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After reading the prequel novella I knew I was in for a treat and this book totally delivered! This world is very different to our current world and the imagining of the consequences of global warming is vivid, and all too real. Society has evolved and the ‘Proving’ which all teens must face to determine their place in society is both inventive and dangerous. The story revolves around 4 teens, and Wren and Dex are without doubt my favorites. Although Kian and Nova are right up there too! I mean, really, how can I choose? The book ends on a cliff hanger which leaves me grateful that book 2 is only a few weeks away! Excellent writing, vivid landscapes, and characters that feel more like my best friends now I’ve been through so much with them. So good.
Wow, what an absolute rollercoaster ride this book is! Tamar and Heidi take us on a gripping journey through a dystopian universe that feels worryingly feasible given our current climate change issues. The characters really draw you into their world. I found myself so emotionally invested in their lives that I felt compelled to keep reading when I really didn't have time! The plot is full of agonising twists and moral dilemmas that had me holding my breath at times with anticipation! I have loved everything that both Tamar and Heidi have written, but was a little dubious about how a jointly-written book would work. Thankfully my fears were unfounded as this story is seamlessly written and showcases the excellent style I've come to expect from both authors. I can't wait to read the rest of the series!
I loved this book even more than the prequel 'Burning'. In Rising, the children of the characters in the prequel undertake their 'Proving', a series of tests of their skills and character to determine if they will be 'bound' or 'unbound'. The group dynamics worked well, especially with Wren, the first Remnant to enter Askala upsetting the action. The plot twisted and turned into some surprising and heartbreaking areas. A really good read. I can't wait for the next instalment.
This book was amazing there were so many twists and turns and unexpected happenings. Fantastic new world can’t wait to see what happens next. I reviewed an arc copy of this book with no obligation to review.