Initiation (The Warrior, #1)
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Initiation (The Warrior #1)

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My name is Rachel Clancy. Thirty years before I was born, the world ended. Today is my sixteenth birthday. Today I will go Upwards to fight the monsters and, statistically speaking, I won’t be coming back—at least not still living.

Initiation is the story of sixteen year old Rachel Clancy, born with a specific set of genes that let her fight monsters, she has trained her en...more
ebook, 211 pages
Published February 2nd 2011 by Decadent Publishing
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
I had no expectations for this one, and I'm getting where I'm a bit burned out on YA. However, I ended up liking this a lot. I liked the simple narrative, but the author's ability to convey a lot on the emotional front. I loved Jason!!!! And never did Rachel annoy me or make stop supporting her as a heroine. Okay, I have to keep this a mini-review, so I'll stop here.

Full review to be posted on the Bitten by Books website: http://bittenbybooks.com (at a later date).
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In the future, the world hasn't completely ended. Humans lived deep underground with artificial light as their sun. Vampires and werewolves roamed and ruled upwards. Underground, there lived a species of humans called Warriors. Born, bred and trained to be hunters of the creatures upwards. This book took off like an Energizer bunny on speed. It was fast-paced and will not bore you with stock pile of information or background. If you think you will not be able to understand it just for that reaso...more
Jessica Subject
Rachel Clancy is a Warrior, but due to her father's past transgressions, her initiation into the Warrior life happened alone. She had to fight off Vampires and Werewolves by herself, but stumbled upon many unexpected things during her time aboveground, including her first love.

Initiation combines dystopian, post-apocalyptic and paranormal elements in a well-written young adult novel. Rebecca Royce remains true to her character's voice throughout and the plot is far from predictable. The emotiona...more
Erin
OMG, I freaking loved this story!!! After reading a ton of post-apocolypse books for dystopian challenge month, I was so over the same old same old of these stories that all seem to copy from the same mold. When I saw Initiation had werewolves and vampires, I was SO excited for something different. And boy, did this deliver!!!!

Rachel was a great character, she had been trained her whole life to fight the vampires and werewolves, and at 16 she was finally going to face them. With a drunk for a fa...more
Sheree
Exciting and original world building, characters I quickly became invested in, and a cracker pace made Initiation a surprisingly addictive read.

I love the world Royce created, humans live in underground habitats while vampires and werewolves rule the roost upstairs and humans with the warrior gene are sent upwards at 16 to battle the monsters! Thrilling stuff and there's enough twists and turns to keep even the most jaded reader entertained.

Rachel is such a cool character, she's realistic about...more
Jen
OMIGosh! I would give this book 5 more stars if I could! WOW!
This is by far on my list of top 5 favorite Werewolf books - Right up there with Alpha Omega by Patricia Briggs and The Shifter Series by Rachel Vincent - But this one is categorized with the young adult books with Raised by Wolves -

I LOVE this story!!!
46 years ago - the world ended. Everyone that survived the attacks of the Werewolves and Vampires moved to an underground world -

Rachel had to grow up at an early age - he mother die...more
The BookWhisperer
I this supernatural apocalypse twist. Initiation creates a world where brutal werewolves and vicious vampires rules. Rachel is one of the few humans remaining that have begun recovering from the massive onslaught that occurred forty six years before the start of this story. After the end of the world humans begun societies underground. In Rachel's post the are divided among Warriors and non depending on their testing as infants. Warriors are trained from children to protect and hunt. At the age...more
Amy Dark Night Reads
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This was one of those books I had sitting in my kindle constantly overlooking it for no reason. When I finally sat down and read it on Friday, yes in one day, I was overwhelmed. It was such a great story. The first couple chapters were a bit slow for me, but they were necessary for you to see the background of how the humans were living. Once Rachel goes up that elevator, the story too off for me. This was a great post apocalyptic story of how the world we know b...more
Kara-karina
4.5/5
First of all, don't get put off by the drab cover. The story is fab.

It took me maximum three hours to read this book, it was flowing so fast on its own. Easy language, likable heroine, engrossing world. Some sort of dystopia with werewolves and vampires against humans huddled up underground.

Rachel Clancy has Warrior genes. It means that she belongs to a small part of the population who at sixteen go above ground and start fighting monsters in defence of their safe haven and in search of va...more
Eliza Baum
I read the sample for this book ages ago, when I went on a sampling rampage, and it's been on my TBR list ever since. I can't say that it didn't live up to the sampled bit, because the writing and characters were consistently good.

The plot didn't do quite what I expected (which is not necessarily a bad thing). There were almost three separate sections based on where Rachel was located at a given time, and while it wasn't bad, it introduced a lot more in the way of subplots than perhaps were appr...more
Melinda Adams
I loved loved LOVED this book!
it was amazing!
I hate how Jason did her. But I think her and Chad will make a great couple. I just hope Rachel will be able to trust him. I cried at the end because of Jason. This book I would so recommend to anyone whom likes Werewolf/Vampire books. Now to read book two now!
Hmr28
Good book. Interesting characters and a unique apocalyptic setting. However, I am not thrilled with the number of boys after the MC. Can't there just be one ya book w/o a love triange, or quadrangle????? There were a few grammatical errors and some errors in word choice but nothing terrible.
Katherine
I really did like that, though i did not epect to like it so much.
It intersted me rom the start, although i thought it was a bit rushed.
Not rushed... Just Fast paced.
Very fast paced...
I am definatly going to read the next one, and i got this book for ree on kindle!!
Lisa
Luckily the ending saved it. All seemed a bit fast and unbelievable at first with the relationships but given the book was quite short I'm sure this would have been dragged out if it was able to be longer. Great concept. Can't wait to read the next installment :)
Shawn
I started reading this as a sample, and couldn't put it down. I enjoyed the characters and the story. In some ways, I thought of Hunger Games, but it didn't go that route at all.
Larissa :)
3.5 :)

Twas a very interesting book, but the romance seemed a bit too quick.
But I will definitely be looking out for the second book which is out now :P

Read it people! :)
Annie Nicholas
A great concept and twist to the paranormal genre. Ms. Royce draws the reader in and leads them through a young girl's dark life.
Jessica Gregory
This was a quick read and I never new what to expect from one page to the next, in a good way.
J.A. Campbell
Loved this book. Interesting take on the world, neat characters, very well written.
Victoria
It's short but still a really good book! :)
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“He moved so our noses touched. "I'm a human who can become a wolf. Smell is really important to me, and you, Rachel Clancy, smell like mine.” 19 likes
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