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.
Title: The Voting Game
Author: Peter Gulgowski
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!
- OMG, I loved Darrius.
- THE ENDING.
- I AM NOT HAPPY. AND BY THIS I MEAN I WISH THE SEQUL WAS ALREADY OUT BECAUSE OMG SO MUCH CLIFFHANGER AND IT LEFT ME ON THE CLIFF JUST HANING WITH A STRING OF MY SANITY.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Author website — http://www.petergulgowski.com
Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/officialpetergulgowski/
Goodreads — https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15397371.Peter_Gulgowski
Instagram — http://instagram.com/PeterGulgowski
Twitter — http://twitter.com/PeterGulgowski
YouTube — https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsgL-DSJ6VW5I0bXfeom0gA
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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BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE
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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