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Five Seven Five

(The Boy with Words #1)

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Take only what can be used. Take only what won’t be missed. The Creators are watching all of us.
White Frost lives in a world cloaked in darkness and ignorance. While most people in her society are content to live in fearful peace, White’s cousin brings her words from the mysterious Unknown. Strange collections of written words that tease her that there may be more to the w
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Published 2015 by Live and Love the Fantasy Publications
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Donita Luz
Dude, this book just gave me all sorts of feels and I need more time to sort them out.

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Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)
*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review*

Review originally posted on my book blog : https://afrolicthroughfiction.wordpre...

I was really pleasantly surprised by this book! It wasn’t what I was expecting at all…but then again, I didn’t really know what to expect. Even though the synopsis is quite long, it still somehow stayed vague, almost elusive – which is obviously what you want from a synopsis, otherwise too much is given away. This, combined with how short the book is, ga
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Trisha
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
"Take only what can be used.
Take only what won't be missed.
The Creators are watching all of us."


At first, I wasn't really sure what this book was about. You're introduce to White, who is a little hot head (okay REALLY hot headed) and really opinionated. And you meet Shade, her cousin and only family in the world. And as you flip pages, you are brought in to their world of survival of and from the Creators - the people who have created their world and who they must keep happy, keep from looking a
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Cynthia
*I received digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

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Synopsis
Five Seven Five brought us to meet White Frost, a barely nineteen years old girl who lives in a world where colors is limited. She knew white, as in white hair of hers and her cousin’s, Shade. She knew pink, as in pink curtain that divides inside her room to the quarter hallway outside. She knew blue, as in blue curtain on male quarters. But most of all it’s almost alwa
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Erika
Jan 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Original review posted at Books, Stars, and the Pages in Between

**I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review**

First of all, I would like to thank C.E. for her patience with me! I had a few issues trying to get a copy, but instead of giving up on me, she went out of her way to help me out. Words cannot express my gratitude!

Five Seven Five tells the story of White Frost, a girl who has grown up in a dystopian-like world of darkness. Only a few selected ones are allowed to v
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Lauren Stoolfire
I received a free ecopy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The Creators are watching everyone from their home in the sky, so be careful. Take only what you absolutely need, what will not be missed. White Frost and her people live cloaked in darkness. Most of the colony seems happy enough to live in fearful peace with the Unknown. Her cousin is one of the few who is allowed to go on missions in the Unknown, and he knows she wants to join his ranks when she is old enough. He can't sa
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Seraphina (Seraphina's world Book Blog)
*I received digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

This is my first encounter with the work of C.E. Wilson and I was blown away. I was sucked in the world with the first page. The author created this fantasy/dystopian world where the rules are strict and if you break them you’ll have consequences. Only handful of lucky ones called Chosen Ones are permitted to go outside and visit the Unknown. Our heroine is 19 years old White Frost whose cousin Shade is one of
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Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
Jan 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: january-2016
*I received this book in exchange for an honest review*

This book surprised me! I wasn't too sure what to think by the blurb, it sounded like a good read but then again it was so vague... but let me tell you now; this book is so good! It spends quite a bit of time setting the world up and then everything kicks in. The romance... I actually really enjoyed it.

This book gave me a few The Giver vibes but in the best way. The Giver is one of my favorite books from my childhood. So for this book to re
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bhavi
Nov 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a free e-copy by the author in exchange for an honest review. All of my thoughts and opinions based on this book are all my own and not influenced by anything else...
Review originally posted on my book blog: https://labookdreamer.wordpress.com/2...
I really enjoyed this book and was also quite bewildered at the concepts and the world but overall it topped my expectations! I gave it a 4 out of 5 stars! I really liked this book... I was a bit nervous going into this book and did not know
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❧ Cristina ☙
Jan 07, 2016 rated it liked it
*Contains Spoilers*

You can check this review with more details on my blog (x)

My ratings: 3 stars out of 5 | 6 stars out of 10

"Don't tell me we haven't gone over the moon yet?" He burst out laughing for reasons I didn't understand. "Heh, I mean... haven't we talked about it? The moon? The stars? The Darkness?"

