Blog Tour Review | Game on: 15 Stories of Wins, Losses, and Everything in Between by Laura Silverman

Game on by Laura  Silverman

Title: Game on: 15 Stories of Wins, Losses, and Everything in Between
Laura Silverman
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A charming and inclusive YA anthology all about games—from athletic sports to board games to virtual reality—from editor Laura Silverman and an all-star cast of contributors.

From the slightly fantastical to the utterly real, light and sweet romance to tales tinged with horror and thrills, Game On is an anthology that spans genre and style. But beneath each story is a loving ode to competition and games perfect for anyone who has ever played a sport or a board game, picked up a video game controller, or rolled a twenty-sided die.

A manhunt game is interrupted by a town disappearing beneath the players’ eyes. A puzzle-filled scavenger hunt emboldens one college freshman to be brave with the boy she’s crushing on. A series of summer nights full of card games leads a boy to fall for a boy who he knows is taken. And a spin the bottle game could end a life-long friendship.

Fifteen stories, and fifteen unforgettable experiences that may inspire readers to start up that Settlers of Catan game again.


I was anticipating a collection of short stories set in the world of sports. This isn’t that. Instead, this is a collection of short stories that span a range of genres, from horror and paranormal to realistic and mystery. There are only a few stories in which sports is mentioned at all, and only one in which it is the central theme. The others use sports or competition as a backdrop to the primary plot of racial prejudice, revenge, people and houses disappearing, or going for the guy you love. Although several board games are mentioned, the game premise is somewhat vague.

I found myself so taken with the world in Game of the Gods by Francesca Zappia, I wish there were a whole book examining it. There were a couple stories that I didn’t think worked as well with the gaming themes, and some that I just didn’t connect with, but overall, I thought this was a fantastic collection! Here, there is truly something for everyone.

About the Author

Laura Silverman is an author and freelance editor and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her MFA in Writing for Children at the New School. Her books include Girl Out of Water, You Asked for Perfect, It’s a Whole Spiel, Recommended for You, Up All Night, and the upcoming Game On. Girl Out of Water was a Junior Library Guild Selection, and You Asked for Perfect was named to best teen fiction lists by YALSA, Chicago Public Library, and the Georgia Center for the Book. You can contact Laura on Twitter @LJSilverman1 or through her website

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Tour Schedule

January 17th
The Book Dutchesses – Interview
Sara Mackenzi Reads – Review & Playlist
Books Are Magic Too – Review

January 18th
Confessions of a YA Reader – Promotional Post
Not In Jersey – Review

January 19th
AndOnSheReads – Review
Stuck in Fiction – Promotional Post
Lily’s Cozy Blog – Review & Favorite Quotes

January 20th
sunnysidereviews– Interview
The Candid Cover – Review & Favorite Quotes
Justice For Readers – Promotional Post

January 21st
Beneath A Thousand Skies – Review
Book Lover’s Book Reviews – Review
Nine Bookish Lives – Promotional Post

January 22nd
Twirling Book Princess – Promotional Post
The Book View – Promotional Post & Mood Board

January 23rd
Kait Plus Books – Interview
HerBookishObsession – Review
Metaphors and Miscellanea – Review

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