Monday, February 2, 2015

Black Chalk by Christopher J. Yates


One game. Six students. Five survivors.

It was only ever meant to be a game.

A game of consequences, of silly forfeits, childish dares. A game to be played by six best friends in their first year at Oxford University. But then the game changed: the stakes grew higher and the dares more personal, more humiliating, finally evolving into a vicious struggle with unpredictable and tragic results.

Now, fourteen years later, the remaining players must meet again for the final round.

My review:
This book in my opinion was weird. Not necessarily in a bad way but not in a good way either. Does that even make sense? While reading this book I didn’t want to put it down sometimes. But at other times I was bored of reading about college students’ crushes and time spent drinking and smoking. Once the “game” started things became more entertaining but I was honestly disappointed in most of the aspects of the game too. Although the book left me wanting more I wanted to know how the book ended and yet again I was pretty disappointed. I could see some people really enjoying this book but it just wasn’t for me.

My rating:

2 out of 5.

I received this book to review through NetGalley for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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