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Rhodi's Light

(Rhodi Saga #1)

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From bestselling author Megan Linski comes an emotional new series that proves your past can never tame your spirit...

Flight. Hyperspeed. Clairvoyance.

These are some of the powers gifted to the Rhodi, an ancient sect of assassins who defend Crescentia, a dystopian world with a dying hope.

Dyliana Fairsson is one of them. After losing her parents to a suspicious accident,
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Kindle Edition, 214 pages
Published September 4th 2016 by Gryfyn Publishing
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Ashley
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
You can see this and other reviews on my blog: Book Nerd Paradise

The Rhodi Saga is like a cross between fantasy novel and a superhero comic. Here were have the story of four super individuals, or Rhodis as they call themselves. Young twins, Dylan and Devin, after losing their parents manage to find their way to the last Rhodi warriors, Talidin and Tavana, who are also twins. Under their tutelage they begin to hone their skills to become the next generation of warrior. Devin thrives in their new
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Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 4 Rhodi Stars *****

Rhodi's Light immediately captured me. It's a YA dystopia with a lot of fantasy. There's action, loss, and love. It was a one of a kind adventure, and I couldn't stop reading.

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So what is a rhodi? They are protectors of peace. Almost like jedi knights... but no lightsabers and no Force. Each rhodi has a special power unique to their own. Unfortunately, there are only a handful of rhodi's left in the world because of a war.

Dylan and Devin are twins. They lose their parents
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Katrin D
Aug 24, 2016 added it
Shelves: read-2016
This book was provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

Overall notes:

I really cannot give this book more than 1*, even though the premise sounded amazing and I had great expectations. Maybe this is the problem, I simply expected too much out of a mediocre read. Still, the main problems for me remain the writing and the worldbuilding, the plot - even rushed and overcrowded with action- and the characters - even though not quite developed- were not particularly bad, and if only for
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Chelsies Crazy4Books
Aug 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-books
Actual Rating: 3.5 Stars

This book needs a content warning for self harm.

I really wanted to love this book. I had such high expectations and I think that made the disapointment worse. The premise sounded really interesting. Twin orphans join the Rhodi assassins (not really) in order to get off the streets and protect themselves. They're not really assassins since they dont take money to kill random people. They're more like really good soldiers with super powers that we dont hear about until
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Kirsty (Amethyst Bookwyrm)

Thanks to Netgalley and Patchwork Press for giving me this book to review.

Rhodi’s Light has an interesting story idea but I found it severely lacked world building. I could not tell if this book was a fantasy or dystopian novel as it had magic and swords but also cars and phones, which made it a confusing read. It also didn’t grab me as I was not at all curious about what was going to happen next.

I felt sorry for Dylan but mostly I didn’t really like her as she was a brat, immature and not at
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Melissa Souza
**I received an ARC copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

4 stars!!!

Well, that was one heck of read. My emotions seem to be all over the place but I'm going to try my best to put down my thoughts as coherently as possible in this review.

This is definitely a different sort of dystopian read. It had bits of fantasy thrown in which I loved. From the way it was written and the way the characters were portrayed, it had a distinctive Anime feel to it which I thought was really
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Uma   ~Books.Bags.Burgers.
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
( I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review)

BLURB

Flight. Hyperspeed. Clairvoyance.

These are some of the powers gifted to the Rhodi, an ancient sect of assassins who defend Crescentia, a dystopian world with a dying hope.

Dyliana Fairsson is one of them. After losing her parents to a suspicious accident, she and her twin brother, Devin, join the Rhodi to avoid starvation. Under the direction of her master, Dylan struggles to learn the strength of her magic …as well
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Constance Roberts
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was really anticipating this series because Megan Linski has earned herself a spot on my favorite authors list ever since her Arabian fantasy "Kingdom From Ashes". This new series doesn't seem to be much like that at all in terms of tone, setting, and era. The overall "feel" of the setting and characters, with their dormant magic and dark pasts, reminds me of a modern Final Fantasy universe. (think FF13-2 or 3) I definitely felt nostalgic all throughout reading it and I'm DYING to play FF now! ...more
Kel (Faerie-bookworm)
Title: Rhodi’s Light
Author: Megan Linski
Genre: YA Fantasy
Format: Ebook
Shelf: Review
Pages: 204
Rating: 4
Heat: 1

Thoughts: I've only read book 1 so far but will definitely be continuing the series. I would have to say that book one is more of a prequel, it's setting the story up so we already have the how's and why's. I can't wait to see where this goes next. The characters are interesting, both young and old. There are still many mysteries about the Rhodi and what they can do, along with
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Haddie
DISCLAIMER: I received a copy of this book in exchange for honest review.

