Thursday, December 18, 2014


The Letting
Release Date: 12/15/14
335 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

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?


This book was so FAN FREAKING TASTIC!.

Ronnie Girls for the "letting".  She is so proud of her job and has earned some rewards for being so good at her job.  She has prepared the most girls for the "letting" and  considers herself a patriot.  She loves and cares for every girl that comes under her charge.  She works at a camp where girls are sent to prepare for their turn for the "letting".

Ronnie has always wanted to be part of the "letting" but has never been chosen.  Now that she is considered a "woman" she doesn't think she will ever be able to go to the letting and be part of the "new world".  So she takes her job as preparing her young girls very seriously.

Ronnie soon finds out that the "letting" may not be all it's cracked up to be.  One night while out walking in the forest she comes upon a rebel by the name of Phoenix.  Ronnie is Phoenix's sworn enemy, but Ronnie doesn't understand never having met him.

When Phoenix tries to convince her that the letting is killing the girls Ronnie refuses to believe.  That is until things start to unravel.

Her best friend at the camp turns on her.  Ronnie starts to believe what Phoenix is telling her, and begins to wonder how she is going to save her girls, yet not scare them.

Dang...When the description says "what if the Devil doesn't know he's the Devil" couldn't be more accurate.  It's awesome.  I honestly believed that Ronnie was the good guy, and so did she.  When truths are revealed Ronnie's life will never be the same.  Those who are rebels seem to be the good guys.  It's so fabulously written.

This book was such a fun ride.  I felt like I was Ronnie through the whole book.  I could feel her compassion for her girls, and could feel her fear.  I love, love, love it when an author completely draws me in.  I love it when I am "IN" the book right with the characters.  It makes my reading experience so much better...and lets me know I am reading a great book.  In my opinion.

If you like suspense, intrigue, rebellions, and an unexpected romance, then you will enjoy this book.  I certainly did!

Source:  I received this book as part of a blog tour in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any way for this review.  These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.


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About the Author
Given my love for cities and all that is gritty, my new obsession with trees really has me
stumped. (Sorry.) Maybe it's because trees are the inspiration behind my new YA/NA
novel, theLETTING.
Whatever the reason for my new infatuation, some things remain constant -- like my love for:
coffee (although sadly, it's now decaf); yoga; Luna bars (I am petitioning for them to bring back
Chocolate Raspberry!); running in my neighborhood; Hemingway; Bukowski... and, above all,
my husband and my girls.
I am the author of the bestselling novel, Sleeping With Mortals: The Story of a New York
Mistress, and I'm also a playwright. I have my B.A. in English and my M.A. in Theatre.
Book Tour Organized by:
YA Bound Book Tours