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The God Game
The God Game | Danny Tobey
49 posts | 31 read | 17 to read
For fans of Stranger Things and Ready Player One, The God Game is a brilliantly plotted science-fiction thriller about a VR game in which the stakes are impossibly high: if you die in the game, you die in real life Five best friends in a high school computer club get sucked into an underground hacker's game run by a mysterious A.I. that thinks it is God. It's all fun and games until people start to get hurt. And the stakes keep getting higher. As the Game pits them against each other and turns their high school upside down, it offers the ultimate promise - win and learn the meaning of life; die in the game, and die for real.
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Yashi_in_Bookland
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Panpan

The Premise of the book seemed really interesting, but this book just didn‘t do it for me.

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SilverShanica
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I am posting one book per day from my to-be-read collection. No description and providing no reason for wanting to read it, I just do. Some will be old, some will be new - don‘t judge me I have a lot of books.
Join the fun if you want. This is day 257.
#bookstoread
#tbrpile
#bookstagram

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kelli7990
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Mehso-so

Here‘s my review for another book I just finished listening to. I‘m counting this book for #beatthebacklist and the prompt is Brings Out The Geek In You. I like books with games in them. I like playing computer games and I also like playing mobile games on my phone but I‘ve never played any video games.

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vlwelser
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Pickpick

A group of friends get sucked into a video game run by an AI that thinks it's god. If you like books about video games and that sounds interesting, definitely give this one a try.

#BookSpinBingo square 15
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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AUDIOBOOKINGWITHLEAH
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Mehso-so

An interesting concept that is both implausible and mad genius at the same time...I think. Which is, to say that I wasn't always sure what was going on. It was a tad too techy for me. Lot's of coding jargon that I just so glazed over while listening. Storywise, this one ticks a few boxes; interesting characters, an AI gone amock, and some thrilling aspects throughout. I probably could have liked this more but I don't think the timing was right.

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Addison_Reads
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Pickpick

Almost not a pick for me, but in the end I enjoyed more of it than I didn't. There were some chapters that felt unnecessary and too slow, but otherwise it was a good cyber thriller with much more darkness than I expected.

The plot involving a computer game that thinks it is God, was unique and raisied tons of questions about morality and what is right and what is wrong.

This takes care of another #BookSpinBingo book. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! You're making fabulous progress!! 2y
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Victoriahoperose
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Mehso-so

This one was okay. I thought the beginning was really interesting and I was excited about what was going to happen. But, as I got into it further, it started to drag and just got to be boring while it was getting to a point where it all came together.

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sharread
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Panpan

Too much detail, slow plot, having that never ending feeling. It was interesting though.

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TerriGreen
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Pickpick

Sci-fi about a group of high school seniors who get pulled into playing a computer game. The game manipulates the kids to do things they shouldn‘t. Please note: this is not YA. This book is dark. It is a pick for me, but I didn‘t feel connected to the kids. However, the world of the game was really cool. 4⭐️ book 27

Tracyantoon Sounds so interesting!! 3y
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shejustlovesbooks
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Pickpick

Well, I have finished this CRAZY ride of a book! I highly recommend it if you enjoy thrillers mixed with science fiction. It is a game, coming to life in your real-world...think Jumanji, but way WAY scarier!
Have you read this? What did you think?

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shejustlovesbooks
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Whew, this book is CRAZY! I can't stop reading, but it's terrifying and insane! Have you read this yet?

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saheffernan
The God Game | Danny Tobey
Pickpick

**I was sent an ARC of this from the publisher for review**
I enjoyed the video game /A.R. aspect that was brought into the game. I felt the characters were developed well I knew who each was I can't say that I personally connected to any of them. I enjoyed the religious aspect that was brought into the book and learning different parts of world religions and how they tied it into the game. The world building inside the game was great.

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gibblr
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My plan was to get this in before release date, but obviously that didn‘t happen. I started a new job this week and it‘s slowing down my reading already. 😩 So this is my night tonight. If I get my work done and have some free time this weekend, I‘ll be coming back to it!

DrJAdMerricksson The tail of your bookmark looks like the end of a blinds pull cord. 🤣 3y
DrJAdMerricksson This is on my monstrous TBR mountain. 3y
gibblr @DrJAdMerricksson The fringe was stuck together and I have since separated all the strands 😂 Also one of my cats straight up stole it and ran away. The book is good but there is just so much going on. 3y
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throwmeabook
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Pickpick

Danny Tobey has created a dark and edgy cautionary tale for a world in which lives are so completely governed by technology. An intense, fast paced, sci-fi techie thriller, 'The God Game' is original, imaginative and such a fun to read! The writing is dark and taught, and the characters likeable and totally relatable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ #survivethegodgame #netgalley #popsugar2020 #bookwitharobotcyborgorAIcharacter

Djspens Have this on my tbr pile! 3y
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EKonrad
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Pickpick

Such a fun, fast-paced read! Would help anyone get out of a reading slump!