Firstly, I always have great admiration for independent authors and publishers. Secondly, this book was a great read. I will be honest, it took me a while to get into reading this. I guess with so much on my mind, I couldn't focus. I ended up reading this during late night hours because I couldn't sleep and have loved it.

The characters in this book are so . . . they're so real. What Dylan goes through in her mind after
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Kat
Sep 10, 2016 rated it liked it
To read or not to read: Read. Overall, Rhodi’s Light is all I was expecting – a good YA dystopia with strong characters. Whilst the plot itself felt a little lacking, the characters made up for it and I am excited to read the sequel.

Full review here
kariny v
*I RECEIVED A FREE ARC FROM THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*







I loved Megan Linski's kingdom saga but i ADORE the Rhodi Saga




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Crescentia is a country where some states are fighting to maintain their freedom. And standing between The Hunter's Guild and the enslavement of some of the countries are the Rhodi soldiers. But their numbers are dwindling. Twins Dyliana and Devin find themselves orphaned in the midst of an accident and join the Rhodi under the care of two Rhodi
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Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon


***** 3 Cranky Stars*****

This was a curious read.



It’s a tale about a group of assassins/ninja/heroes who lived in Crescentia, a fantastical dystopian world. The group flew under the name Rhodi and they have an age old enemy called The Hunter’s Guild.



The story started off well, with the twins Dylan and Devin traveling with their parents. Running away from something or someone the twins knew nothing of. Their whole life had been consistently like that: running and hiding, assuming identities to
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Ashley
Oct 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
I'll be honest, this is probably a great read for younger readers, but for an adult reader the character voices came out far too...immature. Across the board. It was rather unpleasant since the book is supposed to be serious, yet had a joking tone throughout.

To start in this tale, we follow Devin and Dylan as they are fleeing with their parents for what seems to be the 100th time. None of the kids is happy about moving once more, but the urgency of their parents spurs them on. They end up
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Dejah
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
It can’t be! A 5 star book? It’s been a while since I read one of those. Can I just say that this book had me hooked from the 1st page right until the last. I liked the beginning a lot because it gave a little background on Devin and Dylan’s lives before the main event. You can tell it was just set up but it didn’t feel that way because I just found myself wanting to know why they were on the run and why they couldn’t trust anybody.
So now let’s talk about the plot. It was very intense from start
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Stephanie - Books Less Travelled
*I received a free ecopy from Xpresso Book Tours and the publisher/author in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.* Thank you!

Cover: Eye-catching!
Rating: 4 Stars!
Overall: Powerful and Eye-opening
Characters: Broken and Beautiful
Plot: While becoming Rhodi, powerful warriors, you must also learn to trust and let go.
Page Turner: Yes!
Series Cont.? Yes!
Recommend: Yes!
Trigger Warning: This story deals with depression/mental illness and cutting

Short Review:
This is one of the best warrior/ability
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Alyssa Janine Busia
Rhodi’s Light is a great fun read.

All ideas put into one – that’s how I’ll describe this book. Looking for a fantasy book? Check! Wanting to read an action story? You might be looking for this. Finding a book that can make you emotional? I think this will help you there.

This might not be the best out there, but I liked how it was told. This is a story of a twin that loses their parents in an accident. After that, a Rhodi takes them, and through their help, they soon discover what’s been hiding
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Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Dyliana "Dylan" Fairsson along with her twin brother Devin has never really know safety or a real home either. Yet when a terrible tragedy strikes the twins and leaves them orphans to fend for themselves. Odon, a Master Rhodi, comes across Devin and Dylan bringing them to his home. Odon along with his students Taldin and Tavana slowly rebuild Dylan and Devin's lives day by day. Slowly the two grow stronger with the training. Dylan is hiding a secret from everyone including her twin. What is ...more
Eimear
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
This book is so well written! The book was able to bring me into it's world each time I opened up it's pages. It was a book I savoured and read a few chapters at a time. That being said there were a few things that really annoyed me about this book (though not many). The first being Dylan's attitude at the beginning of the book. It changes dramatically at the halfway point and she is a much more loveable character from then on
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Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
I was excited to start this series as I loved the author's Kingdom of Ashes series. The story centers around four main characters Dylan, Devin, Talidin, and Tavana. These characters were intriguing to read and I easily grew to love them, although my favorites are Dylan and Talidin.
I loved how real and original they were! It was great to read all their different personalities, it really made them jump off the page and into reality.
The story itself was fun and exciting to read. From moments of
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Deborah
Jan 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Review originally posted at:http://Hills of Books

I obviously liked the sound of this book when I first requested it from netgalley, however I put off reading it for quite a while. I finally decided to pick it up and - as you can see from the number of stars I have given it - it wasn't my kind of book.

