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The Revenge Game

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YA Thriller with some romance and mystery
So much heartbreak and important but super serious and sensitive subjects
heavy on the feminist theme
this book sounded like it was gonna be a good read for me but the more and more I read it I just wasn't loving it and it did not deliver for me
No w I am not saying not to read this book bc not every book is for everyone and just bc this one wasn't my cup of tea it might be yours
I like to read for fun and not on too many serious topics and there were way too many parts in this book with hot and heavy serious subjects that I just couldn't enjoy it. it was not a fun book for me.

I am glad that I got the opportunity to read this book thanks to the publisher and Net Galley. THe above is my review/opinion, which is honest and voluntary.

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Another book I think any of my student's would absolutely enjoy! My kids at school are always asking for more mysteries, and I cannot wait to recommend this one!

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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC of "The Revenge Game" by Jordan Taylor. I was looking for a light read, and this (Mostly) fit the bill. The characters were a little fantastical but mostly believeable. The Kings Cup/Queens Cup storyline wasn't one of my favorites but I can see a home for it with the TikTok world. I did like the writing style.

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THE REVENGE GAME is a mystery that is mostly a romance-y type book for most of the novel until closer to the end. There are snippets of the mystery folded into the story, but it’s only revealed right at the very end.

I didn’t find this one to be super fast paced as it felt like it took so long to get to the climax. But, I liked how realistic everything felt with a first love high school type of thinking that Alyson portrayed.

The girls taking revenge on boys who’d used them throughout the book in creative ways was fun to read. I also loved how incredibly supportive every single woman in this book was. Their alliance and commitment to one another made me happy.

I’d give this one a solid 3 stars. I would recommend this one for anyone who like YA mysteries and feminist literature.

Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Revenge? Such a nasty thing – I’m in. The set up of the story was well done while the author added serious topics in a classy way. Alyson is a hopeless romantic who is also a fierce feminist. While she has her head in a romantic cloud, she questions the integrity of her boyfriend. The story is fairly predictable but the ending still churns your gut. There’s no hard core revenge but rather a more useful compromise that as a parent appreciate a lot. A pretty shocking twist unfortunately dropped from nowhere. I would have liked a little more build up or at least more about Alyson’s newfound relationship. Other than that, it’s a solid book that will hopefully open some eyes to ulterior motives.

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This book was enjoyable and easy to read. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and felt they were on point for actual teenagers. There is some sexual content that may be too much for younger teens. All in all, this book would be a great read for mature teenage students.

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Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to review this book.

While there were no big shocks for me in this book, I still flew through it. It was just a compulsively readable little book!

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This was the best book! I read it in one sitting and I just could not put it down! I would definitely recommend this book and look for more titles by this author.

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I really enjoyed this book! The characters are certainly young (high school age) which reflects in both their maturity and their interactions, but the book was engaging throughout. I enjoyed the premise of the Queen's Cup and the more mature themes included in the novel such as sexism, feminism, and setting boundaries. Though the end was pretty predictable, I enjoyed reading this book and am glad I had a chance to take a break from my typical book choices with this one.

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Love a good revenge story and that's what you get with The Revenge Game. Very much a high school YA feminist twist on it, so not a deep philosophical read but fast paced and entertaining one. Enjoyable! I'd recommend it!

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion!

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"The Revenge Game" by Jordyn Taylor is a mixed bag that delivers thought-provoking elements and frustrating dynamics. On the positive side, the book bravely tackles feminist themes, engaging in honest conversations about relationships, sex, and bodies while skillfully dismantling toxic masculinity. However, the characters Riggs and Alyson, flawed in their own ways, make it challenging to connect with or sympathize with them even as the narrative unfolds.

One significant drawback for me was the narrative structure. The foreshadowing of a future event from the beginning and intermittent updates weren’t engaging for me. Instead of building anticipation, it created a sense of detachment, making it difficult to immerse myself in the present story without constantly pondering the impending incident.

The predictability of the climax was disappointing, and despite my wishful thinking, the story unfolded as suspected. The "rescue" scene, while believable in terms of the rescuer and their actions, felt implausible in execution.

As a fan of YA fiction, this novel has left me hesitant about exploring more stories set in high school. While the book had its moments, character dynamics and narrative structure flaws impacted my overall enjoyment. "The Revenge Game" offers a unique blend of feminist exploration but falls short of delivering a genuinely satisfying and immersive reading experience.

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The Revenge Game is a gripping mystery and thriller that seamlessly weaves a feminist twist into its narrative, adding depth and a unique perspective to the genre. From start to finish, the novel captivates with its fast-paced plot, keeping readers on the edge of their seats. The characters are well-developed, and the storyline is both engaging and thought-provoking. I found myself unable to put the book down, as each chapter unfolded with unexpected twists and turns. The blend of suspense and a feminist lens makes The Revenge Game not only super entertaining but also a compelling exploration of justice and retribution. Highly recommended for those who crave a thrilling read with a fresh perspective.

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This was a great mystery/thriller with a feminist twist. Even though I know it was a big part of the story, the emphasis on "hooking up" or that term in general was a bit overused at times. That could also just be my non teen perspective and I think overall, teens will get a kick out of this book!

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First, I want to express my thanks to both #NetGally and Random House/Delacorte Press for the ARC.

So I was sort of excited for this book just based on the plot, However, I HATED Alyson. I can't pinpoint why BUT I just couldn't relate to her on any level. While the book was entertaining, I didn't really appreciate the whole scorned woman turned lesbian side plot. It just played more into the stereo woman scorned stereotype.

However, it was fast pace and I was able to finish it within a day or two.

Again, thank you to Netgalley and the publisher.

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This book makes me so glad I didn't go to private school, as hard as school could be I could always go home to a safe place, I can't imagine living in a situation like what Alyson and Chrissy and all of the other girls went through.

This book shows us how easy it can be to be tricked, how when you're in love or even think you're in love you can ignore red flags that are as big as some small countries and still defend the person waving those flags.

I will say I thought the ending was going to be something totally different, I had all of these theories about how Al or Prentiss were behind what happens to Riggs, but I was so wrong and I love it when a book surprises me with a twist I didn't see coming.

Thank you to Random House Children's, Delacorte Press, and NetGalley for providing a copy of this E-Book, I have voluntarily read and reviewed it and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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I was so excited to get this book! I couldn’t put it down. I loved the twists in this story and the way it centered around girls, and Jessica, reclaiming their power.

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Meh not for me. This plot felt super childish. Sounded like it was going to be good but I did not like it.

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This was a good quick YA thriller/mystery read!
The author had me constantly questioning the characters and what was going to happen next!
The twist that concluded the mystery and the ending of book was very surprising and I enjoyed it!
The story follows Alyson Benowitz, a hopeless romantic high schooler with dreams of becoming a romance writer. She falls into her own seemingly perfect love story, but is it all too good to be true?
The girls soon find out about a game the guys at their co-Ed prep school participate in, the Kings Cup- a competition to see who has the most sexual prowess, and start to question everything & feel used. Resulting in the girls inventing their own version, the Queens Cup, and reclaiming their power.
I recommend reading to see how the girls get their revenge, it won’t disappoint!

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This book took me a while to get into. I'm a little disappointed that it didn't hook me from the start. Alyson got on my nerves from the very start. This isn't a book that I enjoyed and it was painful for me to get through. I wanted to like it, but I just couldn't.

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I was shocked by how quickly I got through this book. Super entertaining, fast paced, witty, everything you want in a book! Every girl needs to read this book! Truly a book I couldn’t put down till the very end!

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