I received an advanced copy of THE DIVERS’ GAME by Jesse Ball from Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins. This was a wild and unpredictable read that I truly enjoyed.
Thank you Ecco Press for the free copy!
Here’s my complete review of The Divers’ Game:
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AUTHOR: Jesse Ball
GENRE: Dystopian Fiction
RELEASE DATE: September 10, 2019
COMPARABLE TITLES: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
SUMMARY: The Divers’ Game is the story of a post-modern, dystopian society where citizens are divided into two groups—the quads and the pats. The quads are made up of immigrants, their children, and the people who were formerly known as prisoners. These quads are called such because they’re forced to live in quadrants, within which there are no rules or laws. However, when the quads leave their sanctioned space to enter “real” society, the pats, the “real” citizens, are allowed—and encouraged—to gas the quads at any time. And, to make sure the quads are easily identifiable, they all bare a top hat brand on their cheek as well as a missing thumb on their right hands.
In this barbaric society that claims it doesn’t “believe” in violence, celebrations lead to death, extreme measures are taken just to feel alive, and brutality lurks around every corner.
WHY THIS IS A MUST-READ: This was chilling, pensive, and wildly entertaining, all while being a short and easy read. This book had a very unique voice and an interesting story line which made it really hard to put down. I thoroughly enjoy dystopian fiction and this book did not disappoint!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️—Add this to your must-read list immediately. This is an important and moving book. I highly recommend.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️—This book was entertaining, well-written, and worthwhile. I definitely recommend.
⭐️⭐️⭐️—This book was decent and a good read. I recommend, but do not consider it a must-read.
⭐️⭐️—This book had one or two positive qualities, but overall I do not recommend.
⭐️—This book fell flat in several ways. I do not recommend.
????—A half star for those that fell in between rating levels.
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