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(Rift Saga #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  1,907 ratings  ·  174 reviews
RIFT - The new dystopian trilogy book 1 from the author of the Exodus Trilogy.

The RIFT Saga begins here.

In the ruins of what was once North America lays the Covenant, a nation forged by the iron will of the Moon people, who descended from their dusty refuge on the Moon after the Fall. The Moon people are wealthy, ruled by a strong government who protects its citizens from
Kindle Edition, 259 pages
Published December 29th 2014
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Rift, aside from a few novel twists, is your standard run-of-the-mill dystopian. The writing also told more than it showed, and there were a handful of places where the story grew dull/difficult to follow.

Full RTC tomorrow.
Jenny Clark
Though a short read. very action packed. The prose was not overly flowery, and did a good job of sweeping me up. There is a series that actually comes before this, and I would suggest reading that first, since there is not much in the way of history in this one.

Bliss is ignorance.

A freebee on Kindle.
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
I got this as a freebie for my E-Reader and didn't have high expectations. Well, I'm very glad to tell you what a pleasant surprise I got from this very readable story. It us set in a far future after a worldwide disaster now hundreds of years in our characters' past. The Moon People descended, gathered together the scraps of humanity remaining and created a society based on service to the state, saving civilization. This is what our heroes have been raised to believe, and as the narrative begin ...more
Oct 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: adulthood
This was surprisingly good. Some issues with unbelievable puppet master, why did he choose main character out of anyone in the world type stuff, but overall very good.
Gillian Murrell
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars Divergent meets Hunger Games. This was a good story I loved how it swapped protagonists all the time. The characters were interesting and very easy to get invested in. Who are these Moon people and how is it they get to live such long lives while humans are given euthanasia as a 50th birthday present, if they manage live that long. The chance of a career and becoming a citizen is like playing Russian roulette where only one chamber is not loaded with a bullet.
Dollar Tree Barbie
Jan 11, 2020 rated it it was ok
Very overdone plot. A few too many grammatical errors. Several parts of the book felt like a run on sentence.
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book was just ok to me. It just didn't hold my interest as the same with the characters. ...more
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
To be chosen or not? That is the question at the start of this story.

If you are selected, you have a chance at a better life for you and your family in the future. Although first, you must serve and that service may literally be the death of you.

Yet the alternative to service is worse; a life of drudgery, ending in forced euthanasia when you turn 50.

But things are not as they seem. What we go on to discover about this society through the POV of three protagonists, unveils a conspiracy that ha
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
This novel isn't bad at all. Which I realize isn't exactly a glowing review, but I mean it in the sense that it has good bones. It has a great base as a slightly post apocalyptic novel without it having the cliche doom and gloom drama, but follows several different characters well. There's decent character development that I hope will continue with the series. What I liked about it was the fact that it didn't drag on and on. It got to the point with enough detail that it read like a YA novel wit ...more
Sharman Badgett-Young
A Post-Apocalyptic Story of Survival

This tale follows the lives of three people caught up in a futuristic nightmare. Parts of its inventive future were believable (within the story's reality) while others didn't quite work. There was a sense of adventure and suspense, but the main characters discovered the self-serving secrets of their oppressors far too easily, though these secrets had supposedly been kept hidden for a very long time. The science behind the ways control was exerted over the opp
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-book, 4-stars, sci-fi, 2017
Rift by Andreas Christensen
Series: Rift Saga, #1

This was a pretty good book, especially for a free ebook. It reminded me a little of The Hunger Games and Divergent. The characters were great, but there were some parts that were unexplained - like why some people get chosen for service or not - but overall it was good. The rest of the series is definitely going to on my to-read shelf. I'd recommend it to fans of The Hunger Games or Divergent, or to anyone who'd like a relatively short, but intere
Jun 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Note : I received this books for free

Well written, fun to read and engaging, this is one of the few free ebooks I've received that I would actually recommend to friends.
That being said, authors need to get back in the habit of writing a first part in the series that has a full conclusion. If I like the first part of a series, I will likely pick up a possible second part as well without being coerced into it by being left on cliffhangers.

So I def docked a star for that, and I don't think I'll be
Tim Seabrook
Sep 21, 2020 rated it liked it
The books was well written and an enjoyable read but had a strong element of tech that felt similar to The Fifth Wave and though this book was much better than the film ever could hope to be, the mind was pulled toward the tech involved.

It felt odd to me that the survivors looked after and supported by the Moon people were called the English. especially after you figure out where the story is set. Even with the small settlements and the period of time the book is set in, a singular language woul
Mar 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Rift is the first book in the Rift series. This should not be read as a standalone as it ends in a cliffhanger. There is violence. This storyline takes place approximately 200 years after the author's Exodus series. It is understandable that if all you ever know of "your world" comes from those in charge, you don't realize how much more "world" is out there. I definitely want to read the next story to see what else happens. ...more
Robert Castillo
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this book and found myself glued to reading it. Andreas imagination is amazing and I love how he brings new perspectives to known situations. The way he ties The Fall of the earth and then the rise of the moon people, as he weaves the story into the truth that will be revealed to the English.

