Sunday, December 6, 2015

Rite of Revelation (Acceptance #2) by Sarah Negovetich Review

Hey Readers! Ethan here on this Sunday evening for the first of two reviews I'll be sharing. I've been on a reading spree lately and I am so excited to share my thoughts. First up is the sequel to one of my favorite reads from 2015, a novel from a debut author that really opened my eyes to an amazing part of the book world. This time on the chopping block? Rite of Revelation by Sarah Negovetich. Before we get to my thoughts, here's a bit about the novel and our author!

Rite of Revelation (Acceptance #2)
Author: Sarah Negovetich
Release Date: December 4, 2015
Genres: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopian


The Cardinal plans to execute seventeen-year-old Rebecca Collins, just as soon as he gets what he needs to solidify his rule over the United Territories. Faced with certain death, Rebecca discovers not everyone is under the Cardinal's control. A new alliance helps Rebecca and her friends escape the PIT, giving Rebecca a chance to live the life her Rejection took away.

But the Cardinal needs her in order to stay in power, and he doesn't care who has to die to bring her back to justice.

Her last fight was a push to survive. This time, Rebecca has a life that might be worth dying for.

Sarah Negovetich

Sarah Negovetich knows you don't know how to pronounce her name and she's okay with that.

Her first love is Young Adult novels, because at seventeen the world is your oyster. Only oysters are slimy and more than a little salty; it's accurate if not exactly motivational. We should come up with a better cliché.

Sarah divides her time between writing YA books that her husband won’t read and working with amazing authors as an agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Her life’s goal is to be only a mildly embarrassing mom when her kids hit their teens.

You can learn more about Sarah and her books at

My Thoughts:

In a bookish world gone crazy, it takes a whole lot for a debut series to stand out above the crowd. For a while now, nay-sayers have been howling that "dystopian is dead", pushing people away from the genre in fear of no original content. To this people I say, ARE YOU CRAZY? Woah. Flashback to one year ago when I got my hands on, and devoured, the first installment of this series, Rite of Rejection. I was absolutely astounded. Blown away to the point where a book I read at the very end of 2014 became one of my favorite books all year. Crazy right?

How could Rite of Revelation ever hope to live up?

Book one ended us on a humongous cliff hanger. Probably one of the biggest ones I've seen in the genre, but boy did it pay off! While I will admit that I was slightly disappointed that book two doesn't pick right up where book one left off (can't say why for spoiler reasons), Negovetich more than makes up for it with the incredible twists and turns we see right from the first pages of Revelation. It's a fast-paced non-stop plot that keeps you moving until the very end. There is not a lull in this story at all. Action packed sequences of turmoil and heartbreak will forever change your views on revolution from the eyes of Rebecca and the gang. 

One of the most intriguing aspects of Revelation was Negovetich's methods of developing her characters. We still follow the same gang (now with a few new additions), but each and every character trait we discovered in book one is magnified tenfold. We can really see each character's tragic flaw in such full detail that makes their development at times much like a disaster, so hard to watch, but so hard to look away. Negovetich really upped the ante this time with her characters. Emotions are explored, uncertain futures are tried, and we find our characters facing the toughest decisions of their entire life. Sure, life in the PIT was awful, but is the outside world any better? Can a rag-tag group of outcasts really hope to make a difference?

I don't know about other readers, but the biggest themes I got out of Revelation were the theme of forgiveness and redemption. Acceptance is key in the lives of Rebecca and the gang, but the ability to forgive those who have done them wrong, their society, their world in an effort to move forward. Not only forgiveness, but their individual character's respective journeys towards redemption is such an emotional crutch in this series. That takes strength the likes of which most novels never scratch the surface. I think that's quite possibly the reason this series is so close to my heart. It is so much more than a 'surface' level story. There is a lot at stake her, but on the forefront and the background for all the characters involved. 

Negovetich really brought her A-game with the setting in book one. As I previously have noted, her setting of the PIT was one of the most well-written settings I have read. While book two took us away from the PIT, we still see some incredible writing on Negovetich's part. The descriptions alone are enough to have you smelling the pine of the forests and feeling the thick tension in each dramatic scene. I am really excited to see what Negovetich can do with the next installment of the series which will take our gang to new places with new adventures on the search for justice in revolution. 

Original, thought-provoking, and exceeding all expectation, Negovetich soars with Rite of Revelation. An action-packed sequel that will keep you on the edge of your seat, begging for book three! 

As you can clearly see, I absolutely loved each and every second of this second adventure with Negovetich and her beautifully crafted tale of dystopian amazingness. Rite of Revelation was everything I wanted and more. It should come as absolutely no surprise that I am granting this incredible novel a well-deserved 5-star review! I highly recommend this read to all fans of dystopian, young adult, or sci-fi fiction. You will not be disappointed. Add this series to your TBR today!


Book One, Rite of Rejection available now! Click the cover to see my thoughts on book one!

Alright readers, that's all I have for you on the topic of Rite of Revelation by the incredible Sarah Negovetich. This is one series that you do not want to miss. Add this to your TBR ASAP! Until next time, Happy Reading!


1 comment:

  1. I haven't read the first book, but it seems like these two really do need to be on my TBR. I am a character driven reader as well so I am especially drawn in by knowing that the character development is a large focus in this one. I also like the sound of those two themes!