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The God Game by Danny Tobey

The God Game reminded me a lot of the movie Ready Player One. The God Game is about a group of teenagers, Kenny, Alex, Vanhi, Charlie, and Peter who start to play the virtual reality game G.O.D. that they found on the dark web. G.O.D. sets each individual on tasks that they must complete, very similar to what other role playing video games have you do to earn prizes, tokens, etc. However, the tasks that G.O.D. asks them to do go from easy to more difficult and darker in nature. The tasks pit them against themselves, each other, and the community.
As I previously mentioned, The God Game reminded me of the movie Ready Player One, so if you liked that movie or the book (which I have not read) than you will most likely like this book. It dives deep in the role playing video game G.O.D. and uses some technical coding language. Although, I struggled a little bit with the coding language, I was still able to follow it. It also takes some time to remember what some of the games names are…

The Witch Elm by Tana French (Audiobook, narrated by Paul Nugent)

Toby is sleeping in his own home when he awakes to a noise in his living room. What is it? He goes to check and finds that he is being robbed by two individuals. He attempts to protect himself when he is knocked out. He is seriously injured. After he is released from the hospital with some serious injuries and long recovery time, he is asked to take care of his Uncle Hugo who is has been diagnosed with a serious illness. Toby goes to Uncle Hugo with his girlfriend Melissa. While they are their and family is visiting two of children discover a body in the witch elm in the backyard of Uncle Hugo's home. Could it be that Toby's robbery of his home is connected to this murder of Dominic, a classmate of Toby's and his family members? Could Toby have killed Dominic back in high school and not remembered it? 

I have to be honest that I was not too fond of this story. I initially picked it up because the back of the book sounded interesting, it had an interesting cover, and a…

Notorious (Max Revere, #1) by Allison Brennan

Max Revere returns back to her hometown per a request of a friends wife. Max is planning on doing a favor for this individual and look further into her friends suicide. However, Max starts to wonder could this suicide possibly be connected to another case. She has also been asked to look into the case of by his mother and father who spoke to Max about the case when she first landed. 

The story line at times can be hard to follow as there are multiple cases/murders that Max is looking into. There is the death of her friend which was ruled a suicide by local police, there is the case that she was spoken to about at the airport, then there is the murder of her friend when she was in high school at Atherton Prep, and then the murder that occurs as the story continues. It can be hard to keep track of each these until you get to the end of the story. 

There is some good character development, although, I did find it to be a bit slow when it came to Max. I also found that the story devel…