Andreas character development is one of the things that keeps me coming back to read his books!
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyable

Civilization collapsed. A group of people rose up as saviors and set up a system to keep humanity alive and safe, for a price. This is the gist of it all. But there's more going on. Sue, Dave and Mark are all very interesting characters, with different motive for why they do as they do. There were a lot of "pulse pounding" moments where things were uncertain. I'm normally not a fan of cliffhangers but I admit to excited to see what's next.

Jess Mobberley
This book took me 2 goes to complete it. It wasn’t until I was half way through the book that I realised I had read half of it already.

I enjoyed this book but i think I just wanted to finish it because I didn’t want to not finish it again. The book itself was interesting following the various characters and their path towards each other but I don’t think I was truly into reading the book. Might just not have been the right time.

Not a bad book but not something I got myself stuck in.
B C Morgan
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A must reaf

This book is incredible. It is well written and you really get a sense for the characters. I could not out this down and cannot wait to start on the other three. As an avid reader I must say that the writer has done this story justice and there is not a single thing that I would want changed. A++++
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This had some fun characters and an intriguing setting (social set up?) The selection and the class system were reminiscent of Hunger Games, but not so much so that it felt derivative.

There wasn't as much closure in the ending as I'd like, but it managed enough of an ending to keep from enraging me. I may or may not read more.
Sep 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I liked the premise of the story but it took me a long time to get it read. I didn't really get into the book until about the last quarter of the book. I kept reading other things beside this. So my rating would probably be more like 2.5 because though the synopsis caught my attention the book itself failed to until the end. ...more
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book for post apocalyptic fans!

I would recommend this book to any one who enjoys post apocalyptic stories. The story is interesting in that the end of the world destruction is not zombies or a virus, but humans are their weaknesses. I liked the concept of the Moon people and how the story unfolds. Enjoyable book that kept me turning the pages.
Tom Reade
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Action and thought

While there are similarities to how this society is set up, to others in this genre (Logan's Run/Convergence)--this is an engaging read. Very well drawn characters and lots of action. Some thoughtful questions are raised.

I enjoyed reading this, and will look for the sequel.
Leif Dolan
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
New Hero's

When you don't know the truth about your world 🌎, and then one day your eyes are opened to the truth. What do you do? Who can you trust? This is a story along the same lines of future history. How was the world changed and how do you repair it? We have a strong Hero in Sue Atlas. Can she shoulder the weight of the world?
a u d r e y ♥
May 10, 2018 rated it liked it
This book is perfect for a hunger games/divergent fan. it has the same vibe, same character appeal, and essentially the same story line. just tweaked slightly. This is one book I may consider buying the sequels too. I rather enjoyed the 8 hours I spent reading the book. it's a perfect, mindless, quick and fun read. ...more
Dan Wilde
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good story

This is a fun story. I'm a little bothered by the editing. Being an author myself, I understand the near impossibility of removing all typos, especially on the first or second edition of a book; but this story has at least four instances of tense change (past to present) that shouldn't be there. Otherwise, a great story, well worth reading!
Myra Italiano
Dec 09, 2019 rated it did not like it
Divergent only with "moon people"

Young adults being sorted into different factions. Evil government. The hapless young people even are given drugs as they are in divergent . Did the moon people come from some lunar colony? What was the fall,? Perhaps it is in the next 2 books but I will never know. Also the editing; or rather the lack of, is very distracting.
Casey Anderson
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is better than I expected for something I stumbled on in my kindle that was probably free. It's a very well known basic plot. Hunger Games meets Divergent meets The Giver meets...something else i can't remember. But it does have it's own twists and elements to it that intrigue me. I kept interested and read through it rather quickly. I will be getting the next one. ...more
Andrew Scott
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Entertaining, very Hunger Game like and a quick read. There were some events that took place that the writer didn't go in detail with, which I was surprised. I'll eventually get to the 2nd and 3rd books in the saga, but I didn't feel like it was "so good" that I had to start the next book immediately. ...more
Richard Howard
Feb 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2017
I started by thinking this was 'Hunger Games' meets 'Divergent' but though not as good as the former it's certainly better thought out and more interesting than the latter. I liked the way focus shifted between protagonists and I was intrigued enough to want to read the next volume. ...more
Barbara Austin
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The world has to change

I gave 5 stars because I love to read end of the world give it all or loss it all. I will continue to read the story. Keep it going, you have a fan. Thanks for a great story.
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Andreas Christensen is a Norwegian science fiction and fantasy author. His most recently published work is Frostfall, an epic fantasy.

His popular series the Exodus Trilogy received rave reviews in both the U.S. and the U.K. and has been compared to classics such as Heinlein and Asimov. The Rift Saga is set approximately two centuries after the events of Exodus, and a reviewer described it as "Hung

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