"It happened on Halloween.
The world ended.
And a dangerous Game brought it back to life.
Seventeen-year-old Michael and his five-year-old brother, Patrick, have been battling monsters in The Game for weeks.
In the rural mountains of West Virginia, armed with only their rifle and their love for each other, the brothers follow Instructions from the mysterious Game Master. They spend their days searching for survivors, their nights fighting endless hordes of “Bellows”—creatures that roam the dark, roaring for flesh. And at this Game, Michael and Patrick are very good.
But The Game is changing.
The Bellows are evolving.
The Game Master is leading Michael and Patrick to other survivors—survivors who don’t play by the rules.
And the brothers will never be the same.
T. Michael Martin’s debut novel is a transcendent thriller filled with electrifying action, searing emotional insight, and unexpected romance."
It was a good book that was different then what I had originally thought, but still pretty enjoyable.
I love the danger of the world and the whole setup Michael has provided Patrick - he sets it up as a game to keep his little brother safe and innocent, which I thought was a really brilliant concept on the authors part.
The Bellows were pretty freaky! I enjoyed reading scenes with them - it provided a lot angst and creeptasticness.
The modern references to shows and games were somewhat off putting - they tend to through me out novels, they prevent escapism, but it by no means stunted my enjoyment of the novel.
Michael was a great big brother who was completely tense and nervous the entire time and for good reason! Its crazy. Patrick was sweet, but he def enjoyed the Game a little too much...though that certainly has something to do with the fact that he is somewhat special needs.
The writing was strange at first, and it did take me a while to get used to it, but it provided a wonderful flow and atmosphere for the novel, so I completely understand why Martin chose to write it like that.
Overall, I really liked The End Games and do recommend it!
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