Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all made it through the week without incident and can enjoy the weekend ahead. I know I will be adjusting to my new shift and doing house chores, but also hopefully some reading as well. Reminder I do have an open giveaway running for a signed copy of The Rose Society by Marie Lu until the 29th, all details are here. Last night I finished a book I’d been waiting on for a while. I was super excited to get this sequel but it came out during the holiday chaos where let’s face it everything on my end went a bit wonky but now as things settle down I was finally able to enjoy it and wanted to get my review up right away and spread the word. This book would be Rite of Revelation by Sarah Negovetich. The first book Rite of Rejection I reviewed here and I also had the pleasure of interviewing Sarah here if you’d like to check that out. This review also contains spoilers from book one.
Rating: 5 Stars
At the end of Rite of Rejection we leave our gang of rejects banding together to break through the acceptance ceremony to explain to everyone what the machine really is and what lies the Cardinal has been pushing. That is it. We don't know what happens after that. Now we know. The Cardinal is none to pleased with the message and plans to kill everyone involved to solidify his plans to expand. However, things have changed and with unexpected help Rebecca and her friends escape the PIT. Now they have a chance at a life, but it isn't without difficulties.
So this book dives right in you don't miss a beat. Things look pretty bleak for the group. When I read the first book when it came out I thought it was a stand alone with an open, interpret for yourself ending, which left me wanting more but I did have my own theories on how things worked. I was wrong. Very wrong. We get right down to the bad. Things are looking bleak but then an accomplice breaks them out and they make their break from the PIT for good. Not everything goes smoothly and there are complications, as with any prison break you would assume. Then we have the whole after the escape part and what that means for them now. This was a pretty dynamic story and as I read I was beyond excited to know that it continued as it was so much better than what I came up with on my own.
|Last year at UtopYA!
Going along we also learn more about the world. The United Territories and the outside, the freeman. This also brought into play more characters to get to know. Not only did our core group of characters grow and develop as they adjusted and adapted to their new life but we also go to know new characters. Some family and some that grew to be. I really enjoyed meeting Liam and Ana and the others. I particularly enjoyed Patrice's sharp tongue, even when I wanted to strangle her for being a snob I could kind of see her point and it was rather funny.
In the previous book Rebecca and her friends had no real hope of living past the day. They stood up against the Cardinal to let others know the truth and stand up for what is right. Now, they have something worth living for, something worth dying for. Just like the first book this one makes you question things along side them and really think. I really enjoyed this part and I cannot wait to find out what happens next because that ending…I just had some feels at the end of that and I can't say more.
That's all for today, I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. What was your favorite part? Who was your favorite new character? I'd love to discuss it all! Have a fantastic weekend ahead I will see you back Monday with another review.
Until next time…