Full review at http://erinkonrad.com/2020/01/14/the-god-game-book-review/

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#Netgalley #arc

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TorieStorieS
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Pickpick

This thriller, though marketed towards adults, centers around a group of seniors in high school who start to participate in the titular online game- one that mixes with reality and definitely had real-world consequences. It‘s fast-paced and though there are a few head-hopping perspective issues that detract from it, it feels original and will make for a great discussion starter!

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Kerrioke
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Pickpick

It‘s this book‘s birthday! This is a dark sci-fi thriller that has been compared to Ready Player One. Though it started out slow, the pace really kicked into high gear once the game aspect was introduced. This book was definitely a page-turner and kept me on the edge of my seat!

4/5 🌟

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saheffernan
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Pickpick

Happy Book Birthday to The God Game! If you didnt pre-order this book run out and get it today. Fast paced, teens, virtual reality game with mystery YES, PLEASE!

Thank you to stmartinspress for an ARC copy to review.

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Sensitivemuse
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Pickpick

Loved this one! Aside from the gaming and coding references that may go over some heads, it's a good book and you'll quickly find your favorite characters. My personal favorites? Vanhi and Mary. Loved their determination! So glad I read this book, it got me out of my reading rut!

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DGRachel
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Bailedbailed

#unpopularopinion My age may be showing here, but while I thought the concept was really interesting, I found the execution lacking (or maybe all the technical gaming/coding references were just too far over my head). By the 40% mark, I still hadn‘t connected with any of the characters and couldn‘t care less what happened to any of them. Thanks to #NetGalley for the ARC.

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ReadingisMyPassion
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Pickpick

This is definitely a book for gamers, and I am not one. I had difficulty with the video game references and software coding. But bottom line – the good writing quality won out.

Fast paced, suspenseful. I was kept guessing what would happen to each of the five friends, all misfits, who called themselves The Vindicators.

Thank you to St. Martin‘s Press for the advance galley. Opinions expressed here are my own.

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BridgetteM
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Starting #TheGodGame today! Apparently it‘s about some guys who enter a video game that‘s controlled by an AI that believes it is God. Sounds like AIDAN from Illuminae. 🤩🤩🤩

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Kerrioke
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Two of my many goals for 2020: catch up on my backlog of ARCs and get back into using Litsy on a regular basis! With that in mind, I‘m starting this ARC that was pitched as Ready Player One meets Stranger Things. Um... yes, please?!

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DGRachel
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I‘m ashamed to say that it is already 6 pm (where the bleep has my day gone?) and unless you count Twitter, I‘ve done NO reading today. 😔 That changes now! I‘ve got a hot mug of Yaupon Brothers tea (Yaupon holly, peppermint, and jasmine = YUM!) and I am determined to finish the tagged eARC tonight. Currently at 5 hrs 37 mins for #24B42020 from yesterday.

Mitch You can do it 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
DGRachel @Mitch I might have better luck finishing a print book. Reading on my iPad makes it too easy to skip over to Twitter “for just a sec” and fall back down the Romancelandia sh*tstorm rabbit hole!! Must. Read. Book... 3y
Mitch @DGRachel haha... I laugh because I‘m in bed with a book I want to finish before Monday beside me and I‘m on my phone! 3y
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Andrew65 A good time from yesterday on which to build. 😊👏👍 (edited) 3y
DGRachel @Mitch I totally understand that. I‘m in my bed, too. Bailey is snoring next to me and now I can‘t keep my eyes open. 3y
DGRachel @andrew65 I added 43 minutes, but am getting a migraine aura in my left eye, so I‘m going to have to put down my devices and stop reading until it passes. 😔 3y
Andrew65 @DGRachel That sucks! 3y
Cathythoughts Beautiful pic 3y
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Texasmama83
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Pickpick

Win and all your dreams come true. Lose, you Die. Simple rules to a game that any teenager would be tempted with. Could you #survivethegodgame? This book is a stark reminder on how much of our lives are dependent on technology. The plot was something new and fresh that I absolutely loved reading until the end. The character development was easy to picture without being drawn out.Danny Tobey wrote an amazing story that everyone should read.

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ashsbookmarks
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@stmartinspress asked if I have started reading #TheGodGame yet?!? Finished it and loved every second!!! This is a sweet ass bookmark and sticker! Yeah!!!!
#thevindicators #survivethegodfame #dannytobey #bookstagram #bookstagrammer

eanderson I have it... just need to read it! 😮 3y
BridgetteM I have an ARC of this, too. Looking forward to reading it. :) 3y
ReadingOver50 I loved this book! 3y
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RandomReetie
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I received this book from the publisher in return for my honest opinion. I didn‘t expect to like this book but I really did. It was an interesting idea that became a very interesting story. Not my usual genre but I would definitely recommend it if you‘re looking for a good read.
It was well-written too. And I loved the short chapters.

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ambam1987
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Pickpick

The God Game is Ready Player One meets Nerve. Is it possible that GOD exists through a computer. The game promises extravagant rewards for winning, but losing will bring serious consequences.
I enjoyed it and it was hard to put down. I could see this being made into a movie.
Thank you to @stmartinspress for the ARC in exchange for an honest review!

