(Endgame Virtual Reality Standalones #1) [PDF] Ð Nenia Campbell
You could have been a goddess and instead you chose to be a slave Vol lives in a dystopian world She works as a Player in a Game Tower a lace where tourists called Marks by the Players come to Forbidden Knowledge play virtual reality g Still as great as the first time around I remembered absolutely nothing so I felt like I was reading it for the first time again which was great I got to be blown away by the last few chapters again This series is soromising Karly s Authors Who Rock Challenge Full disclosure Yes I am friends with Nenia Campbell here on Goodreads and no that isn t going to affect my review of this story in any way If you think 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 comparison in mind whilst writing it I could not help but notice similarities between that classic tale and this here story though Our MC is a girl named Volera with the much to my amusement nickname Vol who lives in the Tower and she basically has what I would call Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms past life amnesia And arince rides in to save her from a wicked witch okay no there is no wicked witch unless you are feeling The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick particularly unkind to Kira and the very confusing male lead exudes stalker and bestial traits thanrincely 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 saviour is out to get her and may even be her curse than anything Game mods that make no sense his resence whenever mishaps occur within game etc That isn t being cruel His hand shoots out and grabs her before she can ull away This is And with a sharp tug she s on the bed beside himand he Option Writing Strategies for Extraordinary Returns pushes her back against the mattress and brushes his lips against hers so lightly that it s hardly a kiss at all before hissing into her ear You come here in 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 liferior to being a Player in the virtual reality games she now makes her meager coin at Now I know what you re thinking laying games for a living How the hell 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 situation is a bit slave driver than funtimes and as we travel through her games and her dreams we learn that there is A LOT going
ON IN HER HEAD THAT SHOULDN in her head that shouldn be This is a really absorbing and fun story I will definitely be checking out the next in this series A marked 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 and illuminating at times veered into massive info dump territory Category A Book Written by an Author Under 30 Volera is a Player she helps rovide entertainment for the virtual reality
games that are hugely The Little Book of Breakthrough: Breakthrough Thoughts for Manifesting Your Heaven on Earth popular But she can t remember herast that are hugely Genocide of One popular But she can t remember herast strange occurrences nightmares and blackouts make her think that a articular guy has an unhealthy interest in herTrying to define my feelings towards this book is tough The first half is so dense so confusing so slow It really is ure world building I ll admit than once I grew frustrated at this book I want to like you I would yell at it Why are you being so confusing to me Why can t you just give some answersBut this book reminds me of Dune in that regard you re
reading it and wondering WTF is going on When suddenly the clouds art and it JUST MAKES SENSE it and wondering WTF is going on When suddenly the clouds art and it JUST MAKES SENSE takes a long time but when you get to that The Real Estate Entrepreneur: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Your Own Brokerage point the light bulb turns on and the bookages fly byAnd that is my experience with this book I got ast that 50% mark and suddenly I got it I got the characters I got the story Even the cultures and society which had been a stumbling block were making sense That is what icked this up from a 3 star to a 4 starThis book won t be for everyone but if you like cyber unk and don t want drippy heroines this is your book Umm I think I may be suffering from cliffhanger shockBecause there is no way that is the end of this bookI mean hyperventilating who would end a book like thatWho would TORTURE their readers in 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 ie ALOT Vol s story will make you laugh wince tear up and fan yourself repeatedly Catan is one serious rogue ladies It will resonate with you It will have you wanting It will have you trapped in a deviant game of your own making as you struggle to tell the difference between sanity and insanity bravery and stupidity right and wrong and real and not realThis. Volera Magray is a Player she engages with the tourists who come to lay the VR games for which her district is so famous She makes her living being itted against other Players in terrifyingly real virtual reality games fought for the gratification of a hedonistic audienceFighting is all she knowsBy day she is a normal denizen of the oppressi. Book made me wish that eople like Nenia
were in charge of running the worldCan you imagine getting to hysically be inside a game Mario Kart in charge of running the worldCan you imagine getting to Communicating With Animals : The Spiritual Connection Between People and Animals physically be inside a game Mario Kart 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 onAnothererk of this book Nenia is not stingy with her vocabBecause everyone the English language is a beautiful beautiful thing Use it 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 is a vocab goddessShe makes me want to Robot Programming pursue a career inrofessional gamingSo use moniker 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 because it is awesome you will like it and if you don t like it for the lot heroine or vocab just read it 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 is living in a dystopian world and is aid to Our Fake Relationship play this world s version of video games These games are fully immersive and interactive and you are connected to electrodes and all sorts of weird other things while youlay Sounds like a dream right Well why does Vol keep blacking out Who is the mysterious new Moderator of lay and why does he seem so interested in her What is going on Does anyone remember the movie Existenz That is 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 into Fearscape as my ick of Nenia s for this challenge But when Seanilicious added this and I realized I could fit another book 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 The Crown please Nenia you write such wonderfully mysterious dick ish and yet loveable male leads Since you are so intent on not engaging me in our world I m going toursue you in yours Vol and Catan s interactions were often hilarious and had me laughing out loud Vol s wit is fantastic and she uses it to her advantage You wouldn t say that if you knew who I amTrust me I ve seen