Source: E-book received via Netgalley in exchange for honest review.

Even from the first chapter I stared to notice things that weren't to my taste. Although this first chapter was great for
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Mandy Walkden-Brown
Should have a trigger warning added to the book's synopsis!

A plot and premise with promise, but the execution left a lot to be desired.

This book actually felt much more like a first novel where an author can't quite work out which ideas to include and dumps them all in, whether or not they add to or detract from the story. In this case it was more the latter. The lack of awareness of plot holes was also a concern.

I didn't think the self-harming issue added to either the plot or the character
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Megan (Under the Book Cover)
Review also posted at: http://underthebookcover.blogspot.com...

4/5

Thank you to YA Bound Book Tours, Megan Linski, and Gryfyn Publishing for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for review!

Before I get started with my review, I'd like to take the time to thank the author, Megan Linski, for not only tackling the sensitive subject of self harming, but for also including a warning at the beginning of the book in case there are readers who are potentially sensitive to the subject matter. It's
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Charlotte S
Sep 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
To read my full review, go to Charlotte the Book Sniffer

I received a review copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
This in no way influences my opinions.

From the first few pages of the novel, I had latched myself onto this story and could not wait to devour the whole of the book.
I loved the whole idea of Rhodi's Light. While parts of it were fairly similar to other books within this genre, I thought the story took a fresh perspective on the average literary
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Beth Lee
REVIEW
*I was sent an ebook copy of this book in trade of an honest review. All opinions are my own*

I was scrolling through blog tours etc and signing up to a few to help restart my blog up after a few inactive months and when I saw this one I knew I just had to sign up for it!

Reading the synopsis had me really intrigued to find out what this book would be like, I wasn't exactly sure on what to expect as I have previously found some fantasy and dystopian books a bit boring after a while, but this
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Austine (NovelKnight)
This book wasprovided by NetGalleyfor free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

From the beginning,Rhodi's Lightwas a jumble of stories and genres and all sorts of problems. We're in a dystopian world that reads almost like a fantasy with modern technology thrown in to make things interesting. Dylan and Devin are newly orphaned and given the choice of staying on the streets or becoming warriors -- Rhodi. Meanwhile, there's a
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Meyan Rose Malabanan
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
*** Book was sent to me for review. All opinions are my own and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

The characters are well-developed. Their personalities are so well-thought out, I could think of their reactions to certain situations. Their personalities are also well woven into the whole plot that they are integral parts of the decisions and the direction the story takes.

The "power/magic system" in this novel is unique, and well-thought out. I haven't read anything like it yet, and
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Kelly
Aug 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Let me start this review by saying that I don’t typically read fantasy type stories. Outside of Harry Potter I don’t read any fantasy. It just isn’t my thing. I enjoyed how in Rhodi's Light, the story reflected some of the modern day issues we are facing the world today. For example, there is loss of a loved one, suicidal thoughts, depression, love (not only relationships but to learn to love yourself) the fear of an uprising or dictatorship. It was a very interesting, unique and original idea ...more
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
After losing their parents Dyliana “Dylan” Fairsson and her twin brother Devin in an accident they find themselves homeless and getting by with any means afforded to them. Until the day they are caught by a couple of Rhodi, who are also twins, Talidin and his sister Tavana. After some consideration Talidin and Tavana decide that Dylan and Devin are worth saving and take them in so they can train them to be Rhodi like them.

All their lives Dylan and Devin’s parents have kept them on the road and
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Anna (Adventures with a Book Nerd)
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars

"She wanted to be a Rhodi more than anything, so she could protect her brother and nobody could hurt her anymore. But all she could do was fail."


This book is so awesome! My review isn't going to do it justice, because this book is really awesome. This isn't your usual YA fantasy; the characters are rough, the fighting is ruthless, and there is no romance what so ever.

In this book we follow Dylan and Devin, as they train to become Rhodi. The Rhodi are elite warriors
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