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The Raging Ones

(The Raging Ones #1)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  1,231 ratings  ·  485 reviews
In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds.

Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she’s never known. Like the entire world, she believes it’s impossible to dodge a deathday.

Until the day she does.

Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Pris
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published August 14th 2018 by Wednesday Books
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Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs-read

What the heck did I just read!?!?

The Raging Ones is the first book in a YA Scifi duology that killed me, then revived me, so I could go on and someday read the second book.

Seriously though, WOW, I was so impressed with this.

This story had everything I desire: complex characters, an intriguing plot, a high-stakes competition and phenomenal world-building.

I don’t even know where to begin, so will start with the basics:

The year is 3525 on a harsh, frozen planet, where society is div
Becca Ritchie
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This book has our heart & soul, and we're so incredibly grateful that Wednesday Books, our editor, and agent, took a chance on this sci-fi/fantasy romance. Our writing is a bit raw, a bit visceral, and we can't wait for all of you to feel what Court, Mykal, and Franny feel. Publishing a YA novel has been our childhood dream, and after almost a decade worth of trying to get one published, it's finally happening: 8.14.18 -- thank you all for the support & love. It's meant so much to us!

Chelsea Humphrey
Hi, sorry but where is the next book? As my 3 year old says, "I need it lasterday!"

Wow, this was really spectacular. After a long dry spell of reading that left me feeling underwhelmed for the first 4 months of the year, I've hit a slew of excellent reads, all in a row. Every review I've read discussed an unexpected twist at the end, so I was both nervous and excited to find out just what that was, but I'll save discussing that until later in the review. Right now, I want to hit on why I loved t
shady boots
Thank you to NetGalley & Wednesday Books for sending me an ARC of this book.

When I started this, I had pretty low expectations. I read the premise and my love triangle senses started tingling. The average YA book would do that when there are three main characters--two male and one female. The average YA book would make the female character torn between the two hot guys vying for her affection, and the males are only there to be each other's rivals because their only purposes are to be love inter
Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
The Raging Ones ★ Most Anticipated 2018
Expected publication: 2018



Stop whatever you are doing.


- Everybody knows the bloody day they will die.
- Fantasy, baby.
- Possible Love Triangle
- Krista and Becca 'we own your asses' Ritchie are coming at us.
- With a fucking Young Adult novel
- That sounds like a killer already.

Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

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I am always ripping on Robert Heinlein. He was the reason I stopped reading science-fiction for a while; he was like the gold-standard of what dudes in the 70s wanted to write: badly-devised worlds with bizarre sexual mores and inexplicable psychic powers. And everyone hails him as a genius? What's up with that?

Reading THE RAGING ONES kind of reminded me of Robert Heinlein's work. It lacks his icky sexist undertones (in fact, with two qu
lily ☁️
Apparently, I won’t have to quit Goodreads and swear off books, after all. (rtc)


I can’t even put into words how excited I am to have received an ARC of The Raging Ones, which was written by two of my favorite authors, who, incidentally, also sent me the first ARC I ever received that made it on to my favorites shelf!!

Honestly, if I don’t end up giving this book at least four stars, I might as well quit Goodreads and swear off books forever.

Thankyouthankyouthankyou, Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritc
chan ☆
no offense but like... fuq netgalley for not giving me an arc of this???

too. rude.
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
The Raging Ones by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie is the first book in the young adult science fiction fantasy series by the same name. The story is told by alternating the point of view between the three main characters in the book. 

The Raging Ones is set within a world covered in snow and ice in which everyone knows the day they will die. Known as deathdays people are meant to prepare for the occasion and stay away from others when their time comes. Other's go as far as to bet on the time of
Jul 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
IT'S LIVE!!!! This unique YA science novel should be on anyone's reading list.

Reading a truly original story is something very special nowadays. The Raging Ones was special. The novel was unique from beginning to end - especially the END!!!! Remarkable, spellbinding and fascinating, I didn't want it to end, especially not after such an epic ending.

