The Dating Game
When a notoriously difficult class for future entrepreneurs leads to three freshmen developing the next “it” app for dating on college campuses, all hell ...more
I have to say... that I'm a sucker for titles...but lately cover love isn't equal to my love of the book!
EEK... unfortunately this book fell super flat for me. I have been having a hard time loving YA novels that I've been requesting lately. Apparently... I'm a picky reader and hard to impress ;).
The plot was a tad predictable in this one. Three students are required to work together on a start up business idea. They all decide to cr ...more
The Dating Game by Kiley Roache is a book about innovation and technology as a group of unlikely partners creates the next big dating app. I love the premise, and the strong woman who can code is empowering. However, the characters and the plot fell flat for me, and I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I had hoped.
The book tells the story of a group of college students who end up creating a groundbreaking dating app after being forced to work together for a class. D ...more
Things I Liked
I love having college settings in books. The characters have more freedom and independence and let the situations be more mature and dramatic.
Girls in STEM fields is always a plus as well - and th ...more
Well, this was pretty fun.
The Dating Game tells the story of three University students that, by process of elimination, end up working together on a group project focusing on entrepreneurship. They must come with an idea and pitch it to their professor, who just so happens to be a a rich millionaire/billionaire (can't remember which). Basically, their teacher is like one of the investors on Shark Tank.
So, after much trial and tribulation the kids come with the idea for Perfect10. Wh ...more
The thing about The Dating Game by Kiley Roache that really gets to me is that I wasn’t ever actually impressed with the novel in any real way. There were things about it that I liked and things that I didn’t like, but nothing ever made me feel any strong emotions barring a rather disgusting display of misogyny about three-fourths of the way through the novel—and wonderfully, this was addressed and called out, so points to the author for that one. But ultimately The Datin ...more
Actual rating 3.75
I thoroughly enjoyed this cute little contemporary. It accurately captured the college vibe and I loved the tech aspects of it. While the characters aren't my all time favorites I was Invested in their relationships and I thought the love triangle played out pretty realistically. Overall this was fun and fast and I had a blast reading it.
My Booktalk - https://youtu.be/7xV3Ae91lU8 ...more
The Dating Game is a very now kind of book. It takes on a dating app for those in college created by three college freshman. They were the last three students left as everyone else grouped up for the most important project of this very hard to get into entrepreneur class. There are two who are hard workers and coders and one who seems like a slacker but is charming. His charm is what gets them through their presentation and sparks the fire to actually create the dating app for real not just for ...more
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This in no way affects my review.
Kiley Roaches has this way of writing novels that makes me wonder if I will like it when I start reading, but then get really invested in the story and root for some of the characters. I have to admit I almost stopped reading in the middle, when the story seemed to be going some way and I was definitely NOT rooting for that particular couple. But the cover is true to the story and that atrocity got resolved ...more
The basic plotline is great – as I said above, the whole idea it revolves around is super intriguing! I think the novel gets a little caught up on subplots and romantic interests for my tastes.
I never felt as a reader that I had the chance to dive beneath the surface of these characters. It’s like the author gave us the icing on the cake – just icing. None of ...more
It felt very... stock. The characters didn't have much depth to them, and the feelings they felt didn't feel real.
The idea of this book was a good one, in this day and age, but it also felt more superficial.
I don't know if that makes sense, but I just couldn't get into this. ...more
This was a fun read,with a great concept! I loved the premise of it I just didn’t like as much as I wanted the characters.There was a romance throughout most of the book that frustrated me a lot!
So the thing about this book is that so many of the fundamentals were just wrong. The concept had so much potential, and the characters had a lot of chemistry and there were so many possibilities. But none of it actually happened.
Individually, I did like the characters quite a bit. But when you put them together, I don’t know, they just weren’t that great. The first few chapters where they were developing the app were a breeze to read, but it started to get really draggy eventually. ...more
I have been a huge fan of Kiley Roache since I read Frat Girl and this book did not disappoint! For me, I did not connect as much with the heart of the story as much as I did in Frat Girl, but that doesn't mean I didn't love or connect with this book.
All three of these characters were terribly interesting to read about. I absolutely loved everything single POV and background that Roache delved into within TDG. She has an incredible love tria ...more
Out of the three main characters my favorite would have to be Roberto. He came from a Mexican background and I found it really interesting to re ...more
Rating- 2.5 out of 5 stars.
*Contains light spoilers*
Whoooooooooo. This book was something else. You know, I was kind of excited for it at first because I loved the idea of college students trying to make it in Silicon Valley. However, it was not good. Not. At. All.
The main characters are Sara, Robbie, and Braden. Sara was by far my favorite of the three. She was determined, hardw ...more
Instead of really delving into the "brogrammar" culture of tech bro companies and how our main character Sara has to navigate the treacherous waters of sexism in the industry, Sara is stuck in a love triangle with our other two main characters. For a large part of the book she's in a relationship with the rather douchey "rich boy" ...more
Novels set in college are one of my FAVORITE things as a reader. There's so much potential for character development, self exploration, new themes and tropes, and just endless possibility really to break out of the traditional YA mold. What's even more excellent is fi ...more
I received this e-ARC from Netgalley! But this won't affect my review in any way!
I'll be honest, this was a strangely addicting book... but I didn't rate it higher because the plot near the end had so much potential... and then it sort of fell flat.
It starts off really fun and it feels like I'm watching a PG-13 sort...more
For the most part, I enjoyed this. The book is a fun read but there ...more
The Dating Game follows the story of 3 college freshmen who develop a new dating app that gathers more attention than they ever intended. From the synopsis, which describes hell breaking loose, I was ready to see the app take off, the consequences of fame, fortune and more...more
Following up on her topical and engrossing debut in last year's Frat Girl, Kiley Roache now gives us a second Warren University novel that she began working on while a student at Stanford, the obvious real-world inspiration for Warren. Reading this one, I feel that this might have been an earlier manuscript that she put on the back burner while getting Frat Girl out there and didn't quite incubate as well as she ...more
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
This book follows three students tasked with creating a product that is the basis of their grade in an entrepreneurial class. As the only 3 freshmen, Braden, a trust fund baby, is paired up with Sara and Robbie. They end up building a dating app that has users rate one another to show who’s truly the fairest of them all. But of course, the founders feel a bit guilty about the objectification the ...more
It really makes you look at what you think is truly important in the connections you have with other people, in friendships, romances and professional standing. ...more