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The Gender Lie by Bella Forrest
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it was amazing
bookshelves: 5-stars, kindle-unlimited, 2017, f, favorite
Recommended 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'll just talk about the characters for now. Violet is still just as amazing as ever. The best thing about her is she is growing up. She was kind of bratty and rude. But she has realized that people love her and she needs to start thinking about other people besides herself. Well, I suppose she has always thought about others but it was in a selfish kind of way, if that makes any sense. She searches people out because she wants to not because she needs too. She doesn't use people anymore.

Then we have Viggo. He really pissed me off in the beginning but turned it around very quickly. He is very Patrian, which explains his ego, but I'm starting to realize that he is so much more than that. He is so kind and generous. He is patient with Violet and her brother. He only wants to protect those that he loves. And I love the relationship he has with Violet. He loves her for who she is. He doesn't try to change her. I can swoon about them for days.

Imma recommend that you don't read past this point. Spoilers for days after this. I'm not going to tag it because it'll be a lot. So I'm letting you know now. So don't get mad if you read it and get the story spoiled. I warned you.

Desmond is the leader of the Liberators. At first I was like okay, she is decent so far. Seems to be an honest person. Well about halfway or a little more through, I realized that is soooo not good. She reminds me of Coin from The Hunger Games . Desmond is honest when she sees it as a good reason to be. She is a manipulator and a psychopath. There were several parts in the book where I couldn't even read. I just sat there like a fool, my mouth opened with shock. In fact one of my notes simply reads this: Desmond is a bitch . I'm quite clever really.

Poor poor Tim. He is trying so hard to be a person instead of the monster he thinks he is. He is Violet's brother and was one of the thousands of boys that were experimented on. He has cat like reflexes but it messed up his nervous system. So touch of any kind is painful to him. Even wearing clothes bothers him. I love the relationship between him and Violet. She cares so deeply for him and he cares just as deeply for her. He felt so bad when he hit her in his rage of being touched. My heart just ached and ached.

The last 20% of this book was INSANE. I couldn't read fast enough. I'm just at a loss for words at how crazy this story has gotten. And that ending. Cliffhanger for days. February, please hurry! Also, if you stuck around for this long, thank you! I know that long reviews can be a bit tedious to get through but I am just so excited about this book and this series as a whole. I can't help but write a crazy amount. Maybe it would help if I learned how to put GIFs in.
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Reading Progress

December 11, 2016 – Shelved
December 11, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
January 7, 2017 – Started Reading
January 7, 2017 –
January 8, 2017 –
79.0% "I so called this! I KNEW IT!!"
January 8, 2017 – Shelved as: 5-stars
January 8, 2017 – Shelved as: kindle-unlimited
January 8, 2017 – Finished Reading
February 8, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
September 17, 2017 – Shelved as: f
September 17, 2017 – Shelved as: favorite

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