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V Games by Caroline Peckham Review

Title: V Games

Author: Caroline Peckham

First published October 30, 2017

414 pages, Kindle Edition

Rating: 4.07


At 18 years old, Selena Grey never thought she’d become a killer, but when her stepfather’s blood stains her hands, she’s sent to prison to live out her sentence. However, her fate takes an unexpected turn when she’s kidnapped by Varick, a man with dark eyes and terrifying charm.

Selena soon discovers she’s being taken to an isolated island in the north sea, where a powerful and cruel family is preparing for this year’s V Games. This blood sport involves hunting and surviving against ravenous vampires in the harsh terrain of the island, and Selena has been marked as a contestant.

But she’s also just become the highest bidder in a century, and her life is at stake. Will Selena survive the V Games, or will she be the last one to the grave?

Find out in Book 1 of the V Games Trilogy, for a limited time only.

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Editoral Review

V Games by Caroline Peckham is a thrilling young adult novel that will leave readers on the edge of their seats. Peckham is a British author who has written several young adult novels, including the popular ‘The Rise of Isaac’ series.

V Games was first published in 2017 and has since become a fan favorite in the genre of dystopian fiction.

Set in a world where vampires rule over humans, the novel follows the story of Selena Grey, a human who is forced to participate in the V Games – a deadly competition where humans are pitted against vampires in a fight to the death. Selena must navigate the treacherous game while also trying to uncover the secrets of the vampire rulers and their society.

Peckham’s writing style is fast-paced and action-packed, which keeps readers engaged throughout the book. The plot is well-crafted, with plenty of twists and turns that keep readers guessing until the very end.

The characters are multi-dimensional and relatable, particularly Selena, who is a strong and determined protagonist.

One of the strengths of V Games is its exploration of power dynamics and social inequality. The vampires hold all the power in society, and the humans are oppressed and exploited.

This theme is particularly relevant in today’s world, where issues of social justice and equality are at the forefront of public discourse.

However, the novel does have some weaknesses. The world-building could have been more detailed, as readers are left with many unanswered questions about the history and politics of the vampire society.

Additionally, some of the secondary characters could have been more fully developed.

Overall, V Games is a well-written and thrilling novel that is sure to delight fans of dystopian fiction. Peckham’s writing is strong, and her exploration of power dynamics is thought-provoking.

While the novel has some weaknesses, it is still a highly entertaining read that is worth picking up.

I would recommend V Games to anyone who enjoys dystopian fiction, particularly fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent. The book is suitable for young adults and adults alike and will appeal to anyone looking for a fast-paced and exciting read.

I would give V Games a rating of 4 out of 5 stars, based on its strong writing, well-crafted plot, and engaging characters.