Review: The Raging Ones
Title: The Raging Ones
Author: Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie
Series: The Raging Ones #1
Published: August 14, 2018
About the book:
In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.
Franny Bluefort, 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 Icefort 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.
This was a truly unique book that left me waiting for book two! The author does a wonderful job taking the idea that everyone knows the day they will die and using it to build a society and world around the idea. It is fascinating how much the knowledge of the day someone will die alters behavior. I loved how the author took that idea and ran with it. I enjoyed the main characters and I liked all three of them. I loved that the author took the idea of a love triangle and completely flipped it on its head. The main relationship is between two males and the female is strictly there as a friend. Overall I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the second book!
About the authors:
Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times Bestselling Authors and identical twins, one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek. With their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Graduates from the University of Georgia in Biology and English & Journalism, the twin writing duo now lives in Atlanta. The Raging Ones is their first young adult novel.