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Girl Divided

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  233 ratings  ·  68 reviews
They think she's a monster, but she's their only hope…

In a divided nation, 14-year-old Jetta belongs nowhere. Her face is split right down the middle: half-black and half-white. The non-white residents of her New Orleans camp call her a demon. The white oppressors who took over during the 2nd American Civil War have called her much worse…

After years as an outcast, Jetta

Kindle Edition, 364 pages
Published January 3rd 2018 by Buoy Media Llc
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Jan 10, 2018 rated it did not like it
So, this is bad…

I’ve tried to think of ways to a) be kind in this review and b) avoid spoilers, but I can’t figure out a way to do those things and remain honest. So, be warned that this review may be spoilery.

First, though I don’t mention my background in my reviews because it’s rarely important, I think in this case it may be important to know that I’m reading this while brown-skinned. It’s possible that my read on this book may be impacted by my own life experiences.

Now, to the book…

Leaving r
Herman Fassett
Jan 07, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dropped, paranormal
The premise wasn't bad. I started and was like okay maybe.
I think it started out good and everything was downhill from there.
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have read several books by Willow Rose and have always enjoyed. As much as i enjoyed reading this book, i do love to read Willow Rose's horror stories so much more. Nonetheless, i do thank Netgalley and the Publishers for my copy and this is my honest review.
Angel 一匹狼
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
An entertaining but shallow reading, "Girl Divided" is a book that you will be able to read in a couple of warm afternoons, right by your window, while you enjoy the peace and the singing of the birds.

Something, Jetta, the hero of the story, won't be able to.

Jetta was born the daughter of a couple of black parents in the USA. But, to the surprise of everyone, her body was half-black, half-white, a line in the middle separating both halves. And pretty soon both her parents are killed by white sup
Beverly Laude
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an amazingly wonderful book! Jetta is born a freak, with half of her body white and half black. When the country is thrown into a civil war with whites putting blacks in (basically) concentration camps, what is a girl divided supposed to do?

Jetta finds out that she is actually the offspring of two deities, Shango and Loviatar. Jetta soon learns that not only is she divided, her whole existence is meant to bring divisiveness to the world. How will she cope with the fact that wherever she
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great read

I loved this book. Was very different than some of her others but very good. I feel like this could happen here.
Shawnita Leonard
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Good Story!

WARNING: This review may contain Spoilers! I'm going to try not to give away plot. Girl Divided is a very interesting story about a teen girl named, "Jetta" who's not only biracial, but looks physically White like her mother on one side of her body, & Black like her Father on the other. Her mother, Loviatar is goddess of agony, death and disease (Finnish Myth), and her father, Shango is powerful orisha of fire, lightening, thunder, and war, but he is also the patron of music, dru
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
Girl Divided is a standalone novel and creates a story about old Gods in legends and their influence in present-day life. There are some spoilers ahead but if you were reading the story you would have figured them out already anyway.

Jetta was born with unique markings on her face. A line right down the middle divides her into half-black and half-white. The second American civil war breaks out where any black person is believed to be evil and placed in camps or killed. Jetta finds herself in a un
Tiffany Jones
They thought she was a monster, but they had no idea that she was their only hope. In a nation divided by race, Jetta doesn't really belong anywhere. Her face is split straight down the middle: half black and half white. The non-white residents of her New Orleans camp think she's a demon and want nothing to do with her. The white residents of the surrounding areas who have taken over during this second civil war, call her much worse. In her teens, having spent her entire life as an outcast, Jett ...more
Sarah Crawford
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Racism goes beyond even what we have today (which is bad enough) into the realm of mass murders, concentration camps and a second civil war.

The President is assassinated by a black man and this sets in motion a full-out race war. Blacks are hauled out of their homes and sent to ghettos or concentration camps. Massive riots break out and the country becomes divided into a white East and a black West.

(Which does bring up two questions I have about his book. First, how did the military react? Ther
Sandy Wallace
Jan 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Who is Jetta?

