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Fast-Tracked (Fast-Track Trilogy #1)

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Study hard, do well on your assessment, and you'll be rewarded.

The phrase had been repeated throughout Alexandria's life. A person's rank on their assessment test determined everything. Their job, where they lived, and even who they could marry. At least that's what Alexandria thought before she received the results.

Alexandria's assessment elevates her to fast-tracker st
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Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published July 12th 2011
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Teresa
Aug 22, 2011 Teresa rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian
***OBTAINED FROM A LIBRARYTHING.COM GIVEAWAY***

If you are a fan of other dystopian novels such as 'MATCHED' or 'DIVERGENT', 'FAST-TRACKED' needs to be added to your 'to-read' list. Here's why:

Growing up in a color-coded social class system, seventeen year old Alexandria Scannell (Lexi) has no reason to doubt her country's government. She is perfectly content and has her life planned out for her and her BFF/Boyfriend Byron. They just have to get past the assessment testing, which determines wha
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Tennille
Aug 24, 2011 Tennille rated it it was amazing
FANTASTIC if i could sum this book up in one word that is the word i would use!!! Once again Ms Rozzlyn has done it with this first book in her trilogy Fast-Tracked. I loved the characters the story line and the cliffhanger.Once again i am left hanging out for the second book as i was with Verita!! Ms Rozzlynn has made her way fantastically into my favourite authors list. If you haven't done so already get this book and read it....and do it now! I could not put this book down, what a scary world ...more
Suzanne
Aug 15, 2011 Suzanne rated it really liked it
I won "Fast-Tracked" through a Library Thing member giveaway program. I entered to win it because it seems Dystopian can do no wrong in my eyes, since I am avidly hooked on the genre, and I love how many ways there are to twist it. After reading this story, I am glad it was available as a giveaway, because it enabled me to read a rather good addition to the genre that I might not have found out about on my own.

Just so you know, I do give my honest opinion in reviews, and if anything comes off a
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Audrey Graser
Aug 16, 2011 Audrey Graser rated it really liked it
Title: Fast-Tracked
Author: Tracy Rozzlyn
Genre: YA dystopian

Where I got it: E-book giveaway from LibraryThing

One sentence: Their lives are dictated by how they score on the assessment test; when Alexandria is elevated to the fast-track class and her best friend/boyfriend is assigned the lowest rank, Alexandria does whatever she can to save Byron from a life of hardship and misery.

Themes: Romance, dystopian society, class conflict,

Main character: The first couple chapters didn’t give me much to
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Dixie A.
Feb 08, 2015 Dixie A. rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
In this book, how hard you study determines your rank in later life. Gold status means you can do anything you want, while red status and lower means you're a lowly worker ant, and pretty much part of the untouchable caste.

The heroine tests as gold, while her boyfriend tests as orange -- the lowest of the low. As she think her boyfriend is as smart if not smarter than her, she thinks something's wrong. Something is. As classes commence to teach her about her new status, she finds that she's cons
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Kerri
Sep 25, 2011 Kerri rated it really liked it
This book was a total surprise. I downloaded it off of Amazon for only 99 cents and so I was very happy that it captured my attention right from the first page. If you are a fan of dystopian novels like I am, then you will really like this book.

A note about the cover: I'm hoping this is just a working cover and not the final product because there is nothing attractive or attracting about this cover. I know that Lexi loves roses because they remind her of Byron but I just think a more interestin
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Avry15
Oct 11, 2011 Avry15 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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originally appeared on:Bookshelf Confessions

*I won a free copy of this e-book in a LibraryThing Member Giveaway*

Ms. Rozzlyn is now one of my fav authors.. really she's good in bringing her readers to her story... luring us to her own thoughts and characters..
I have read Verita and it's good too and it's more fiction..
while on Fast-tracked it depicts well..races.. how people are misguided by beliefs about who's superior and who are slaves... like in true life..we always face racial discrimination
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Linda Rollins
Sep 29, 2011 Linda Rollins rated it really liked it
Wow, what a fantastic story! The synopsis sounded an interesting concept and I wasn’t disappointed. Alexandria has grown up in a very different America that has evolved from post-financial crash devastation. She’s in love with Byron but, because of certain events, is prevented from being with him. Really, I think this story is aimed at young adults but I’m 42 in a couple of weeks and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think this is because it is a very clever book and for me it feels that there are many ...more
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
Dec 01, 2011 Christina (Ensconced in Lit) rated it really liked it
I discovered this book as I was browsing through the 99 cent books. I actually did not download it first because I had read a few pages and decided to buy Verita (Tracy Rozzlynn's other novel) first. Because I was so impressed with that novel and because I love the YA dystopian genre overall, I decided to give this book another shot.