I deeply cared about Mykal, Court and Franny. They had an absolutely unique relationship that fascinated me from the very beginning. I'm beyond amaze
May 27, 2016 rated it it was ok
What a disappointment! Krista & Becca Ritchie excel at writing relationships and emotional situations. But what works in conemporary genre was not enough for this sci-fi/fantasy genre.

The setting wasn't as exciting as blurb suggested and I found myself bored here and there. It felt like nothing exciting was happening for a long time and banters were not fascinating enough for me to keep me entertained.

Morover, there was minimum characters history and almost none wolrd-building. Everything happen
Ashlee » libraryinthecountry
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
View review on my blog, Library in the Country

Review copy generously provided by the publisher via NetGalley.

The Raging Ones is addictive, jarring, witty and utterly FANTASTIC. This was my 70th book of the year and it is by far one of the best.

"You're a hallucination."
"Will you let your hallucinations carry you out of the cold? Will you let your hallucinations help you?"

First things first, if you read the book description and thought: "Ugh. Another love triangle." Well, let me just tell y
Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
UMMMM I FORGOT THAT ENDING. On to The Last Hope 👀👀!!!
RE-POSTING FOR RELEASE DATE!!!!! Guys go out and buy and read this right meow.
4.5 Officially!

We found each other in the winter wood.
He threw his arms around me like I’d been his long-lost friend. I hugged him like I was meeting my soul again. There are some moments and some feelings that I can’t even explain. I’m a young man of medicine and science and logic, but the sentiments I wield for Mykal transcend all three.

Dang you guys this was
Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm so confused as to how I really feel about this one.

I wasn't at all a fan of the writing style. But, gosh darn it if I wasn't a fan of these characters! I don't even know how to describe what I felt while reading. On the one hand, the writing could have used some work, in my opinion, the world could have been better explained, and the pace could be better. On the other, I was so invested in what was going to happen to these people!I've said this before on several occasions, but I tend to for
Melanie (mells_view)
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
A couple things the Ritchie twins do amazingly well without fail are world building and connecting characters. The Raging Ones is no exception to this fact. Franny, Court, and Mykal are three characters living in a snowy, cold, violet smoke clouded world, where everyone knows the very day they will die. Each of our mains have reached and survived that day. Which SHOULD be an impossibility, but for them... it was not. On top of all that, once they dodge their death day, they become connected to e ...more
Jan 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
I went into this blind so if you want to do the same, skip this paragraph. The world is such that each person knows the day they die and they make necessary preparations for it as well as live their lives according to that. People are labeled based on how many years they’ll live and judged from that too. The three main characters dodged their deathdays something that hasn’t happened before (at least to our knowledge). They discover each other and the fact that they are linked and in tune with ea ...more
The Raging Ones follows the story of 3 teens in a world where they find themselves with an unbreakable link; connected through another's senses, thoughts, actions, and emotions. This is the Ritchie sisters’ first YA novel to be released August 14, 2018.

In this world the authors created, death is the norm. I think the idea alone of knowing when you die is fascinating. It makes you question what you would do with your time if you knew exactly when you would die. How would you spend your last day?
Genre: YA Sci-Fi Romance
Type: Book 1 of The Raging Ones series
POV: First Person - Multiple

Court Icecastle and Mykal Kickfall couldn’t be any more different from each other. After surviving beyond their predetermined death date, they were connected by their shared secret. Their emotions and senses were bound together in an inexplicable bond. They learned to live with it until Franny Bluecastle defied her own fate and got tangled into their world.

“I’m not kind. Whatever warmth existe
**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**


I don't read many YA/Scifi novels, however I trust Krista and Becca unconditionally so I didn't hesitate picking up this book. I was not disappointed! The world they created was very original and intrigued me a lot. I was looking forward to learning more and more about the characters and their lives. I loved the idea of a bond/link between Court, Franny and Mykal. But I also enjoyed that all three had a very different personality. The
Kristy K
This is probably one of the hardest reviews I’ve had to write. The Raging Ones was a top 5 release for me this year and I was exhilarated when I got an ARC, but I ended up being so disappointed. My expectations were so high, after all the Ritchies are arguably my favorite NA romance writers, but I spent most of my time being bored and waiting for something happen.

