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Together they fight for freedom, but with a target on their backs, this is the worst time for romance—hiding out together could have benefits…

Eighteen-year-old Fale is minding her own business when henchmen attack her with weapons to kill. Armed with the skill of a warrior, she must conquer her fears to protect herself and those who rely on her.

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Paperback, 237 pages
Published May 8th 2018 by Rogue Phoenix Press
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MissBecka
Sword wielding female MC, war, magic, mystery, mind reading, and evil doing wizards...
This all sounded good to me.
From the synopsis I assumed there would be a bit of a love story in here, but I didn't expect the MC to be perceived so weakly as a result. A teen-aged warrior, who just discovered she has magical powers and a giant mystery from her childhood...I expected Fale to be more badass.
The love story was a bit too all consuming and it took away from Fale's personality.
This is only book 1 and
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Kathryn
Nov 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, fantasy, dystopian
Having read many popular YA fantasy-dystopians, I’ve begun to recognize certain recurring themes. The “not-like-any-other-girl” teenaged main character, the brooding love interest, the woulda-coulda best friend, unfair and random class systems and a totalitarian government. I could go on. The list is LONGGG. From Divergent to The Red Queen, most current YA dystopians contain variations on the same tune. YA is so riddled with these writing cliches that a twitter account @DystopianYA has emerged ...more
Steph Warren
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
*I received a free ARC of this book. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*

This book is labelled as Young Adult fantasy, but I felt the characters and plot matured into adulthood as the story progressed. From starting off with schoolyard gossip about boys and lessons, the protaganist soon finds herself running, hiding and fighting for her life in some very adult situations.

There is a large romance element to the plot, with a traditional love triangle causing internal conflict to riv
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Jay Sandlin
Dec 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Key Of F is a fantastic cornerstone in building a new world of fantasy from the mind of Jennifer Haskin. The richness of the world is only tempered by the dark nature of the rigid class system found within. True fantasy allows readers to connect with other-worldly characters, and the Key of F accomplishes this by submerging the reader in a mad world with familiar themes. I was particularly drawn to the lower-class nature of cyborgs and how individuals who lose limbs are viewed as- somehow-le ...more
Jessica Fisette
Jan 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
My summary: In The Key of F, Takanori Warrior and eighteen-year-old Fale starts receiving visions of the future that become increasingly clearer each day. But it seems she's not the only one able to see her visions, and soon, the group that dominates this dystopian civilization puts a hit out on her and a close friend. The story mostly follows Fale and Keron as Fale learns who she really is and why Control is after her. 

My Rating: 3/5

My Review: There were a lot of things I liked about The Key of
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Kristy Gillespie
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

"The Key of F" is book one of a fantastic YA Fantasy Series.

18-year-old Fale is an orphan warrior who has visions that predict the future. Fale is a character teens can relate to. Yes, she's special, but she's also awkward, genuine, and frightened. The secondary characters are fantastic as well, especially Fale's love interest, Keron, and her best friend Izzy. It's obvious Keron has feelings for Fale, but he keeps her at arms length, and Izzy
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Olivia
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I received a free ARC in exchange for an honest review of The Key of F!

First off, I want to say that I really, really enjoyed this book. It’s pretty unusual for me to read fantasy for fun- usually I go for a contemporary or historical fiction, but books like this make me remember why I always end up looking fantasy.

There’s something about fantasy- the worldbuilding involved, the magical qualities, and the unpredictable plots- that draws me in every time. And The Key of F successfully hit all of
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Karen Voitik
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
>Book Review – The Key of F
>I am an independent reviewer. This book is the 1st in the Freedom Fight Trilogy and ends in a cliffhanger. The book takes place in the future where each town contributes something major to society. The future actually seems a bit backwards. The town that Fale, Keron and Lisle live in is the manufacturing town. The scenery is all factories and city scape. Fale is the main character. She started seeing futuristic visions after she turned 18. She is an orphan. He mother
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Briana
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
*I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Key of F is a YA dystopian novel containing some familiar themes but with a unique spin to them. Fale, our protag, is a teenage girl with teenage girl problems (i.e. guy trouble, struggles with self-image, etc.) All things most of us can relate to. However, she lives in an alternate universe in a country called Algea, that is separated into cities according to what they contribute to society. Her start in life was not the
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Kathleen Jowitt
The Key of F is an ambitious young adult novel that straddles a number of genres. It has the intensive surveillance and the high-tech body modification of science fiction. It has the wizards and mages and the Chosen One narrative of fantasy. And it has the makeovers and petty jealousies of high school and college books. It's not until about half-way through the book that those three strands come together and we see where it's all been leading.

The main thrust of the novel follows Fale, an orphan
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Janalyn
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gripping and fast paced.

With a strong female lead and surprises throughout the book it still doesn’t prepare you for the excellent ending. I cannot wait to read the second book, but let me tell you about this one. When I first started reading it I thought I would get a handle on what the book was about and read the rest later… I was wrong I couldn’t stop reading it this book is so good. These are characters you will think about after you put the book down I totally recommend this book to anyone
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
At just eight years old Fale lost her father and became an orphan as she lost her mother years before. Fale was taken in by an old friend of her father’s Nelson.

When Fale turned eighteen she came into her powers. She begins to have vision that come true. After using one of her vision to save a childhood friend’s life she is put on the radar of the Control Agency, the law of the city.

Fale and Keron’s lives are now in danger. Fale has key that was given to her by her father and the Control want
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Mina Rehman
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I met the author, Jenn Haskins, (virtually) before I found this book, and she's a really nice, and equally talented lady.

This book is fantasy, and starts with a girl called Fale, whose biggest problem in life is being rejected by the guy she has a crush on.