I am very glad I did.

What I tell everyone is stick with it. It does start slow, and it really doesn't pick up pace until after Lexi moves away (will try not to give
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Simone
Aug 20, 2011 Simone rated it liked it
Lately I have become addicted to dystopian novels, so that is the main reason that I choose to read this book. Another reason is because of the beautiful cover it has. The fact that I have never heard of the author was another good reason for me to read this book. I find that the less heard of author can have better stories. This is sometimes not true though.

The dystopian society in this story was pretty basic. The government and the rich have control of the USA after the financial crash. Everyo
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Nurture Waratah
This is an awesome book about love, loyalty, stalking and the perils of catching the eye of somebody in a far higher social station than yourself. Set in a dystopian society, where your high school results determine your social standing for the rest of your life, this book tells the story of a girl whi is fast-tracked - elevated by her results to the highest social status there is. However, it doesn't taker her long to discover that fast-trackers are rarely welcomed and high school results can b ...more
Psylk
Oct 21, 2012 Psylk rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! It was fantastic. I won't lie in the beginning I was a little worried that this was a story we had all read before. It starts a bit slow, but at about 20% I was completely sucked in and actually stayed up the entire night reading the rest of the book in one setting. It was seriously that great! I love that even though this is YA the author doesn't dumb down anything. I feel like a lot of others have a tendency to do that and it is kind of a pet peeve of mine. It can r ...more
Heather Robbins
Aug 17, 2011 Heather Robbins rated it it was amazing
Review: 5x5
I really wasn't sure I was going to like this...No really I don't like everything I pick up some I just put back down and don't review! This however turned out to be an engrossing story.

Alexandria is a great character! She really reminds me of...well lots of girls. We tend to go back and forth with ourselves ALOT, here she keeps it all together when loads would just fall apart. She keeps her standards and morals in check when it would be super easy to just go with everyone else so Ku
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Jade
Aug 18, 2011 Jade rated it really liked it
Great Book!! Tracy makes it so easy to want to be completely involved in the characters lives.. like Lexi/Zandria, Byron, Avery, Wendy and so many others! Once I started I had a very difficult time putting it down, as I needed to find out what happened next so I can’t wait until the second book comes out!! I love the way the different places, people and attitudes and the feelings behind them were described! It’s a scary thought that the world could become that way… or scarier that in some ways i ...more
Lee Ann
Oct 18, 2011 Lee Ann rated it really liked it
I read this book as a break from a really dark series I have been reading and I must say I really enjoyed it...finished it in a day. It reminded me of the book Legend, but with a different twist...where Legend has a dystopian military feel to it, this is kind of your social take on it...where the future dictates where you can work, live and who you can date or marry and it is all the result of your assessment results, and that determines your future life...all thanks to Toufee who took over afte ...more
Tena
Apr 09, 2012 Tena rated it really liked it
I LOVED THIS! I can't wait for the sequel and see whether or not the marriage happens. But to be honest, I don't think I am rooting for Byron! Probably just because there was not much character development with him and he was a bit of a turd to her for a good bit. Maybe something remarkable will happen and the love "triangle" will be thrown out the window and someone completely new will enter Lexi's life? That would be a refreshing change to the oft over-relied upon love triangle that seems so p ...more
Krizia Anna
Jul 23, 2011 Krizia Anna rated it liked it
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It was an okay book and would be loved by its target audience, young adults. It has an okay story definitely a big room for improvement. I have a problem with Ms. Rozzlynn's heroines. Lexi and the one from "Verita" are excatly alike, the difference is their location. Their attitude, the way they talk, the way they think its like I'mr eading the same book, the only difference is the guys and the setting. All of her books also tends to have love triangles. I've read these story lines a million tim ...more
Kayla
Aug 13, 2011 Kayla rated it really liked it
Fast-Tracked was a refreshingly different book. It tells the story of girl in a time where an assessment test decides what kind of life you live. You have the lower classes, the fast-trackers (the elite) and all the classes between. She grew up only knowing this system and seeing nothing wrong with it until something happens to make her question the system. She meets new people who become friends but could soon become her enemy. The people she thinks she can trust just may be causing some of her ...more
Elizabeth
May 22, 2012 Elizabeth rated it really liked it
Hard to put down young adult science fiction/ fantasy. Alexandria got her golden ticket to the Fast-Tracked life. Elite business people now are the ruling class in future Americal, but when her first love Byron is demoted because of her,now as Zandria must become the kind of person she hates most to save him and his family. Realyl liked this book and can not wait to read the second in the trilogy. A Nice way to spend an afternooon in the sun.
Claudia
Sep 22, 2011 Claudia rated it it was amazing
OMG. I LOVED this book. I almost threw my Kindle against the wall when I realized book 2 will not be released until December. If you love YA dystopian, this book is a must read. One of the reasons I loved this book so much was because of its original take on the whole dystopian society. Tracy Rozzlynn did a great job of setting the stage for what's yet to come.

