The Voting Game by Peter Gulgowski Review+Giveaway+Feature Post

Hello my little fellow munchkins. How are you all doing? I am doing okay. Sorry that I didn’t post anything for the last couple of days but I have been a little busy. I am most likely going to be busy over this week too but I will try my best to post for at least 3 days of this week. Anyways, I was offered this lovely chance to read this book and I am so glad  I did. I hope you all enjoy reading this post.

Now, why don’t we get started.


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Title: The Voting Game
Author: Peter Gulgowski
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: 06 March 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian


“In the year 2084, Every Interaction Counts.

Darrius Young’s sixteenth birthday brings a harsh reality: It’s time to join the Voting Game. Playing is mandatory and each day may be his last.

In this bleak future’s society, citizens rate their interactions with one another. Highest scorers are members of an elite upper class. An average score means you can keep playing.

Fall below average? You are taken and killed by the government entity known only as The Bureau.

Darrius has prepared his whole life for this challenge, knowing the reality he will soon face — especially after the death of his mother to the game.

But despite preparation, he’s losing — and not just the Game. Suddenly the people he loves are getting brutally downvoted and taken by the Bureau. It’s soon clear there’s a target on his back, drawn there by the Bureau itself. And Darrius has no idea why.

In a frantic race against time against a society that’s already sentenced him to death, can Darrius save himself and those around him before it’s too late?”


  • First of all I would like to say, “WOW!”
    • Everything in this book just wow. The beginning, middle and end was all just a big WOW.
  • The plot of this book was both out of this world, unique and so realistic.
    • I mean first of all, everything being based on voting is extremely realistic with the way we are going and how corrupt the government can be is honestly something that is already happening.
  • The Characters!!!!!
    • OMG, I loved Darrius.
      • He was so lovable and real and just I want to wrap him up in a blanket and hold him and tell him everything is OK.
      • I also loved how this story didn’t have a heterosexual romance in this dystopian plot. It would’ve honestly turned me away so fast and I loved reading the whole relationship he has with his boyfriend.
      • He and his family were all just heart healing. They all loved each other and they were all just REAL!
  • All-in-All this book was really enjoyable for both a though provoking novel and a cute fast read. I hope you read it and tell me your thoughts and opinions on it.

I give this 5/5 stars. 

5 Reasons Why I Wouldn’t Survive in a Science Fiction Book:

  1. I am such a head strong person and I would get so annoyed with others in the world and I would totally end up getting into bad situations and dying.
  2. I can be extremely clumsy. I would be running for my life and I would trip and fall, do a flip, sprain my ankle and cut open my head.
  3. I have terrible luck. If you have read a lot of Sci-Fi books (Not This One In This Case) all of the main characters have luck. Any I don’t have that and I would end up getting the exact opposite and die.
  4. I wouldn’t want to leave one area. I would want to stay in one area and never leave it and then I would end up dying just because of reason number three and this combing together.
  5. I would befriend the villain. Then I would anger the villain. Then I would end up in the bottom of a ditch.

And those are my 5 reasons of why I wouldn’t survive in a Sci-Fi book.

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Peter Gulgowski was born and raised in a suburb in Wisconsin. He began writing at the age of fourteen during a study hall session in which he had already finished his homework. Several years later, his debut novel, The Government, would become published. Mr. Gulgowski remains a student, with hopes of becoming a full-time writer.​

Inspired by authors such as J.K. Rowling, John Green, Veronica Roth, and so many others, Gulgowski hopes one day to join their ranks in inspiring the next generation of storytellers.

His latest novel, ‘The Voting Game’ became the #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult LGBT Issues Fiction and is his fourth bestselling book. Currently, he is working on several new novels to be released later in 2018.

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For the giveaway, multiple winners will be drawn. 1 winner will receive a paperback copy of The Voting Game (US residents only), and 5 winners will receive a digital copy of the book (international residents).

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09 April (Monday)

The Voting Game blog tour launch

Review from Not Just Fiction

Review and feature post from The Hufflepuff Nerdette

Review from The Youngvamp’s Haven

10 April (Tuesday)

Review and playlist from Belle’s Archive

Excerpt from My Reading List

Review from forthenovellovers

11 April (Wednesday)

Review from The Nerdy Elite

Review from Bookablereads

Review from Crimson Blogs

12 April (Thursday)

Review from The Little Miss Bookworm

Review from Wanders Between Pages

Review from Rambling of a Book Nerd

13 April (Friday)

Review and feature post from The Backwards Bookshelf

Review from Legenbooksdary

Review from BookMyHart

14 April (Saturday)

Author interview with Peter Gulgowski

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26 thoughts on “The Voting Game by Peter Gulgowski Review+Giveaway+Feature Post

  1. Your 5 reasons had me laughing out loud because saaaaaaaame. I’m already a walking life hazard under normal circumstances — what more in a dangerous, dystopian setup like the one in The Voting Game? I’d be one of the 200,000 to die within the first year of implementation. 😅

    As always, I am grateful to have you in my blog tour! I really hope this won’t be the last. 😊❤️

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    1. I would 1000000% be the first person to die all because I tripped over someone. Like me and my luck. Thank you for the lovely comment and this will definitely not be the last time I work with you. I love working with you in blog tours. Have a great day


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