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The Revealed

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  166 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Lily Atwood lives in what used to be called Washington, D.C. Her father is one of the most powerful men in the world, having been a vital part of rebuilding and reuniting humanity after the war that killed over five billion people. Now he’s running to be one of its leaders.

But in the rediscovered peace on Earth, a new enemy has risen. They call themselves the Revealed – a
Paperback, 314 pages
Published June 17th 2014 by SparkPress (first published December 10th 2013)
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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
**ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**

Not too long ago I requested numerous books at once from netgalley and this was the first that got approved. Which, if that's any indication, this is the book that's been sitting and waiting to be read the longest. Which, in my mind, means I was the most unsure of this novel out of all the books that got approved. I mean, it has hardly any ratings, I'd never heard of it, yet it's one of the most requested. Which leads me to my las
Leanne Crabtree
4.5 stars

I received this ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I just love the cover of this! Don’t you agree it just grabs the attention?

I’m a big fan of dystopia stories and this sounded different, so I thought, “Why not?”

The USA has been mostly destroyed with only a few states remaining. Lily is the daughter of a politician running for President, along with another man, Roderick Westerfield, who Lily’s family used to be close to. Roderick has a son, Kai, a year older than Lily an
Stefani Sloma
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
You can also read this review on my blog, Caught Read Handed, HERE. Actual rating: 7.5

What I thought:

I was both really surprised and really impressed with Hickam’s debut novel.

I requested this book on NetGalley because of that amazing summary (and that absolutely beautiful cover!). It sounds super cool, right? Well, it was. Take a dystopian novel then add in what are essentially X-Men mutants, and you’ve got The Revealed. The novel begins with our narrator, Lily, describing the current situation
Jun 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
For Full and Edited review go to: Blame It On The Book

The Revealed is a good book for middle schooler’s and it definitely was a fun read. Although I will admit it wasn’t the best read, I had a huge problem with the main character and the overall premise wasn’t fully explained. I’ll start with the good things!

I loved the fact that the Revealed didn’t have a limit to their powers, instead they could control anything with a natural element. Normally in a dystopian/power books some are more powerf
Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
The Revealed was an enjoyable read putting a slightly different twist on some recent books to feature Dystopian themes. I found the first half of the book and the second half quite different, I knew in the first half I was waiting, waiting for something (anything) to happen and I was duly rewarded for that patience by the second half of the book.

What is the book about?

Lily Atwood lives in what used to be called Washington, D.C. Her father is one of the most powerful men in the world, having been
Carrie Ardoin
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: gmta-luxury, dystopia
I do enjoy it when a young adult book has a well executed kidnapping in the plot. That probably makes me sound sadistic, but what I mean is it's hard to find one where the kidnapping itself doesn't take over the whole plot of the book. The difference with The Revealed is that the victim knew her kidnapping was coming. This is in large part why I decided to read this book. How can you hide from something and someone that you know is coming, but don't have any idea how to stop?

Unfortunately, the a
Jun 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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My English review

I was immediately attracted by the cover of the book when I saw it. Oh yes, because it is simply beautiful and I was curious to see how the story would be.

Lily Atwood turned 18 recently, but since the war is over, the young persons of this age are kidnapped by The Revealed, an organization with paranormal powers that nobody really knows about. Unfortunately, no one has ever been seen since. However, the young woman is receiving warning letters since her birth
Amelia Carter
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't fault it. Not one bit.
I received this book through netgalley and, first off, to go into the way the book was actually written and such, I thought that writing flowed beautifully, picking up speed in the action then slowing back down for the sections of showing the reader more, such as the romance (oolala). Also, the plot was well thought out and out together expertly, never failing to cease my attention; especially with the many plot twists and turns in directions I never would have t
Alisha Tarran
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Most of my to-read list are books that are the next one in a series I'm reading, so I'm always excited to get to read a book that's a debut, and as soon as I saw the blurb for this I had a feeling it was going to be a good one.

I mean if you love X-Men you're gonna love this, it's all dystopian and there's pretty much mutants in it, and it's just....awesome. Lots of dystopian books are coming out lately thanks to The Hunger Games, but a lot of them are trying to be The Hunger Games and failing q
Amber (The Book Bratz)
May 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This review and more can be found at The Book Bratz

I don't have one negative thing to say about The Revealed. It captured my attention from the first word. There was and equal amount of everything I enjoy in a book. Romance, action, and adventure. With several "What the....!?" moments.