But that changes soon.

After messing up fate's path and saving her crush's life, she's forced to go on the run and handed a destiny of her own. One that she's not sure she can handle.

Haskins blends in scifi with her fantasy world, which adds
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Billie
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fale, Takanori warrior-in-training, begins having visions on her eighteenth birthday. When she realizes the visions are coming true, she intervenes and changes one to save the life of her crush. Soon after, thugs climb out of the woodwork chasing them with the intent to kill. Their only clue lies in the key Fale wears, given to her by her father on his deathbed. Could the key have something to do with her destiny? Can they live long enough to find the answers?

"The Key of F" is book one of a fa
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Karen Smithson
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you enjoy reading YA fantasy then this book is for you. The talented author, Jennifer Haskin, has created a world full of engaging characters that face a dark and dangerous society. Fale, the spunky heroine, is drawn to her mission with determination and passion. The story moves at a rapid pace and unfolds a tale of not only magic, wizards, and warriors, but also an enticing romance. The dialogue is crisp, and the characters are well developed. I'm certain you'll find yourself rooting for Fal ...more
Jean Baxter
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I will start by saying I haven't read many fantasy/dystopian books, but Jennifer Haskin created a world that drew me in and kept me turning the pages. I liked the relationships between the the characters, especially Fale and Keron. I liked how Fale kept discovering new things about herself and how determined she was in following through with her mission. I knew this was the first in a series, but was still disappointed the way we were left hanging. Something should have been resolved, in my opin ...more
Mike
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this for a colleague and I'm glad I did. A page-turning adventure featuring endearing but flawed characters coming of age as they take on a daunting quest to save their people. Set in a believable fantasy world of mages, evil wizards, magical powers, tender vulnerabilities, and a reluctant young queen, the story spins a refreshing twist on age-old themes of self-discovery, first-romance angst, love triangles, and seeking a better world.
Sarah Pounds
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Highly recommend!! There was so much I loved about this book...It got right to the good stuff quick and stayed there! The writing is truly unique style. Oftentimes I found it reminded me of a Wrinkle in Time with an amazing new world and lots to discover and unfold. I look forward to it being a series and continuing Fale's adventures.
Tracy Doig
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have received a free copy of this book. What a great book with interesting characters. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I hope that Fale and Keron figure things out and don’t let others deceive them, especially someone they think is on their side.
Ellen
Dec 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. The story was well told, the heroine was fresh and the drama, compelling. Even though YA is not my usual genre, I rally liked the way the story unfolded.
Jennifer
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't put it down! It sucked me in from the beginning! I can't wait to see what happens!
Phyllis
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is a keeper.
It's the first of a series
that I will read and enjoy
repeatedly.

Phyllis S.
ElectraFox ElectraFox
With an engaging plot and relatable cast, The Key of F is an exciting fantasy adventure and coming-of-age romance. The teen characters are written in a very authentic way, which is refreshing in a time where so many books and movies put extremely mature sensibilities commonly seen in older adults in an 18-year-old protagonist. (This phenomenon is reflected in the many movies and television shows that cast actors in their 20s and 30s to play high school kids.) The Key of F is different.

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Carolyn Vandine West
First book in this series, starts out great. There is lots of action and some romance and magic as well. Set in the future Fale has mostly raised herself. Her parents died when she was quite young and she has not been connected to anyone much since. She came home at age 8 to find her father dying after a severe beating .
She was taken in by an “uncle” Nelson, a friend of her father who tried to do his best raising her. The uncle has gone missing and now Fale is trying to find him. She has a few
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Selena
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG!
I read this in one night. I can't believe it ended the way it did. NOW I HAVE TO WAIT TO CONTINUE!
Without leaving any spoilers, I can't wait to see what is going to happen...

Fale is a wonderful character, she was dealt the worst hand I thought possible, until I met Keron.
I was quickly transported into a world of wizards and mages. The world written in a way I couldn't wait to find out more. I can't wait to read more.
Kevin Snell
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This week’s I Love Romance Blog review selection is The Key of F By Jennifer Haskin. With paranormal and sci-fi elements, this full-length novel is a great read.

Fale, who is as down-to-Earth as this is incredible, begins a journey to find out exactly who she is. When she starts having visions of the future and trying to do something about it, will she change it for the better or worse?

Really, I cannot say enough good things about this book - the storyline is well thought through, the dialogue is
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Elizabeth Connor
Since I got an ARC from Netgalley, I felt compelled to finish this, but I didn't especially enjoy it. I was annoyed when it ended as a cliffhanger, but not so frustrated as I might have been if I had cared about what happened next.

Fale, the heroine of the story, was immature, emotional, and irritating. She kept doing stupid things, not considering her actions in advance, jumping to conclusions, and attributing motives that were inaccurate. Keron, her boyfriend/protector, is more mature, though
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Robyn Powley
I received a free advanced review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, which follows.

Author Jennifer Haskin has created a world that takes dystopia to a new and horrific level. Truly the world-building was effectively done, immersing the reader quickly into the story.

However, I began to feel a bit of déjà vu as the setting is so reminiscent of Hunger Games I expected to see Katniss and her bow and arrow. That said, in the current times, it's just not too hard to believe a dystopia
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Iris Schechter
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Lindsey
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This one gave me serious Hunger Games vibes, but there's magic, so it's even better. Haskins has created a fantasy dystopia that is complex, but not too overwhelming. The storyline has lots of action and conflict, both emotionally and physically. Yet I appreciate Haskin's ability to write scenes of violence without being too graphic. Additionally, I love how the characters are flawed and make mistakes, making them e
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