The Gender Game
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The Gender Game

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...

Title:The Gender Game
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  • Jul 23, 2016

    The Gender Game is book one in a brand new series by Bella Forrest. This book was generously provided to me in exchange for an honest review by NetGalley, NightLight Press, and by Bella Forrest. I hav...

  • Aug 28, 2016

    It isn't that this book is terrible... oh wait, yes it is. [watch out, spoilers ahead!]The Gender Game puts us into a dystopian world where two cities are divided by gender and a toxic river; In Patru...

  • Sep 15, 2016

    Actual rating 2.5 stars.I received this in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. Thank you to the author, Bella Forrest, and the publisher, Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, for thi...

  • Aug 27, 2016

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to NightLight Press and NetGalley.) “Once you reach the other side of the river, trust no one, Violet. Do ...

  • Sep 24, 2016

    I found myself mentally digging deep into Bella Forrest’s The Gender Game for possibly some unintended symbolism or deep meanings? Two societies exist, separated by a toxic river. Not only are their...

  • Aug 25, 2016

    *ARC received from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review*2.5 starsWhen I saw the blurb, I immediately wanted this book. Then I saw the author and knew I just had to have it. But sadly I'm left u...

  • Aug 27, 2016

    WOW! Being familiar with Bella's writing, I was thrilled that she was starting a new series. I dove in expecting the same type of story as I've become accustomed to with her Shade series (which I ado...

  • Nov 20, 2016

    3.5 starsThis is a hard one to review. I liked the main character but the world drove me mad. It's not bad world building it's just that the world is so wrong that it makes you want to scream. Imagine...

  • Jan 04, 2017

    "matrus and patrus" i am in awe at these names. how astonishingly witty and original. another thing that's astonishingly witty and original: battle of the sexes. because wow because i've never heard t...

  • Aug 26, 2016

    I received this as ARC from Netgalley and I gotta say, I was not expecting this book to be very good. But boy was I wrong.This a story about a world where two countries are split by a river. On one si...