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Blue Into The Rip (Into The Rip #1)

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Book One of the 'Into The Rip' series

A Young Adult, Science Fiction, Climate Change, Time-Travel Adventure.

Blue didn’t want to be in the future
…they didn’t want him there either

A rip in the fabric of time, a far-flung globally warmed future, a flooded Earth and the only remainder of civilisation – a militaristic organisation living underneath ‘Desert Amazon’…

Getting back h
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Paperback, #1, 322 pages
Published December 7th 2013 by Massive Banger (first published October 31st 2013)
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Detailed Review: << review copy received from the author himself >>

I really LOVE this book!

It was an amazing read and Kev Heritage's writing is superb and unique. When I read this book, I was totally blown away from the first line till the end. The story is about a boy called John"Blue"Smith who is a gangly, big blue-eyed teen who has hippy-terrorist parents and a cute little sister called Annie, whom got pulled into a time rip where he ends up in
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Liz Barnsley
Nov 23, 2013 Liz Barnsley rated it really liked it
Thank you to the author for the review copy.

Blue didn’t want to be in the future
…they didn’t want him there either
A rip in the fabric of time, a far-flung globally warmed future, a flooded Earth and the only remainder of civilisation – a militaristic organisation living underneath ‘Desert Amazon’…

I’ve been reading a plethora of YA lately (and I have plenty more to come on my lists) and I’m often amazed at the quality to be found in fiction aimed at the younger market. This was no exception – an
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Snogged
Nov 06, 2013 Snogged rated it really liked it
ARC Review

I want to thank author, Kev Heritage, for allowing me to receive an advanced e-reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. That was pretty aw-wonder-sum of you.

Blue Into The Rip blends time-travel and science fiction into a young adult novel that is imaginative, exciting, funny, serious, and sad.

The title is based on a combination of the main character's name: John "Blue" Smith and "The Rip," which is how one is able to travel to different planets as well as travel thr
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Bodicia
Nov 05, 2013 Bodicia rated it really liked it
There are a few occasions when you start to read a book and you get that little spark of 'this is going to be good' early on in the first chapter. This is one of those books and I was awake into the early hours reading it. Always a good sign!

Blue Into The Rip is marketed as YA fiction but as a forty something with a love of all things 'space' related I really enjoyed this book and would rate it very highly in my list to date of this genre and type.

The author has created a future world which is s
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Shemeka Mitchell
Nov 07, 2013 Shemeka Mitchell rated it it was amazing
Blue was definitely a brainiac! He gives the readers a vocabulary lesson throughout the novel. With that being said, the readers can tell that the author did a lot of research for this work. By the time I finished the book, I was wondering about what if the world were to become as it stated. It opens your eyes to the possibility of Global Warming going bad. One the other hand, I knew something was up with Blue from the beginning. His peculiar looks and thought process was a giveaway. This story ...more
Scott Whitmore
Dec 07, 2013 Scott Whitmore rated it it was amazing
A fun, addictive read from page 1. Various genres and sub-genres — Young Adult, time-travel, adventure, sci-fi, dystopian, political thriller — are expertly blended to make a truly unique story that I enjoyed immensely.

There is much about Blue Into the Rip that is familiar and handled differently this debut novel from Kev Heritage (@KevHeritage) might quickly fade from memory. I’m very pleased to report several days after finishing the advance copy provided by the author in exchange for an hones
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Maria Miaoulis
Nov 07, 2013 Maria Miaoulis rated it really liked it
Summary:
John “Blue” Smith is not your typical teenager. His weird features, striking blue eyes and off-the-charts IQ make him an outcast at school. His hippy parents certainly don’t help matters either. Slaving away in their allotment every day, they pretty much keep to themselves, live without modern conveniences like electricity and forbid Blue from taking school pictures.

One day an accident takes place right in front of Blue. He blacks out, but when he comes to, Blue realizes he saved a famil
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T.L.
Nov 21, 2013 T.L. rated it it was amazing
If you like fast paced, intriguing, thought provoking, character driven science fiction, then this book is for you.

Blue is a typical teenager, attending school, looking after his little sister, and putting up with his hippie parents. Until, one day, he is ripped out of his present and flung far into a future where the Earth has undergone some extreme changes. One of which is the military academy Blue finds himself rescued by and inducted into, in a future where the world is not what it used to b
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Heather
English high school student John Smith, unremarkable to the outside world except for the striking blue eyes from which he gets his nickname, has always known that he did not want the life that his “nutter” hippy parents laid out for him; but his desire to reach for a different future never prepared him for the moment when the future would reach for him. A search for his lost sister brings “Blue” in contact with the “Rip”, an opening in time-and-space that pulls him into an age in which London is ...more
Gyula
Nov 05, 2013 Gyula rated it really liked it
Shelves: scifi, ya
I went back in time and read this book through the eyes of the teenager myself.

