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
"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
pleasantly surprised by the story. really didn't see the twist coming. can't wait to read the next installment.
"A Hunger Games/Divergent rip-not nearly as good-YA"
I read some YA books..especially those I'm giving to my grand daughter...at 12 she does a lot of YA reading..very sophisticated in her books and audiobooks.
I hardly got thru 1/3 of this book before i decided it was too trivial to even interest a 12 year old!
I found it full of trivial mush and totally uninteresting...
I read the reviews and was hopeful but apparently it's far too YA for me..hope you like it better!
"Hard to believe"
I liked the story but it was difficult to get behind. The background of the character and the back story of the world was too far fetched to be believable. More should have been done to prop up the story of the surroundings and the why of where the settlements were and what "the green" was. Why if seemed to thrive with animal and plant life but not be a place that could be used for crops. The severity of the gender based societies took things a little farther than what I thought would be able to develop naturally. It ended up being a frustrating story thin on development of the world history, structure, and drive.
"where is Zachary Webber oh ....there he is"
I hardly ever review books but I got this one bc I always enjoy Zachary's choices of performances so the fact that he read 1 chapter at the end of the book was agriva ting. That being said this book has just enough interesting things going on that once the book picked up it's pace I enjoyed it.
"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!
"Decent pulp fiction"
It was a decent book although somewhat formulaic. I recommend the book with the understanding that it's no Asimov or Heinlein plot.
"Umm - no really"
I was not really thrilled with the story. The editor's did not catch some story line errors. I'm not sure overall how I feel about the story I felt like it was supposed to end like a cliffhanger but it fell flat. Try it you may feel differently, I was unimpressed.
"Ok, but nothing special"
It tries to be like the Hunger Games, Divergent and Mazerunner...but while it is an ok story it really was nothing special and the ending was really rather disappointing.
I didn't know this was a series so was a bit annoyed to discover it was. The writing is ok. Standard for YA dystopian fiction. Characters are somewhat enjoyable. The heroine isn't completely useless but it's not going to knock your socks off. Not sure why this received such high ratings. If you're an existing fan of the author you'll probably enjoy this. I was not and found it to be a bit 'meh' and a wasted credit.
Loved it! Could not put it down! Can't wait for 2nd book to come out!!! Please be quick! :-)
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.
Roller coaster ride that you want to stop but can't put down! The characters come to life and your invested! Can't wait for the next instalment.
"The Gender game"
Loved it - want to read the next book. Would like to request the sequel.
An amazing read! Definitely recommend! Sad that I need to wait to hear/read the sequel. But def glad I chose this book to read, really good!!! Xoxo
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