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The Gender War

(The Gender Game #4)

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Continue Violet and Viggo's journey in the ELECTRIFYING fourth book of The Gender Game series!
Kindle Edition, 401 pages
Published February 9th 2017
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Libbie Buchele
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
Getting weaker

Only George RR Martin should do a series of more than three books. This could have been wrapped up by now. I don't think the pov's in this story really work - the voices of the two characters are too similar, so it just makes the story more awkward, especially since their two societies seem so similar that there's no interesting reactions to each society
samantha  (books-are-my-life20)
Ugh! This series is a nail biter! It gets better and better!! Every book is excellent There was constant action and drama that kept me on the edge of my seat! and Virgo and Violet's romance isn't cheesy and it doesn't overwhelm the story,. This writer just has a way of pulling you in and keeping you interested. but i will be putting this series to the side for a bit so i don't to tired of it.
Katie Sue
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really really liked this book. It was great! Its action packed and I love how they built more on Viggo and Violets relationship. You really grow to love those two! It definitely ended on a cliffhanger though sooooo I can't wait to read the next one!!!!
LM
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
I had to finally DNF. This series is everywhere. One minutes it's engaging and exciting, the next... it's SO incredibly boring i won't read more than 2 or 3 pages for DAYS. Plus, the characters can't figure their shit out. One minute they are strong and courageous, the next they are sniveling little pussies.

I just am finally done, which is sad bc I wish I knew how it all settled.
Kayla
Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I feel this series is getting weaker but we're half way there.
Jayme Teague gauthier
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just love Violet and Viggo!
lacy
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you haven't read the first three books, it would be best to not read this review, as things might get spoiled. Don't say I didn't warn you!

4.5 stars!


tw: death, bombings, derogatory comments towards women (often challenged but not always)

This series just keeps getting better and better, even though I rated this particular book lower then the first 3 (three). In 2016, I was a little liberal with my 5 (five) stars. I just gave them out all willy nilly. Well not anymore. This book was great
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Bryn
May 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star
Uh so yeah. This one was also bad. On the bright side, I'm over halfway through the series now. On the extra bright side, I'm not sure the library I'm going to even has the next one, so maybe I'll forget about these dumb things and not have to read one ever again.

The worldbuilding is still so bad, and it this point it's making me cringe. New things, like heloships and news tickers, are introduced despite having never been mentioned before and don't have much relevance to the story. Things from
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Beth Martin
Mar 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian
After being sorely disappointed by the third book in this series, I tempered my expectations for the next installment. I still found myself a bit disappointed by the end.

Book 3 ended with an unexpected twist. Unfortunately, the big reveal didn't really impact anything. Desmond and her allegiances don't play a role in The Gender War at all. Instead, we follow Violet and Viggo and their fellow liberators as they try to prevent a war between the two nations. Unfortunately, I just don't care what
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Scarlett
Mar 22, 2017 rated it liked it
So I have mixed feelings about this book and really this series in general. I feel like it started out strong, I actually really like the story and characters for the most part. But each book gets weaker, simply because the story is so dragged out. I found myself skimming a lot. This could easily have been a trilogy and I would have been much happier. But now there's at least one more book after this one and I really really hope she doesn't continue dragging this out because I will lose ...more
Judy Lewis
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ABSOLUTELY RIVETING !!!
Title: The Gender War
Series: The Gender Game
Designation: Book Four of Series, Full-Length Novel (App 400 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 single release in
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Aryana Parmar
OMG, THIS WAS SUCH A GOOD BOOK AND I AM GOING TO CRY THE ENDING IT'S SO SAD EVERYTHING IS SO SAD BUT I LOVE THIS BOOK AND EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS SERIES BECAUSE IT IS SO SO GOOD AND I'M CRYING RIGHT NOW!!! OMG, I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!

Viggo and Violet and Ms. Dale and Henrik and Owen and Amber and Quinn and Jay and Tim and Thomas and King Maxen and Tabitha and Desmond and Elena and Ashabee and everyone I actually thought that there was a good character trait in everyone even if they are
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Mikayla
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As good as ever, can't wait to get my hands on the next one.
Alease
Dec 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
after a month of struggling through this book it finally gets exciting again, then end it in the middle of the action.
Donna
May 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Violet
I really like Violet. She is determined to do the right things and also to protect the people that she cares about. She is a strong heroine up against choices that have no real good answer. Somebody is always gonna get hurt.

