What I Loved:
Danny Tobey has created this amazing and scary AI world and made it come to life. I loved how he built the world up, layer by layer, starting with only the computer and then moving to the phones, then the glasses, and so on. He really designed this horrifying game and wrote about it in a way that made me feel like I was right there.
How I Felt:
The God Game is a nightmare! I was terrified at the thought of this being a real thing and I loved that. The author was able to pull emotions out of me that made me terrified and worried and obsessed!
The Writing: The story was easy to get absorbed in because the writing was so good! I felt like there was zero down-time as we just flew from action-packed scene to action-packed scene. I was completely lost when there was a reference to coding. The writer chose to use the coding language at times, showing a “0101011” kind of language to show the reader the coding. This was completely meaningless to me, but I read past it and found that it did not affect my love of this story one bit!
The Characters: Each character had such backstory and depth. There was heartbreak for each of them, but hope too. They were easy to connect to and I was so worried for them throughout this story!
The Plot: AHHH! This plot! The idea of a game taking control of everything in your life. Do you love you dad? Y/N? And not being able to move on without answering the question, and then what happens once you answer? It was terrifying to think about! I couldn’t put the book down because I needed to know if they were going to be ok or not!
Overall: I fully enjoyed this book! The action and excitement in the story, along with the well-built characters and great writing made this a wonderful book!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend The God Game for readers that enjoy action-packed thrillers. The book blurb states that it is a little like Stranger Things, and I would agree. It’s mixing reality with a game. So, if you enjoyed Stranger Things, or Jumanji for that matter, you would enjoy this!
Where to Find This Book:
The God Game by Danny Tobey is available at these sites.
A group of friends stumble on an internet game that sounds fun at first, but quickly turns into a nightmare.
You are invited!
Come inside and play with G.O.D.
Bring your friends!
But remember the rules. Win and ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE.™ Lose, you die!
Creepy right!! So they all agree that even though the game stated they could die, it must be just in the game and they will be fine. They all accept to play and discover that their phones have become a gateway into the game. Viewing their real-world surroundings through their phones, they see the gamespace. The world they are in, but altered and creepy.
As they begin to play, they start to realize that this is an all-too-real kind of game. They each begin to have secrets from one another as the game starts to pull them apart. Can they find a way to work together to escape the game, or are they in this for life?
Just the Facts:
- The God Game by Danny Tobey
- Genre: Thriller / Science Fiction / Suspense
- Page Count: 464 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
- Pub Date: January 7, 2020
I was provided an advanced readers copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest, unbiased review voluntarily.
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