Review of Rite of Revelation

Delightful craft. Expanding world. Flawed but growing characters. These phrases well summarize Rite of Revelation by Sarah Negovetich. SUMMARY (from back): Before you Stands the Future. The Cardinal plans to execute seventeen-year-old Rebecca Collins, just as soon as he gets what he needs to solidify his rule over the United Territories. Faced with certain death, Rebecca discovers not everyone is under the Cardinal’s control. A new … Continue reading Review of Rite of Revelation

Review of Rite of Rejection

Amazing writing. Evolving characters.  Engaging plot twists. This is how I summarize Sarah Negovetich’s debut novel, Rite of Rejection. SUMMARY: Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can’t wait for her Acceptance. A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she’s shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony. A life … Continue reading Review of Rite of Rejection

Review of Girl of Fire and Thorns

 How do we really know what to believe? This summarizes The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. Summary: Once a century, one person is chosen for greatness. Elisa is the chosen one. But she is also the younger of two princesses. The one who has never done anything remarkable, and can’t see how she ever will. Now, on her sixteenth birthday, she has become the secret wife … Continue reading Review of Girl of Fire and Thorns

Review of Ice Like Fire

Dynamic characters. A destiny unfolds. Who will win as the pace accelerates and motivations and power are revealed? SUMMARY (from back): It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell. Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: … Continue reading Review of Ice Like Fire