The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Genre: Fiction / Dystopian / Young Adult
Series: Seers Trilogy, Book One
Did you know that Ted Dekker’s daughter is also a writer? Writing is most certainly in her genes. Fans of Divergent, The Hunger Games, or The Maze Runner are not going to want to miss this one.
Like all citizens since the Ruining, Carrington Hale knows the importance of this day. But she never expected the moment she’d spent a lifetime preparing for—her Choosing ceremony—would end in disaster. Ripped from her family, she’ll spend her days serving as a Lint, the lowest level of society. She knows it’s her duty to follow the true way of the Authority.
But as Carrington begins this nightmare, rumors of rebellion rattle her beliefs. The whispers contradict everything she’s been told, yet they resonate deep within.
Then Carrington is offered an unprecedented chance at the life she’s always dreamed of, but she can’t shake the feeling that it may be an illusion. With a killer targeting Lints and corruption threatening the highest levels of the Authority, Carrington must uncover the truth before it destroys her.
When I first heard that Rachelle Dekker wrote a dystopian novel, I was over the edge ecstatic.
I LOVED THIS BOOK!
First off, it’s a dystopian novel. I am a huge fan of dystopian stories. This is so much more than just a dystopian book.
It’s a story about true freedom, a path that we have to follow, and something that we all have to do. It is filled with action/adventure, romance, and characters who are seeking the truth despite what society tells them. Rachelle is skilled as storytelling while intertwining the truth about God.
Go read The Choosing. You won’t regret it!
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book through Tyndale Rewards. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
The Calling by Rachelle Dekker
Release Date: March 8, 2016
Genre: Fiction / Dystopian / Young Adult
Series: Seer Trilogy, Book Two
If you thought The Choosing was great, then you aren’t going to want to miss its sequel The Calling. A year and a half have passed when we rejoin the characters.
Remko Brant had never been so sure of anything as escaping the Authority City with Carrington Hale. But bravado comes easy when you have nothing to lose. Now a husband, father, and the tactical leader of the Seers, Remko has never had so much at risk.
As he and his team execute increasingly dangerous rescue missions inside the city, they face growing peril from a new enemy. Recently appointed Authority President Damien Gold claims to be guiding a city shaken by rebellion into a peaceful, harmonious future. But appearances can be deceiving. In order to achieve his dangerous ambitions, Gold knows he must do more than catch the rebels―he must destroy the hope their message represents . . . from the inside out.
With dissension in his own camp―and the CityWatch soldiers closing in―Remko feels control slipping through his fingers. To protect those he loves, he must conquer his fears and defeat Gold . . . before one of them becomes his undoing.
Ever since I read The Choosing, I have been anxiously awaiting this one. So of course when I had an opportunity to be apart of the blog tour, I jumped on it. I can officially say, IT’S FINALLY HERE!
AND IT’S AMAZING!
Rachelle Dekker has created one of the strongest young adult fiction worlds that I have ever come across. I laughed. I cried. I rejoiced. I threw the book in the air in frustration and grieved when my favorite characters died. Yet, I kept finding myself craving the need to find out what happens next. The Calling does not disappoint. This tale has non-stop action and adventure. We also get introduced to some pretty awesome new characters. Seriously. I felt deeply for all of the characters as if they were my own friends and family. It’s rare when a book does that.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
Q&A Time With Rachelle!
In the book you talk a lot about surrendering to fear. What does this look like and how does this help us to not be afraid?
Rachelle: I think sometimes the natural reaction to fear is to hide from it, or try and push it away. It’s the idea that if we can’t see it then it must not be there, but we all know that unless dealt with the unseen things often come back to bite us. The only way to face fear is to walk through it; surrendering to Father God and letting Him reminder us of our true identity. Only then do we really see that the light within us is always greater than the fear we face.
What do you hope readers will take away from the story?
Rachelle: I hope they take a moment to see themselves as children of the Father. I hope they see that true freedom and fearlessness rest in surrendering, a.nd that when they stand with the Father than nothing can stand against them. There is incredible peace in that truth, and I hope, like I am beginning the experience, that readers feel that same peace.
Go read The Calling. Seriously. Go read it.
I’ll just be over here waiting anxiously for the next and final installment of the series. I’m curious to know what occurs next. I’m also looking forward to more books from Rachelle in the future.
Read an excerpt.
About Rachelle Dekker
The oldest daughter of New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker, Rachelle Dekker was inspired early on to discover truth through storytelling. The Choosing is her critically acclaimed debut novel. She graduated with a degree in communications and spent several years in marketing and corporate recruiting before making the transition to write full-time. She lives in Nashville with her husband, Daniel, and their diva cat, Blair. Visit her online at rachelledekker.com.