The God Game
You are invited!
COme inside and play with G.O.D.
Bring your friends!
But remember the rules. Win and ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. Lose, you die!
With those words, Charlie and his friends enter the G.O.D. Game, a video game run by underground hackers and controlled by a mysterious AI that believes it’s God. Through their phone-screens and high-tech glasses,...more
Charlie and his friends are seniors in high school. They call ...more
In the G.O.D. game, when you Win, ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE but if you Lose, you DIE.
What a premise to this exciting YA thriller/suspense read where free will and choices in the game have real life consequences. This certainly gave me the Black Mirror vibes in the setting of Ready Player One. I love reading about how people navigate the morality of their actions to gain and advance in life – for every action there is an equal or opposite reaction.
Charlie and his four ...more
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This book is trying to be Ready Player One meets WarGames, as run by Hal 9000s with the gory morality play mentality of The Purge. The God Game is exactly what it sounds like, an invitation-only e-game that is sent to the unwary. If they play and win, all their dreams come true. But if they die in the game, they die in real life-- and there's only one way to stop playing.
Charlie and his friends are initially super into the God Game. They ...more
In all honesty, I requested this book mainly because the blurb said that it’s a lot like Stranger Things and they were right!
I wouldn’t call it a complete ‘fantasy’ but there’s some aspects of fantasy in it.
There’s a group of five friends each dealing with their own problems when two of them (Charlie and Peter) discover this “God Game’. At first they don’t think much about it, they think it’s just someone messing with them behind the screen but then it starts sending ...more
Charlie is a high school senior. When he and his friends get invited to play in an exclusive underground video game called G.O.D. Game, they find it exciting, addictive and exhilarating. They can win gadgets & tech, cash and other cool prizes in real life. But there is a cost.... Players can win cool stuff if they succeed in the game. But, failure can be dangerous. When the game messages become threatening, Charlie and his friends discover that ...more
Charlie and his friends call themselves the Vindicators and they are seniors in high school but not exactly in on the popular ...more
This book was INSANE. I couldn't put it down - I read this while on a cruise, and stopping for our excursions and meals was really hard, because so much was happening and it just kept bringing me back for more!
To recap it in a spoiler-free nutshell, the main characters sign up for an online game with an AI that claims to be "god" and it starts affecting their real lives. Good things ...more
Quick plot ...more
CW: attempted suicide, violence, self harm, depression, blackmail
The God Game is the most peculiar, exciting and brilliant book I've read in a long time.
The writing is perfect, the characters well rounded and so real, so relatable (Alex and Charlie were really perfect) it hurts, the plot captivating and chilling.
Everything starts with a chatbot, the God game, that answer any kind of question, an AI that claims to be God and ...more
Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for this ARC. All thoughts and opinions are mine.
What does it mean to be saved?
I've had a repeating nightmare in the past, where I'm walking down a long hallway, and no matter what door I open, I know there is no way out without even stepping through one of them. I'm sure everyone's had some sort of variation of that dream at some point.
That's how it felt to read The God Game, with all of the anxiety and ...more
A group of five high school students, self proclaimed The Vindicators, stumble upon a dark web game called The God Game. Choosing not to heed the game’s warning - “Win and all your dreams come true. Lose and you die!” - the kids decide to play.
The group is instantly fascinated by the game’s incredible advanced technological features and sophisticated coding. Earning Goldz for a job well done allows them to buy more powers and access new “levels.” But quickly, they also begin to ...more
Some books simply deserve five stars because of how thoroughly and overwhelmingly it hooked me. The God Game by Danny Tobey was definitely one of these, a novel which first captured my attention because of its augmented-reality gaming angle, but soon I found myself completely wrapped up in its other aspects as I ravenously devoured its pages.
Although the story largely follows a group of five gifted teenagers at a Texas ...more
Well, this was quite the ride and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Sometimes sci-fi books can really be hit or miss for me so I'm always a little hesitant to pick them up, however, when I read the synopsis of this one I knew I needed to give it a go. And honestly, I'm really glad I spent my New Years Eve finishing this bad boy because it was HIGHLY entertaining compared to my husband dying on the couch ...more
This book hooks you and becomes an addictive read. The tension and suspense keeps mounting and the ...more
The plot is dazzlingly fast-paced with deftly structured, suspenseful ...more
This book was AMAZING! I literally could not put it down!
It is Ready Player One meets Nerve and will keep you reading until the very last page!
Buy this book when it comes out in 2020!!! You won't regret it!!!
The novel is the story of a group of misfit high school teenagers who are in a computer club. They call themselves The Vindicators. The group consists of outcasts ...more
The G.O.D. Game has rules:
Win and ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. Lose, YOU DIE!
Simple right? It all begins in good fun when the Vindicators, a group of teenage gamers/hackers, enter the game. The game is enticing as it blurs the VR world with their real surroundings. Accomplish a mission and receive spoils in the game and in real life. Sounds great, right? It is, until the game's missions turn cruel, sinister and can result in death - both theirs ...more
The story begins with an innocence, introducing five friends who discover a game that seems like it might be fun even though there are veiled warnings about what may happen. It doesn’t take ...more
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The God Game was so much more than I thought it would be when I read the synopsis. This was a very fast paced Sci-Fi fantasy. The structure of the book reminded of James Patterson. Short 3-6 page chapters ending with a cliff hanger ratcheting up the tension and compelling you to keep reading. This does not mean the The God Game is strictly plot focused. The story speaks to who we are as a society, our ...more
One heck of a ride and I can see this being popular on the big screen.
Just a warning-you do have to completely let go of reality. Being sci-fi genre, most times that is usually the case. But with this one, it's a must or you will miss the intensity of some of the most crazy and intense scenes.
Highly recommend if you need to escape this world for a bit.
ARC provided by NetGalley
This is definitely a book for a reader like me. I LOVE gaming books. I was never a huge, avid gamer, but I certainly did love ...more
The Gods have assembled before you in ritual and they have designated a task.
Will you play the game or will you live a simple life?
Is your answer so clear cut or do you long for adventure? Is everything going perfect in your life or is there something you wish to change?
Dơ yợu loņg fͅởŕ exͅçiͅťẽment?ͅ ͅÁͅrè yoů ͅşeeͅkįng a ȓushͅ?
Is there an end?
Is leave possible?
Welcome to The God Game.
Five teens, not quite outcasts yet not in the popular crowd, make up a group of misfit ...more
"That's insane," Kenny said, as they turned the corner. "If that's how morality works, Donald Trump will be our next president.”