For fans of The Hunger Games and Divergentcomes a story like no other...
A toxic river divides nineteen-year-old Violet Bates's world by gender.Women rule the East. Men rule the West.
Welcome to the lands of Matrus and Patrus.
Ever since the disappearance of her beloved younger brother, Violet's life has been consumed by an anger she struggles to control. Already a prisoner to her own nation, now she has been sentenced to death for her crimes.
But one decision could save her life.
To enter the kingdom of Patrus, where men rule and women submit.
Everything about the patriarchy is dangerous for a rebellious girl like Violet. She cannot break the rules if she wishes to stay alive.
But abiding by rules has never been Violet's strong suit.
When she's thrust into more danger than she could have ever predicted, Violet is forced to sacrifice many things in the forbidden kingdom ... including forbidden love.
In a world divided by gender, only the strongest survive...
What Early Readers are Saying:
"Bella takes this genre to a new level. Imagine the intrigue of Divergent, the suspense of The Maze Runner and the heart-pounding excitement of The Hunger Games. That is the magic Bella is working with her new novel The Gender Game."
"The perfect mix of adventure, mystery, thrill, blossoming love and heartbreak.READ THIS ASAP! You will not regret it."
"You can never predict where Bella Forrest will take a story!"
"Intrigue, danger and mystery at every corner."
"Once I started reading, I knew I wouldn't be able to stop. My heart raced along with Violet's [...] The twists and turns so far in this book have left my mouth hanging agape."
"Intrigue, espionage, and a strong, smart female at the center of it all. Had me sucked in from the get go."
This will be a ride you won't want to miss.
©2016 Bella Forrest (P)2016 Bella Forrest
The Gender Games is a good book to listen to, interesting and exciting. The only couple of things to mention is that the story does take a while to get going so bare with it and there is quite descriptive adult few pages so be wary of allowing teens to listen to it
Overall I quite liked the story line, the two countries split by male and female, the last chance to save herself and find her brother, the unexpected twist at the end of the book. I'll admit though when I first downloaded it I expected to only get through a few chapters before I turned it off but while I didn't bubble with excitement durning any part of the book or feel like I was connected to any of the characters with exception for Viggo, I did enjoy listening to it and will definitely have to listen to the next, I just hope what's in the egg isn't something as predictable as a Dragon embryo and that the next one is still quite realistic in regards to the boys of Matrus, Lee's planned destination and saving Viggo.
pleasantly surprised by the story. really didn't see the twist coming. can't wait to read the next installment.
"One of the best"
I did not have high hopes for this book. it was too cheap. but it was one if the best I've heard, you must get it!!!
"Don't pass this one by! It's a definite MUST READ!"
Loved this book!
The Gender Game was packed full of all my favorite things: adventure, the angst of a (PG-13) forbidden romance, action and good vs. evil. I really loved how the author built up the main character so that everything that happened made sense and was believable. I cared what happened to Violet. I was rooting for her and felt her pain, her joy, her shock and her heartbreak. I can't wait for the next installment of this story to come out!
The romance angle was built up so enticingly well, that I must admit that last romantic part was my fave. However, that was definitely not all that this book was about!
The one that got me was "For fans of Hunger Games..." I think that is an accurate tag line that a lot of people would know how to respond to.
I also really, really, REALLY enjoyed the narrator! I am a huge fan of her work. She makes the characters and the stories come to life flawlessly! <3
"The Gender Game"
Great book can't wait to read the next one I highly recommend this book for everyone
If you like the hunger games, divergent and maze runner...you love these!!! I can't put them down!
"Don't judge a book"
The beginning was really slow.
It took till chapter 5 to spark my interest.
But it is definitely worth the wait. The ending was crazy and amazing.
I like the premise of the book. The idea that there are two "countries" based on gender is a different and intriguing idea. I'm curious as to how the story will unfold and what is indeed the egg.
However, I'm not sure I'll listen to the second book. The main character is an idiot. For only so long can you follow along with her as she blindly stumbles through ridiculousness. She's extremely self-absorbed which caused her to miss seeing the whole picture which made listening to the book almost painful and I found myself rolling my eyes. Who takes a pill from someone they don't trust?!
In short, I basically love the idea but wish the writer had made the lead character smarter and more relatable.
"Not what we expected"
I think the performance was okay, but just got a little silly for me at times. But what really got me was just some big story telling issues that should have been fixed. Slow start and some reviewers said it picked up, but for me it didn't really pick up at all. There weren't high enough stakes and some of the plot I found difficult to believe, actually the whole premise of the story I found too far fetched. How does someone "accidentally" murder people, twice?? And then why would the highest person in government then suddenly trust said person? And then the mutants, too far fetched for me without serving any purpose. But maybe that's just me. Overall, I did listen to the whole thing so I guess if wasn't terrible. I just had some issues with it.
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