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The Gender Lie

(The Gender Game #3)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  12,513 ratings  ·  574 reviews
"I'd want you to help me win a war..."

After discovering the shocking secret buried deep within The Green, Violet has a grave decision to make.
Trust the woman who saved her, or not?

So far, everything about the woman has taken Violet by surprise. Her behavior has been honest and upfront - a refreshing change for Violet. Besides, with one of her loved ones hanging on
Kindle Edition, 410 pages
Published December 31st 2016
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Myste Yes, but this is the 3rd book in a series called The Gender Game. Make sure you don't start here. You'd be really confused.

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Madison Lawson
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dystopian-esque, ya
I'm frustrated that I'm giving this book such a low rating because I truly did enjoy it, but it wasn't entertaining enough to make up for the poor writing.
The amount of times my 'fictive bubble' was popped by the writer herself is unforgivable. I rolled my eyes every page at a cliche, overused or repeated word, out of character dialogue, unbelievable turn of events, or convenient fixes to the character's problems. Ever heard of 'when in doubt, kill someone'? Bella Forrest does this. Ever heard
samantha  (books-are-my-life20)
Jan 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
so far na bad series,but books 1&2 were better than 3. If you can heavily suspend disbelief and don't mind the main characters being at deaths door every 10 pages, the plot is not bad it's fast and there were some twists I didn't expect, which have kept me reading this through the night. but i think that if the characters would have been developed and some scenes had been explained in as much detail as some of the fight scenes, it would've been more compelling. but i'm hoping book 4 is bette ...more
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
My thoughts in this series so far...
Book #1 Wow, awesome, so entertaining... how is it going to end?!
Book #2 bored, moment of interest, meh...oh that explains it, the author is dragging it out to a trilogy.
Book #3 finally, the conclusion! Nope just kidding, blah blah blah blah, blah blah... AND another author turns a great plot into dragged out monotony to make more money.

Don't care what happens to the characters in Book #4, #5...#whatever; because I'm sure it will be a break up squabble, an a
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Wow! One of the best things I like about this series is that the books are months apart. I don't have to wait an entire year for the next book, thank goodness. I read this on the day it came out and was super excited. This book did not disappoint. There were so many plot twists that I found it refreshing. It wasn't predictable at all and I found myself just as confused as Violet when she found out some revelations about Desmond and her faction. I also enjoyed reading about
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very good book

Much fighting, rescuing, manipulation and surprises. Worth the read. Now I'm off to read the last book in this series, looking forward to finding out how it ends.
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked this book. The first half was definitely very slow to me, I felt like the entire "mission" could have been done in 2-3 chapters instead of the entire first half. But the second half was better. I liked Violet and Viggo's relationship and how more about some of the underground operations. I don't really want to give away more than that. The ending was satisfying, the last few chapters really had me excited to read more than the entire rest of the book, so that made it worth it. I'm curiou ...more
Judy Lewis
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Gender Lie
Series: The Gender Game
Designation: Book Three of Series, Full-Length Novel (App 408 Pages), Not A Standalone, Cliffhanger Ahead
Author: Bella Forrest
Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction/Action/Adventure/Young Adult Romance
Reading Platform: Kindle Unlimited
My Rating: Five Divinely Entertaining Stars*****
Oh my! Oh my! Oh my! I love, love, love this series! I've been a diehard Bella Forrest fan for several years and have read (and reread) every sin
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm done with these books. I am bored by it and I'm about 15% of the way in. I have been trying to push through it for 3 months now and it just ain't happen-in'.

The first two books earned 3 stars from me because they at least made me interested to read the next, but this one is a no. I am not interested.

The main character is a moron. I still cannot comprehend a) how she has made it this far in life and b) why she was chosen for that "mission" in the first book?

She is childishly angry ALL THE TI
Aryana Parmar
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing

The beginning was a little hard to get into and every little tiny tiny twist added to the book and just made it all perfect. I loved the ending! I loved all the confidence in all the characters and every little character trait change that happened in certain characters really made a positive impact in this book.

Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it
The first book was great, the second was pretty good too, but this book was super disappointing in comparison to the first 2 - it feels kind of dragged out and honestly the execution of the story has got worse, I feel. I also feel like the fact all the sides are ""wrong"" view is really overdone. Personally aside from what is being done to the boys (which is EXTREMELY messed up, I get that) Bella tries to portray both Patrus and Matrus as equally bad, which is obviously supposed to parallel miso ...more
Apr 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian
Trust and betrayal. When you can't see the big no one. Not even yourself. :)

Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Why is this series so long? Like they're already starting to run out of plot.
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of dystopian, gender issues, action
My brain feels like mush. This book has torn me apart and it isn't even sorry about it. I can't even begin to wrap my head around everything that happened in this book. Like...brain so mushy. That isn't even a coherent thought. Boy, am I a wreck. I will try to pull it together to give a coherent review. So strap yourselves in because this review will be a long one.

