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Sky Key by James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton

Sky Key

Part of the Endgame Series
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Part of an ambitious cross-platform project developed by the author’s production company and Google Niantic, Sky Key is the second in a trilogy of punchy, pacey dystopian novels.

Selected to represent their bloodline from civilisations across the world, twelve teenagers must fight to find three ancient keys to save their line, and the world, but only one Player can win…With the Earth Key found, just two Keys and nine Players remain but, as Sarah discovers, finding a Key comes at a high price. While the cast of global characters must make horrendously high-stake decisions and solve mind-bending puzzles in order to survive, so readers can become part of the high-octane action through piecing together clues to unravel a riddle. Relentlessly fast-moving and tautly-told, this unique rollercoaster ride of a trilogy - and the wider trans-media venture - will hold great appeal for fans of The Hunger Games.

~ Joanne Owen

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Teens love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert review, some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the first title in the series, Endgame: The Calling. Click here to read their full reviews.

  • Sarah Murray, age 16 - 'Fast paced, action packed, addictive read! This is mystery, action and part treasure hunt all in one! Also the clues throughout the book make it an interactive experience that is unlike anything else.'
  • Clíona McKeown-Bittles, age 16 - 'Endgame had me hooked from the first page, a brilliant read from start to finish.'
  • Jonah Morgan, age 14 - 'I loved this action packed thriller, it was one whole roller coaster of a book. I absolutely loved this book one of the best I have read in a long, long time! I would recommend it to anyone!!'
  • Louis Desforges, age 13 - 'This is a book that grabs you and draws you in from the very beginning...I would definitely recommend this book as it is a very entertaining and engaging read.'
  • Imogen Fisher - 'I think Endgame was quite an interesting book, and that the storyline was good.'
  • Chloe Shortall, age 18 - 'I really enjoyed this novel and I definitely would recommend it to readers of The Hunger Games and Divergent.'
  • Jodi Coffman, age 12 - 'Best book I've read in a long time!  I couldn't put it down and I can't wait for the next book.  Thrilling, exciting and a great book for teenagers who love books like The Hunger Games.'
  • Sophia Ufton - 'Just brilliant, I loved every bit of this book.'


Sky Key by James Frey, Nils Johnson-Shelton

The sequel to the New York Times bestseller and international multimedia phenomenon, Endgame: The Calling. Endgame is here. Earth Key has been found. Two keys - and nine Players - remain. The keys must be found, and only one Player can win. Queens, New York. Aisling Kopp believes the unthinkable: that Endgame can be stopped. But before she can get home to regroup, she is approached by the CIA. They know about Endgame. And they have their own ideas about how it should be Played. Ideas that could change everything. Kingdom of Aksum, Ethiopia. Hilal ibn Isa al-Salt narrowly survived an attack that leaves him horribly disfigured. He now knows something the other Players do not. But the Aksumites have a secret that is unique to their line. A secret that can help redeem humanity - and maybe even be used to help defeat the beings behind Endgame. London, England. Sarah Alopay has found the first key. She is with Jago - and they are winning. But getting Earth Key has come at a great cost to Sarah. The only thing that keeps the demons at bay is Playing. Playing to win. Sky Key - wherever it is, whatever it is - is next. And the nine remaining Players will stop at nothing to get it...


'A unique dystopian adventure with anchors to the real world... set to become a cultural phenomenon.' (ALA Booklist)

About the Author

James Frey is originally from Cleveland. He is the author of the bestselling novels, A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard. He lives in New York. Nils Johnson-Shelton is the author of the Otherworld Chronicles series for tweens. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his family.

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8th October 2015


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HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


488 pages


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