May SST: Genius- The Game Review + Giveaway!!!

Posted May 8, 2016 by Nori in Book Reviews, Giveaway, Street Team / 3 Comments


I’m so excited to be featuring Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout as part of the Sunday Street Team!


I really enjoyed this book. Imagine three teens, living in three very different places around the world, who are best friends. They met online, because they’re all geniuses in their respective fields- coding, spying, and engineering. While they’ve never met in real life, they act like family.

One day, they find out about THE GAME. It’s an opportunity for teenagers to compete in a competition where they will have access to any technology they could possibly want. It’s a dream come true- and they all end up going to the competition and meeting for the first time.

I found it fascinating to learn about each of the characters. Rex is an incredible hacker, and has been working on a secret project for years in order to find his missing brother. Tundre lives in Nigeria, and can build almost any machine out of scrap metal and other junk he finds. Painted Wolf is a blogger who specializes in exposing corruptions in China. They all are so different and it was a great learning experience for me because they grew up in very different environments than me. I always love reading about people who have lived totally different lives than me.

When the dynamic trio meet in person for the first time, they realize that they are in over their heads. They each have an agenda other than the game, but with the game holding such high stakes, will they be able to do everything they need? I guess you’ll have to wait and read Genius: The Game to find out.

Overall I enjoyed this book and give it 3.5/5stars.

About the Author

Leopoldo Gout is the producer behind many films including Days of Grace, which A.O. Scott of the New York Times called “a potent and vigorous film.” He is also a writer, artist, and filmmaker. Leopoldo is currently involved in various film and television projects including major adaptations of the Alex Cross series, with the author James Patterson and the upcoming film adaption of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.

Now, it’s your turn to participate in THE GAME. I am challenging YOU to collect all of the words by going to all of the Sunday Street Team posts for this month. Are you up for the challenge?

There’s no pressure of course- except, you know, the whole world’s fate is resting on your shoulders. 😉

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___. ___, ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___, ___ ___, “world’s going ___ ___, ___ ___. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___.”

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The Schedule

Date Name Blog URL
5/1/2016 Amber Mann
5/1/2016 Emily Hughes Http://
5/1/2016 Nicole Lynn Hoefs
5/1/2016 Victoria
5/1/2016 Sierra
5/8/2016 Wren
5/8/2016 Heather DeFilippis
5/8/2016 Annalisse
5/8/2016 The Book Jar Blog
5/8/2016 Nori
5/15/2016 Lynette
5/15/2016 Lila Harrison
5/15/2016 Jessica
5/15/2016 Karen Blue
5/22/2016 Ameenah
5/22/2016 Em
5/22/2016 J.A. Jimenez
5/22/2016 Rochelle
5/29/2016 Meleika
5/29/2016 MC
5/29/2016 Coley
5/29/2016 Bayy
5/29/2016 Wesaun

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3 responses to “May SST: Genius- The Game Review + Giveaway!!!

  1. Kathleen P

    This book sounds really interesting. I love thrillers and add in these characters and I’m game!

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