Friday, May 10, 2013

Raksha by Frankie Rose

She 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

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 thoughts:

Wow, just really wow. This book was so well written. I was engrossed from page one. The world that Frankie Rose has created is terrifying and brilliant. At first I thought it reminded me of The Hunger Games, where children fought to the death, but this book was something else entirely.
We have Kit, who never knew life without her halo. Now she is forced out of the life she knew and into another one where she has feelings and free will. She meets Ryka on her first day of freedom and life as she knew it will never be the same.
I loved this book! Loved the way the story flowed so well. I for one cannot wait for the next book in the series!! Well done Frankie Rose, well done.

About the author:


Frankie 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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