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Maude
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Pickpick

This one is a pick with a caveat, it falls more heavily in the YA catagory than I thought it would. I'm 42 so it had some parts that just don't hold much interest for me these days 😏 That being said it was a gripping thriller, in that I didn't want to put it down, as I was anxious to see where it was all going and it gave me a few qualms along the way. Thank you #stmartinspress for sending an ARC to review. Release date 1/7/2020

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RandomReetie
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Started this today. Didn‘t get too far yet but it seems interesting so far!

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ReadingOver50
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I felt that this book compares favorably to the movie Nerve. Both of them were a fun, wild ride. This reads like a cautionary tale of too much technology. When your life has been infiltrated by so much tech, it becomes hard to distinguish what information is true or false.

I liked the character Charlie. He was a reluctant participant in the game. He seemed the most fully fleshed of the characters. This is fast paced and exciting.

collegecatlady I loved Nerve, the book and the movie, so I‘ll have to check this out! 3y
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Maude
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#bookmail is the best mail! I can't wait to read this #TheGodGame so I'm starting right now and many thanks to @StMartinsPress 🤗

vivastory This sounds really interesting 3y
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Rissa1
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Pickpick

I couldn't get enough of this book, I loved every second. The book traveled with me to this bridge (I didn't want to miss any opportunity I may have had to read). I will be recommending this. Thank you, @StMartinsPress for choosing me to read this. I still feel invested in these characters. Send my praise to Mr. Tobey! #TheGodGame #SurviveTheGodGame

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Rissa1
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Today we saw some beautiful scenery. Now I am home with a cup of coffee and this Amazing book. #TheGodGame #SurviveTheGodGame @StMartinsPress

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Rissa1
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Rhondareads
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How perfect is this eerie book for Halloween night no trick or treating here jut relaxing and reading 👻👻👻👻💕📚

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Rissa1
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Reggie Thaaat is kinda scary!!! Great photo!!! 3y
Smrloomis Whoa! 😱 3y
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Quirkybookworm
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Started with a bang and it‘s hard to put this ARC down!

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Rissa1
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Halloween party with the kids. I chose Edward Scissorhands for this year's costume. #Scarathlon #teamslaughter @Clwojick

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Rissa1
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#24b4monday final time 9 hours and 25 minutes.😪 Not what I hoped but better than it could have been. Today will be a day of waiting room reading and helping kids with their school work. @Clwojick #Scarathlon #teamslaughter

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Rissa1
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UGH! 3 HOUR DRIVE, HOTEL ROOM, HOMEWORK, AND AN EARLY MORNING DR. APPOINTMENT ARE HURTING MY READING TIME! 9:23:05 so far, I was hoping for 13 hours. 😪 On a positive note 2 chapter in and I feel invested. #Scarathlon #teamslaughter #24b4monday #TheGodGame #SurviveTheGodGame @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid @StMartinsPress

Clwojick Sounds like a very busy weekend, but you're doing great! 3y
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Texasmama83
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YOU ARE INVITED!
Come inside and play with G.O.D
Bring your friends! It‘s fun!
But remember the rules. Win and all your dreams come true. Lose, you DIE!

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Rissa1
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Look what arrived today! What a great weekend to show up, #24b4monday is happening and I hope to fit this in. Thanks @StMartinsPress ! @Clwojick @TheReadingMermaid #TheGodGame #Scarathlon #teamslaughter

BeansPage Woop woop 🙌 3y
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Djspens
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Thanks @StMartinsPress for the ARC! Since I put myself on a book buying ban until I get through my TBR shelves, I'm super excited to get a free book in the mail! Sounds like an interesting thriller!

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Graciouswarriorprincess
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#Bookmail! 📚📫. I love getting surprise books! Thanks to @StMartinsPress for this thrilling ARC!

“You are invited! Come inside and play with G.O.D. Bring your friends! It‘s fun!” Win and ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. Lose, you die!

TheShaggyShepherd I have this one too. But honestly, I‘m a wimp and don‘t usually read anything scary so I‘m not sure yet about trying it. 3y
DGRachel I received a NetGalley invite from St. Martin‘s for this one. I‘ve plugged it into my December TBR. 😍 3y
Graciouswarriorprincess @IvoryLunatic It sounds like it's more of a thriller than scary but I honestly don't know. @DGRachel Cool!!! I hope to read it in December as well. Happy Reading! 3y
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TheHungryBookworms
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???#bookmail? The God Game by Damn Tobey

Thanks to @stmartinspress for this gorgeous corloful cover.

"You are invited! Come inside and with G.O.D. Bring your friends! It's fun! But remember the rules.

Win and ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE.
Lose, YOU DIE!

shejustlovesbooks I can't waot to start this one!! 3y
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RandomReetie
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Received this ARC today. Looks interesting! Out Jan 2020. Thx @StMartinsPress