Here is the book in my own words:

Since Lily's eighteenth birthday she had been stuck in her home. In a world were eighteen year olds are kidnapped by a terrorist group called The Revealed, she's vulnerable. Espec
Sometimes a book aims high and hits the middle. That is this book. In the great race of dystopians, The Revealed is hanging with the pack - not in front, and not lagging behind. It's set a nice pace right in the middle.

The premise here is good: X-Men meets Chasing Liberty. It's a good setup for a potentially fantastic story. The writing is not outstanding but certainly readable. The pacing is good and there aren't any lags. There's a great bad guy and an engaging plot. So what is it with this bo
May 09, 2014 rated it it was ok
Goodreads Synopsis: Lily Atwood lives in what used to be called Washington, D.C. Her father is one of the most powerful men in the world, having been a vital part of rebuilding and reuniting humanity after the war that killed over five billion people. Now he’s running to be one of its leaders.

But in the rediscovered peace on Earth, a new enemy has risen. They call themselves the Revealed – a powerful underground organization that has been kidnapping 18 year olds across the globe without reservat
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 stars

Received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Another reviewer hit the nail on the head: "X-men meets Chasing Liberty." Can't say this is the next Hunger Games. But if you're a fan of dystopian YA with a dash of supernatural/fantasy, you'll LOVE "The Revealed."

No time is wasted as we jump right into Lily's world and story. I have to hand it to Ms. Hickam, as she does a fabulous job of establishing her dystopian world and characters, which are nicely woven into the firs
Meg - A Bookish Affair
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, young-adult, 2014
"The Revealed" is one of those books that makes me realize that even though I get a little tired of dystopian sometimes that there are still really fantastic books in the genre. In "The Revealed," Lily is being chased by the super scary group called the Revealed. They are known to kidnap people and make them disappear. Lily fears that but she also hates all of the restrictions that her parents put in place to try to keep her safe so she rebels and tries to create her own fate. The book is the st ...more
Sarah Elizabeth
(Read using Kindle Unlimited)

I was really looking forward to this book, but unfortunately I spent most of it bored.

Lily irritated me a bit. She knew the Revealed were planning on kidnapping her, but could she just stay in her house like a good girl, and wait out her last 200 days before she turned 19? No. I personally would have taken advantage of a year spent at home and done some serious reading, but Lily? Heck no. She wasn’t going to be sensible and possibly save her life, she was going to go
Katy Daniels
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC.

This book is fun, imaginative, suspenseful, and draws you in to find out why Lily is being targeted by the Revealed. The characters and their relationships are well developed and help to set the scene for the new world that they live in. The author's writing style is amazing and puts you through a whirlwind of emotions as the story develops. The suspenseful scenes make your palms sweaty and the teen love scenes give you butterflies. The plot is simply incredible and is well-pac
May 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Revealed was a sci fi thriller unlike any I have read so far. Lily and Kia have just begun their story together. I am sure there is much more to it. This book was fast paced and full of surprises. While I thought the Revealed change over was a bit quick for Lily, I was glad that the explanation was somewhat believable. I like stories that are based on enough truth to make you think that anything could be possible. I received an advanced copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my hon ...more
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley.

3.5 stars. I liked this book. It had action, sci-fi elements, and romance (including a potential love triangle). I think I would have liked it more if I was still a teenager. A large part of the story is the main character wrestling with loving her parents but wanting to break free of their shadow and learning how to do that. Because of this storyline, I didn't feel I related to her much, but I think teen girls will love it.
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
GREAT book!! It reminded me a bit of Gone Girl - not the story but how the story unfolds. Loved the twist...didn't see that coming at all. ...more
May 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
This reviews also appears in my blog Bookworm Reviews.

Cool synopsis up there, right? That’s what I thought when I requested this book from NetGalley the moment I saw it. Sadly, this is an awesome premise to a book that completely failed to live up to it.

Slow plot progression, but sudden choppy plot changes; a lack of interesting characters and good character development; vague concept ideas; an insta-true-love relationship; and a co-dependant, whiny and immature main character… I’ve already sold
May 01, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: novelfly-reviews
The Revealed is a great read if you're willing to call it what it is. It's probably not middle grade, but it's more like young young adult. Think seventh or eighth grade. It took me reading the whole book in a YA state of mind to realize this.

