Wolf Reads: Endgame – The Calling

Twelve thousand years ago, they came. They created humanity. One day, they would come back, and when they did, a game would be played that would change the world’s future. This is the Endgame.

For millenniums, the 12 original lines of humanity have existed. Each line had a player ready for the game, who was trained through the generations. Now, the time has come. The Endgame has started and when it is finished, the winner and their line will be guaranteed survival when the end of the world comes.

With absolutely no rules, the players must find three keys that are somewhere on earth. Every player will have to solve puzzles, clues, and enigmas, while they try to eliminate other players. As they fight for the keys and their survival, they get closer to a secret of the game that is worth countless lives.

There are many characters in this book. Each character is unique in their own way, they have their own strengths and weaknesses, and of course, weapons. This book has a unique way of telling the story. It doesn’t always go according to the time order. Each chapter’s event revolves around a character and so we jump from character to character constantly. Some events might be happening at the same time but at the opposite side of the world, which is told in different chapters.

Personally, I really like this kind of storytelling, since it’s full of dramatic irony and suspense. It also gives us a bigger picture of what is actually happening to all players around the world. The book also has a distinct format, with short but gripping sentences.

I highly recommend this dystopian science fiction young adult fiction book. Its fast-paced story is full of tension that manages to hook readers so tightly, they can’t put the book down. (Warning: blood is shed throughout the book, so it is not for the squeamish.)

For more information about the series, please visit http://thisisendgame.com/

Featured image from http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20510241-the-calling

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