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  • The Gender Game

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Zachary Webber
  • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,959
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,437
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4,445

A toxic river divides 19-year-old Violet Bates' 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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • cheesy narrator for a meh story

  • By NAOMI C ST AMAND on 07-13-17

[Series:] Good action - too much cheesy romance

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-17

[This review applies to the entire series, but NO SPOILERS.] The action sequences are very well written and interesting, but certain things about the writing became very annoying and hard to tolerate after 4-5 books, and they detracted from the entire experience. Namely, the excessive amount of inner dialogue. This series easily could have fit into 3 or 4 action-packed books if not for the excessive explanations of how people feel and what they think. THE most annoying thing about the books (particularly the last few) is how often the main characters seemingly re-discover or express how much they love each other. Some reviews have compared aspects of this story to a cheesy romance novel, and that is fair. It is cheesy romance intermixed with good action sequences. Also annoying is the author's overuse of certain terms, such as chaste kiss and tisk. That is just bad writing. I stayed with these books to the end because I wanted to see how they turned out, but by the end I was simply ready for it to be over and did not really care what happened to the main characters. This story is not the Hunger Games, and Violet is no Katniss.

  • The Gender Game 7: The Gender End

  • By: Bella Forrest
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Soler, Jason Clarke
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 763
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 711
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 708

The breathtaking, earth-shattering, grand finale of the best-selling Gender Game series. Return to Matrus and Patrus one last time.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What a wonderful ending!!!

  • By sara on 09-08-17

[Series:] Good action - too much cheesy romance

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-09-17

This review applies to the entire series. The action sequences are very well written and interesting, but certain things about the writing became very annoying and hard to tolerate after 4-5 books, and they detracted from the entire experience. Namely, the excessive amount of inner dialogue. This series easily could have fit into 3 or 4 action-packed books if not for the excessive explanations of how people feel and what they think. THE most annoying thing about the books (particularly the last few) is how often Violet or Vego seemingly re-discover or express how much they love each other. Some reviews have compared aspects of this story to a cheesy romance novel, and that is fair. It is cheesy romance intermixed with good action sequences. Also annoying was the author's overuse of terms such as chaste kiss and tisk. That is just bad writing. I stayed with these books to the end because I wanted to see how they turned out, but by the end I was simply ready for it to be over and did not really care what happened to Violet or Vego. This story is not the Hunger Games, and Violet is no Katniss.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful