She has no name.
She has her knives. Her training. Her halo.
The first and second give her the ability to defeat the opponents she is pitted against each month. The third frees her from pain and fear. From any kind of emotion at all. Everything is as it should be. Everything is as it should be, until…< ...more
The story starts out with a female warrior (Kit) fighting and eventually killing her best friend in the ring. Picture a Roman Colosseum with Gladiators, but in the future type setting. The warriors all wore collars around their necks to "regulate" their emotions. Right before killing her best friend, Kits collar is broken and she ex ...more
Can you imagine living in a world where you don't feel anything.Life just passes you by and do what your told and never ever question anything. Well ...more
I say "wow". I never thought I'd be completely mesmerized with this book, but I was! From start to end. Brilliantly written with great world building in a dystopian setting and fascinating storyline. If you like the Hunger Games, you might just like this one too!
She has no name.
She has her knives; her training; her halo.
Being a Falin, she is trained from a young age to become a fighter, to fight in the Colosseum. She also wears a "Halo" around her neck, it rele/> ...more
Yet Kit does it and he sacrifices himself to free her from her Halo and life as an emotional robot.. At first she doesnt understand the incredible gift Cai gave to her but with help fr ...more
From the very first page, story pulled me in with its grim introduction and begins at a very pivotal, heart-wrenching moment.
The world, or the Sanctuary, is a very lonely, very detached place -- most inhabitants wear a Halo around their neck, a unique device that suppresses the experience of emotion in its wearer, even eliminating pain altogether. Falin Kitsch is a renowned fighter having never lost a match against her opponents. After all ...more
This book was wayyyy out of my comfort zone. Dystopia novels is something I try to avoid like the plague. To this date I have only read a handful, and those were part of Bookshelf Bingo last year sometime, but this book...wow. It may not have been what I thought I wanted, but boy-oh-boy it was what I needed to re-ignite my passion for reading. I.could.not.put.it.down.
From the first page I was interested, invested, engrossed. Stuck like glue to my kindle, to the world Rose created and to the highs and lows that is Kit, Ryka,reading. ...more
Imagine a world were your entire life is spent with a collar around your neck, injecting you with small amounts of drugs every time you feel emotions of any kind. Keeping you in a constant state of comfortably numb, keeping you in a constant state of comfortably controlled. You have no name, you have a family that only cares about what you can do for them, your life is spent ...more
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Halo is a YA dystopian that features the usual cliches: unique snowflake teen female protagonist, rigidly ordered dystopian society, wilds outside the walled safe civilization city, and romantic but rough love interest once outside. To be honest, it felt very much like I was reading Into the Still Blue once again - so many similarities in the world building and characters. But the inconsistencies kept this from being an engaging read and plants it firml ...more
I was actually on Amazon looking to buy Angel of Mercy when the "recommended book" stream thingy ambushed me. I saw Raksha, and I was like, who the hell is Frankie Rose?
Now, I'm like:
Raksha could be the next Legend, Enclave or Divergent. The next YA dystopian novel to sweep Hunger Games off the map.
The world as we know it is long gone. Forgotten. We are introduced to two new words which sit by side but couldn’t be further apart. One where the government thinks its citizens “can’t be trusted, can’t be civilised enou ...more
I am a huge sucker for a Colosseum battle or in some cases in this story a pit fight, I love the gladiator type sto ...more
I downloaded this book primarily because it was free, I read the blurb and was intrigued but a couple of things held me back firstly, it was a series and I'm already locked in to so many that I'm reluctant to start another, so I decided before reading that the bar was set very high on this one and I would only continue if it was in fact really good. The second thing that held me back and this I know is going to sound stupid but here goes....the good revi ...more
I have been dying to read this book for a while now. This book....... I just....... can't. This book...... There are not many scenes from books that are so emotional to me that I have to put the book down and not pick it up for a while. But when Asha..... I just. I didn't realize that I had gotten so attached to his character in such a short amount of time. Even so, I had to stop reading and mourn him for a bit. I was morning right alongside Kit throughout the book ...more
Frankie Rose writes fight scenes in her fiction that bring us in so close we f ...more
It was hard to rate this book because I loved it at the start and hated it by the end.
Kit lives in a compound-like city known as the Sanctuary. It's a pretty crappy place in which there exists extreme inequality between the various classes of people. Kit belongs to a group of individuals whose sole purpose is to fight in a series of death matches for no other purpose than to serve as entertainment and gambling fodder for the holier than thou upper classes. The fighters all wear a me ...more
Hunger Games and Gladiator fans, get ready. You are in for quite a ride. Reading this book is like a raging river ...more
The only problem I found was that I not bothered to read the blurb for the book, it would have been two chapters before it was made known that our main charact ...more
Frankie Rose truly has a way with words. This was an utterly brilliant and captivating read.
Raksha is the story of a girls fight to gain control over her life. To choose how she lives and what she feels. To not feel like a collard animal. I loved the world we are introduced to in this book. Even though it does have similarities to The Hunger Games and is reminiscent of so many dystopian books it still stands out in its own way. Many people have des ...more
Kit, who’s one of the best arena fighters in Sanctuary, wears a halo, which numbs it’s wearer from feeling any kind of emotion when it pumps drugs into her system at the first sign of any feel ...more
She officially makes things up for a living, and when she's not doing that, she is generally making paper birds out of receipts and old lists or taking photographs that make her smile.