Rising

Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Having discovered that they are descended from ancient Norse warriors, Gabe and Clara prepare to battle the demonic creatures coming into their world with one goal--to consume and destroy mankind. A shadow of darkness veils the land. Will the Setti rise to fulfill their long-awaited destiny? More

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Words: 103,470
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301868179
About Stephanie Judice

Stephanie Judice calls lush, moss-laden New Iberia, Louisiana, home where the landscape curls into her imagination creating mystical settings for her stories. She shares her small, southern lifestyle with her husband and four children. As a high school teacher of English and Fine Arts, she is immersed in mythology, legends, and art that serve as constant inspiration for her writings. Some of her favorite things are autumn leaves, southern accents, Gothic architecture, Renaissance festivals, family movie nights, and, of course, William Shakespeare. Writing is her haven for self-expression where imagination rules and dreams do come true.

Reviews

Review by: Stacy on May 05, 2013 :
A creepy twist on a post-apocolyptic story!
I received this book free from the author through my Goodreads book club, in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. All thoughts and conclusions are mine, all mine.
Let me start by saying, I loved this book. It is well-written, has likable characters, and an engrossing plot with a definite beginning, middle and end. I thought it was an interesting take on the post-apocalyptic genre, and the shadow scouts and ash eaters were particularly creepy!
The story is set in Louisiana, and follows a couple of teenagers who stumble upon an astonishing and unbelievable secret. They share the secret with a few more of their friends, and together they try to take on the monsters who threaten to take over and destroy their sleepy little town.
While the ending of Book 1 sufficiently ties up loose ends, it still leaves the reader anxiously awaiting the continuation in Book 2.
I highly recommend this story for its attention to detail, lushly described scenery, and compelling plot line.
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(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Siva Kumar S A on Dec. 22, 2012 :
“Rising” has become one of my favorite books. The book is interesting and clearly written. The characters are believable and the way the powers of the heroes complement each other is innovative. Being fan of Percy Jackson I can’t help comparing rising with “Heroes of Olympus “ though they are totaly different they have something in common bunch of teenagers with deferent powers and personalities coming together to save the world from an ancient evil.
The story of rising is told alternatively from Gabe and Clara’s point of view .In the beginning of the story both have a normal school life and keep their power hidden. As the story progresses the world is threatened by invasion of dark creatures and their power grows .Soon they realize they and their friends have power to stop them .They face the enemy while coping with great personal loss.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Regan Vacknitz on Dec. 19, 2012 :
I read a review copy of Rising, by Stephanie Judice; thank you for allowing us to review the book.


I have to say this book was more than entertaining!

Characters, as noted by the book description; "Along with Jeremy, the head-bangin’ metal head; Ben, the air-headed golden boy; Melanie, the kind-hearted Creole; and the old hermit named Homer, they must face this enemy as one. Discovering that they are descended from an ancient clan of Norse warriors, they awaken their dormant powers, preparing for the dark giants' imminent invasion of their home." The characters were engaging, and the Setti were harrowing. I read this book in about two days; would have been quicker if life didn't get in the way. I absolutely fell in love with Melanie's character. They were easy to get attached to.

This book is well written and flows easy. I enjoyed it very much. I look forward to more from this author. This book captured me from the start, and it's rare these days to find a book that engages me from jump.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Danielle Silva on Dec. 13, 2012 :
In one word ... Thrilling!!!! Enthralling! Suspenseful! Okay, so that was really three words, but that's okay!! :) Not only is Rising a completely new topic from what I've read, but the characters, the background, the thoughts, the actions, everything are all so relatable. This could be a story of something actually happening now or at any point in history or in our future. Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down.
I really enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to reading
the next book in the series.

The only criticism I have is that, on my Nook, the font changes dramatically between the perspective of Gabe & Clara. It was a little distracting, but I was able to work around it.

DISCLAIMER: This book was gifted to me by the author
(through the Goodreads) website in exchange for an honest
review. The opinions expressed here are my own, and no money or other compensation was provided for this review.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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