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A fast-paced and gripping near-future science fiction debut about the gritty world of competitive gaming ... Every week, Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV. Shes died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier ... The RAGE tournaments--the Virtual Gaming Leagues elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a no-holds-barred fight to the digital death. Every bloody kill is broadcast to millions. Every player is a modern gladiator--leading a life of ultimate fame, responsible only for entertaining the masses. And though their weapons and armor are digital, the pain is real. Chosen to be the first female captain in RAGE tournament history, Kali Ling is at the top of the world--until one of her teammates overdoses. Now, she must confront the truth about the tournament. Because it is much more than a game--and even in the real world, not everything is as it seems. The VGL hides dark secrets. And the only way to change the rules is to fight from the inside. .
Publisher: New York : Ace Books/Penguin Publishing Group, 2016
ISBN: 9780698406933 electronic bk
0698406931 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK S JENNINGS
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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May 13, 2017

Although the dialogue was lacking at times, just a little bit predictable, I really enjoyed this one. I went in thinking it would be all about the game, but it was more of a tug of war between the virtual reality and the effects that being immersed in a false world can have on someone's perception of the real world. It was a very realistic picture of where our own society could find itself in the future, with athlete gamers abusing drugs to keep themselves in a world where they can never truly die. Very interesting, intense at times, and a solid choice if you're looking for some light sci-fi that has potential to be reality.


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Oct 01, 2016

Benvolia thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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