"I've seen darkness my entire life."


I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Five-Seven-Five is a bit different from what I've read so far.
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Keep Calm Novel On
Nov 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Goodreads author provided a copy of the eBook in exchange for an honest review.

White Frost lives in a colourless world. Her cousin is one of the few residents able to travel to the world beyond her home—the Unknown. He secretly gives White written words from this mysterious and forbidden place. These words only make her curiosity more intense. She begins to plan her dangerous expedition to the unknown and returns from her adventures with more words and more unanswered questions.

C. E. Wilson’
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D.M.
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book Review: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ +

I am becoming quite the little fan of C.E. Wilson this is the second book of hers I have read and I have to say I’m hooked.


This is the first book in the series however it gives enough to be a standalone novel. The other book I have read is To Nowhere. Both are equally good.

Five Seven Five is a fantasy novel about a 17 year old girl called White. She lives in a sheltered community with little knowledge of the outside world. To venture out into the unknown you have to be
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Connie
Source: I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review, this has in no way altered my review.
Cost: Free

Title: Five-Seven-Five
Series: The Boy With Words #1
Author: C.E. Wilson
Overall Rating: 5 stars

A full detailed review will be on my blog; sunstormsandthunderclouds.blogspot.co.uk

WOW. I was absolutely blown away by this book, at first, it read as a dystopian wasteland. No sky, secluded region, chosen ones who venture beyond this region.

But then th
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Cassey
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
**I received a free ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

As human beings, we take things for granted so such because we're too used to seeing everything.


This is my first read from C.E. Wilson and even after reading the blurb, I still have no idea if I'd like this book. With all honesty, I might not have picked this book if I wasn't given an ecopy hehe

Possible reasons:
1. The blurb sounds too vague (rightfully so as it helped in creating a similar curiosity the m
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Jess
Dec 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Review originally posted on Jess' Reading Nook
Please note that I was given a review copy of this novel by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I want to preface this review by saying that Five Seven Five is unlike anything I have ever read, and it is an interesting concept. Anyway, White is a young woman who has essentially lived in darkness her whole life, and like most in her society, she has never been allowed to venture outside. I kept reading because, like White, the reader is igno
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Rachel Kirtlan
This was quite an interesting story. There were a few things that didn't quite make sense, but for the most part, it was a good read.

I really liked how the main character, White, was curious and ambitious regarding the outside world that the Chosen Ones were constantly venturing out into. I loved seeing the world through White's eyes - it was amazing to see everything described in such exciting and unique ways. Reading the passages where White was seeing and experiencing something brand new to
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Marie
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This story sucked me in from page one!
A colony that lives underground. Strict enforces of the rules, rules that no one really understands. A girl curious about the world above. A death that will change everything.
I couldn't help but to root for White from the start. Her character is flawed, headstrong, and endearing, everything I love in a protagonist. The vivid details and original story line made this book very hard to put down! Excellent read.
Jesalin Belk
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sent-for-review
This is my second novel that I’ve read by Wilson. She kindly asked me to review another one and I gladly accepted because I had such a good experience with her first novel. So obviously I had some expectations going into this one…

READ MY FULL REVIEW HERE:
https://jbelkbooks.wordpress.com/2015...
The Blue Echo
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.



This is my first book of C.E. Wilson, and I didn't know what to expect. Without even reading the blurb, the title immediately intrigued me. What does Five Seven Five means? Is it some sort of a code? What does those numbers signify, and how important are they in the story?

Then, we have the synopsis. I was even more intrigued. It promised a whole different world, and there was an obvious mystery surrounding it
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Sam Mirza
*I received a free ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Visit https://samsbookparadise.wordpress.com/ to read this full review with funny Gifs and my other reviews! <3

When I first read about this book, I was intrigued. I wanted to know more about the book, so I downloaded the free ecopy sent to me and started reading. The first page just sucked me into their world Wilson created. I was confused and because of that, I wanted to read more so I could understand. W
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Einstene Danica Lastimosa
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Take only what can be used. Take only what won’t be missed. The Creators are watching all of us.
White Frost lives in a world cloaked in darkness and ignorance. While most people in her society are content to live in fearful peace, White’s cousin brings her words from the mysterious Unknown. Strange collections of written words that tease her that there may be more to the world than candlelight and dank hallways.
But when tragedy strikes, White can no longer rely on the words to give her solace.
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♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. This in no way effected my opinion of this book.

