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Review: The God Game

The God Game The God Game by Danny Tobey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was quite a page turner of a novel. I found myself really enjoying book and understanding how we could be not too far off from this becoming a reality.

The GOD Game is well fleshed out, rewarding characters in the real world for successful completions of in game challenges... And punishing them when they do not follow through. As we learn more about the AR/AI game, a deeper web of intricacy is woven as we head to the pulse pounding thrills of the final third of the book.

The pace is excellent and the characters are mostly well established. Each character has a solid motivation for participating in the game and has numerous levels of deception to manage. The book definitely had WarGames and Ready, Player One vibes to it, which is an added bonus.

I only had two gripes. I had a hard time sometimes keeping the three main boys, Alex, Charlie, and Peter, straight because they had such generic male names and had similar issues to deal with. The ending felt a little rushed, but it may be to set up a sequel without being obviously baiting.

Definitely recommended for fans of realistic sci fi thrillers. Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for a chance to read and review this book.

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