In this twisty, fast-paced YA thriller, a dangerous game becomes all too real when Marina and her friends are framed for murder.
When Marina Chan ran from her old life, she brought nothing with her-not even her real name. Now she lives in fear of her past being discovered. But when her online gaming team is offered a tour of their favorite game company, Marina can't resist accepting, even though she knows it might put her fake identity at risk.
Then the creator of the game is murdered during their tour. The killer plans to frame Marina and her friends for the murder unless they win four rounds of a dangerous game. A game that requires them to lie, trespass, and steal. A game that could destroy everything Marina's worked so hard to build…. A game that she might not survive.
This pulse-pounding YA thriller is perfect for fans of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder and Slay.
About the Author
Kelsea Yu is a Taiwanese Chinese American writer who is eternally enthusiastic about sharks and appreciates a good ghost story. Her short stories and essays appear in magazines such as Fantasy, PseudoPod, and Reckoning, and in various anthologies. Her novella Bound Feet is published with a small press. Find her on Instagram or Twitter as @anovelescape or visit her website kelseayu.com. Kelsea lives with her husband, children, and a pile of art supplies in the Pacific Northwest.
“A twisty, heart-pounding story of betrayal, buried secrets and a hidden past unraveling as a high-stakes and deadly game seeps into reality. Kelsea Yu deftly weaves in the exploration of found family, love, and the Asian diaspora experience between layers of action, suspense, and revelations in this propulsive thriller.” —Amélie Wen Zhao, New York Times bestselling author of the Song of the Last Kingdom duology
“A twisty high-stakes mystery where an online game turns deadly, IT'S ONLY A GAME expertly reveals secrets that blur the line between the game and reality to rivet the reader from start to finish. A fabulous new addition to the young adult thriller canon!” —Katie Zhao, author of HOW WE FALL APART and THE LIES WE TELL
“Heaps of fun and with breakneck pacing, It's Only a Game is an exhilarating read that teens will inhale-especially the gamers!” —Diana Urban, award-winning author of All Your Twisted Secrets
“Absolutely gripping - like the very best video game, I found this impossible to put down!” —Katrina Leno, author of You Must Not Miss and Horrid