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Seneca Rebel

(The Seneca Society #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  14 reviews
What if your one chance to change the world means you have to leave everything you love behind?

In the not-too-distant future, math genius Doro Campbell is introduced to the Seneca Society: a secretive, technologically-advanced subterranean utopia dedicated to inventing and perfecting the most effective ways to benefit our planet.

But there’s a hitch. Like all that have co
Kindle Edition, 340 pages
Published June 1st 2016 by ATM Publishing
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Tonja Drecker
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
This dystopian takes a very refreshing twist into a science fiction world, where high-tech, environmental issues, and an cult-like organization run together to form a fast-paced adventure.

Dorothy, aka Doro, is a sixteen-year-old girl who's father disappeared a year before, and has taken a bit of a rebellious streak. When her talent to knack codes gets her into trouble, she finds herself with a surprise invitation to join Seneca. While high-tech hits new levels and makes her genius heart beat fas
Elisha Jachetti
May 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Seneca Rebel by Rayya Deeb is one of those rare books where all the elements come together to form a work of near perfection. It is a futuristic sci-fi look at what the United States of America could ultimately become. Certainly, this story will be compared to other series that have been successful in this genre recently, such as The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner; yet, not only can Seneca Rebel hold its own in comparison, it also has so much original material to offer.

Unlike the
Sep 12, 2016 rated it liked it
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Seneca Rebel is the first book in the young adult science fiction/dystopian series, called The Seneca Society, by Rayya Deeb. This is the first book I have read by Rayya, and I was really impressed with her strong writing. There is solid world building and a creative plot in Seneca Rebel. Plus, I was immediately drawn in by the beautiful cover. I love how clean the background of it looks, and the color and patterns o
Douglas Grant
May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rayya Deeb’s debut novel stands proudly in the Young Adult catalog, a long overdue adventure story that will reinvigorate the genre.

The novel’s heroine, Doro Campbell, is a complex protagonist whom readers will identify with as she traverses a strange futuristic landscape in which an elite society attempts to set up a Utopian Noah’s Ark. Character introduction and development take up the first act of the story, as readers—through Doro—discover the nature of the Seneca Society. As is usually the
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes asking too many questions can get you into a lot of trouble. For spunky, hyper intelligent teenager Doro Campbell, trouble seems to be her middle name. From writing software that steals fractions of a penny trillions of times to make sure her struggling mother has enough money to survive to trying to live her life the way her missing scientist father would have wanted, Seneca Rebel tells the story of Doro Campbell and her band of unlikely heroes as they try uncover the truths behind on ...more
Theresa Nowaczyk
Woot!! So won a copy of Seneca Rebel in a giveaway for free on Goodreads First Reads... I cannot wait to get my hands on this one - I always squeeze in a couple Sci-Fiction/Fantasy books each year, and this is definitely going to be one of them. Will post reviews when finished. Then, my daughter will likely want to read this one, too. :) Thank you.

Update: Received my copy in lightening speed after winning the giveaway. Seneca Rebel has arrived in my mailbox today on 6/14/16. Beautiful Book!! <3
Oct 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars. This has a slight Divergent feel to it, but at the same time goes its own way.

With her dad disappeared and her mom struggling to make ends meet in a future Los Angeles, Doro, a sixteen year old whiz with tech and numbers becomes very wealthy by illegal means and when officials catch up with her, she’s given a choice, either her mom serves time for Doro’s crimes, or Doro checks into a reform school in Virginia, that, it turns out, isn’t really a reform school, it’s a secret society whe
Naomi Downing
Jan 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a very interesting and unique book. I love the cover, it made me want to know what was in the book. The author wrote descriptions of the settings very well and I could clearly see them in my head as I was reading
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I throughly enjoying reading this book and I can’t wait for the next book to come out!!! It’s a page turner!!!
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Thank you to YA Bound Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for review.

Seneca Rebel immediately caught my attention with its beautiful cover and curious title. Once I read the synopsis, I was hooked. It's no secret that I'm a fan of science fiction and dystopian books, so this one was a definite win for me. While it may not be typical dystopian, the book definitely gives off a very dystopian vibe with
Books In Bloom
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Spoiler review available at Bemused Bookworm.

This book was great, but it took me a while to get into it. I found Dorothy (aka Doro) to be a little awkward in the beginning & i didn’t like her very much at that point. She was acting out over her school using her grades to boost their standings…. I honestly didn’t really understand what was going on here… I guess the author was meaning that public education was about to fail or something…not sure. At any rate though, i just didnt see why Doro woul
Jan 19, 2017 rated it liked it
The good: strong female heroine with awesome contemporary tech skills, she's passionate, interesting and really leads the decision-making in the story, which I LOVED.

The less good: the first half of the story is compelling, right up until the love interest is introduced. Yes, she's gob-smacked with attraction which is cool, but then the development between the two characters is very thin. They don't build much of a viable premise or relationship.

Overall, it's an interesting sci-fi futuristic st
Michelle Capozzoli
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading Rayya Deeb's debut novel, and I'm looking forward to the next one! As a former secondary educator, I love that Doro the protagonist is a female math/science whiz. She has experienced and overcome tremendous loss and adversity, making her both a role model and relatable for teens (and adults!)
For those who enjoyed the Divergent and Hunger Games series, this book will be a hit. The setting (in the future, in Seneca--a secret and exclusive utopian underground society built
Chiomaah Ugo Nwachukwu
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book proves that sci-fi doesn't always have to = confusing near-future gizmos alone. Plus 'Doro' seems like a really likeable teenager. Plus I really dig the scientific cover. See the rest of my review here: ...more
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Rayya Deeb cut her teeth in television production and film development, working for the likes of HBO, Comedy Central, PBS & Fred Roos Productions. An artist with a great love for storytelling, she spent over a decade screenwriting, collaborating with some seriously incredible, world-renowned directors, actors and producers. In this capacity Rayya's passion for writing deepened and ultimately she j ...more

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