Published by Tor Teen on February 16th 2016
Genres: fantasy, Young Adult
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Also in this series: Seeker
Also by this author: Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night
Nothing but death can keep eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.
While recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can’t remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse.
Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen—Conquest, Famine, and Death—are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence.
Now—bound, bloodied, and drugged—Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he’s fallen for—not to mention all of humankind—he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger.
But will anyone believe him?
5 Reasons to read Riders
- It’s unique. I’ve read the genre, but not the circumstances that happen in this book.
- It’s told interrogation style. It’s in the present but the story is told during an interview.
- The characters. I loved all of them. Gideon and Daryn are definitely the stars of the books, but I also loved Marcus, Sebastian, and Jode. Each of them bring their personalities to the plot.
- The mystery. I spent the first few chapters not knowing exactly what was going on, but wanting to read more to find out.
- The action. There isn’t a ton, but there is quite a bit, and the scenes are so vivid I felt like I was there.
I loved Rossi’s Under the Never Sky series, and I loved this one as well. Her writing pulls me in.
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