I found the story quite interesting. I love time travel, it's awesome, it's a paradox itself. This time the Blue, the hero travels into the future. I appreciate the novelty in the method of the time travel, it's not the cliché of time machine or shimmering portal, but a brutal force through time and space: the Rip.

In the story the future is similar to other distopian futures: the climate is warmed, the most part of th
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Nada Sobhi
Nov 04, 2013 Nada Sobhi rated it it was amazing
I received an e-copy of this book for an honest review and here it is:

I was not expecting to be this impressed by the novel, since I’ve had several unhappy sci-fi reads. Blue into the Rip is ‘swick’ and I look forward to its sequel Blue into the Planet.

The story focuses on Blue, who gets his name from his strange blue eyes. He is a fifteen-year-old boy who lives with his odd parents Eddi and Newt and his sister Annie. Blue discovers that he has advanced night and heat vision. The story begins in
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Moon
I have so many e-books to read, and so little time... It's so hard for me to read e-books because I don't have a laptop, or a kindle...  photo il_340x270364950831_savt.jpg

So.... when I opened this book, I didn't expect to read more then a chapter or two... gots stuff to do... five hours later I decided to not stop...  photo funny-book-meme-monday-L-ivP2Nn.jpeg
This book is about a teenage boy nicknamed blue (for his unique eyes) that ends up in the future, with no idea how he got there. This was a page turner, very confusing in the beginning, but interesting enough to mak
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Michelle
Oct 31, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
Thank you Kev Heritage for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Like an artist uses a brush to paint a piece of art Kevin Heritage's use of descriptive words instantly did the same and had me hooked.

Blue Into The Rip is a story centered around John Smith. Nicknamed 'Blue' because of his unique eyes and considered by his peers to be a freak,Blue, albeit intelligent yet sarcastically smart-mouthed seems to be going through the motions, heading down
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Michelle
Dec 10, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: series-to-finish, rar
*I was given a free e copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review*

I really, really enjoyed reading this book. So imaginative and captivating. The beginning was kind of confusing and intriguing at the same time. I couldn't put this book down. I needed to know what was happening and what had already happened and why. After a while, I got some answers but not all of them. They were given in snip-ets throughout the book and I loved all the little "aha" moments I had while readin
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Belinda Simmons
Nov 23, 2013 Belinda Simmons rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
A Twitter Bud of mine, Kev Heritage, has written a book entitled, Blue Into the Rip. Odd but intriguing title got my attention. Then I saw the cover! Which I should say satisfied my, I will confess, Book Cover Snob Attitude. Right there on the front is a half-buried skeleton, space, Saturn; no question, I was reading this one!

The meaning behind the title is revealed pretty quickly. The movement is fast paced and I quickly found myself caring about the main character’s well-being, both physicall
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Giselle Marks
Nov 26, 2013 Giselle Marks rated it it was amazing
I received a copy from the author, he's offered a review but I wanted to read it anyway!

Rip into the future, but everything is not as it should be there. Climate change has swamped the earth creating abnormal weather patterns and the Earth is heading for another Ice Age. But our young hero Blue has been plucked forward in time to a world he struggles to recognise. Kev Heritage creates a beautifully detailed post apocalyptic world, but Blue is desperate to return to his family and misses his litt
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Billi Tiner
Dec 13, 2013 Billi Tiner rated it really liked it
"Blue Into the Rip" is a time travel, sci-fi book that features 15-year-old Blue. He’s living in London, and like most teenagers, he hates school and thinks his parents are weird. Blue is suddenly pulled through a rip into the future and discovers that his life is not what he thought it was. The author does an excellent job of describing the new world that Blue is thrust into 400 years in the future. I could easily picture the futuristic landscape and environment of Blue’s new home. The story fl ...more
Amie Gaudet
Dec 19, 2013 Amie Gaudet rated it it was amazing
I received a free eBook copy of Blue: Into The Rip in exchange for an honest review and now I have to admit: I'm a fan.

The main character begins the story as an ordinary teenager whose only exceptional trait is his piercing blue eyes.

Very quickly the reader realizes that Blue is anything but normal. Blue is transported over 400 years into the future.

Earth is unrecognizable. The population has been decimated & many people have moved off-planet. Survivors have moved underground and many thin
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The Book Tart
Dec 16, 2013 The Book Tart rated it really liked it
I recorded a video review :) See? http://thebooktart.com/book-review/th...

I finally picked up Kev Heritage’s debut YA/SF novel Blue Into The Rip and now I’m kicking myself. It’s good. Really good! I was sucked into Blue’s adventures and loved the world building and dialogue. I’ll be keeping my eye out for the sequel because I need to know what happens next for Blue!


