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The Gender Game
The Gender Game | Bella Forrest
For fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent comes 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 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. ORDER NOW.
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micaelapriestley
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Summer read 📚

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Saraalways731
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So far it‘s keeping me enough intrigued ..

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Daiana
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Good

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EastWind76
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Taking a break from the Weather Warden series to read my book club's pick for March.

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bookishbitch
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Mehso-so

I should have known how this was going to be from the cover. Million dollar? Million books? Million what exactly? While the idea was interesting, the writing fell flat. She could use a better editor. For a book with the word gender in the title I was also expecting more gendered characters, not stereotypes. There were a few interesting twists. I didn't completely hate it but I will not be continuing with the series.

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keys_on_fire
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Mehso-so

My sister-in-law recommended this book to me. While the concept of this book seemed interesting (two nations divided by gender), I never felt like the world was real. I think the books I‘ve read in the dystopian genre that are most successful are because there are enough differences that you know you‘re not in today‘s world, but enough similarities that you can identify with it. I didn‘t expect the ending, but not enough to read the next book.

GingerAntics It does sound interesting. Too bad the execution wasn't so great. I would have read it. (edited) 4y
keys_on_fire @GingerAntics I think if you were interested, you may want to give it a shot. Since it was middle of the road for me, I could see someone else having a completely different opinion. My sister-in-law said she devoured the whole series! 4y
GingerAntics Hm. Maybe I'll give it a try. Makes sense. 4y
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MaryMac87
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The party believed that if men were allowed to prevail again, they were simply creating a replica of the former testosterone-driven regime that had led everything to ruin. #thegendergame #bellaforrest

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MaryMac87
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Better to remain always self-reliant. Self-reliance means you're in control. Don't ever think you need a man for happiness. #thegendergame #belladorrest

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kaysworld1
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Thank you to @nerdymsft for my #funinthesunsummerbookswap just remembered to post pictures (been so busy at work) 😃📚💝💝
I love you ladies xxxx

@nerdymsft @BookaholicNatty

#harrypotter #RemusLupin #thegendergame #funinthesunsummerbookswap

nerdymsft Aww of course! No problem 5y
kaysworld1 @nerdymsft 💝📚💞 5y
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aprilpohren
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I really enjoyed this story and found myself incredibly intrigued with the characters! I thought the story idea was rather unique as well. I am anxious to read the next book in the series!

EllanaRose This book really does sound awesome, just wish I could read it! My library doesn't have it 5y
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Kendra.Diane
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Rainy, windy, messy day calls for a new book! Tackling that 150 book reading challenge this year!

Tjackson Good luck with 150!!!! 5y
Kendra.Diane @Tjackson thank you! 14 books in, I gotta step up my game 5y
aprilpohren I am over way finished with this one and am really enjoying it!!! 5y
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aprilpohren
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Just started this one a couple days ago and love it so far!

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Elisa
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Didn‘t like this at first — the MC is obnoxious and she keeps making the same mistakes over and over, which makes for very frustrating reading, as she is also the narrator. However I like how the world building takes shape around the events the MC is involved in, and I liked how much the action speeds up in the last 1/3 of the book. The romantic lead was too obvious, but the gradually increasing tension was well executed. Just made it over so-so.

Linear I think I heard of this book on a "i can't believe this is a book on Amazon" article. It didn't get a good review I guess. A lot of people said it was like the Hunger Games but looks like a gender bridge between people. 5y
Elisa Yes I can see how it could run people the wrong way — dystopian novels take societal issues and blow them up to an extreme and build a society on that, and especially with the subject matter, it‘s a terse subject. But i don‘t really see the similarity with The Hunger Games. 5y
Elisa @Linear Yes I can see how it could run people the wrong way — dystopian novels take societal issues and blow them up to an extreme and build a society on that, and especially with the subject matter, it‘s a terse subject. But i don‘t really see the similarity with The Hunger Games. 5y
minkyb Thoughtful review! 5y
Elisa @minkyb thank you! 🌸 5y
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Elisa
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Aaaah, it‘s for your VOICE!!! 🤣🤣🤣
#ridiculouslines

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Elisa
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So good when you find a book you‘ve been wanting to read on Kindle Unlimited. Hopefully it‘s not a dud, the premise is really intriguing!

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CandycaneBelle
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Has anybody else read this?? I have been looking forward to it for quite a while!

ItsAnotherJen I did! I really enjoyed this one. 5y
CandycaneBelle @JenFowler thanks for letting me know! It looks so good from the blurb on the back 5y
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MegD511
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Mehso-so

Good beginning, dull middle, and unbelievable ending. I have to say, her writing style is manipulative!

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BookishBlonde12
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Looks like Autumn is finally arriving, sans the crisp weather.

