RAKSHA by Frankie Rose #blogtour

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imageShe has no name.

She has her knives, her training, and her halo.

The first and second give her the ability to defeat the opponents she is pitted against each month. The third frees her from pain and fear. From any kind of emotion at all. Everything is as it should be. Everything is as it should be, until…

Fear… Pain… Anger… Happiness… Desire… Guilt…

When a newly named Kit escapes the Sanctuary after killing her best friend, the last thing she needs is another knife in her hand. Or Ryka, the damaged, beautiful blond boy, whom she refuses to let save her. The sights and sounds of Freetown are new, yet one thing is familiar: the matches. The only difference? Where the blood in the Sanctuary landed only on the Colosseum floor, Kit will quickly learn that a river of red runs through Freetown’s very streets.

Without her halo, the inhabitants of Kit’s new home consider her saved, but is that really the case? Would she be better off free of the guilt associated with all the blood on her hands, or is the love of one boy worth living through all the pain?

Raksha is the call of the dead. It is the rumbling chant for fresh blood from the other side, the demand for sacrifice. The Colosseum is behind Kit. The fighting pits await.

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My review:

First of all, I LOVE the cover. It totally fits with the book. I really am liking the new trend of kick-ass female leads that are being represented in YA books of late.  Hunger Games started the trend but this book is definitely NOT Hunger Games. It’s like comparing apples to oranges. Dystopian books are always a favorite of mine, so despite it being YA, I gave it a go.  I like the idea of people being left with nothing and finding ways to overcome.  RAKSHA is a different, fantastic take on the dystopian genre. Basically once I picked the book up I only put it down to eat or hit the bathroom. Kit is a brave, completely guilt ridden and damaged from her time at the Sanctuary. She meets up with a boy name Ryka who leads her to Freetown. Don’t let the name fool you. Her journey is not finished nor is the danger. Short of recapping the entire book I don’t think I could properly express how much I liked this book. Basically if you completely dig Hunger Games and Divergent….you will LOVE this book. It surpassed my expectations. That is hard to do if the book is in the YA genre. I am not a typical a YA reader. It really has to wow me.  Being the first book of Frankie’s I have read, I definitely will be following her and anxious to see what she has for me next.

About the Author

Frankie RoseFrankie Rose is a British expat, who is currently enjoying the perks of living in Australia- her awesome husband, sunshine, and vitamin D. She spends her time creating fictional universes in which the guy sometimes gets the girl, the heroes occasionally die, and the endings aren’t always happy. But they usually are.

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About Jen

I love all things supernatural and paranormal. Coffee addict. Book lover. Wise Ass. Read the rest of my ramblings at My Crafty Life

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