March 11, 2017

Book Review: The Gender War by Bella Forrest

The Gender War by Bella Forrest
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

After being sorely disappointed by the third book in this series, I tempered my expectations for the next installment. I still found myself a bit disappointed by the end.

Book 3 ended with an unexpected twist. Unfortunately, the big reveal didn't really impact anything. Desmond and her allegiances don't play a role in The Gender War at all. Instead, we follow Violet and Viggo and their fellow liberators as they try to prevent a war between the two nations. Unfortunately, I just don't care what happens to either nation, so I had a hard time sticking with this book.

A lot of my complaints on the previous book continue into this one. There's no real main story arc in the novel. There's very little lead up to the ending action scene/climax. Instead, the book reads as a series of events which Violet and Viggo stumble through before they're dragged into yet another 'epic' battle.

I thought the premise of the first book, The Gender Game, was a little silly, but still enjoyable. I loved the next book which really developed the relationship between Violet and Viggo. I feel like books three and four have lost the spirit which originally attracted me, and I'm just not attached enough to the lead characters to see what happens next. I'm going to have to wish Violet and Viggo the best in their future endeavors and say farewell.

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