Stay Away From This One! | The Gamer’s Guide To Getting The Girl by Kristine Scarrow [ book review ]

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The Gamer’s Guide To Getting The Girl

Author: Kristine Scarrow

Genre: Young Adult > Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Dundurn

Published: July 16, 2019

Format Read: eBook on Kindle

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Book Blurb

Strategy is everything when it comes to gaming — and girls.

Zach is used to living in a world of legendary battles, epic journeys, and life-or-death situations. As a gamer, he is hard-wired for adventure, even though it’s from the comfort of his parents’ couch. But nothing has prepared him for battling the biggest storm in Saskatchewan’s history.

On top of this, Zach has finally met the girl of his dreams, but he finds himself helping everyone else stay safe while his best friend spends time with her. What Zach doesn’t realize is that love always finds its way when you’ve found the right person and are ready to risk it all to save the day.

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About The Author


Taken from Goodreads:

I’m the author of the young adult novels “Throwaway Girl”, “If This Is Home”, “The 11th Hour”, and “The Gamer’s Guide to Getting the Girl” (Dundurn Press).

Although I do some freelance writing, editing, and facilitating workshops, writing books is the ultimate for me!

I have a special interest in writing as a healing art and I want others to discover how writing can be a useful tool to help heal and grow. I have the privilege of working as the writer-in-residence at a local hospital as part of their Healing Arts program.

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, I am married and have three awesome kids, two dogs, and a chaotic but enriching life!

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TLDR: Don’t bother reading this book!

📚 Series? No.
📚 Genre? Contemporary Romance.
📚 Read for?
💬 Alphabet Soup Letter G
💬 Nerd Daily Prompt #13 – Title Starts with Letter G or K
📚 Cliffhanger? No.

⚠ Content Warnings : Being trapped inside a mall.
⚠ Book Tags :  Gamer. Adventure.

When you give me a book with a premise of a cute nerdy romance, I swear I’ll go crazy. It sounds so cute and fluffy and exactly what I would adore. So, I was so excited to jump into getting this book.

And then I read it.
And it was a disappointment.

What a shame.
And what a waste of time.

This book is not a romance. This is a story about people getting stuck inside the mall and all the adventures they encountered just to get out.

Not only that, the small aspect of romance that you can get is just so bad. The so-called hero here is such a bratty kid. He is so pretentious and acts so weird towards this girl he likes, with very sexist prejudices, like a girl cannot become a gamer.

Somehow, in this book, they develop a romance without even getting to talk (?!?!) and I really felt like I was deceived something that I did not ask for based both on the cover and the blurb.

Meh. This book is such a waste of time. Don’t bother reading.

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My Book Rating Breakdown

🌼 Blurb:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Main Character:⭐☆☆☆☆
🌼 Significant Other: ⭐☆☆☆☆
🌼 Support Characters:⭐☆☆☆☆
🌼 Writing Style:⭐☆☆☆
🌼 Character Development:⭐☆☆☆☆
🌼 Romance: ☆☆☆☆☆
🌼 Pacing: ⭐☆☆☆☆
🌼 Ending: ⭐☆☆☆☆
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐☆☆☆☆
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐☆

Final Rating: | 1.45/5

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♡ , Yna the Mood Reader

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One thought on “Stay Away From This One! | The Gamer’s Guide To Getting The Girl by Kristine Scarrow [ book review ]

  1. I think elements like this are why I never watched that TV show…oh, what the heck is it called? I know you know…I’d look it up but I’m feeling a trifle lazy today…


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