Welcome to our stop on Rite of Rejection tour for Sarah Negovetich. This tour is hosted by One Guy's Guide to Goodreads.
Rite of Rejection
Author: Sarah Negovetich
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction
Released: December 4, 2014
Review Source: Blog Tour
"Before you stands the future."
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 behind barbed-wire fences with the world's most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fiancé she's almost certain she can learn to love.
But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence, Rebecca must embrace the criminal within.
At first I was a little sceptical when I got the e-mail to read Rite of Rejection. The premise sounded interesting, but when I saw that Sarah Negovetich had written it, I was a little hesitant. You see, she is a literary agent who tries to find the "next big novel" and I thought, "Agents know how to read...but can they write?" Crazy, I know, but it was still in the back of my mind when I started reading...
Let me just say, that I was DEAD WRONG. This book was fantastic! My favorite part? The world building. I was immediately sucked into this world where the head guy they call Cardinal and a weird looking machine picked your future. I also loved how she wove in things that were a little steampunk and retro to make the world even more interesting.
I was on pins and needles the whole time. There were times where I couldn't put the book down and my husband had to take my Kindle. Rebecca was a fantastic character who truly lives up to a dystopian heroin.
Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. I also learned that not only should I not judge a book by it's cover, I shouldn't by the author as well. I look forward to reading more from Negovetich.
Her first love is Young Adult novels, because at seventeen the world is your oyster. Only oysters are slimy and more than a little salty; it's accurate if not exactly motivational. We should come up with a better cliché.
Sarah divides her time between writing YA books that her husband won’t read and working with amazing authors as an agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Her life’s goal is to be only a mildly embarrassing mom when her kids hit their teens.
You can learn more about Sarah and her books at www.SarahNegovetich.com.
A Chapter 17 tissue pack (because that’s when you’ll need them), a jumbo sized chocolate bar (a hot commodity inside the PIT), an orange scented candle (courtesy of Rebecca’s fondest memory from home, a dandelion pen (as featured on the cover), handcrafted Molly bag (named after the character responsible for sewing them in the book, these are the bags used extensively by the main characters), and a $10 Amazon gift card.