Viggo
I like Viggo a lot. He is definitely better than Leo from the first book. I love that he is honorable and also tries to do the right things.

the ending
I do enjoy the plot idea but it seems to me that they keep doing the same things and expecting a different
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Suey_Library
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Surprise Surprise - I actually am still invested in this series comrades, and whoah, what is this, a little more pleased one would think with a rating above a three? Yep. I think something peaked my fancy a bit more. There was something a bit more edgy, more brutality, dare I say actual world building with great character dynamic in The Gender War that really made this a tidbit more exciting. Honestly, if this had been done the first round, I could only imagine what the series actual potential ...more
Robbi Leah  Freeman
Dec 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Entire series read before review. 3 1/2 stars This series was a fun distraction but way to unrealistic. Basically there are two sides the male and female. Gender relations bad and several groups fighting throughout books.
The author has a firm grasp on fighting scenes but love/relationship scenes are forced. Characters are well done. But these characters get the crap beat out of them, including one with a fractured skull but are out fighting almost immediately, even though they are supposed to
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Karley
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After experiencing a boring part in the book, The Gender War, I am happy to have powered through the boring and come to find that the ending was terrific! I really enjoyed this book!
I highly recommend this series!!! :~)
Amanda Cimorell
Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
I decided to pick this series and start it back up. The problem is, the beginning of the books literally picks up where the last one ends, making it so they all run together.

There at least was some character development and we got to see more of the side characters (Owen, Amber, Ms Dale, and the new guy Jeff) get some development too. I am particularly liking Owen and Jeff. I am also liking Viggo much better, but he character seems to be different with every book. And don't get me started on
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Dee/ bookworm
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait for the next one!!
Mandy Day
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-reads
Holy cow! Can things get any crazier?
Chris Jones
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Stronger with each book

This series just gets better. I never know where the story will lead next. I can't stop reqding this series.
Shannon White
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing!!

Another amazing read! I just love all the action and wondering what will happen next! I cant wait to read the next one!
Katie_Living_in_Bookland
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys a great dystopian series
WHAT! YOU DO NOT END A BOOK LIKE THAT! I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS!
I know I only have to wait two weeks for the next book, I've waited much long than that, but why? I need it right now because that ending was just awful (in a good way), and there's so much at stake and I just need to know that my babies are going to be okay. Is that too much to ask?
The Gender War start off immediately where the last book left us. Violet and Viggo have been taken by the queen and now are being prepared for
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Melissa
Dec 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
Couldn't even finish it.
Ms. Forrest clearly had no editor on this.
There were far to many contradictions just in the first half that I did finish...
(Violet saying she had never driven before when there was the big scene in book one about her figuring out how to drive a motorcycle.
And in one scene Viggo referred to the fact that it seemed they'd been in a security room for hours since they had no way to see outside. 2 sentences later they say there were so many cameras that they could see every
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Samantha Corkin
Aug 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
The ending of book 3 was another cliff hanger, but book 4 started right where it ended. Viggo was in a jail cell and Violet was been kept captive by the queen. They both get rescued by an unexpected person, where they then go on another adventure into the green to try and escape and get to Patrus to save the king, where they come across another problem.

I read this after reading a great book so I expected myself in a way to not enjoy this book. But it’s now got to the stage in the series where I
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Michelle McPherson
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Gender War- Gender Game bk4

Yet again I am left sitting and waiting anxiously for the next book to see where are characters go next. This book upped their disaster takes immensely and leaves you wondering, where can they really go from here? I can't wait to see!
This book will bring about some laughter and some tears. Be prepared to sit on the edge of your chair, wondering who will live and who will die. As anyone knows, any war, does not leave all of your favorite people intact.
Minor
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Jade Marie
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Intense can not even cover this book!! The war is on and it had me holding my breath through out the whole book!! Violet has done a lot of growing up through these books and it is refreshing to see her lead like she does.
I can not wait until the other book is released!! I am sitting on pins and needles wondering and guessing what will be happening next!!
As always Bella, you took this book way past my expectations and delivered a wonderful, exciting, heart pounding page turner!!!
Craig Colvin
Apr 19, 2018 rated it liked it
My opinion of this series drops with each subsequent book. The main character Violet gets more annoying in her decision making, choosing stupid choices because of her "need" to keep her brother or Viggo safe. This "need" is getting worse and more unrealistic the more the series goes on. It is also becoming just more of the same. Violet makes a stupid decision, as a result someone gets captured or needs rescued, there is a big fight, the person gets rescued. Rinse, repeat.
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“way to escape. When I’d been a warden of Patrus, clearing my head had been easy, even normal for the days I’d spent ignoring my feelings, scraping by in the dull everyday routine. But since Violet, I’d been getting used to having a direction and a purpose in my life again… and a choice. So I was having a hard time letting all of this go. At first, I’d thought our arrest was due to the natural confusion” 2 likes
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