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Rheia by Cassandra Page
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When their father’s ship docked in the harbor, Rheia and her brother were there to meet it. On board were four young people who were to be sacrificed. Two female; two male. To pacify the gods and keep the demon Typhein under control; the sacrifices had continued for more than a century. It had never before concerned Rheia – it was just a part of her life as she knew it.

But when the town, and subsequently her mother, father and grandmother, heard that one of the girls had killed herself and there would be a lottery of the town’s young people, to decide on a replacement, Rheia’s premonition filled her with fear. And it came to pass when the shard was pulled from the jar with her name on it – Rheia was sixteen years of age and to be sacrificed; killed by the Beast…

What could Rheia do, trapped as she was within the walls and guarded by caregivers? Her time was short – her determination to live strong. But it was the upcoming meeting of the Beast which terrified her the most…

Rheia by Aussie author Cassandra Page is a stunning, breath taking and tissue-inducing fantasy/steampunk/young adult novel which was unputdownable! Absolutely brilliant in my opinion. Filled with tension, the characters were extremely well crafted. I loved the three main caregivers – Dora, Erika and Yalee – and the reasons for their positions. Also, Rheia’s grandmother, Charis. The plot was exceptionally well done; flowing smoothly and well written. I thoroughly enjoyed Rheia and highly recommend it.

With thanks to the author for my digital ARC to read in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

September 26, 2018 – Shelved
September 26, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
September 26, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018-release
September 26, 2018 – Shelved as: aussie-authors
September 26, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy
September 26, 2018 – Shelved as: steampunk
September 26, 2018 – Shelved as: speculative-fiction
September 26, 2018 – Shelved as: young-adult
October 11, 2018 – Shelved as: 5000-books
October 11, 2018 – Shelved as: arc
October 11, 2018 – Shelved as: gift-from-author
October 11, 2018 – Shelved as: own-read
October 11, 2018 – Shelved as: read-on-kindle
October 11, 2018 – Shelved as: reviewing-by-request
October 12, 2018 – Started Reading
October 12, 2018 – Finished Reading

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