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Rebel Thirds

(Rebel Thirds #1)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  11 reviews
After the End of All Things, The Ten Colony Council enslaved all of the Third Class Citizens (the Smarts who helped destroy the world) in order to protect the more upright members of the dwindling population.

Jade Doe is one of these Thirds, learning to control her inherent Knowledge so that she can redeem herself by aiding the society in which she lives.

When she learns o
Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published February 4th 2018 (first published January 15th 2014)
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Giselle Rondoletti
**I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.**

In this dystopian future, the only population left lives in a former New Zealand, because it was the only place still inhabitable after it all ended in the world. The Ten Colony Council rules over everyone. People are now divided into First, Second and Third Class citizens. Knowledge is believed to be inherent, not learned. And those who have knowledge are the reason why the world was destroyed –or so everyone thinks. That's
Jordan Reid
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know what you're thinking. Another dystopian novel, right? You can't put an arm up in a bookstore without hitting at least three. Very few of them, however, are as cleverly written or as frighteningly believable as the world created by Jillian Torassa. The world she has made is a stinging reminder of how more and more people these days are acting upon irrational feelings such as fear and anger rather than using their minds to come to logical conclusions. This book is a terrifying warning of wh ...more
An excellent introductory book by a great young author! Yes, it's another dystopian book...but this is different than the rest. I can almost follow the crazy logic that got the world into this sad state. Which makes it significantly more terrifying.

I enjoyed the character well as the hints of what is to come.

Can't wait for the next!
Esha Bajaj
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given a thirty page sample of Rebel Thirds by the author to review, and I can't wait to get my hands on the rest. Rebel Thirds is a fascinating story about a society where knowledge is considered criminal, and those born with high intelligence are enslaved. There are three classes of people, the Firsts, the Seconds, and the Thirds. The main character, Jade, is a seven year old girl who was born a Third. The story follows her struggle to understand her place in society. She has always been ...more
Peter Torassa
Mar 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was an exciting book from beginning to end. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I really like reading books where I can actually feel like I am part of the characters and move through the story with them and this is one of those books. Reading this book and reflecting on the problems that we are facing in the world today makes me feel that the situations in this book might really happen. I read a book called Agenda 21 about the UN resolution and could see how this might happen in our world T ...more
I have read this book twice now. I have to say, the second time around was even better than the first. I am a sucker for dystopian fiction and this story is strikingly original in many ways. I find myself liking all of the characters (besides the obvious terrible ones) and that alone is huge. I love how the main character is both a woman AND strong/contrary without being annoying like many other female leads in this genre. I can't wait to read what happens through the next two books.
Shirley McCann
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it. I was hooked from the very beginning. My only complaint is that the end didn't bring a conclusion. Guess I'll have to read the others to find out what happens. Hunger Game and Divergent fans will love this.
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best YA fiction novels in a long time. Great premise, great characters, excellent wiring, but most important, it treats it's young audience with intelligence. Readers young and old will appreciate the emotional realism that builds tension and drives the plot.
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 52-in-52
I'm rereading this book because it's time to venture into the 3rd and final book. It's obviously been a few years, but it felt familiar and good.
Jordan D.
Apr 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Incredible fresh concept, cleverly written. I loved the complexities between characters! Couldn't put it down. Sure to be the next top seller.
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, dystopia
Excellent Debut Novel

This story drew me in. I finished reading it in less than 24 hours, and was left anxious for the next installment. Bravo, Ms. Torassa!
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Jillian Torassa is an Oregonian who loves stories. Books, movies, TV--anything that tells a funny, real, touching tale is worth her time. Anyone's time, really.

She graduated from Brigham Young University, where she studied English and Political Science. Before that, she graduated from McNary High School in Keizer, OR (go Celts!), and now she lives in Keizer with her husband, two children, and two

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