Title: The Voting Game
Author: Peter Gulgowski
Publication date: 06 March 2018
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
In the year 2084, Every Interaction Counts.
Darrius Young’s sixteenth birthday brings a harsh reality: It’s time to join the Voting Game. Playing is mandatory and each day may be his last.
In this bleak future’s society, citizens rate their interactions with one another. Highest scorers are members of an elite upper class. An average score means you can keep playing.
Fall below average? You are taken and killed by the government entity known only as The Bureau.
Darrius has prepared his whole life for this challenge, knowing the reality he will soon face — especially after the death of his mother to the game.
But despite preparation, he’s losing — and not just the Game. Suddenly the people he loves are getting brutally downvoted and taken by the Bureau. It’s soon clear there’s a target on his back, drawn there by the Bureau itself. And Darrius has no idea why.
In a frantic race against time against a society that’s already sentenced him to death, can Darrius save himself and those around him before it’s too late?
In a world where every interaction is being counted, The Voting Game is like The Hunger Games meet The Purge.
To be honest, I’m scared if I will like the book, but reading the first chapter took all of my fear and hesitations. Just by reading the first few lines in the story I definitely know that this book will be super hecka awesome. And after reading the book… I could say that it really is awesome.
The characters are well-developed in the story especially Darrius and Jada. The two really did a great job in showing and teaching us what siblings and family can do to protect each other in times of danger.
I love how unpredictable the book is. It is the kind of book that you will really think of what will happen. Think of who really did this things. Who in the right person have the capacity to do such horrible things.
There is also an aspect in the book where it will open up our eyes how the government works nowadays. That even the President thinks only of what good he/she will gain, not minding the people in our society.
I also love how people reciprocate the good things that we did to them. That doing simple things can lead and help a person big time. That people don’t mind what the consequences they will get as long as they can help each other.
All I could say is that Peter FREAKING nailed in writing the last part. I love how that cliffhanger took me by surprise and how I didn’t see that coming.
Lastly, if you are having a reading slump and looking for a fantastic book to read, I suggest that The Voting Game is the RIGHT BOOK that you should read.
About the Author
Peter Gulgowski was born and raised in a suburb in Wisconsin. He began writing at the age of fourteen during a study hall session in which he had already finished his homework. Several years later, his debut novel, The Government, would become published. Mr. Gulgowski remains a student, with hopes of becoming a full-time writer.
Inspired by authors such as J.K. Rowling, John Green, Veronica Roth, and so many others, Gulgowski hopes one day to join their ranks in inspiring the next generation of storytellers.
His latest novel, ‘The Voting Game’ became the #1 New Release in Teen & Young Adult LGBT Issues Fiction and is his fourth bestselling book. Currently, he is working on several new novels to be released later in 2018.
For the giveaway, multiple winners will be drawn. 1 winner will receive a paperback copy of The Voting Game (US residents only), and 5 winners will receive a digital copy of the book (international residents).
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BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE:
09 April (Monday)
- The Voting Game blog tour launch
- Review from Not Just Fiction
- Review and feature post from The Hufflepuff Nerdette
- Review from The Youngvamp’s Haven
10 April (Tuesday)
11 April (Wednesday)
12 April (Thursday)
- Review from The Little Miss Bookworm
- Review from Wanders Between Pages
- Review from Rambling of a Book Nerd
13 April (Friday)
- Review and feature post from The Backwards Bookshelf
- Review from Legenbooksdary
- Review from BookMyHart
14 April (Saturday)
- Author interview with Peter Gulgowski