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3.63  ·  Rating Details  ·  30 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
In a world where gender was distinguished by the eye color, blue for female and brown for male, she had the misfortune of being born as brown eyed girl. Being ugly and a freak to everyone was the least of her troubles. Immortal and destined to be a queen, her mere existence was a threat to the king. After everyone she loved was brutally murdered, she had no choice but to p ...more
Kindle Edition, 162 pages
Published March 12th 2012 by Barbara Rayne
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Apr 17, 2012 Zarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is a book about a girl who was never given the chance to be happy. What little happiness she does find is hard-earned and well deserved. I've always liked this type of storyline. Life is hard and I like it when characters work for their word count. It makes me root for them all the harder, and you defiantly sympathise with Nette in this book. She is good natured, strong willed, and likeable. Though from a very different genre, she reminded me a lot of Scarlett O'Hara in her ability to face ...more
In a world around 3010, where men and women are differentiated by their eye colour - brown eyes for men and blue eyes for women. But, Nette is a girl, who was born with brown eyes and so, her parents hide her from the society fearing how they would treat their baby. When Nette was 5 years old, she is drowned in a river and they never found out what happened to her. But, Nette was saved by some light bubbles floating in the air. Soon, she learns that she is an immortal who cannot die, and she do ...more
Jun 17, 2012 Psylk rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a little longer to start this book than I would have liked but once I did I couldnt put it down! I read the entire book in one evening.
It isn't exactly what I was expecting from the description. Honestly it sounded a bit more dystopian to me. To me it is more of a fantasy novel. I dont normally enjoy fantasy but as I said already I really enjoyed this book and could not put it down.
I found Nette both interesting and relateble. It was nice to see a strong female lead that wasn't too
Dec 11, 2012 Nina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though Nette was such a short read, I absolutely loved it.

The characters, wow! Nette is such a great character. She’s kind, different (or you can also say unique) and can kick-ass like no other! The love interest, Raul, was great too. He was super sweet, said all the right things and he took responsibility. The secondary characters were awesome too.

The plot is amazing. It’s a short read, but the plot has such a big bang to it that I just adore it. The hate the people had for Nette was unbe
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Sep 15, 2014 b00k r3vi3ws rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nette was born with brown eyes in a society where females have blue eyes and males have brown eyes. Scared about how the society would react, her parents keep her hidden till one day Nette is involved in a drowning incident. Though she is thought to be dead, Nette actually survives in a bubble till she lands in a village where her grandfather identifies her. She learns to speak & write and finds out that the king had murdered her parents. Immortal Nette, also finds out that she has been prop ...more
Stephanie Wolf
Jun 13, 2012 Stephanie Wolf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In a society where gender is easy to tell by eye color, males have brown eyes and females have blue eyes, what would happen if a female was born with brown eyes?

The prophecy states the girl born with brown eyes will kill the king and become the Queen. If everyone is so happy to be free, why do they think Nette is the devil?

From the age of 5, Nette has known pain, in numerous ways, including the death of her parents. Luckily she is found by her grandfather, and she learned to become a fearless wa
May 02, 2012 Martha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I really, really, really, enjoyed Nette! Meaning the character herself. She is the type of heroines I usually go for because she takes no crap from anyone especially the men who will think she is good for nothing or a witch as they call her in the book. She was the type of girl who knew how to work as man and make them listen to her and still fall in love with....well that I'm not going to tell you because it'll ruin the story. Nette doesn't just ly down and roll with the punches, she gives them ...more
Apr 22, 2012 Megan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very interesting book to read. The first few pages I really had trouble reading because it was just not making very much sense to me whatsoever. But I kept going… I hate starting a book and not finishing it… so I kept reading and once I got past the beginning I found that I actually really enjoyed the book.
Nette is a VERY strong female character and she is able to overcome so much adversity right from the very beginning. But even though she was forced to endure so much simply because
Mirvan  Ereon
I like this book very much. the story is very unique and intriguing. I like the concept of the different eye colors that people have in order to differentiate them. Although this is a very innovative concept, the themes of this book is very universal. It speaks of equality and freedom in all its forms. I can also be a beautiful allegory of class, race and gender distinctions. As long as there are divisions between people, there would always be struggle, which is very Marxian somehow. Reading thi ...more
Jun 06, 2012 Disincentive/Feta rated it really liked it
Shelves: review, from-author
Review, author interview and some extra info on my blog!

