Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5
First of all, I would like to give thanks to author J. Dolores Perry for allowing me the opportunity to review her book.
Ahhh!, ok, where do I start?
Before anything, I would like to say that the following opinions are all my own:)
My expectations for a good Christian dystopian book were not so high. The majority of dystopian books have similar story development and are somewhat predictable. Those Who Rise pleasantly surprised me! The book follows the adventure of Taylor, a 16-year-old girl engaged to the future leader of her community, that after finding a mysterious and confusing picture, her life is turned upside down…Everything she knew, everything she believed in is no more than a lie. What started as a Graduation test, the Tanaka test, turns into a life or death journey where she will have to decide what’s most important to her… family, love, duty, or faith.
I love how the author created a dystopian book that has a Christian message but not in a preachy way. This book has many good lessons, and you can even relate to many of the things Christians are going through today in our society; it really makes you reflect on how without Jesus as the foundation of a society we become senseless people filled with hate, that, in the end, bring grave consequences to everyone around us.
The books story and character development were so good, that I finished reading it in 24 hours! I couldn’t stop! I really hope that there will be a sequel. I’m dying to know what happens next!