The Forbidden Game

The Forbidden Game He s watched Jenny Thornton for years His name is Julian and he lives in the shadows the youngest of an ancient race From his own dark world he has seen Jenny s brightness and beauty and for the fir

He s watched Jenny Thornton for years His name is Julian and he lives in the shadows, the youngest of an ancient race From his own dark world he has seen Jenny s brightness and beauty, and for the first time felt a new emotionlove.

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The Forbidden Game

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  1. I have a new blog about my Vampire Diaries fanfic author_blogL.J SMITH, Lisa Jane Smith, is the New York Times 1 Bestselling author of The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Dark Visions, Wildworld and Night World series She has written over two dozen books for children and young adults, and has enjoyed writing every one of them She lives in the Bay Area of California, with a backyard that is full of flowers, which she adores, especially with many different shades of roses.She loves to visit a friend s little cabin in the Point Reyes National Seashore area, which has lots of trees, lots of animals, lots of beaches to walk on, and lots of places to hike Once, while hiking, she saw a snow white buck which allowed her to follow it nearly half a mile She also likes to collect things angels they remind her of her late mother , tiny boxes from different countries or of fanciful shape, nineteenth century children s literature, and books about quantum physics especially about the mystery of the dark energy in the universe A militant optimist, she is also part of the Velociraptor Sisterhood a fancy way of saying that she likes to read, write and discuss books with strong female characters , and she has traveled extensively in Europe and the Far East The two countries she loves to visit most are Great Britain, with its historic monuments and amazing country landscapes, and Japan, with its bustling urban life and exquisite mountain scenery.Her favorite current writer is Terry Pratchett, the author of the Discworld series, for its wild and witty satires on life, death, war, love, assassins, coppers, and Australia Her favorite classical writer is Jane Austen Her favorite poets are Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson Her favorite movies are The Seven Samurai and Avatar analyze that She doesn t have a favorite TV show, because she doesn t have time to watch TV and only owns one for playing movies.Her favorite people are her readers, each of whom she cherishes with deep and lasting affection.Note L J Smith wrote books 1 7 of The Vampire Diaries series After that, a ghostwriter took over the rest of the series L J wrote books 1 3 of The Secret Circle series After that, a ghostwriter took over the rest of the series L J did not write any of the Originals or Stefan s Diaries These were written by Kevin Williamson and or various ghostwritters.

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  1. I came across L.J Smith s name on one of the Twilight forums Her books were regarded very highly, so I decided to give one of her series a try My first available book happened to be The Forbidden Game trilogy A little bit about each of three books The Hunter In a few words, this is a story about Jenny, an ordinary good girl, and Julian, a Dark Prince who is in love with her To lure Jenny in his world, Julian tricks her and 6 of her friends to play The Game, where all of them have to face their m [...]


  2. Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*

    I cannot resist an excuse to buddy read with the oh so lovelyHeather start date TBD December 1D, I do what I want This is another L.J Smith 3 in 1, like Dark Visions, and I feel like lump reviewing these books is kind of unfair Ergo, I will do a 3 in 1 review as I go Because that s right I do what I want The Hunter 3.5 StarsRight from the beginning of this series Smith engages me opening on a scene of Jenny, our MC, being followed by two men down a dark street in a bad part of town While trying [...]


  3. First off, I have to say L.J Smith is a genius.I ve never read anything like this, or heard anything like this before well except for Jumanji, but this is different Its so unique and well thought of I liked all the characters Jenny can be a bit TOO good sometimes though, and with Julian you have a love hate relationship with I really think the author did a great job with the whole friendship aspect of it, but I don t think theres many groups like that any Especially seeing as they have such diff [...]


  4. I read this in 7th grade, in just a few days I remember sneaking it into school and reading it during English class, feeling like such a nerd rebel Now that I m older, it kind of reminds me of Labyrinth, with David Bowie A chick and all her friends get swept up into a deadly game because some hot evil magic guy has fallen in love with her and wants to make her his Queen of Shadows and will do anything to win her Why that s such a problem is beyond meSummary is kind of stupid, but the book is so [...]



  5. What is amazing about this series is how easy it would be for L.j.Smith to have given into fans and just let Julian have Jenny and turn her into a prop Instead, Jenny grew stronger as a character something that the feminist in me loves Her friends are not merely props to make Jenny look better, in fact, they have their own subtext and growth Tom, the boyfriend, isn t made to look like some abusive boyfriend, but learns to appreciate Jenny And then, there s Julian, who is evil and yet proves he i [...]


