Reviews - External Forces

WINNER - Next Generation Indie Book Award - Young Adult
FINALIST - ForeWord Book Of The Year Award - Science Fiction

Kirkus Reviews ...a magnificently imagined world and intriguing characters. Rix engagingly plays out Jess and Matt’s relationship with subtle touches, longing looks and playful banter. She also effectively challenges her young readers to face difficult questions—what does “human” mean, and who should decide?—while ably setting the stage for an upcoming sequel.

ForeWord Reviews This dystopian story is tightly crafted with a well-developed landscape of danger and mystery. Set in a dystopian future ruled by religious fanatics and a cruel military, External Forces is a fascinating, exciting fantasy. 5 stars 

The Busy Book Belle It’s not often that I come across a story that has me so riveted from beginning to end that I denounce sleep—especially when sleep is a precious and rare commodity in my life these days. “External Forces” falls into this category, and then some. 5 Stars

Touch of Book Madness This story is enticing and thrilling. It grabs you from page one and it keeps going all the way to the end. It has the perfect mix of suspense, mystery, action and love, not leaving behind issues like real friendship and loyalty. 5 Hats 

Paperback Wonderland SCIENCE! This book got it right! It's so rare! I have 
no words... I'm actually getting emotional here... Rix really did the 
research on social darwinism and eugenics, epigenetics, the dangers of genetically modified crops - which result in a lack of genetic diversity in 
seeds that could prove catastrophic in the event of a disease or calamity - how can there be survival of the fittest if all the crops are the same? What would we do if a disease turns up and none of our crops were fit to fight it? The science was A+   4 Stars 

Insomnia Strikes The thing I really liked about this storyline was that even though the world in this book was very different from what we live in today, it still felt realistic. The author did a great job of creating a dystopian world and the problems faced by the characters were very brutal, I felt myself fearing for them and silently urging them on. 

Krypton Radio Sci-Fi for your Wi-Fi This book is everything you could want in a YA dystopian novel, and it’s only book one of a trilogy!...there’s also romance (refreshingly minus the love triangle!), plus starting from chapter one, serious life-or-death situations. Ms. Rix does not shy away from ruthless killing or gore and, it’s fantastic; it serves to show the terror of the dystopia the characters live in. 

Helena S Karlsson This book felt like an inspiration among the flood of dystopian novels that have been published these last few years and it made for compulsive reading and I am looking forward to the sequel. 

Giant Squid Books...this series will have the potential to not only be an engaging read, but to confront important and tough themes. I look forward to seeing where Deborah Rix takes Jess Grant and her world next. 

5.0 out of 5 stars
Ahh I really enjoyed this!March 21, 2014
Wow what can I say... The action in this book had me on the edge of my seat. Lets just say there were weapons and blood was shed.

5.0 out of 5 stars Capturing.March 16, 2014
  From the moment i picked up this book down to the ending, I was completely engrossed.

5.0 out of 5 stars You're absolutely crazy if you don't read this bookOctober 7, 2013
By Ann Dietrich - I Loved it! Absolutely LOVED it.

5.0 out of 5 stars Great first book in what I hope will be at least a trilogy!June 27, 2014
My one complaint: I need book two NOW!!!!!!

5.0 out of 5 stars Like Divergent seriesJanuary 18, 2014
  OMG what a great book this is. I couldn't stop reading.

5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING AND ORIGINAL!January 3, 2014
 What an awesome debut! With hints at Lauren Oliver's Delirium series, Deborah Rix has crafted a new and intriguing post-apocalyptic world.

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!November 14, 2013
I absolutely loved this book

5.0 out of 5 stars A Brutal and Honest Look at a Post-Apocalyptic DystopiaOctober 15, 2013

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Original YA/Dystopian NovelOctober 12, 2013
Jasmyn  It's definitely a page turner and a highly recommend book

5.0 out of 5 stars This Is Going to Be A Fantastic Series (definitely a page turner)September 21, 2013

EXTERNAL FORCES has A LOT going for it. It's well written and chocked full of interesting concepts... not to mention adventure.

Stacey rated it 5 of 5 stars
  • Well we have another one folks! This book was fantastic!
  • I Loved it! Absolutely LOVED it!
  • Hollywood!!!! Wake the hell up and make this a movie pronto! Holy crap, this was awesome. 
Erica rated it 5 of 5 stars
  • Wow....I have read a few books similar to this but nothing REALLY like this... it was crazy!

Jusdina rated it 5 of 5 stars
  • Rix does an extraordinary job with her characters.
Alex rated it 5 of 5 stars
  • This book is amazing.
  • I enjoyed this book a lot! It had an interesting in depth story that was well paced and explained.

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