The God Game

The God Game

You are invited!
Come inside and play with G.O.D.
Bring your friends!
It’s fun!
But remember the rules. Win and ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE.™ Lose, you die!

With those words, Charlie and his friends enter the G.O.D. Game, a video game run by underground hackers and controlled by a mysterious AI that believes it’s God. Through their phone-screens and high-tech glasses, the teens’ realities blur with a virtual world of creeping vines, smoldering torches, runes, glyphs, gods, and mythical creatures. When they accomplish a mission, the game rewards them with expensive tech, revenge on high-school tormentors, and cash flowing from ATMs. Slaying a hydra and drawing a bloody pentagram as payment to a Greek god seem harmless at first. Fun even.

But then the threatening messages start. Worship me. Obey me. Complete a mission, however cruel, or the game reveals their secrets and crushes their dreams. Tasks that seemed harmless at first take on deadly consequences. Mysterious packages show up at their homes. Shadowy figures start following them, appearing around corners, attacking them in parking garages. Who else is playing this game, and how far will they go to win?

And what of the game’s first promise: win, win big, lose, you die? Dying in a virtual world doesn’t really mean death in real life—does it?

As Charlie and his friends try to find a way out of the game, they realize they’ve been manipulated into a bigger web they can’t escape: an AI that learned its cruelty from watching us.

God is always watching, and He says when the game is done.

Title:The God Game
Edition Language:English
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    The God Game Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    It wasnt the best example of the fantasy genre but surprisingly this book hooked me from the beginning, glued to my fingers, captured my mind even its quite mash up of Stranger Things concept waltz wi...

  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)

    5 Black Mirror-esque Vibe Stars for The God Game ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐The G.O.D. Game has rules: Win and ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. Lose, YOU DIE! Simple right? It all begins in good fun when the Vindicator...

  • Katie B

    Even though I don't read science fiction very often and don't consider myself a gamer (my Atari/Nintendo/Super Nintendo playing experience in the 80s and 90s doesn't count right?), I actually enjoyed ...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    It's genuinely such a shame when a book that you anticipated so strongly lets you down, especially when the premise is this great! The plot alone had me thinking The God Game had to be at least halfwa...

  • Nenia ? Aspiring Evil Overlord ? Campbell

    Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || PinterestThis book is trying to be Ready Player One meets WarGames, as run by Hal 9000s with the gory morality play mentality of The Purge. The God Game ...

  • Nursebookie

    The God Game by Danny TobeyIn the G.O.D. game, when you Win, ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE but if you Lose, you DIE. What a premise to this exciting YA thriller/suspense read where free will and choices i...

  • Zainab

    You can find this review hereIn all honesty, I requested this book mainly because the blurb said that its a lot like Stranger Things and they were right!I wouldnt call it a complete fantasy but theres...

  • Monica

    Solid YA "fantasy"! Similar to Ready Player One except this is set in our current time. I enjoyed the characters and their individual struggles. Although they wanted to be a team, calling themselves T...

  • Carrie

    The God Game by Danny Tobey is a science fiction thriller that really had an overall horror vibe to it as well with the events getting darker and darker. Ive seen this one compared to Ready Player One...

  • Faith

    I dont think that I am the intended audience for this YA book. I am not a gamer and I understand nothing about coding. I skipped over the parts that talked about computer code. Nevertheless, I enjoyed...