male leads Since you are so Mardi Gras intent on not engaging men our world I m going to pursue you Ghetto in yours Vol and Catan snteractions were often hilarious and had me laughing out loud Vol s wit s fantastic and she uses t to her advantage You wouldn t say that f you knew who I amTrust me I ve Seen An Asshole Before an asshole before filling of the sandwichThis had many spelling grammar and editing errors that slipped through the cracks I can let some slide but these were numerous enough to annoy meI found that the beginnings of the game play seuences were a little long winded Sure when playing a game you will be taking a look around and checking out your surroundings but most of the time I thought the descriptions were a little excessive There was also a bit of what I will call Maze Runner tis There were several words that were used to describe characters without us having anything to reference them against It s all well and good to say things about a Selmerian character but what does a Selmerian look like and what traits does a Meridian have that a Bastani does not I had trouble actually picturing the characters That Yankee Cat: The Maine Coon in my head because of this The top slice of breadNenias an excellent writer of tension The foreboding feeling of this really gave me a sense of urgency to get to the end to figure out what was happening It kept me turning the pages and engagedBUT That ending Nope Nope Nope Information overload Too much too late Nope Did not enjoy It didn t feel finishedOverall this was nteresting and engaging but t had Ghost Stories of Washington its flaws I won t be continuing this series I ll stick to the Horrorscape seriesnstead because that American Espionage and the Soviet Target is mu. Volera Magrays a Player she engages with the tourists who come to play the VR games for which her district Luxuspreissetzung in Der Theorie Und Implikationen F�r Die Praxis is so famous She makes her living being pitted against other Playersn terrifyingly real virtual reality games fought for the gratification of a hedonistic audienceFighting s all she knowsBy day she s a normal denizen of the oppressi. ,
Ch my style 3 break my heart Catan Stars I m giving you until I finish my drink to change your mindAnd thenWe see f your heart can stand to be broken a little Thanks for the buddy read Seanilicious AKA The Wizard Of Schnoz I m friends with Nenia on Goodreads this has n no way affected my rating 35 stars For a good while now I have been following GR author Nenia Campbell around the site and yes The Thinking Beekeeper: A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives in a bit stalksh way lol because of her honest democratic much Urban Legend Detectives Case 4: The Samejima Case insightful reviews and I have always been curious about the books she wrote It turned out I did have a good reason to be curious Shes undoubtedly a talented writer This Die vier Jahreszeiten is my first time reading a novel about a protagonist who does gaming for a living She actually gets paid to play games How awesomes that Not as awesome as I thought though because the games though via virtual simulations have the tendencies to become so dangerous they could Mituri, rituri, simboluri în societatea contemporană inflict real pain wounds and worse death upon the gamers Thank you plain ol office job What makes things worses that our heroine Volera or simply Vol has lost a huge chunk of her memories but what makes things even worse r than worse Evil Superman lookalike Brandon Routh version called Catan keeps stalking her even nside the sims Why so lucky Vol The world building although both a bit too much because of nformation overload about the worlds and their names that are difficult to pronounce and somehow also a little nsufficient because of the limited background ntroduction The Huguenot Sword is still creative and the plots something unexpected It may have hurt and confused my head than once and the conclusion was certainly mindboggling but Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form in a good wayRecommended for anyone looking for a short uniue andntriguing dystopian novelThanks to Kat s awesome review that further motivated me to read the book You could have been a goddess and In the Shadow of Empires instead you chose to be a slave Vol livesn a dystopian world She works as a Player n a Game Tower a place where tourists called Marks by the Players come to play virtual reality games gamble n casinos and watch holodramas some of which are recordings of previously played gamesVol s job The 101 Dalmatians isn t exactly glamourous butt pays Not well but From Pocahontas to Power Suits: Everything You Need to Know about Women's History in America in a world like this you do what you have toVol s life turns a little topsy turvy when a man she runsnto The Story of the Orchestra in an elevator treats hern an overly familiar manner and all around freaks her out She starts having black outs and dreams that are memories she can t uite graspAnd whatever Only Say the Word is going on follows hernto the gamesVol Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge is struggling to figure out what the hells going on with her suspecting this strange man Catan of stalking her and messing with her because with the nformation she has that s what makes sense Except Catan thinks that she s messing with him and Vol thinks she s going madIt might have been better f she wasview spoilerThe Regent wanted Coliseum games a la Rome but with a twist He learned about an ancient civilization that pitted soldiers against soldiers other animals and death traps meant to nflict agonizing pain upon failure All for the entertainment of an audience of thousands We already had the Gaming Coliseum Someone came up with the brilliant Talking Cures and Placebo Effects idea of designing a new race one with thentellect and rights of animals for military men to fight and slaughter n the arenasBut t wasn t that easy It never The Bewitched Wolf is when you play with people s livess An Unreasonable Match / An Unconventional Duenna it The Regents plan backfired It worked but too well Once setnto action the race was difficult to stop They almost never lostAnd the Regent destroyed the country he had commissioned to build this new race Easier to silence a man with a bomb than a bribeBut they didn t all dieVolera has been haunting herself the entire book Building games of her memories without knowing Voodoo Woman ( New Orleans Mysteries it her personality fractured because of what shes A Voluntary Eradicator A killing machine Nobody took nto account that the ultimate killing machines would have little use for a conscience But they did because they had been cloned and their genetic Template Had Been Taken From Humans The Killing Fractured The had been taken from humans The killing fractured the race s personalities forcing them to create a self that could handle the destruction the pain the cold blooded murderVolera s mind has been manipulated Her memories toyed with And now that she knows can she pick up the pieces I don t know yet I have to wait for the second book NENIA hide spoiler Still as great as the first time around I remembered absolutely nothing so I felt like I was reading t for the first time again which was great I got to be blown away I was reading Last Chance Hero it for the first time again which was great I got to be blown away the last few chapters again This seriess so promising Karly s Authors Who Rock Challenge Full disclosure Yes I am friends with Nenia Campbell here on Goodreads and no that Officer Buckle and Gloria isn t going to affect my review of this storyn any way If you think Antolog�a Patri�tica it would or should back away back away VERY uickly35 StarsEndgame read uite a bit like a dystopian Rapunzel re telling to me now I think this may just be a me thing I do not think Campbell had that comparisonn mind whilst writing t I could not help but notice similarities between that classic tale and this here story though Our MC s a girl named Volera with the much to my amusement nickname Vol who lives Two Adventures of Sherlock Holmes in the Tower and she basically has what I would call past life amnesia And a prince ridesn to save her from a wicked witch okay no there What Is Madness? is no wicked witch unless you are feeling particularly unkind to Kira and the very confusing male lead exudes stalker and bestial traits than princely ones I m saying that I m only as evil as you make me darling He s really a very sexy bastard this guy for which he has reasons And Vol has her own reasons believing her saviours out to get her and may even be her curse than anything Game mods that make no sense his presence whenever mishaps occur within game etc That This Pagan Heaven isn t being cruel His hand shoots out and grabs her before she. Ve Regency but by night shes wracked by terrible nightmares that hint at a past she can no longer remember She suspects she might have killed someone and she's afraid that she might do Paladin's Redemption it againAt the same time the games she's playing are growing steadily violent Someones hacking nto the system and creating bootlegged games Dangerous games.