Nette is a girl with brown eyes. It’s not a big deal in our world, but what about the world where gender is defined by eye color – blue for girls and brown for boys?

She lives alone in a bubble, doesn’t eat or drink. Her only friend is a red light… Nette certainly isn’t ordinary.

It was a little hard to get used to the author’s writing style. It wasn’t better or worse than what usually is in YA books,
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
May 08, 2012 Nancy (The Avid Reader) rated it really liked it
I would like to thank the author Barbara Rayne for sending me a copy of Nette to read and review.

Nette was born with brown eyes in a world where all males are born with brown eyes and all females with blue eyes. Having brown eyes Nette is treated as if she has the plague. No one wants to be her friend. She has no one her family was murdered. She is immortal and destined to be the Queen.

Nette is trained to be a soldier along with all the males. Nette can not be killed. Nette's trainer does not be
Elsa Carrion
May 03, 2012 Elsa Carrion rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my! What a story! Loved It, Loved It, Loved It!!!!!

From the very beginning it drew one in. So sad to see anyone so lonely and go threw so much at a young age. So many twist and turns I was not expecting. Especially from the red light!! I loved Nette and Raul! Ms. Rayne did a wonderful job with her character as well as with Raul’s. The plot was so different and wonderful and the story took me from sadness to happiness. Quick read, took me about 4 hours, I have to say some of the best hours of
May 18, 2012 Maryann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
This is a really cute story with a sad, but true lesson. Nette is a girl born with brown eyes, while in her world only boys are born with brown eyes. Her family tries to hide her at first, but when she is found out, the King has her family killed. She has many struggles in her life. She is destined to great things for her society, and they want nothing to do with her. She is a savior to many, yet they want her killed because she is different. Will she ever be loved? Can she fulfill her destiny?
Jan 04, 2015 Think rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
First, let me say that "Nette" was a wonderfully imaginative story. It really kills me to not give this book a glowing review because you can tell the author had a ton of passion while writing it. I did find myself wanting to finish to find out what happened, even though i knew what would. The author, Barbara rayne, had a certain message she wanted to get through to people about how hate is bad. Ok. I agree with that. But then why is it fine for Nette to hate and brutally kill those who wronged ...more
Jan 06, 2013 Soul rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
We all at some point or other think life is unfair, well… wait till you read Nette's story. Barbara Raynes writing style is gripping and to the point; it's a book where more emphasis is given to the emotions then the actual words. I was barely 2-3 pages into the story and was already enjoying the story with protagonist (as it's written in first person).

Books title is 'Nette', upon reading it (the title), I did a quick search on my dictionary and to my surprise it came up with nothing... Puzzled
Tricia Kristufek
In the years that went by, our spending time together was the purpose of my life, the only reason to get out after waking up.

A brown-eyed girl born in a society where eye color determined gender, Nette was as used to being called a freak as she could be. Destined to be Queen, Nette watches as those she loves are taken from her until she is ready to follow her path.

How Nette reacts, and overcomes, her troubles is a testament to her character. This poor, discriminated-against girl who just wants t
Jan 01, 2013 Karielle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog
Nette by Barbara Rayne
Page Count: 158
Release Date: 21 March 2012
Publisher: CreateSpace (self-published)
Source: Complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review (thank you!)

Nette, whose biological makeup defies every rule of the norm, directly experienced the harshness of law and society since the day she was born. Her only crime is existing.

It isn't just her brown eyes that set her apart, however. She was born with great power, as a prophet stated, the power of
Jul 27, 2013 Luna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
(taken from The Raven's Quill)

Nette by Barbara Rayne is a fantasy novel based on a very interesting premise. Boys are born with brown eyes, and girls are born with blue. This is how the sexes always fall and have always fallen, until the birth of a brown-eyed girl forever alters the course of the world. Aside from having a genetic anomaly, the girl, named Nette, is the subject of a grand prophecy and the wielder of incredible powers. She is destined to overthrow the corrupt king and bring peace
Jun 20, 2012 Mars rated it did not like it
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