For starters, Lily is eighteen. In her world, eighteen-year-olds are abducted by The Revealed and never seen again. Since this started happening, it's become customary for eighteen-year-olds to be pulled out of school and kept at home until they turn ninet
Amy Softa
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Net Galley for an honest review.

Requested this one over at Net Galley on a whim. The cover is beautiful and it sounded interesting. Almost didn’t cause I have been reviewing so many requested reviews that I have fallen behind in books already on my to-read list. I hemmed and hawed and finally hit that request button. As you can see I was approved for a copy, still blows my mind that publishers do this for readers…, and I put it in line to
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I’m slowly but surely making my way through all of my reads for Book Sparks fantastic Summer Reading Challenge – it’s introducing me to authors new and old, and next up on my list was Jessica Hickam’s debut novel The Revealed. It has a super pretty cover, and I thought it sounded really interesting. I don’t read many Dystopian novels – I’ve got a few to read on my shelf, and, of course, I’ve read The Hunger Games, but it’s not a go-to genre for me, but it is a genre I’m learning to enjoy, and I ...more
*I received a copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
*Full review can be found at Part of that World.

It's so hard to write new and original dystopians because there have been so many in the last few years alone. It's hard to create something that isn't too closely associated with another book and that can stand on its own in the dystopian genre. I thought The Revealed had a unique take on societies after war and elementalists.

Actual rating: 3.5 Enjoyable Stars!

I was pulled
Jun 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-read
Pretty cover, cover is so pretty. It's so shiny and bubbly-looking I just want to touch it. Too bad I received an e-book of it through Netgalley. Thank you Sparkpress!

On a different note, I kind of had some beef with The Revealed. Just a little bit though. Overall I thought the concept was cool, but many things could've been done better. I'll start with the summary first though.

The Revealed takes place in a future ravaged by war, yet the East Coast of the US is completely untouched. Lily Atwood,
**I received a free copy of this book from Net Galley in exchange for my honest review**

Solid 4 stars!!

I couldn’t put this book down – I read it in one day!

Lily Attwood has everything going for her – she smart, pretty, and the possibly the next First daughter to the President of the North American Sector. After a world war that has wiped out most of the world, and made most of the rest fairly destitute, Lily should feel lucky that she has a big beautiful home, with all the technology, staff, and
Kari Anderson
Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
From Goodreads:
Lily Atwood lives in what used to be called Washington, D.C. Her father is one of the most powerful men in the world, having been a vital part of rebuilding and reuniting humanity after the war that killed over five billion people. Now he’s running to be one of its leaders.

But in the rediscovered peace on Earth, a new enemy has risen. They call themselves the Revealed – a powerful underground organization that has been kidnapping 18 year olds across the globe without reservation.
Oct 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
To me, the one thing that makes or breaks a good post-apocalyptic/dystopian novel is the connection to the world as we know it in the moment. There has to be that thread of our own reality to truly bring the chilling possibilities home, to scare us with the potential for the utter destruction of our world as we know it. Hunger Games did that with the world of Panem. The Chemical Gardens did that with the total destruction of society in the United States. And I felt like The Revealed accomplished ...more
Anna Elizabeth
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: High School Students or New World Order Fans
Shelves: netgalley-s
I didn't mean to read this book in one solid sitting. I trudged into bed at 12:30am and thought "I'll just read a few pages." I checked the clock at 1:30 and kept on, I checked the clock again at 2:15. I checked the clock after I finished the book and it was 4:30.

I recognized relatively early on that this was going to be a series, or at least more than one book. Which, in this case was a good thing. It gave me time as a reader to build a relationship. At first, I thought this book was just going
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
This is a post-apocalyptic YA story about Lilith (“Lily”) Atwood, who lives in a large, well-protected house in Washington, D.C. Her father, Mark, is an important politician who now is running for president. His opponent is Roderick Westerfield, a man who used to be friends with Mark. But after the [apocalypse-causing] war in which Westerfield’s wife died, he became an embittered, vengeful man. While Lily’s father is running under the slogan “A Better Tomorrow,” Westerfield’s is “Never Again.”

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After graduating from Arizona State University in 2011, Jessica relocated to Los Angeles where she now works in the film industry. From acting to assisting on the Paramount feature Star Trek: Into Darkness, her experiences have only reinforced her love for living in other worlds – whether they be from her own imagination or someone else’s. The Revealed is her first novel.

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