Manhattan GRE Books Review – #1 Book in GRE Test Prep

Manhattan GRE Books (Manhattan GRE Strategy Guides) comes with set of 8 GRE Test prep books. When Manhattan set of GRE books were published, it was a game changer.

This book is Ranked #1 in Top 9 GRE Test Prep Books Tracker.

Manhattan GRE Books Review

manhattan gre books review
Manhattan GRE Prep Books Review

Manhattan Prep GRE Set of 8 Strategy Guides  is written by Manhattan Test Prep’s 99th percentile GRE instructors.

Manhattan GRE strategy guides contains

  • Detailed GRE prep lessons
  • Strategies for question formats that will appear on the revised GRE

There are total of 8 GRE books.

There is  book to cover major sections of GRE Test

  1. The Algebra GRE Strategy Guide
  2. The Fractions, Decimals, & Percents GRE Strategy Guide
  3. The Geometry GRE Strategy Guide
  4. The Number Properties GRE Strategy Guide
  5. The Word Problems GRE Strategy Guide
  6. The Quantitative Comparisons & Data Interpretation GRE Strategy Guide
  7. The Reading Comprehension & Essays GRE Strategy Guide
  8. The Text Completion & Sentence Equivalence GRE Strategy Guide

The Quantitative Comparisons & Data Interpretation guide provides students the understanding necessary to attack each of these unique question types.

For the verbal section, the Text Completion & Sentence Equivalence guide provides a comprehensive approach to the GRE’s vocabulary questions, while the Reading Comprehension & Essays guide equips students with the critical tools and strategies needed to master these portions of the test.

Also, when you buy Manhattan Prep GRE Set of 8 Strategy Guides, you will get access to 6 of Manhattan GRE’s online practice exams.

Unlike other GRE Test prep books, there is one book for dedicated for a section. Each book covers test prep concepts in detail.

Manhattan GRE Book Reviews

Barron’s GRE Book were #1 GRE Test Prep book in India. You would find several student around campus walking around with Barron’s GRE book when I was in studying Bachelor’s degree. But, that’s slowly changed and now most students buy Manhattan GRE Strategy Guides.

Considering the volume of contents one has to read, buying the book WILL NOT boost your GRE test score. Test Takers need to study with a end goal in mind.

But, this book is comprehensive. If you buy all the books from Manhattan GRE series, along with Official GRE Guide, you don’t have to buy any other set of GRE books for improving test score and practice.

At first, it may look overwhelming, but if you create a study plan to cover each topics from all 8 books, you should be able to complete all the book from Algebra to Text and sentence Completion within 30 to 60 days.

Review –  Text Completion & Sentence Equivalence GRE Strategy Guide contains

  • Introduction to Revised GRE
  • Test Completions
    • Drill Sets
    • Solutions
  • Sentence Equivalence
    • Drill Sets
    • Solutions
  • Learning Vocabulary
  • Idioms and Metaphorical Language
    • Drill Set
    • Solutions
  • Appendix A – Roots List, Prefixes
  • Appendix B – 1000 words for the GRE

1,000 words for GRE is listed with Word  is same as 500 Essential Words for GRE, but flashcards contains additional information about each word.

As you can see each book contains fundamental principles, important techniques, several practice problems and 1 year of access to 6 online practice questions.

Overall Manhattan Prep GRE Set of 8 Strategy Guides is second best book available in the market for GRE test prep (next to official GRE test prep guide).

All the 8 books will come to $75, unlike other one comprehensive GRE test prep book for $15 – $20.

Video Review: Manhattan GRE Books

I strongly recommend Manhattan Prep GRE Set of 8 Strategy Guides for GRE Test prep. If you can’t afford to spend $75, you can buy individual books (about $18) depending on your GRE section that needs improvement.

Hope, this Manhattan GRE Books Review is useful.  If you have any questions about the book, post them below in comments below.


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  1. Hi,

    I have got Manhattan Prep GRE Set of 8 Strategy Guides, 2nd Edition. Do i need to buy the 3rd edition of the same ? It would be of great help if any one could suggest.

    Thanks and Regards,
    Nidhi Sipehia

  2. You don’t need to buy all the books for gaining access to the six practice tests any one will suffice..
    I heard some bad reviews about “Text Completion & Sentence Equivalence Guide ” but “Reading Comprehension & Essays Guide” is awesome …!
    Also I am thinking of purchasing
    Quantitative Comparisons & Data Interpretation guide in kindle edition .. heard that it contains very less practice problems .. and is just useful for rookies..
    But to summarize… Among all the other tomes Manhattan is supercoolawesome ..!

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