"Bradburian magic.... This is THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL by way of SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES: campy but haunting, and about ray-gun-shooting monsters as much as it is about bittersweet broken dreams."
- Booklist, Starred Review
Miracles and curses both come from the sky. So did Mr. Fahrenheit.
Super 8 meets Friday Night Lights in this smart and action-packed coming-of-age novel from the author of The End Games, T. Michael Martin.
Benji's lived his whole life in the same sleepy midwestern town the same town his father grew up in, and his grandfather. But he wants nothing more than to put his past in the rearview mirror as soon as he graduates high school. Benji yearns for a Moment the Moment that will redeem and transform his ordinary life. The Moment that will propel him into a new, star-bright future.
Then one night, the Moment happens: Benji and his tight group of friends CR, Ellie, and Zeeko accidentally shoot down a flying saucer in the local quarry. At Benji's urging, they decide to keep it a secret and solve its mysteries on their own. But as they face threats both earthly and alien, and old tensions among the friends surface, Benji begins to question whether this Moment is the miracle he's always dreamed of or a curse that could destroy them all.
"I feel like calling THE END GAMES a zombie apocalypse novel will deter many of the readers who will love it most. It's brilliant, fun, and blisteringly intelligent fiction that happens to feature a zombie apocalypse. I can't recommend this one highly enough."
- John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars
2014 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection
Seventeen-year-old Michael and his five-year-old brother, Patrick, have been battling monsters in The Game for weeks.
In the rural mountains of West Virginia, armed with only their rifle and their love for each other, the brothers follow Instructions from the mysterious Game Master. They spend their days searching for survivors, their nights fighting endless hordes of “Bellows”—creatures that roam the dark, roaring for flesh. And at this Game, Michael and Patrick are very good.
But The Game is changing. The Bellows are evolving.
The Game Master is leading Michael and Patrick to other survivors—survivors who don’t play by the rules. And the brothers will never be the same.
Foreign editions of The End Games:
Turkey: Pegasus Yayinlari
PRAISE FOR THE END GAMES
"This is not just monster novel; it is a tale of terror worthy of the early, great Stephen King."
—Voice of Youth Advocates Magazine
"Martin's debut is the best of the undead bunch. Very. Exciting. Book."
—Booklist, starred review
"Packs an emotional wallop."
—School Library Journal
“Martin’s debut is the best of the undead bunch, meshing relentless action, intelligence, and emotion in a way that recalls Patrick Ness’ The Knife of Never Letting Go (2008)....Very. Exciting. Book.” (Booklist (starred review))
“Martin covers familiar territory—zombies, conspiracies, post-apocalyptic romance—but does so with style in this exciting debut novel. . . . the West Virginia setting, tense action, devoted fraternal relationship, and Michael’s lovers-in-dangerous-times romance with a girl named Holly will keep teens hooked.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Watching Michael as he struggles to find a safe haven in a world that has gone to hell is thrilling and utterly engaging. This is not just a monster novel; it is a tale of terror worthy of the early, great Stephen King.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))
“In a new take on the zombie apocalypse, 17-year-old Michael and his 5-year-old, autistic brother struggle to find safety in the mountains of West Virginia…. It packs an emotional wallop, particularly when it comes to Michael’s determination to protect his sibling.” (School Library Journal)
"The End Games will shock and move you."
— Pittacus Lore, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“It's full of both jaw-dropping action and heart-twisting beauty.”
—Sara Zarr, National Book Award finalist
"A great new talent."
— R.L. Stine, author of the bestsellingGoosebumps series
"The End Games is my favorite kind of zombie story: utterly thrilling, deeply moving, beautifully written, and entirely unputdownable. A must read!"
— Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author
"A brilliantly written debut."
— Lisa McMann, New York Times bestselling author of Wake and Fade
"One of the sharpest, most unexpected zombie novels I've read in a long time."
— Mira Grant, New York Times bestselling author
"The End Games is a deeply imaginative and soulful book from one of the most exciting new writers I've read in ages."
— Bennett Madison, author of The Blonde of the Joke
"The End Games clutches the reader with chilling action, cushioning the gore with the love shared between two brothers, leaving enough cracks in the despair so that the reader is allowed to hope that humanity will trump all."
— S.A. Bodeen, author of The Compound