  6. Finally finished the entire trilogy, and overall, 4 STARS I must say, this is one of the better YA novels that I ve read I would recommend this read for younger teens for optimal enjoyment, but don t let that stop you if you re an adult This one volume contains three books, each with its own plot and story Here my reactions for each book as I finish The HunterThis story begins when Jenny stumbles into a shop to buy a game for her boyfriend s birthday She is greeted by an inhumanly beautiful boy, [...]


  7. Ack This book was SO FREAKING GOOD I couldn t put it down without whining about putting it down L.J Smith, not only did you send me off into another world with the NIGHT WORLD books, but you also put me in the middle of a horrifing adventure in this book, too.This book is about a group of kids Jenny the main character , her boyfriend Tom, Audrey and her boyfriend Michael, Dee, Summer, and Zach Jenny buys this game from a mysterious guy at a game store, with indescribably blue eyes and snow white [...]


  8. Mystery, he said His voice caught Jenny halfway across the room She hesitated in spite of herself What on earth did he mean Danger Seduction Fear Jenny turned back to face him, staring There was something almost mesmerizing about his voice it was full of elemental music, like water running over rock Secrets revealed Desires unveiled He smiled at her and pronounced the last word distinctly Temptation 16 year old Jenny Thornton is throwing a birthday party for her boyfriend Tom Only it s too cold [...]


  9. The Forbidden Game by LJ Smith is my favourite series of books by this author.I was heartbroken when I ran out of LJ Smith books to read LJ Smith has been one of my favourite YA novelists in my lifetime, and it s always hard to put her novels down I m addicting to her style of writing even as an adult.This book was definitely your typical YA series all wrapped up in one teenage characters with teenage problems, but are the special people that have to deal with this specific problem, The Game The [...]


  10. I ll give the reviews for each book individually first then later, sum up everything The HunterI liked this book a lot I never once found it dry and the Game was absolutely riveting I must admit though, there were times at the beginning that I got kinda freaked out I mean, it was just kinda scary about them facing their worst nightmares I can t say too much without giving away the plot of the book, but for me, every page I read just got me and engrossed in the book I especially loved the endin [...]


  11. The Forbidden Game was a whole new experience for me Not in terms of reading young adult but in terms of young adult with such dark themes The Forbidden Games is split into three parts the hunter, the chase and the kill and centres on a young girl Jenny who decide s to get a game to bring to a party But when she finds a place after being chased in a bad neighbourhood she is greeted by the incredibly handsome Julian who recommends a game in a plain white box What she doesnt know is what is involv [...]


  12. Buddy re read with the beautiful Karly Late November ish December 1.Julian rules FYI.Review All right, here s the thing I love this series SO MUCH I ve loved it for at least sixteen years I will never not love it.I can t write a proper review for this it would just be me gushing about how awesome it is and how much I hate Tom Although I am sure this series has faults haha, no it doesn t , I am fully able to ignore them and enjoy the story time and time again I will always give The Forbidden Game [...]


  13. Alright Here goes I liked this book, but I also did not like it I have so much to say about this book Coming into this book, I expected too much My friends kept telling me how amazing this book is, and how much I had to read it I finally caved in, and bought the book So this book is kind of a bind up of three books in one All from the same story, just seperated into three other books the hunter, the chase, the kill As I was reading the hunter, I was telling myself, oh hey this is pretty good But [...]


  14. Rating 4.5 Stars InThe Forbidden Game,L.J Smith has created a world that is not only haunting and real, but also remarkably unique In the genre of YA Fiction,uniqueis not a word we hear very often Words likeamazing character development, kick ass heroine,andparamount themesare also not common words used to describe the majority of novels that have been released in YA in the past couple of years Yet, these were all phrases that I used while writing my reviews of the individual novels that made up [...]


  15. MORE MORE P.S I love that book I have found out about this book from Jen from The Bookavid blog and received my own omnibook copy while I was still in the UK Therefore, once my bookshelves were up here in Germany it was the first book I picked up to read as it was a Trilogy and I had all three books in my omnibook The writing of L.J Smith is just never disappointing I did not know up until I started the first page how much I missed it She is an amazing author THE WORLD This trilogy was published [...]


  16. I ve been sitting here staring at the screen for over an hour trying to decide how to put how I feel right now in words I ll try my best.I have read a lot of books and given 5 stars for several of them After reading this, I think I need to go back and change all those books to 3 stars Nothing I ve read so far can compare, nothing Reading all 750 pages in less than 24 hours is proof of that Yes, I have bags under my eyes from lack of sleep but it was so worth it Everything this book had to offer [...]