This is the question Jetta, is asking throughout the book. She was literally born divided — from head to toe, one side of her is a blue-eyed blonde white girl, while the other half is brown-eyed, black-haired African-American. And America is in the middle of a violent race war, with whites and blacks killing each other and claiming cities and regions for their own kind. At age 14: Jetta and her grandmother, are imprisoned in a black ghetto near New Orleans with little food and no re
Claire Ingram
Feb 01, 2018 rated it liked it
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CrazyCat (Alex)
Jan 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure what to expect from this book. The cover, while really pretty, made me curious, but it also brought on the question of how is this going to work? So I started with caution. But, what can I say.... I was hooked from the very first chapter. The story is written with so much detail and care, that I couldn't stop reading. I liked Jetta from the start and even when she was at her worst, I still wouldn't couldn't get up on her. And when she finally realized who, what, she is I just wante ...more
Audrey Adamson
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Girl Divided is YA dystopia with a twist!
Jetta is a born in a divided world with a divided face. Jetta was born with one side of her face white and the other side black which is extremely dangerous because the world is at war with black against white. As Jetta most live like the Jews of World War II, death seems to follow her. It is not until she learns her roots that things make sense in her life.
I really like the mythological twist to this story. While there are references to more well-known
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This excellent book was a thrilling read, yet terrifyingly plausible in parts too. The potential for the war and division described in the book is unfortunately high today, especially somewhere like the USA under President Trump, and as the author says in the story, it only takes one high-profile incident to turn the tide of humanity and start the actions seen in the story. Whilst Jetta herself is not real, nor her family, humans alone can cause a huge amount of devastation - just look at what t ...more
Barbara Cosenza
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Myth, allegory or cautionary tale

From the first page to the last I was hooked. This story of might happen is scary on a moral and human level. Jetta being raised by her black grandmother has been protected all her life due to her appearance. Seeming like a normal novel about everyday human life about a girl unfortunate to be born half black and half white. One side totally black the other white, divided right down the middle of her body. Nothing like our mixed children. A Civil War breaks out p
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Hate and dissension, pain and anguish, fear and anger, ignorance, betrayal, and the worse offenders. . . . those that sit back and do nothing. Because this can never happen here. . .
This is a horror story made worse by the knowledge that it can happen anywhere especially since we as a people are doomed to repeat the past. This is an amazing read, I wanted to stop reading at different points because it isn’t a unicorn and rainbows type of read. . . at all. They had no idea who or what she was an
Jan 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Although Willow Rose is known as the Queen of Scream, this book scared me way more profoundly than any of her other books. Imagine a world where the colour of your skin is literally dividing the world and the only way to fix it would be to build a wall to separate races. Wait - why does that sound just a tad familiar???

Jetta was born half white and half black and I mean that literally. One half of her was black and the other white, right down the middle. Hah! So in this world of if you're not bl
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In post apocalyptic time, a baby is born with a half black face and half white. The black say the baby is evil - a demon and the white say worse. She has a destiny and doesn't realize it. What is her destiny? What will she do when she knows what it is? She has questions about herself including who were her parents? Why didn't they raise her? Will she find her answers?

Bigotry is still in existence --sadly it hasn't disappeared. I was surprised to find bigotry such a major issue as I always have h
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review
This is a story with many different levels. The first one deals with racism, the second one is a love story, and the third and finally one is a story of redemption. The author ties all of these levels together, in my opinion, in a superior fashion. The situations can be used to demonstrate some of the incidents in today's headlines in which people are judged for their outward appearances. The author kept it light and int
Timothy Skilton
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
This my first reading of this author. I was aware of her and knew that she is prolific, with many works to her name, so I expected better editing. There were far more errors than I anticipated, plus the general editing seemed weak for an author of this caliber. Despite this, the book really pulled me in. It had a surreal feeling all the way through, almost cartoonish, and almost felt like it was being told orally by a tribal storyteller. The Protagonist is a very atypical character and there wer ...more
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Girl Divided by Willow Rose is a thought-provoking and intriguing look at what the world would and could be like if we allowed ourselves to be divided. Girl Divided is a post-apocalypic sci-fi thriller with a mix of mythology. Willow Rose does an exceptional job of developing the characters in this book. The book takes the reader on a page-turning thrill ride of anger, despair, frustration, and hope. We watch as the name character, Jetta, grows from an innocent little girl into a warrior. I hope ...more
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Black and white

