Except no one but ambassadors are allowed there.
For Miguel, Earth's charming young playboy, the games are of a different sort. As Ambassador to the Delonese, his career has been built on trading secrets and seduction. Until the Fantasy Fight's bomb goes off. Now the tables have turned and he's a target for blackmail. The game is simple: Help the blackmailers, or lose more than anyone can fathom, or Earth can afford. @goodreads
THE ICE-PLANET ARRIVED IN THE DUSKY HEAT OF SUMMER TWI-light during Earth's Fourth World War
This race of aliens called, the Delonese have come to Earth and supposedly made everything better, but as you can figure, there seems to be something very messed up about what these aliens are doing.
Sofi and her brother Shilo are involved in the Fantasy Fighting Games. This is what I thought the book was going to be about, all kinds of gaming and cool stuff. Yes, there are the games but there are no cool stuff, just weird, creepy stuff. Which is good too, but not so much in this case. I'm very interested to see where the next book is going to go with the cliffhanger we were left with and just some ewwwness.
The Fantasy Fighting Games had been the result of Earth's unquenchable thirst for virtual fun, violent sports, and citizen-elected superstars. Created eighteen months ago, the biannual Corporate Nations-produced FanFights had brought the world together in a way not quite seen before. And they'd emerged to the tune of heavy technology, a whole lot of Delonese influence on players' suits and arena materials, and the legal testing of any Corp-produced enhancement drugs.
Not to mention the bucketloads of blood spilled. Despite the fact no one actually died, the FanFights could be brutal--the gamers and Corporations saw to that. As if the Fourth War hadn't satiated the people enough.
Well, something horrible happens at the games and Shilo and Sofi are almost killed. Some of her friends were killed. Sofi was one of the techs behind the scenes that helped Shilo in the game itself. I'm not telling you any more, you can read it.
But when they were taking Sofi away for medical, she saw Shilo being taken away by the Delonese and no one needs to be taken anywhere by those aliens!
Now, Sofi is on the hunt for her brother with the help of some other friends. She also lets the world know it!
"I just wanted to tell y'all I'm alive and currently searching for my brother, whom I believe to also be alive."
She could say that without endangering him, right? She had no proof, but it might make whoever had him think twice. If they had him.
"So here's the thing . . . " She stared at the camera again.
"If anyone listening was involved in the attack or with our attempted murder, you should know I will find you. I'm already aware of who you are. And for the rest of you"--she winked--"well, enjoy."
I really enjoyed Sofi's character. I'm not too sure about her old boyfriend, Miguel. I guess I will have to see more more of his character development.
*I received a print copy through BookLookBloggers.*