Mortal Danger: The Immortal Game, Book 1

Book review by Julie A. Carlson, Common Sense Media
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Revenge plot gets lost in supernatural mishmash.

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descriptive sex scene iffy for 13-year-olds

Edie is teetering on the edge of a bridge, prepared to end her life when a gorgeous guy shows up and offers her a deal. He will save her and grant her three wishes in return for her cooperation. She agrees, plotting revenge against the "beautiful people" who had bullied the overweight, unattractive girl mercilessly. He sculpts her body and features to conform to society's beauty standards and she returns to high school to enact her revenge. The pace is a bit slow for the first half, and then turns into a rockin' paranormal horror story. I loved the twist it took --very dark. The author makes a point of the protagonists' attraction to each other and included a game-changer for me when recommending this book for younger teens-- a sex scene (they have their clothes on) that completes with a "shudder" and having to shower afterwards to clean up. Glad I read it before handing it off to a thirteen-year-old. Too bad, because it has lots of appeal for kids who love supernatural romances. The level of detail made me uncomfortable.

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