In a world where it is black vs white, people killing those that are different than them. But than there is Jetta, she is black on one side and white on the other, straight down the middle. She doesn't know which side she is fighting for except the side that is for living, but she discoveries a new truth about her that can determine the future outcome.
This was a very realistic wake up call, almost feels like what our world is becoming, almost like in a world of only black versus w
Ellen White
Feb 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
GIRL DIVIDED. by Willow Rose.
A couple black, a beautiful daughter, Jetta was half white, on one side. Growing up with superstition, could it be true, that she was evil. Her mother never stopped, people in church, kept saying she was evil. She was a survivor, to the happenings in the world. Blacks and whites dividing the world. She found a place in West Africa, truce had been signed now, she couldn’t go back. A riveting story, of someone who is different in her looks, and how it can effect peopl
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: have-read, own-it
This story is about a girl who is half black and half white. It is also about racial uprising in the second American Civil War. Jetta, the name of the girl finds out she is the daughter of an African storm goddess and a Finnish death goddess. She tries to use her powers in the war to help, but it only causes more problems. This story really isn't all that far fetched except for the "daughter of goddesses". The racial uprising we have now really might be just the beginning of another civil war in ...more
Nancy Silk
Jan 21, 2018 rated it did not like it
"Too Emotional And Violent For Me'

I've read numerous books by Willow Rose, and have always admired her storytelling. However, I became sadened and felt like I was wasting my time. I quit reading at 60 percent. It is too depressing to read. Especially when all countries today are dividing because of race, religion, or politics, especially in the United States. This is so unlike her engrossing novels which are fun to read.
Bill Thibadeau
Jan 18, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was a surprise

Not a good surprise. I had a hard time reading this book as it devolved from a potentially interesting premise to a dark fantasy with no real meaning. I persevered and finished the book. Most importantly, I read the afterword which explained why the author wrote the book. The book made sense when applying the afterword. I would have liked the afterword to have been a prologue so I could have read the book with the purpose of why it was written.
Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This AMAZING story, starts in a Black Church on a Sunday morning. A young couple, with a little girl, who happens to be both Black and White. Yep, she has a line down her body, and she is Black on one side and White on the other. Someone barricades the doors and sets the church on fire. The little girl is the only survivor, kept safe under her mother's body. An epic story of her travels, once she escapes from the city. A MUST READ!!!
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hard to describe but very, very good.

It's hard to write this. I've read quite a few Willow Rose books but this one threw me. I'm not a fan of the paranormal but this book grabbed me from the beginning and wouldn't let go. I struggled trying to find a meaning, a reason, something to make me understand until it was spelled out and then made perfect sense. There's a moral here, words that need to be brought out to the forefront of society.
Joey Reyes
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it.

I really admire Willow's creativity. Not in just this book but all of her works, and yes I have read them all. This book though really hit home being of mixed race myself. I instantly fell in love with Jetta and her unique look.
The story line unraveling and coming to was just awesome. I feel and I hope Willow does, that there is more of Jetta to come.
Thank you for another great read Willow!!
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The Queen of Scream aka Willow Rose is a #1 Amazon Best-selling Author and an Amazon ALL-star Author of more than 50 novels. She writes Mystery, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Horror, Supernatural thrillers, and Fantasy.
Willow's books are fast-paced, nail-biting pageturners with twists you won't see coming.
Several of her books have reached the Kindle top 20 of ALL books in the US, UK, and Canada.
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