I have so many questions (see below) that went unanswered and I can only hope they get resolved in book two. There were a few twists,
Update: this book gets released tomorrow, August 14! I'm so excited for it and I hope it gets the attention it deserves.

If I told you in this moment that I’m the enemy—I will not save the day, I will not change the world for the better, that this is not what will happen—will you believe me?
Try to.

I’ve already read about 50 books in 2018, and even with some amazing books among that number, The Raging Ones is one of the most unique young adult novels I’ve read so far this year. It’s go
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
3rd reread: Aug 2018

2nd reread: May 2018

1st read: March 2018
ARC was provided by Netgalley

This book is absolutely the best!

I have to admit, I'm kind of uncertain on what to feel and what to expect about this book. Don’t get me wrong, I love Krista and Becca. I read and love all their other books. But those are NA/contemporary romances. The Raging Ones is of different genre. This will be the first time I'll read a YA sci fi book from them. I don't doubt their writing ability because I know they c
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
★5 Stars! The Raging Ones... is beyond unique and special. It is mesmerizing, addictive, amusing, captivating, fascinating and impressive!
Rating: { ★★★★★ }
“You’ve stolen my heart, you little crook.” His smile only stretches further and brighter. “My most valuable theft.”

Before I begin I have to that this is exactly why Becca and Krista Ritchie are some of my favorite authors.
They write and build such incredible and unforgettable worlds and continue to suck me in and take over my entire life.
I de
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
Jun 11, 2018 rated it did not like it

I can't really say much about this one since I only got through 25%, but generally, these are the reasons why I opted not to finish this one:

1. I found it pretty hard to differentiate the POVs. The two male voices sounded the same to me, and they were always together, which made it even harder.

2. There was a lot of terminology that takes a while to get used to. My brain's just not up for it!

3.I couldn't connect with any of the characters at all. They all seemed really
Wendys Wycked Words
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I don't read a lot of sci-fi and I have never read a YA one. That said... I am a huge fan of these two awesome authors, so there was no way I wasn't going to read this one !!

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This book is about Franny, Court and Mykal, who share an amazing bond. (think sense8...which I loved btw) What's so different about their world, is that everyone knows the day they are gong to die. It's also cold as fuck !! The moment you are born, you also know when you will die. There is no way around it...You end up in on
May 25, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, ya, scifi
Franny and Court should have been dead before 29. Mykal before 8. Yet, somehow, they managed to dodge their deathdays. In a word in which everyone knows the precise day that they will die, if anyone knew that they had survived, it would likely mean their deaths. Connected by a mysterious bond, they will do whatever it takes to raise the money for a chance to leave their ice-covered world to be able to live among the stars.

So, we have two guys – Mykal and Court and a girl – Franny. I can already
Sep 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, fantasy, romance, ya
ARC received from publisher through Netgalley for a fair review

In a world where everyone knows the day they will die, society is dominated by the Influentials, those who will live the longest. But when three teens dodge their death days they must hide their secret and flee to save the new life they have been granted.

The Story-
While the story starts off running, I found it hard to really get into the book. Told from alternating points of view, we are given a story about 3 kids that don't die when
Jun 27, 2018 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
DNF 39%

I can't even put my finger on why this isn't working for me. The writing is solid, there's an exciting event coming up (a space competition!), and the characters are complex. But I'm just not enjoying it, and I've been telling myself, "Okay, I'll just give it one more chapter" for a while now to give it a proper chance, but I have to be honest with myself and put it down. Sometimes a book just doesn't click.

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for providing me with a review copy
kazually ♡
wow ohmygod i was screaming during the whole ending
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