Taylor Hale
Oct 30, 2011 Taylor Hale rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book I thought the idea was interesting, I thought it was well written. I want to read the sequel ASAP :)
Kelly Johnston
Aug 23, 2011 Kelly Johnston rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Another excellent start to a new series. I loved it and can't wait for the next! Adding Tracy to the favorite authors list :)
Laura
Nov 27, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopian
Great story. I highly recommend it if you liked Hunger Games.
Noshin Choudhury
Dec 17, 2015 Noshin Choudhury rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopia
If I had read this a few years ago it would have been fantastic. However with the over-saturation of dystopian fiction and having read some really fantastic ones this gets a 3.5.

As a story I stayed intrigued the entire time and it was a quick read that often pulled me back.
The world building was also done very well. With trump on the horizon I even see this as more plausible! And the best dystopian fiction is one you can see happening and questions your ideas of society. Thus for that reason it
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Cass
Two pages in and I am already groaning at the clumsily written introduction to the romance between two characters. It goes something like this "we were friends but then we kissed and now I think he is so handsome. Our other friend, conveniently his sister so there is no fear of a love triangle, knew and had been setting us up on accidental dates all year. The places were getting more and more romantic....". Barf.

Wait it got worse... He just purred at her.

A third of the way through the book now
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Jamie
Dec 21, 2011 Jamie rated it liked it
It was hard for me to decide what to rate this book. At times I REALLY liked it and then at other times I really disliked it. What did me in was by the end, I was just ready for it to be over. I hated the ending. Really hated it. It left it open for a sequel that I read somewhere was supposed to come out in December or January but I haven't seen anything about it when I went searching. I might pick up the sequel if it is a .99 or below title but honestly, I didn't even like the book enough to be ...more
Darlene
Poor, struggling, young adult dystopia this isn't. Instead the main character has made it to the upper-class. Survival takes on another dress. Society and politics are the main course rather than grizzle from the garbage. Though I find the strong fem lead one of my criteria for a good book, this one is strong in a way I don't like from about halfway through the book. She easily gets caught up in the intrigue and loses her way often, becoming one of those she hates for the one she loves. Oh, yeah ...more
Lidia
May 31, 2012 Lidia rated it really liked it
Would make for a good movie. While some parts may have been the tell tale ingredients of most YA stories, I didn't care to dwell on it. Criticism was not my goal, I just sat back and enjoyed the ride. I liked the characters and how the story developed. I noticed spots that hinted at what was to come but now want to see my hints fleshed out. I just wish I knew when the next book is coming out... because there being no clue of when the next part of the story continues makes me sad lol... *sigh* No ...more
Susan O.
Sep 03, 2013 Susan O. rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I don't know how Rosslynn does it, but I get so stressed out when I read her books. It is the same thing with her Verita series. The suspense builds because I know something bad is going to happen, I just don't know what. The cause is how much I love the characters. There is so much turmoil between all of them, but you can't help love them until you find out they are evil. I am really hoping Rozzlynn publishes the third book soon. I am about to start the second book and I know I will have it fin ...more
C.E. Jr.
Feb 24, 2013 C.E. Jr. rated it really liked it
I stumbled on this book and after a few pages I was caught up in Ms. Rozzlynn's fictional world. The book takes a unique look at the country after an economic collapse. In some ways it reminded me of the Hunger Games books. Certainly not quite the adventure of that series, but there are some small similarities, one which sticks out in particular is the class system which is developed when the country reconstructs. I thought Ms. Rozzlynn's characters were well built and capturing, enough so that ...more
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Tracy Rozzlynn writes Science Fiction and Fantasy for Young Adults. She lives in New England with her young daughter and a variety of pets. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Rhode Island.

Verita is her debut novel.
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