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Mandi Kaye @ Never Too Fond of Books

Louisa May Alcott may as well have been writing about me when she wrote "She is too fond of books and it has turned her brain!" But I am a staunch believer that there is no such thing.

Erebos - Ursula Poznanski, Judith Pattinson Reviewed at http://www.mandikayereads.com/archives/883This book is unlike any that I’ve read recently. It’s also pure genius. I used to be quite addicted to an online role-playing game so I understand the draw and the addiction all too well. Poznanski wrote both very convincingly. And the game… well, let’s just say that I would have loved to play a game like Erebos.Until it started requiring me to do illegal things, of course.I was hooked from the first chapter. I’m not usually a fan of books with a male main character (yes, I know – I must be quite the sexist!) but I can most definitely make an exception for this book. While it wasn’t written in the first person perspective, the audience only ever knows as much as Nick does. That made for some heart pounding, nail biting situations. I was just as involved in the game – and later, the mystery – as he was. I wanted to win. And then I wanted to know why everything was happening and who was controlling the game.The answers are surprising. By design, no single clue – or even set of clues – would give any indication of the big picture.It was fascinating.I’m not sure if someone who isn’t familiar with these types of games would enjoy it or not – other reviews I’ve read suggest that perhaps not. But if you are, you should absolutely read this.