Friday, May 19, 2017

Five top YA novels about dangerous games

At the BN Teen Blog Eric Smith tagged five great YA novels about dangerous games, including:
Genius: The Game, by Leopoldo Gout

Told in shifting points of view with a cast of wonderfully diverse characters, Gout’s surprising debut is one of the most underrated books of 2016. If you slept on this one…well, I’d like to fix that. The youngest and wealthiest tech CEO in the world invites geniuses from all over the planet to compete in a massive competition, and Rex (a Mexican American hacker), Tunde (an prodigal inventor from Nigeria), and Painted Wolf (a high-profile activist from China, a la Anonymous), team up to win the biggest prize: a way out of their current lives, and access to the most advanced technology that exists. But the game is far more complicated than any of them can imagine. This book is loaded with sharp wit, major thrills, and twists and betrayals at every turn. If you missed out, be sure to pick it up.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue