One day, Mel receives a coded message from a mysterious stranger. Of course, she thinks that it’s a friend playing a joke on her, especially after she takes the time to decode the message, which reads: “Play or die.”
Soon enough, Mel discovers that the message is definitely not a joke. She’s suddenly involved in a real-life version of a game on the Internet called Play.Survive.Win. Now all of Mel’s code-cracking skills are going to be put to the test. She has to stay one step ahead of an assassin who won’t quit playing the game until Mel turns up dead.
Mel continues to try to solve the mysteries with the help of a handsome new friend to not only save her life but to potentially win a million-dollar reward guaranteed at the end of the game. (Just think how many shoes that would buy!)
If the title alone of the book doesn’t get you, you’ll be a fan of Mel – a fun and fabulous heroine who puts a whole new meaning into “geek chic”.