Publisher: Candlewick Press (October 8, 2019)
Publication Date: October 8, 2019
Young Adult Novel/Hardback
Praise for THE RIFT
"Thrilling … A fresh and original story; a standout in the fantasy genre. The romance between Cal and Meg blends envy, desire and uncertainty with a potent authenticity. Written with a sparse lovely poetry, The Rift demands an immersion that is intoxicating. I can’t recommend this enough." ―Isabelle Carmody, author of The Obernewtyn Chronicles and The Gathering
"Gripping, brutal, tender. You won’t be able to put this book down." ―Michael Pryor, author of The Laws Of Magic series and Gap Year in Ghost Town.
“Beautiful, dark and deliciously tense – an astonishing world that will hold you in its finely wrought claws.” ―Alison Goodman, author of the Lady Helen series and the Eon series.
"Masterful and brilliant! Beautiful world building, stunning writing, a cracking plot, perfectly paced and hot romantic tension. Craw has outdone herself." ―Fleur Ferris, best-selling author of Risk, Black, Wreck and Found
Storylines Notable Book Award, 2019
Finalist, New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, 2019
For generations, the rangers of Black Water Island have guarded the Old Herd against the horrors released by the Rift. And Cal West, an apprentice ranger, fights daily to prove he belongs within their ranks. But even greater challenges await with the return of his childhood friend Meg Archer and the onset of a new threat that not even the rangers are prepared for. Now Meg and Cal, while struggling with their mutual attraction, must face their darkest fears to save the island from disaster. In a possible near future where Big Pharma is pitted against ancient traditions and the supernatural, Rachael Craw's gripping and brutal tale, inspired by Greek mythology, will immerse readers and leave them intoxicated by its richly imagined world.
Old traditions Never die on the Black Water Island with rangers protecting a mystical herd of ancient deer.
Mystical powers of the senses help the rangers protect the herd from hounds when the rift opens at a certain time of the year. Traditions are passed down from family to family....until a fisherman's son.
After a childhood tragedy, best friends Meg and Cal are separated...Meg not knowing what happened to Cal after he is to be sent to child services after the death of his father. However, years later, they are reunited on the island...and their journey begins.
I loved this story. It was so unique and beautiful. You can't miss Meg and Cal's chemistry as it grows after being years apart. The Jealousy Meg has for Cal is real, the Regret that Cal has is heartbreaking. It was so much fun learning about the mysteries of the island. The story flowed like a lazy river, smooth and flawless.
The Rift has all the ingredients for a fantastic read..Mystery, traditions, corrupt, twists, love....the list can go on and on...Just perfect for an escape from reality and let your imagination soar.
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