Rite of Rejection
Written by: Sarah Negovetich
Page Count: 322 pages
Publication Date: November 12, 2014
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre: Dystopia Romance
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"Before you stands the future."
Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can't wait for her Acceptance. A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she's shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony.
A life behind barbed-wire fences with the world's most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fiancé she's almost certain she can learn to love.
But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence, Rebecca must embrace the criminal within.
Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich
Rite of Rejection is a totally new dystopian world created by Sarah Negovetich.
Rebecca thought her life was set but instead of her debut, she is thrust into a terrifying future chosen by “the Machine” that rejects her as a criminal. This is Rebecca’s story and her fight to survive as a pampered young woman thrown into a the criminal element living on the fringes of her society.
Interesting and entertaining, Rite of Rejection had huge potential. The synopsis screamed this was a perfect read for me. But in the end, it left me wishing it had more details/world building and Rebecca had a more substantial backbone.
There is a love triangle and I really appreciated how Negovetich handles Rebecca’s ultimate choice.
I did like this story and saw many possibilities with this society as a whole and the potential it could bring to extending stories.
I received this copy of Rite of Rejection from the author in exchange for a honest review.