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Publisher's Summary

An unforgettable tale brimming with suspense, mystery and romance - The Girl Who Dared to Think will thrill fans of The Gender Game, Divergent, and The Hunger Games....

How do you fight an enemy when they're inside your mind?

A gargantuan glass-walled tower looms over a deadly wilderness. They say it's all that's left.

The Tower's survival is humanity's survival, and each must serve it faithfully....

Twenty-year-old Liana Castell must be careful what she thinks. Her life is defined by the number on her wristband - a rating out of 10 awarded based on her usefulness and loyalty to the Tower, and monitored by a device in her skull. A device that reports forbidden thoughts.

Liana is currently a four, the lowest possible acceptable score, and despite her parents' perfect scores of 10, she struggles to increase it. Rebellious ideas come all too easily, and resentfulness seems part of her being. She is an overseer-in-training, but her future will be dark if she cannot raise her worth....

Threes require drug treatment.

Twos are isolated.

Ones disappear.

When Liana's worst nightmare comes to pass and she drops to a three, desperation spurs her down a path few dare to tread. A chance encounter with a cocky young man whose shockingly dissident attitude toward the Tower couldn't possibly have earned him the perfect "10" on his wrist, sets her on a trail to save herself - even at the risk of dropping lower.

Stalking the young man seemed like a simple enough task, but after events take an unexpected twist, Liana finds herself taking a treacherous dive into the darkest depths of the Tower...and the decades' old secrets buried within.

In a society where free thinking can make you a criminal, one girl dares to try....

©2017 Bella Forrest (P)2017 Bella Forrest

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Great So Far!

I loved this book! I already have the 2nd book ready to go! The narrators is fantastic, shes got a very easy voice to listen to. And the story kept me interested the whole way through :)

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fantasticly narrated and full of suspense

loved it! The tower's size is hard to comprehend and the designated areas are difficult to navigate in my head but it doesn't really matter with such great characters

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Movie Worthy

Fantastic books, I'm up to number 4. Seriously movie worthy, would love to see it on the big screen. Liana is the next Mockingjay.

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  • wesw woods
  • 30-10-2017

Narrator killed it for me

I was excited to see this after I finished the gender game series, but I was disappointed in the narration of this book. I'm sure Kristen Leigh has her good books; however, this isn't one of them... every sentence is delivered like a news headline. I thought I could deal with it for the sake of the story but couldn't manage even after it started tying in with the Gender Game. I guess I'll be reading this series rather than listening to it.

30 of 34 people found this review helpful

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  • Travis
  • 05-12-2017

Great book

I gave 4 stars because the reader was hard to get use to at first. She sounded like she was telling the news and at first it was really annoying but she eventually grew on me and I hope she returns to read the other 3 books in this series. But the book turned out to be awesome! I’ve listened to the gender wars series and was excited to find there was another series about the tower. So get past the first hour or two and you will enjoy this book. Really good book can’t wait until the other 3 books come to audible Hopefully this happens sooner rather then later.

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  • Debra Planer
  • 12-12-2017

very entertaining

Bella Forrest knocks it out of the park again. I can't wait to see where this series goes. I love how it ties in with the Gender Game series.

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  • JC
  • 03-01-2018

clickbait

Honestly, I really like everything about the book but the ending. There is zero closure and I now have to buy the next book. Clickbait

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  • Angela
  • 03-02-2018

good story

I loved the story. the reading is a bit mechanical at places, but I got used to it. very enjoyable.

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  • Peyton
  • 31-01-2018

Loved this story!

This was an intriguing story line. I also love all of the characters and the romance blooming between Grey and Laina. It has a strong female lead just like "The Gender Games".

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  • Sarah Marrero
  • 10-12-2017

I loved it.

I really enjoyed this book! I'm hooked! I still like The Gender Games better, but I have no doubt in time these characters will grow on me =) Thanks for another awesome series, and I love that it's apart of The Gender Games world.

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  • Melinda
  • 10-11-2017

Thumbs down...

This book was TERRIBLE!!! The main character was so stupid that it irritated me... I️ wish I️ didn’t waste time listening to it... save yourself the irritation and read something else!!! Then the book ended so terribly... just trust me... read something else!!!

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  • Danielley
  • 08-11-2018

2 thumbs up

addicting and thrilling. realistic, captivating. hard to put down. vivid descriptions. fell like you are there with the characters. great, likeable characters, even the "bad" ones

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  • Jerusha Riopel
  • 04-11-2018

Horrendous narrator

The story is decent but man, the narrator really ruined this for me. I’d recommend buying the actual book to avoid this happening to you. Her voice is so shrill and she doesn’t add anything with her performance. I honestly stopped listening for quite some time because of how much I hated her performance. I only continued listening because I hate to leave a book unfinished. But honestly, listening to her voice was painful and the acting was even worse. Waste of a credit.

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  • Jan Jacobs
  • 13-05-2018

Slow starter!

It took me a couple of chapters to really get on with the writing style and the characters but then I was hooked and couldn't stop listening! Can not wait for the next instalment!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-2017

Brilliant

Another start to a action based , story. It makes you think, what would you do if your moods or thoughts made your number drop. Where when you reach 3 you need to be worried , because if you reach 1 you could just disappear. Loved listening to this first installment and am deeply disappointed that the next installment is not yet on audible so will have to wait and hope its soon, although the kindle book format is out there now . Bella has done it again , brilliant

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  • 22-10-2018

Absolutely Amazing!!

The storyline is amazing and really interesting, this is now my favourite book ever! The narrator uses many different voices for different characters which makes it clear as to who is talking, however her voice is a bit robotic. Overall I think this is an amazing book and I recommend you read it.😁

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  • Clarence
  • 26-09-2018

Another little gem from Bella Forrest

Started another series from BF and am already liking it, can see potential for more in the series.

The main character is strong and obviously confused and frustrated by the system everyone else appears to be blindly following.