There were a lot of mysteries in this book. Everything from who the main characters really are to the meaning of the title "Five-Seven-Five, was cloaked in mystery. By the end of the book, I received some answers, but other things were left up in the air.
The first mystery about the main character, White, is revealed somewhat early in the book, and if you have read
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Eleanor Luhar
Nov 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I was given the opportunity to read this in return for my honest review, thanks to C.E. Wilson. Thank you so much!

White's only relative is her cousin, Shade, a Chosen One. She wants so desperately to be be like him, to go out into the Unkown. Shade brings his cousin words, snippets of what's out there. But it's not enough.

Shade was meant to teach White how to become a Chosen One. She doesn't want to be stuck in the colony her whole life; she wants more. But the Chosens are sent out to look for a
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Jazmen
Jan 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
For those of you who are new to this blog or don't remember, I've reviewed one other book by this author that kind of centered around the idea of the lives of little people, and no I'm not being callous and calling midgets, little people. I mean legit little people, inches tall small.

I didn't quite expect to encounter the same "kind" of story. It wasn't the same exactly but it's definitely in the same vein and I initially couldn't figure out if this pleased me or disappointed me.

The novel is l
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Sue
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fantasy
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I was so excited to receive a copy of this book from the author to read and review because I had been so impressed with her earlier novel To Nowhere, but unfortunately, Five Seven Five just didn’t hit the mark for me.

I loved the concept of the story, the book title was an intriguing mystery, and the world building was great, but the way the story was executed didn’t sit well with me.

I felt that most of this story is told throug
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Amanda Taylor
Dec 07, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book. As you can gather from the summary, White is a young girl who lives in a place of darkness. But she wants to break beyond the ignorance. I loved White throughout the book and how she really came to life inside my head. Her personality is so feisty and fun. And it's absolutely heartbreaking to see through her eyes how tragedy shapes a person. But her drive and determination to see, know, and do more is what kept me interested throughout the entire book. White i ...more
Melanie Rodriguez
Jan 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"Because you've never seen these things before. You'll be able to describe them in a way I can't. As human beings we take things for granted so much because we're too used to seeing everything."

Imagine living in a world where you never see the sky, never smell the rain, never hear the thunder. Imagine living in an environment where "the Chosen ones" are the only souls allowed to leave the safe haven to grab supplies and food. Imagine living in a place where everything you know now, such as how y
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Vicki
Dec 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I absolutely loved this story about White, a young teenager who knew nothing of the real world. Not the color of blue skies, not what rain looked or felt like, nothing! "Watching" her relationship evolve with Kes, whom she thought to be a Creator, was like watching the wonder of a little child learn about butterflies and feel a leaf or hold a ladybug for the first time. This story was so different from any other I've read and I loved the innocence of White so much.

Honestly, I'm not sure what to
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Lissette
Dec 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book was an interesting science fiction fantasy book. The main character White was a well developed character. She was curious, determined, and courageous. The world building could have been developed more, i think in my opinion. The main plot is that White wants to find out more about the outside world because her community is very strict. One of the reasons of is pieces of messages that her cousin brings back with him. The whole thing with the messages drew me in to the story until it's r ...more
Laura (acquariusgb)
I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book turned out to be something I didn't expect, I was surprised by the different outcome the story took at about one third of the book. So if you read the first chapters and you can already imagine how the story is going to be, I can assure that it will be completely different.

The story is written in the first person point of view and it's told through the eyes of White Frost, a girl who has lived her entire life under
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C.E. Wilson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, grew up in Millersville, Pennsylvania, and has been living in Pittsburgh since 2009. For the first few years living in Pittsburgh, she was an English teacher. Her first book, "Oath of Servitude," was published in 2012. In 2013, she quit teaching to be a full time author and hasn't looked back since. She loves spending time with her daughter and h ...more

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