This book was an entertaining & quick read, exactly what I needed after wrapping Empire of Storms. #bookhangover #autumnreads

MrBook Nice!!! 5y
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BookishBlonde12
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Morning commute isn't so bad when your enjoying the view and a good audio book. #audiobook #autumnreads 🍃🌾🍂

Izai.Amorim Beautiful. Still very much like summer on your side. Envy! 👁 5y
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BookishBlonde12
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Early morning audio book 📚 #yawn #fallreads #2017reads

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Akira87
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I was sceptical about this. First it's the name and then the comparison to The Hunger Games, which seems to be the case with every YA fiction released these days, but I was plesantly surprised. Only 28% in, so ample opportunity to change my mind. That said I would recommend bases on what I've read so far. My only wish is that the author picked a better name, maybe I'm wrong, it did catch my eye after all. #thegendergame #ya #bellaforest

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Leetha_rose
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Mehso-so

An interesting twist on post-apocalyptic America. I liked the true feminist perspective as well as the story told with two societies that have no gender equality. The writing seemed fairly simple and although telling a unique tale and creating empathy and love for one character in particular, I didn't feel as connected to this community or plot.

MrBook Nice review! 5y
Leetha_rose @MrBook Thank you!! :) 5y
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Nalian
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A little reading while camping. Thought I would try this one since I liked the Hunger Games and Divergent series.

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Spud
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Panpan

I'm looking for some sanity! I read the first two books of Gender Game series, they were just awful. Bad writing, bad characters ruined what could have been a good story. All I keep hearing and seeing everywhere is how good they are and they are the next big series.

Is there anyone out there who agrees with me?

#gendergames #review

DebinHawaii I haven't read them but welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚👍😀 Hope you enjoy it here! 5y
Spud Thanks. I'm still trying to find my way around! 😀 5y
TheKidUpstairs Welcome to Litsy! 5y
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Spud 👍 5y
laurieluna Welcome to Litsy! 😄🎉 5y
MrBook Belatedly, welcome to @Litsy ! Just warning you now, you won't want to leave. 😆👏🏻 5y
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lilredheadangel
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Seen in New Zealand. I find bookish things wherever I go. #iread #readmore #bookish #booknerd #signs

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eilzclare
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I was unsure how I get about this book but there must have been something keeping me hooked because I'm desperate to get started on the next book in the series now. Some may say it's a little cliché but it's twists and turns will keep you guessing.

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astrocyte
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Haven't read a book on my Kindle in ages! At first, I thought #TheGenderGame was a bit cliche, but it turned out to be the complete opposite and I loved it ❤

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cleoh
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I got an email today telling me I should "make more of my Prime membership" and read the free books available! Well, if you say so ?

Zelma Twist your arm! 😆 6y
cleoh @Zelma a real hardship to be sure 😂 6y
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ItsAnotherJen
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For the last day of #MarchIntoReading - my #bestofmarch!
I read 19 books this month, and these 6 got my highest ratings. No 5 star books this month, but there's always hope for next month!
I had not one that I DNF this month. 🤓👍 Bring on April - Happy Friday!

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ItsAnotherJen
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I got this book through #kindleunlimited - once I started to read it (when I know I shouldn't start another book while I'm in the middle of my book club book😒) I didn't want to stop. I loved the main character, Violet, and was rooting for her from the get-go! There were some sketchy parts that didn't exactly make logical sense, but all in all its a great read.
Would recommend to anyone who enjoys a little crazy #YAdystopian excitement!

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BooksRockMyWorld
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[Insert Star Wars music] 😂

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ScattyCaz
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A fantastic series so far, very different to the shade. But equally good in its own right!

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Sue
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Dear Litsy, I'm not ignoring you. Well maybe I am a little. I'm on a push to finish 10 more books before the end of the year. If I manage that I'll have completed 200 books, which is a record I think. Gotta go!

TrishB Good luck! 6y
Marchpane You can do it! 6y
Cortg Wow! Good luck & we'll hear from you in the new year! 6y
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Pinkmeghan Wow that's great!!!! Go forth and read!!!! We're rooting for you! 6y
Laura317 I wondered where you'd got to. See you back here soon! 6y
mllemay I hope you make it! That's amazing!! 6y
melbeautyandbooks You will do it! 6y
GlitteryOtters Good luck!!!! I know you can do it!!'👍👍 6y
Hooked_on_books Wow, that's amazing! Go go go! 6y
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Bookworm-Bobbie
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Anyone read this book? I stumbled across it whilst completely ignoring my resolution of not adding anymore books to my TBR pile 🤓

TheNextBook I have not but that sounds like a horrible resolution 😂 Nothing is wrong with an excessively large tbr pile! 6y
Sara_Planz I did and liked it! It's a good twist on the typical dystopian novel 6y
Bookworm-Bobbie @TheNextBook haha I know, which is probably why I'm not sticking to it. Although too many in the tbr pile gives me anxiety 😂 @Sara_Planz oooh ok, something to look forward to! 6y
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Sara_Planz
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If you like the Hunger Games and Divergent then this is a good read alike. What happens if the world is divided into two factions? Matrus, where women rule and men are subservient, and Patrus, where men rule and women are subservient, are at odds with each other. Violet makes a deal to save herself from execution in Matrus by going undercover in Patrus and discovers more danger than she even thought she would face. #netgalleyreads

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Sara_Planz
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Feeling the need for some dystopian butt kicking.

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