Book Review: The Raging Ones
TITLE: The Raging Ones
Release Date: August 14, 2018
4.5 out of 5 stars
The prologue of the book drew me in from the first line:
And by the last line of the prologue:
“I am the enemy.”
I was hooked.
The Raging Ones is a sci-fi fantasy that follows three main characters (Franny, Court and Mykal). The book is fast paced from the beginning, but one thing that slowed me down was the shift of POV from each of the three main characters.
At times it was hard for me to remember which character was narrating, and had to flip back to the beginning of the chapter. But overall, the change of POV between the three characters was executed well.
The first few chapters are slightly confusing to the rest of the book, but after fully committing to the story, and you find out how each character is connected to each other the individual storylines tie together and everything starts to make sense.
I was intrigued by the setting of the book (on another planet) and how each person knows the day that they are going to die. Based on each person’s deathday they are split into social classes. solely based on how long they are to live. Along with the world building of an icy planet, I found the setting and plot to be absolutely brilliant.
Court’s character is mysterious and I really wanted to get to the bottom of his mysterious past. The characters are dynamic, and unpredictable with real emotions.
Once I was about halfway through the book, I couldn’t put it down. It was fast paced with a lot of action, and emotions, and twists & turns and basically everything I love in a good book. I definitely cannot wait to read whatever comes next!
*Thank you to Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review! All opinions in this book review are my own.
In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.
Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday.
Until the day she does.
Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him.
Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court—which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny.
With the threat of people learning they’ve dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who’ll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.
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