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Those Who Rise (The Revolutionaries, #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  10 reviews

Sixteen-year-old Taylor Jessup knows where her loyalties should lie. She is a Founder, one of the highest-ranking members of her society, and she is engaged to the atheist who will become its Leader. There is no greater honor at BradCom, where families are divided by religious castes and faith-based alliances.

But there is a secret that could tear her world apart: a photogr

Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by Renegade Pen Press
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****I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this honest review voluntarily.

I am seriously confused by this. But right from the start, I want to say that this was a very pleasant read which surprised me. However, there are certain things I need/want to point out, but I would say that those are mostly minor things. I’m certainly going to read the rest of the series because the end was just shocking, and I need to find out more.

Oh, and did I forget to mention that the cover is
Sheila Goicea
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Content Warning: Religious persecution, Segregation, Prejudice, Oppression, Discrimination, Arranged Marriages, Death

”When my ancestors created this community, they dreamt of a day when we would finally be free from their superstitions.

I was so excited when I first came across this read. A Christian dystopia!? I th
Feb 27, 2019 rated it did not like it
*Disclaimer* I was given an advanced copy of this book on behalf of the author to review. This does not affect my thoughts or ratings of the book.

For a book that is recommended for readers 16-years-old and older, it reads more like for someone who is in their very early teens. I got to chapter three before giving up because I got very tired of the main character making a big deal of not wanting to kiss her fiance despite the fact they would be married in less than a year. All-in-all, I just did
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Christians aren’t just hated, they’re killed. Not in masses, that would be too detrimental to the human population; no, they’re singled out, slowly selected by the ones who are too “weak” to follow the rules that ban public display of their faith.

In Those Who Rise, we meet sixteen year old Taylor, who is at the top of the food chain, so to speak. She is a Leader, one of the elite social group that controls their society, and she’s been taught to look down upon, and even pity, the “Fallen” people
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So I was asked by Jessica to review her ARC of this novel, 'Those Who Rise' and was very excited about the opportunity. Before I jump into this review I just wanted to say that I hated the book....

I'm sorry Jessica, I didn't really, I've just always wanted to say that!!! Hahaha. I actually thoroughly enjoyed this book, so much so that I read it in 3 hours. Now, for those of you who know me know that I am the worlds slllllllooooooooowest reader. I mean, did i mention it once took my a year to re
Apr 07, 2019 rated it liked it
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Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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•I was given an ARC by the author of this book but all thoughts and opinions are my own•
I would definitely read this again! This book was a little slow at the very beginning, but it definitely picked up pace and had twists and surprises. I was pleased with how accurately the characters responded to their situations. In some books, life-altering situations occur and the characters are upset for a moment, but then they brush it off and forget about it, which isn’t realistic. Not in this book! Jess
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First of all I would like to give thanks to author @jdoloresperry for allowing me the opportunity to be able to review her book.
Ok. Ahhh! , where do I start? Captivating. Engaging. Unpredictable. Those are the words that describe this book. Before anything, I would like to say that the following opinions are all my own:)
My expectations for a good Christian dystopian book where, I must admit, not so high. The majority of dystopian books have similar story development and are somewhat predict
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A group of people being the only survivors in America after a war, a government based on castes, a secret about the rest of the world waiting to be told–all these sound familiar, right? Perhaps even overused, and unoriginal. However, castes that are based off of faith, and a book that talks HEAVILY about discrimination towards Christianity, and real characters who discover their faith? It's something rarely seen. In Those Who Rise, you'll find the perfect balance of faith, romance, and intrigue. ...more
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
With this exciting story, Those Who Rise immediately caught my attention with the the plot. I loved this dystopian world with the intricate society of the Fallen and Founders. Those Who Rise was definitely a new take on Christianity and Atheists that resulted in a divided world.
I really enjoyed learning about Taylor's past and who she is. Throughout the novel, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and learns about those around her. I applaud Taylor for standing up for herself, even when eve
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