Sunday, 21 February 2016

Endgame by C.J. Daugherty

Title: Endgame
Author: C.J. Daugherty
Published by: Atom Books
Publication date: 4th June 2015
Pages: 375
Genres: YA Contemporary/Mystery/Suspense/Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the publisher.

Broken. Scattered. But not defeated.

The spy is gone but the cost has been high - the rebels at Cimmeria Academy have lost their leader and Carter West is missing. Nathaniel can taste victory. But Allie and the other survivors aren't done yet. First they have to get Carter back. Then they plan to make Nathaniel pay.

One way or another - the game must end.


Sometimes I like to do unprofessional reviews. This is one of them. You have been warned.

I read the Night School series in just less than a week last summer, and I'm only now writing my review of the final book because it was that incredible. During that week, I would finish one book and instantly start the next one. Welcome to my new favourite series. *gently shoves The Mortal Instruments into second place*

Night School is the most exciting, enthralling series I have ever read, and Endgame provided a fantastic, bittersweet end. I was captured within the world of Cimmeria Academy once again and, as dangerous as that place is, I wish it was real and I wish I was a student there. In that way, it's a bit like Hogwarts.

And... you know what? I got the same feeling reading this series as I did whilst reading Harry Potter. The same excitement, the same enchantment, the same happiness. Plot-wise, it's not the same, obviously. But it had the same vibe, the same atmosphere, and I loved it. Beginning each book, I felt like I was back among friends, It's such a fun series.

On the subject of characters, I loved them all. It actually hurt to finish the series because I'd got to know them all so well. It's rare that I care for characters that much, and as soon as I finished Endgame I hopped onto YouTube and watched the web-series which is awesome, as expected.

As the quote on the cover says, these books have the perfect blend of suspense and romance. The romance isn't overpowering. Allie is kickass. Daugherty is so talented. ROYALTY.

This is my new favourite series. It's official. The Mortal Instruments has become my second favourite series. The Infernal Devices is down to third. Night School is where it's at. It's just SO exciting. My heart was racing most of the time. I never knew what was coming, except for Nathaniel's spy whom I guessed pretty early on. But other than that, each and every book was a complete surprise. The character development was flawless. They all matured, they all changed, I cared about all of them. I wanted to be at Night School.

A few months later, I'm still sad to see this series end, but I'm excited to read the upcoming books in The Alchemist Chronicles, a new collaboration between Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld. Bring it on!

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