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The Gender Game Audiobook

The Gender Game

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Publisher's Summary

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. BUY NOW.

©2016 Bella Forrest (P)2016 Bella Forrest

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    Wendy 12-22-16
    Wendy 12-22-16
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    "Don't pass this one by! It's a definite MUST READ!"
    If you could sum up The Gender Game in three words, what would they be?

    Loved this book!


    What did you like best about this story?

    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!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    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!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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

    19 of 22 people found this review helpful
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    Susi 12-18-16
    Susi 12-18-16 Member Since 2017
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    "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!!!

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    NAOMI C ST AMAND 07-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "cheesy narrator for a meh story"

    First of all, the narration was cheesy, unnecessarily dramatic and overdone. At first, I thought this book was okay, but it just kept getting worse. I struggled to finish and the fight scenes were narrated so hilariously that I almost laughed out loud a few times. I generally like ya fiction, and I liked hunger games. I just had trouble with the plot, it was rather boring. I knew I should be getting more excited toward the end, but I was very relieved when it was finished. it was pretty predictable, but I know I'm a good guesser. I wish the author would have stopped writing sooner, and it is rare for me to not be inclined to finish a series.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Kat LITTLETON, CO, US 07-11-17
    Kat LITTLETON, CO, US 07-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Predictable"

    Predictable story line. Not much substance. Whiny narration. Save your money and find something else

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lynn Massachusetts, United States 05-01-17
    Lynn Massachusetts, United States 05-01-17 Member Since 2011
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    "I love it!"

    I had this sitting in my to be read list for a long time. I think it was the title that pushed me away. After taking a look at the reviews I finally decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad I did! It was great right from the start and just gets better. It's geared toward the older YA crowd. I think that with a different title it would catch a lot more attention. I can't wait to see what the second book has in store, though it would be great as a stand alone book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jamey Farmington, MO, United States 02-05-17
    Jamey Farmington, MO, United States 02-05-17 Member Since 2017
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    "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.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    L. D. Brown Woodland Hills, UT United States 08-30-17
    L. D. Brown Woodland Hills, UT United States 08-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Plot line is asinine in so many places."

    This story is so full of holes. I was continually rolling my eyes at the lack of character development and motivation. Truly disappointing after all the reviews I read.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laura L. Brozier 08-15-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Ok story"

    This series was done a terrible disservice when they compared it to the Hunger Games. Though the story is good, neither the story nor the writing live up to the Hunger Games. I want to know what happens next in the story, but not sure I can handle any more of the writing. Note: I read the 1st two books before deciding to post.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ruther 07-25-17
    Ruther 07-25-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Boooooring!"

    Moved so slow. Not at all like the other types of books in this genre. Read it bc Audible recommended and it was just 10 hours of waiting for something interesting to happen. Save your time and money.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jessie 07-19-17
    Jessie 07-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Read"

    Quick read, definitely kept my interest. Its not "The Host" but it is on par with divergent.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Kloe
    5/17/17
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    "Brilliant! I am officially obsessed!"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Now onto book 2! I can't wait to hear what happens next!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • J. Reuben
    4/25/17
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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • BlackTuxedos
    England
    2/27/17
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    "Average"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hannah
    11/13/17
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    "really gd"

    really good worth listening to. xx worth listening to the end. total twist i didnt expect

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ninecatz
    11/3/17
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    "Decent story, poor editing..."

    I'm now on the fourth book in this series, the storyline isn't bad with a lot of twists, although I have found some of the scenes a bit 'cheesy.'

    Whoever edited the series needs to reconsider their job, as the same word is often used several times in one sentence. This can be really annoying if you're really enjoying the book, stupid errors really make me cringe. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    9/25/17
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    "Whizzed through in a weekend"

    I really enjoyed the audio book. looking forward to the next one! The only criticism is the was not enough of the male voice. controversial to say the least. 😀

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    Lancashire, UK
    1/11/17
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    "Brilliant"

    Loved it! Could not put it down! Can't wait for 2nd book to come out!!! Please be quick! :-)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • E. Duffill
    Cambridge, England
    1/9/17
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    "Good listen"

    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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • paige
    1/6/17
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    "Not bad!"

    Spoilers!

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jan Ekins
    12/15/16
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    "WOW"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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