Token (Token Chronicles, #1)
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Token (Token Chronicles #1)

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Fifteen-year old Kincaid (oft referred to as Trainee 15892 by the controlling entities of his Island) has never had a birthday party. He has never indulged in cake, cookies, or other scrumptious treats. He has never met his parents. He has not had what one would call a normal upbringing. Sold into bondage as a child, just as every other Trainee on the Hawk Islands, Kincaid...more
ebook, 200 pages
Published October 11th 2013 (first published October 10th 2013)
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Got a free copy so here's my honest review.

I found this book highly intriguing. It captured my attention from page one till the very last sentence. I gotta say, I wasn't sure if I'd like it. I thought it would be boring, but I found myself gravely mistaken. The plot was very good and I liked the writing style and the characters. It was a strong story but I was reminded of The Hunger Games trilogy more than once. Aside from that, I found Kincaid really stupid at times which was frustrating. He ke...more
Michelle Mcroberts
* I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. All opinions below are mine and have not been influenced by the author or others' opinions. *

Ahhh...a pearl! It is so nice to read a book that lives up to its potential. I requested this book, because I thought the concept was interesting and pretty unique. I hoped I wasn't picking up a book that needed another revision or edit before publishing - And was so relieved and excited that this book was well-written, cleanly edit...more
Amber Myers
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My Review
A free copy was received in exchange for an honest review.
This book was pretty good, I just constantly wanted to keep reading it.
I found some of the names for characters and places and things to be slightly weird, but it wasn't to bad I just have no clue how you would say some of the names.
There is a lot of characters and lot of things going on. So it's cool to see how it all unfolds but it was mainly just a l...more
Claudia Marcela
I got a free copy of the book in exchange for this review.

When you got nothing in life more than a bunch of friends and the love of your life, you have to stick with them, or at least try it.

Kincaid, after having a rough life, full of training and just a few joys has only one hope: Being selected for the same Elitist as Hadley at auction. Hadley is his sun and stars, but when she is sold without a warning, that’s exactly what Kincaid does, try whatever he could imagine to get her back. Except...more
Paulina (The Little Book Pixie)
*I received a free copy from the author*

First of all I would like to say that I still can’t believe this is the author’s debut novel, the book has everything a good dystopian novel needs.

Token captures your attention right from the start, the prologue was so well written that I now need a prequel that tells the story of Kincaid’s parents; things keep getting better in the next chapters. The book has a great pace, it didn’t have parts that dragged for too long and the conflicts were resolved very...more
Karen Siddall
Let me begin right off by saying that I REALLY liked this book and enjoyed the author’s writing style.

The plot was GOOD. I wanted to keep reading (disregard what the clock is showing) and will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. I originally felt the prologue was too vague – I was unsettled by the lack of knowing what was going on – but I pushed on into the story and was rewarded with a nice, gradual unfolding of the world's history.

The characters were interesting although I kept...more
 Milica Grey
***I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.***

I was shocked when i realised this is author`s debut novel. I recognized so much hard work on this book and i could almost see how much sleepless nights author spent writing this. How can you write anything like this without working all day and night? Even talent can`t help you that much. I absolutely loved writing style <3

Story plot is so amazing! So much details are in this book and you can fall in love with it.
THIS IS...more
David Yennie
Great read.

This author says it is his first novel. I hope it is not his last. He does a great job of keeping you thinking and guessing what will happen next. You won't put the book down until you finish.

Lauren Kathryn
Oh dear. An obsession may have started with this book. I started and was hooked from the first word. It was truly outstanding.

The story itself takes on the ever popular dystopian, and as we all know, this is a very popular and constantly growing genre. Therefore, to stand out and make something different from the rest, that captures your attention like successors such as The Hunger Games, it takes a lot. And I mean a lot. So congrats to Ryan Gressett, as far as I'm concerned, you most definitely...more
Kayla M
A little slow moving, but stick through to the end.

Let me start off by saying the first 6 or 7 chapters were a little slow and didn't keep my interest. Once I got half way through I couldn't put the book down. There were quite a few surprises, especially towards the end.

The beginning of the book starts off with two woman and a baby who are in hiding. They drop the child off at the Hawks office in hopes of him having a better life rather than being on the run with them.

Then years later the boy, n...more
Jessica torres
Overall, Token was a good book. Like the world setting and the characters. Kincaid is a bit too love sick for Hadley and I wish he stopped for a second and give Briel a chance on a more personal relationship. Hadley annoyed me when she was on the Island and in the end I hated her, she was an ass hole for what she done and her reasoning can be understandable in that world, I guess, however, if you loved someone the way she apparently did, then she wouldn't do what she did. Liked reading from othe...more
As others have mentioned, Token does start off a bit slow. We are introduced to Kincaid who is the Token as lives on an island training for his service. We aren't given a lot of information about the world other than the island that he lives in so it is quite a shock (or not as we are expecting it based on the prologue) when he leaves and finds out what he really has been training for. Imagine and Hunger Games-ish fight and a secret rebellion. The book is arguably slow, but it does pick up signi...more
Jan 22, 2014 Ashley rated it 5 of 5 stars
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I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this book!!

Token is an awesome novel about a boy named Kincaid who grows up on an island getting prepared to be sold at the age of 16 in an auction. Only his best friend/girlfriend, Hadley, was sold early, and he does all that he can to reunite with her. He ends up being sold early as well and the rest of the book is filled with excitement and curiosity. You need to read it to see all the twists and turns this book has to...more
Elif Işık
I got a free copy from the author to review.

At first I couldn't get in the story, but then BOOM! I was in the story with characters. I felt all of their feelings; love, anger...

The story was sometimes predictable, but some points cought me off guard, especially the end. I was so puzzled like the characters.

The world the author created can awake something in everyone's heart. Abusing children like that... I wonder what the world will be after this first book and what will happen to the characters...more
Kathy Harrington
This story went nowhere I thought it would. The story and writing just blew me away. I am not sure if this is a series, but it kind of is and isn't a cliffhanger. You have to read it for yourself. Fan flipping tastic!
I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This is a great book. The characters were easy to love. Definitely a unique storyline that kept me guessing. The story is wonderfully unpredictable and full of twists and turns. I'm so glad it is just the start of a series that I can't wait to keep reading :)
Good up to the end

A bit of a medieval type feel with a futuristic flavor. I didn't expect the way it ended and was a bit disappointed Kinkade didn't get the right girl.
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