So we continue where we left off in the second book. I don't quite know how much to say because it could be considered spoilers. I'l
Jaesi Jones
Jan 21, 2017 rated it liked it
This book took me much too long to read. I had a hard time wanting to read it at all. It started out great and ended great but the middle was just boring. We wait for Viggo to recover, we wait for Tim to improve from his years of captivity and we wait for Violet to wise up and realize that her current situation is detrimental to all of the protagonists. It seemed to me like a filler book, with one unimportant thing after another. I'm hoping the next book picks up the pace. I assume it will becau ...more
Grace the Book Queen
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, 5-stars
Oh. My. Gosh.

This book was freaking amazing!!!! The writing improved tremendously, the characters had actual growth, and that ending! Holy crap THAT ENDING!!!! Violet had better slay in the next book after an ending like that!!! 😱😱😱
Mandy Day
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
This series just keeps getting better!!!
Felicia [Felicia's Ink(t)]
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, 5-star
Can't wait for The Gender War
Katie Sue
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
The first half was a little slow. What happened in the whole first half of the book could have happened in just a few chapters. I felt a little bored with it to be honest. It picked up at times though with certain scenes which kept my interest. There were some nice twists that I didn't see coming. The big twist at the end I felt like I totally should have seen coming BUT I didn't! Good job Bella Forrest...good job...! I never really know what to predict with these books. I don't really know wher ...more
Suey Johnson
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Bella, Bella, Bella! How could you? I cannot believe you have left us on such a nail biting cliff-hanger! What a fandabidozi journey you have taken us on. I can’t wait to find out what is in store for us next.

I truly believe the Gender Game series is an innovative breakthrough into this popular and
imaginative genre. I really don’t want to say too much about the detail of the plot because it’s too good to not find out first hand, so I will keep this brief and to the point.

With fast paced action,
May 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Fortunately these are on kindle unlimited, otherwise I would have stopped reading them. I despise cliff hanger reads that make you buy book after book to get a conclusion to a story. Heads up Bella Forrest or whoever you are.
Mar 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
The first 2 books aren't great but this one is just terrible. It's like it was written for 8-12 year olds.
Erica Warren
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
I'll be honest, this one lagged quite a lot and was not anywhere near as good as the first two. Not a lot happened for about two-thirds of the book, and it almost made up for it in the last third, but it wasn't nearly as action-packed as book two and the plot didn't gain a whole lot of momentum. I understood the need for a lot of time to pass in this book in order for Viggo to heal and the boys to get better, but it sort of felt like nothing was happening. There was no mention of what was happen ...more
Natasha du Plessis
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow a lot of twists that I did not see coming, this series are keeping me glued to the pages.
Great writing, great characters.
Bertha Ivins
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
The story still has me hooked so I guess I will continue with the series
A longer review later. But overall bad experience with this book. Probably the worst in the series so far
Griceli Maldonado Santiago
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Well, that was an interesting ending... Lol Still hooked on this series, still cant put these books down...or well technically my phone down since ive been using the kindle app.
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dystopian
... what to say... Some interesting developments, but the ok plot doesn't make up for the lack of writing. Does Forrest have an editor? I wish I could give examples, but she's constantly overstating things. She tacks on extra words at the end of her sentences that are completely unnecessary. "At this point" was less frequent, but it was replaced with other offending phrases. Violet is gullible, Viggo's personality seems to have changed to make him more mushy so Forrest could write more cheesy ro ...more
Dec 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was amazing! I couldn't say enough good thing about it! :~)
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Lord knows this is one of the hardest reviews to write.

I want to start by saying that the PLOT and WORLD BUILDING in this book series is fantastic - it really leaves you wanting more. In books 1 and 2, the ending cliff hangers were great and were basically the only thing that made me keep picking up the books. I enjoyed the action descriptions and the pacing is brilliant.

HOWEVER. I. Hate. The. Two. Main. Characters. Honestly, Violet and Viggo are possibly the most annoying characters I have e
Jan 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
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“The excitement I had been feeling before we left slowly drained in the long van ride, leaving a nervous tension that seemed to wrap around my spine and spread into my shoulders and neck. There was so much riding on this mission;” 1 likes
“knowing that if Viggo was awake, he would offer some dry comment that would cut through it. I was beyond anxious to have him back—I craved the strength of his arms as he held me, and the surety of his heartbeat under my ear. More than that, I craved the way he just listened. He didn’t always agree with me, but he did listen to me just as” 1 likes
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