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♦ eARC provided for review for my honest opinion.
Marta Poling
Jun 14, 2014 Marta Poling rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! It's a great multi-age, multi-genre captivating read. Think time traveling Starship Troupers with an eye to the future of Earth after climate change. The characters are nicely developed and well rounded with realistic flaws that allowed me to relate to them. Blue is like so many young men who are discovering themselves and how to function in a community. I don't want to spoil it but it keeps you hooked and guessing to the end.
T
Dec 09, 2013 T rated it it was amazing
"Blue Into The Rip" a treat for Sci Fi and Fantasy lovers! A book has to grip me from the first chapter and "Blue's" adventure certainly did that! A great book not only for YA's but also for the young at heart. Interesting characters and great content. Can't wait for the next instalment and will definitely recommend this book to family and friends!
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Thanks for a great read Kev - great work!!
Stephanie
Jan 25, 2014 Stephanie rated it really liked it
A fun, entertaining young adult novel, "Blue Into the Rip" is definitely a new favorite. A fast, easy read, but also complex and well written. Authors often struggle with balancing talented writing and ease of reading...Kev Heritage does not suffer from this dilemma. I look forward to the next novel and other works of Mr. Heritage.
Ninnie
Nov 12, 2013 Ninnie rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
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Rebecca (Unbound Pages)
This review also on my blog, The Library Canary!

***I received a free copy of this book from the author. This has in no way changed my opinion of the book. The review below is my open and honest opinion.***

Time travel mixed with space=awesome. I am such a nerd. This book is a story about a boy who, while trying to find his young sister, accidentally gets ripped hundreds of years into the future. He is forced to join a strict military academy and accept his new life after being told there’s no w
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Cee Martinez
Dec 01, 2013 Cee Martinez rated it really liked it
Blue is an English boy living in a near future Earth where Global Warming has become the beast everyone must learn to survive with. He is very intelligent and awkward and nicknamed for his distinctive blue eyes that stand out against his dark complexion. His adventure begins when he rescues a family from a near tragic car crash using strength superhuman strength he didn't realize he had. This sets off a chain of events in which he loses his beloved little sister Annie, and is separated from his ...more
Susan May
Dec 07, 2013 Susan May rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
Blue Into The Rip is quite a different YA book. It doesn’t have vampires, it’s not about the end of the world, has no bows and arrows, and there is no magic to be seen anywhere. It’s a sci-fi adventure in a similar vein to Ender’s Game with time travel thrown in for good measure.

What a fantastic debut novel from Kev Heritage. Blue Into The Rip has everything going for it: time travel, interesting characters, suspenseful situations, good guys, bad guys and camaraderie.

Blue finds himself four hund
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Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
4.5 stars

Did I enjoy this book: It’s awesome.

Blue into the Rip has hints of A Clockwork Orange, Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Star Gate – even a dash of Dr. Who. Kev Heritage’s love of language is apparent, and though I wanted to fault him for the plethora of fragments he peppered into the text, I can’t. The man’s got style; I stopped reading several times just to savor it. It’s a great story stuffed with vivid characters, exceptional imagery, and just the right amount of fun.

Would I recomm
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David Buchan
Oct 14, 2014 David Buchan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi
Blue seems just another 20th Century teenager until fate kidnaps him through a rip in time and deposits him over four hundred years in the future. Here he must come to terms with an environmentally devastated Earth and life in the Earth Corps military after being pressganged into its Academy. Life is far from fair but it is intriguing, even for a rebellious teenager.

Being unused to YA novels, I found the character build of Blue's new classmates in the Academy slow in the early part of the book.
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Tim Eagle
Mar 09, 2015 Tim Eagle rated it it was amazing
Blue Into The Rip was an engaging, well written debut novel that I will take a second helping of if the author deems fit to write more on the characters. I was a bit excited that the author gave me a free copy and usually I'm hesitant when opening up free versions of an e-book. Kev Heritage has a way with words like most have a way with eating utensils and a great meal and from word one, the wick is lit, and the fire of the story burns bright. This book is a real page turner and will keep reader ...more
Sankarshan
Nov 25, 2013 Sankarshan rated it liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
"Young Adult" as a genre is something that I don't often read. The book does a neat effort of making the "jump" into the future. The segue is punctuated with the need to comprehend what is happening and, the sentence structure takes on a staccato form which adds a bit to the wildly moving pieces. An episode set in the future inevitably works on the themes of global warming and the consequences. The saga of the family and, the individual is placed in context of all of that. I wonder how a sequel ...more
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Kev is a bestselling UK author of fast-paced sci-fi mysteries & epic fantasy.

His 'Into The Rip' series represents a return to classic, fast-paced adventure sci-fi of the 50s but with a modern edge. 'Ripped' to a globally warmed 2454, Blue (named after his startling blue eyes) is plunged into adventures that take him to many worlds. But what is the secret behind his peculiar genetic history?

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