Rising Up  by Tanya Ross


Rising Up by Tanya Ross: Gripping dystopian tale with compelling characters, thought-provoking themes, and suspenseful twists. A must-read masterpiece.

Tanya Ross’s Rising Up takes readers on a captivating journey through the domed city of Tranquility in the year 2120, where futuristic technology coexists with deeply human struggles. The story centers around Ember Vinata, a compelling protagonist whose super empathic abilities set her apart in a society obsessed with emotional control.

Ross masterfully weaves together elements of dystopia, mystery, and romance to create a narrative that is both thought-provoking and emotionally resonant. From the opening pages, readers are drawn into Ember’s world, feeling her pain and frustration as she grapples with her mother’s illness and the mysteries surrounding her death.

The character development in Rising Up is particularly noteworthy. Ember is a multi-dimensional protagonist, whose strength and vulnerability make her easy to root for. The supporting cast, including the enigmatic Will Verus and the rebellious Xander Noble, add depth and complexity to the story, each bringing their own motivations and conflicts to the table.

One of the novel’s standout features is its exploration of power and oppression. Through Ember’s journey, Ross shines a light on the dangers of unchecked authority and the importance of standing up for what is right, even in the face of overwhelming odds. The themes of resistance and revolution are particularly timely, serving as a powerful reminder of the importance of fighting for justice in the face of injustice.

Rising Up is not without its flaws. At times, the pacing can feel uneven, with certain plot points feeling rushed while others drag on. Additionally, some of the dialogue can come across as stilted or melodramatic, detracting from the overall immersion of the story.

Despite these minor issues, Rising Up is a compelling read that will keep readers hooked from start to finish. With its engaging characters, thought-provoking themes, and suspenseful plot twists, Tanya Ross’s debut novel is sure to leave a lasting impression. Fans of dystopian fiction and young adult literature alike will find much to love in this gripping tale of love, loss, and the fight for freedom.

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