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Title:
The raging ones
ISBN:
9781250128713
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Description:
387 pages ; 22 cm.
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Summary:
In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds. Franny Bluecastle, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she's never known. Like the entire world, she believes it's impossible to dodge a deathday. Until the day she does. Court Icecastle knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him. Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court--which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny. With the threat of people learning they've dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space--against thousands of people far smarter, who'll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.
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In a freezing world, where everyone knows the day they will die, three teens break all odds. Franny Bluefort, a tough city teen, dreams of dying in opulence, to see wealth she's never known. Like the entire world, she believes it's impossible to dodge a deathday. Until the day she does. Court Icefort knows wealth. He also knows pain. Spending five years in Vorkter Prison, a fortress of ice and suffering, he dreams of life beyond the people that haunt him and the world that imprisoned him. Mykal Kickfall fights for those he loves. The rugged Hinterlander shares a frustrating yet unbreakable connection with Court--which only grows more lawless and chaotic as their senses and emotions connect with Franny. With the threat of people learning they've dodged their deathdays, they must flee their planet to survive. But to do so, all three will have to hide their shared bond as they vie for a highly sought after spot in the newest mission to space. Against thousands of people far smarter, who'll live longer, and never fear death the way that they do.


Author Notes

Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times Bestselling Authors and identical twins, one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek. With their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Graduates from the University of Georgia in Biology and English & Journalism, the twin writing duo now lives in Atlanta. The Raging Ones is their first young adult novel.


Reviews 4

School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-Mykal, Franny, and Court live in an unforgiving world where they know the day they're going to die. It's not a tragedy for everyone; Influentials could live for more than 100 years. Unfortunately, none of the trio have that opportunity because they are slated to die young. But then they all dodge their deathday. Nobody they know has ever done that before, and they team up when a strange psychic connection links them. Court is determined to get them into the mysterious Stardust program because he sees it as their best chance of survival. The three are tested constantly and must trust in their link to make it in a world that doesn't care for them. This book takes plenty of detours to keep readers intrigued, although the psychic connection is never satisfactorily explained. Although the Stardust thread is the main story, there are several subplots that might be confusing. Also, two of the main characters are not interested at all in exploring why they lived past their deathdays, which feels incongruent to the narrative. There are more questions than answers in this book; hopefully a sequel will provide some closure. VERDICT An additional purchase for libraries where science fiction is popular.-Stacey Shapiro, Tenafly Public Library, NJ © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Horn Book Review

In an icy world where everyone knows their deathdays, three teens survive past theirs and become psychically connected. Tough taxi-driver Franny, tortured con-man Court, and warm brute Mykal create high-class personas, hide their telepathic bond, and fight for spots in a space mission off the dying planet. The authors successfully made a treacherous, foreign world believable through the relatable protagonists. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

A mysteriously linked trio will do anything to be chosen for a space mission to escape their frozen planet.At age 17, Franny Bluecastle's deathday has arrived. Over 1,000 years ago, scientists discovered how to calculate deathdays, and since then it's been no mystery when anyone will die. Except Franny doesn't die on her deathday. Instead, she's found by Court Icecastle and Mykal Kickfall, two mysterious young men who want to help her. Court and Mykal also avoided their deathdays and, in doing so, became deeply connected: They experience one another's feelings. Now, Franny is linked to them too. To make matters worse, anyone who learns they've outlived their deathdays will try to kill them. The only way out is for all three to be chosen for the Saga 5 Mission, which will take them into space, past anyone's possible deathday. But it won't be easyMykal and Franny must learn to fit in with the rest of the well-to-do candidates, and Court has an enemy on his trail. Intricate worldbuilding and carefully wrought bonds between the trio make for a heady, immersive ride. The world and its lore unfold seamlessly as they fight their way through it. Readers will ache for the next installment. There is diversity in characters' skin tones, from pale white to dark brown.A potently addictive blend of romance, fantasy, and science fiction full of unexpected twists. (Fantasy. 14-adult) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

Becca and Krista Ritchie's high-stakes story packs as much of a romantic punch as it does an exhilarating sci-fi one. On a frozen planet, the day someone is predetermined to die (their deathday) is known all of their life. Deathdays are thought to be unavoidable, until three teenagers do the impossible and live through theirs: Franny Bluefort, who yearns for a life of wealth she's never known; Court Icefort, whose affluence can't take away an unimaginable pain; and Mykal Kickfall, who refuses to lose those he loves. Ironically, the feat of skirting their deathdays endangers their lives. To survive, they must flee their planet by landing a spot in a mission to space, for which there's heavy competition. The Ritchies' first YA novel turns an old trope on its head with its romantic subplot. While Franny develops a deep bond of friendship with the boys, it's Court and Mykal's whirlwind romance that shines. The result is a heartfelt, high-octane saga with gripping twists that will leave readers hungering for more.--Enishia Davenport Copyright 2018 Booklist