an asshole before The 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 Über Nacht play seuences were a little long winded Sure whenlaying 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 itis There were several words that were used " will call Maze Runner itis There were several words that were used 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 Ad Astra picturing the characters in my head because of this The top slice of breadNenia is 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 theages and engagedBUT That ending Nope Nope Nope Information overload Too much too late Nope Did not enjoy It didn t feel finishedOverall this was interesting and engaging but it had its flaws I won t be continuing this series I ll stick to the Horrorscape series instead because that is much my style 3 break my heart Catan Stars I m giving you until I finish my drink to change your mindAnd thenWe see if 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 in 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 in a bit stalk ish way lol because of her honest democratic much 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 She is undoubtedly a talented writer This is my first time reading a novel about a rotagonist who does gaming for a living She actually gets aid to Everything But The Girl play games How awesome is that Not as awesome as I thought though because the games though via virtual simulations have the tendencies to become so dangerous they could inflict realain wounds and worse death upon the gamers Thank you Sport Social Work: Promoting the Functioning and Well-Being of College and Professional Athletes plain ol office job What makes things worse is that. Ve Regency but by night she is wracked by terrible nightmares that hint at aast she can no longer remember She suspects she might have killed someone and she's afraid that she might do it againAt the same time the games she's laying are growing steadily violent Someone is hacking into the system and creating bootlegged games Dangerous games. ,
Our heroine Volera or simply Vol
HAS LOST A HUGE CHUNKlost a huge chunk memories but what makes things even worse r than worse Evil Superman lookalike Brandon Routh version called Catan keeps stalking her even inside the sims Why so lucky Vol The world building although both a bit too much because of information overload about the worlds and their names that are difficult to ronounce and somehow also a little insufficient because of the limited background introduction is still creative and the lot is something unexpected It may have hurt and confused my head than once and the conclusion was certainly mindboggling but in a good wayRecommended for anyone looking for a short uniue and intriguing dystopian novelThanks to Kat s awesome review that further motivated me to read the book I m literally further motivated me to read the book I m literally now It s all your fault Nens See what I did hereI have never been so roud and humbled of a graphiccover I made in my life yes I am responsible for the eerie futuristic eye It in no way rises to the level of awesome of the actual book I have also never wanted to never Das Unbewusste vom Standpunkt der Physiologie und Descendenztheorie play any kind of virtual reality game this much EVER I am the furthest thing from a gamer my immediate family is 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 toicture anything Insert freaked shudder Endgame is both almost clinical and chilling in 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 building is a little sparse at Ibn Saud: The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia points but lush Nens 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 RegentNothing is ever in your face You just kind of read along and suddenly bam You wonder how Vol isn t catatonic in a ball in a corner I will admit to having sped through theast 60 ages or so in a breathless haze alternately cringing and weeping a little inside The acing fit the overall Eat to Beat Illness plot very action y yet allowing us to understand Volera s fears and thoughts Onearticular line made me think she would ve been a hilarious heroine if it wasn t for her issues Several of the women are eying him with undisguised interest 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 if you turn him into another GM I will kick you in 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 in case you re wondering if my friendship with the author somehow biased me it didn t It might not be a book for everyone but it surely is a book worthy of non self ublicationI m expecting the ARC of the seuel tomorrow D That s life Life is the ultimate game and its rules were made to be broken Wow The lot was very different and uniue for me I ve never read a book in which a character lays games and gets aid for itAnd as cool as that soundsthe games were Λίγη Ζωή pretty dangerous Vol lived in Every once in a while I wake up and have touzzle out whether the events that just transpired in my head were memory or dream On occasion a dream is so vivid so real that it seems wholly robable that 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 not it s not that important really Of course I ve never dreamed that I went on a genocidal killing spreeUnfortunately for Volera our heroine in Endgame she not only has to confront that dream but the frightening ossibility that it s far than just the vivid imaginings of a sleeping brain Set in a dystopian environment where rofessional game layers help non Love is Murder pros navigate a series of harsh virtual scenarios Endgame is a uick read that manages toack action and revelation into the final 20 The Ulfric's Mate pages than happens in the rest of the book And aye there s the rub as our old friend the Danishrince once said Campbell is clearly a talented storyteller with a head full of intriguing ideas that are clamoring to get out of her mind Alans Letters palace and frolic across theage There are intriguing nuggets of story all over the What's Your Body Telling You?: Listening to Your Body's Signals to Stop Anxiety, Erase Self-Doubt and Achieve True Wellness place the way the virtual gaming world works the mysterious backstory the increasingly terrifying truths that are hinted at all of whichropel the reader forwardUnfortunately there s a disconcerting disconnect between the Old Electrical Wiring: Maintenance Retrofit parts where I wanted detail about the world and the characteristics of itseople about where these games fit into the social hierarchy about the supporting characters or even the major characters and the Sweet Dreams: A Pediatrician's Secrets for Baby's Good Night's Sleep parts where detail comes in suc. Deadly games Games that tell a story ofrofound corruption and massive scale government conspiracies warping the lines between fact and fictionThe only clue she has comes in the form of an exceedingly frustrating and otentially dangerous man named Catan Vareth But like everything else in her world his help will cost herCover design by Louis.