Book Review: Numbers Game by Rebecca Rode

25131711Title: Numbers Game

Author: Rebecca Rode

Series: Numbers Game #1

Publisher: Diamond Patch Press

Release Date: March 10, 2015

Book Summary:

Treena is nervous for Rating Day. A single number will brand her forever—a valuable citizen, or a pathetic waste of space. Her top-Rated boyfriend is confident their scores will coincide so they can attend the academy together. But when the big day arrives, her true number shocks everyone.

To get her life and boyfriend back, she must go undercover and expose a military spy. Doesn’t sound too hard, except that someone wants her dead. And then there’s Vance, the mysterious soldier with a haunted past and beautiful brown eyes. Together, they discover a dark numbers conspiracy, one that shatters the nation’s future. Treena must join up with Vance if she is to survive the dangerous game of numbers—and the terrible war that rages within her heart

Wow. I didn’t expect this book to be so amazing when I picked it up, but it was! The story quickly drew me in, and the pacing and suspense kept me wondering what would happen next. The only thing I didn’t like about this book was that the ending is somewhat a cliff-hanger ending.

Treena and Vance are amazing characters. It was a little odd at first to switch between two first person perspectives, but the symbols at the beginning of the chapters helped me know which character’s point of view to expect, and I quickly got accustomed to it. Treena and Vance intrigued me from the start, and as time went on, I became very invested in them as characters and enjoyed seeing them grow as they faced challenge after challenge. There were also a great cast of supporting characters.

The world they lived in was described in a way that it flowed seamlessly with the story, something I really appreciated after the last book I reviewed struggled so much in that area.

I loved this book and can’t wait until I can read the next book.

Rating: 5 stars – I loved it!!!

Content: clean – some violence

Source: Review Copy

This book can be purchased from Amazon.


  1. Karen Hansen says:

    Numbers game sounds great. Putting it on my budget list.

  2. Girl Club says:

    I was amazed at how close it resembles our society, there were lots of hidden messages that makes one think about how we treat each other according to their appearances and where we believe people fit in our society. I loved the references to “rate enhancers.” So true. Our day we are pretty obsessed with our looks. Well written review. Well written book.

  3. I love when a book is so surprising like that! Great review. 🙂

  4. I have been meaning to read more reviews of this book. It does sound like a good book but a lot of people have said it is too similar to some of the mainstream books which I know some will enjoy but perhaps this one is not for me.