  17. The Forbidden Game by Lisa Jane Smith is a modern fiction book, written with fast paced, beautiful language I ve read four other of her series which all seem to be bind ups and I definitely think this bests them all.The main character, Jenny, was likable and courageable at least, at the end Throughout the book you could feel her personality developing From the way it was written, I can say that Jenny was a highly realistic character, believable and someone you could feel emphatic towards The oth [...]


  18. Oh my poor little heart, I love Julian to piece view spoiler And the end made me cry my heart hurt ugh He love her that much, why it has to be like this why Why WHY sobs hide spoiler Proper review to comeAnyway, why you have to read this Julian.One word, nuf said.


  19. I originally read this during my L.J Smith phase when I was a teenager Rereading books from your childhood is always problematic, and this book emphasized that for me I remember adoring this, but during my most recent reading Eh, not so much.First up, it reminds me strongly especially Book 1 of David Bowie s LabyrinthMan with long white hair and blue eyes kidnaps the girl he s obsessed with and takes her into his dream shadow world where she has a limited amount of time to get out and rescue som [...]


  20. 2 stars.Well, I really shouldn t be rating this, since I only read the first 2 books and couldn t even get into the thirdbut here I am The idea of the whole Game was intriguing and that s what kept me reading for the entirety of the first book Unfortunately, the characters were so flat and immature that once I started the second book, I couldn t look past that The only character that I somewhat liked was, Julian and I m not even supposed to like him Cause he s supposed to be evil or something Go [...]


  21. I recommend reading all three books in this trilogy right after each other in order to fully appreciate the story, which is exciting, creepy, and emotionally charged The first two books are very fast paced actually all three are and end with cliffhangers, and the third book finally ties everything together But it isn t until the third book that you get a better glimpse into the villain, who is juicy but also scary and it s hard to sympathize with him I might even say that the plot is a bit too f [...]


  22. This would be a 5 star series if I didn t find all the characters so lame The story, plot and how it all comes together is great to watch Unfortunately it goes on and on with the same characters in the next books The one exception that got me to read the other two books was Julian He is a little creepy lurker at times honestly what does he see in Jenny She annoys me to no end My reaction to this series Gif ThanksConflicting Yes I know.


  23. I hate this book so much that I love it Who in their right mind would make Jenny like Tom and not Julian Julian is fantastic while Tom comes off as a strange chauvinistic pig I love Julian He s like a small, cute child who keeps getting caught with his hand in the cookie jar.


  24. The Hunter This one probably had the best organized plot, and a cool concept Yes, I ve seen movies where characters get sucked into boardgames, but nothing quite like this This was scary and cool at the same time L.J Smith thrust her characters into all kinds of literal fears Aliens, myths, sci fi monsters and physiological fears insanity, remembering , and did a great job at it As far as characters go, I really liked Jenny Sure, I didn t think I d like her at the beginning, but L.J Smith proved [...]


  25. A collection of the three books, this one disappointed me for the most part The first book was fairly interesting, with the premise being that evil spirits tricked Jenny into buying and playing a board game that was real The game pitted Jenny and her friends against their nightmares, some of which were actually frightening However, I quickly grew tired of several things For one, Jenny s little fingers tingling every time she encountered the supernatural That s pretty ridiculous For another, the [...]


  26. Dang this was my JAM back in the day Julian was hands down the best psycho hero villain love interest teen fiction had to offer, and my younger self lapped it up Really, is there even another character that can hold a flame next to him Maybe.just MAYBE Keiran from Fear Me, although he did piss me off sometimes.


  27. Rating 2.5 5 stars to be precise.Full review or maybe a rant will be updated as soon as school holiday starts.Update as promised Let s me start off with the prose of the three books I don t like it To me, the prose was just adequate, annoying at times, even Upon reading the books, I found the style to be quite childish I know that the trilogy is YA but it seems to me that it aims towards tweens When I was reading the book, it gave off a nostalgic vibe and kinda transported me back to my noisy Y [...]


  28. Jenny Thornton starts out being the typical YA heroine magnetic, beautiful, and universally adored If she giggled , she might be Cher Horowitz She has a jock boyfriend and a group of friends that could be models for a Gap ad She throws a party for her boyfriend and buys a game from a beautiful, alien like boy named Julian As you may guess, Julian is a supernatural who is madly, deeply, insanely in love with her and has been since she was a child.All of this may seem off putting, but ignore that [...]


  29. O MY GOSH life is complete now that i have read this book.My absolute favorite character was Julian, he brought an essence of scariness but hotness to it all.Hated tom, and i wanted to slap Jenny every time she thought about him.I bawled so freaking hard at the end of the book, my mascara was running I wish Julian and Jenny could have been together.This is my all time favorite book


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