Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Book Review: The Letting (The Letting #1) by Cathrine Goldstein

The Letting (The Letting #1) by Cathrine Goldstein
Publication Date: December 15th, 2014
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
Pages: 335
Format: Paperback
Source: Author
Read: February 17th to 22nd, 2016
Rating: 5/5


What if the Devil doesn’t know he’s the Devil? 

This is the question Veronica “Ronnie” Billings poses to Phoenix, her sworn enemy, the leader of the Peaceful Revolution, and the one she loves.

Kidnapped by Phoenix’s rebels, Ronnie learns how wrong she has been. She had no idea that her patriotism was wasted on a corrupt government. Ronnie was proud to be a Leader; taking hundreds of harvested girls to the Letting facility. After all, she was saving them from future Couplings and bringing them to the safety of the New World. Or so she thought…

Confused, Ronnie realizes the only way to discover the truth is to trust her heart. Together, Phoenix and Ronnie devise a plan to stop their corrupt government and preempt the dangerous rebel coup which is approaching. But when their plan goes awry, will Ronnie be strong enough to save Phoenix, her country, and herself?

~My Thoughts~

I haven't read a Dystopian in a long time so this was quite refreshing from my previous reads! The Letting is gripping, intense, and fast-paced! The story moves along quickly and in a matter of pages Ronnie is kidnapped by a small group of rebels. Here we find out how truly corrupt the government is in trying to stay young forever and Ronnie sees all the wrong she's done by helping bring the young girls to them. 

I knew what the letting meant in this world but why they were doing this to these young girls, I didn't understand why. When the truth came out I was sitting on the edge of my seat, not being able to turn the pages fast enough! Absolutely an intense moment and where I got to see how truly sick the government was! Though at this moment a piece of the story fell into place and I was dying to get to the moment where Ronnie was going to learn the truth behind this one object her mother was so adamant about. Of course she didn't figure it out till halfway through the book but I let it slide because there was so much going on, she didn't have time to stop to breathe!

Even I had to set it down so I could take a breather haha. This book is action packed, full of heart pumping scenes and full of twist and turns that I didn't see where this was going! I like books where you can't see the ending, it keeps you on your toes! And once I got to the last page I was dying to get my hands on the next book!

Overall I truly, truly enjoyed this and I'm excited to see where things go in the sequel! Just wow, beautifully written, I couldn't get enough! And the truth about the government warmed this horror lovers heart, definitely a refreshing read! 

*Was given a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*

Sweet Readings Everybody!


  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review of THE LETTING! I love your blog!

    1. You're very welcome and thank you so much!!