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The CPS, a secret government agency, is on a mission to seek and destroy the Hex - human mutants with supercomputer minds. They are young. They look like normal teens. They must never be allowed to grow up. But the CPS hasn't discovered Raven. Soon they will feel her power and know her rage. Raven and her brother, Wraith, must use Raven’s Hex powers and Wraith’s street skiThe CPS, a secret government agency, is on a mission to seek and destroy the Hex - human mutants with supercomputer minds. They are young. They look like normal teens. They must never be allowed to grow up. But the CPS hasn't discovered Raven. Soon they will feel her power and know her rage. Raven and her brother, Wraith, must use Raven’s Hex powers and Wraith’s street skills to save first their long-lost sister, and then the entire Hex community. But before they start, Raven must overcome her mantra: work alone and think only of herself. Even then the challenges don't stop as they must crack the top-secret and high-tech security of the CPS, ally with a political-terrorist group, and then ultimately take down the evil European Federation. And even the best laid plans can go awry....

Title : Void
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ISBN : 9781442429291
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Number of Pages : 669 Pages
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Void Reviews

  • Keisya
    2019-01-20 22:33

    This book was amazing. Hands down.This is story about a young teenage girl called Raven. She is hex. Which means she has mutant abilities to contact with computer terminals. Hex is hated by the governments, that is why Raven and Wraith, her brother, has been hiding constantly. They are on a mission to find their sister, Rachel, who was captured by the CPS. Soon, they discovered that Hexes are not only exterminated but also experimented! After rescuing Rachel, Raven and Wraith feels guilty for not rescuing the other Hexes at the 'prison'. Hence, they start to rescue other Hexes and unite all of them to proof to the government that they are not a threat and to teach these young hexes how to control their abilities. The gang consists of Raven, Wraith, Kez (street kid that Wraith rescued), Ali Tarrell (Rich buggar who's also a hex), Luciel (Ali's friend from the extermination centre/camp) and soon the group began to expand as they discover more Hexes.The story is really interesting. If you like science-fiction, then read this. I must say that this book is actually quite similar to 'X-men: First Class' in terms of mutant abilities, unite all the mutants and rescue the world together. But, Lassiter introduces you to the futuristic world and explain the cruelty that is parallel to World War 2 (where they start putting jews in extermination camps, and here, Hexes are send to extermination camps too).All the books are really addictive and i must say, i love the ending. Rhiannon Lassiter is that kind of writer who answers all your questions and everything is explained by the end of the book. I like how she wrote it in different perspectives. If i want to change one thing about this book, the author should have added a bit of 'romance'. I think Ali and Luciel are perfect!! Not to mention Raven and Kez . The ending, once again, brilliant.Please do read this book.They should make a movie for this!!!!Recommended for: Boys and girls, 12-20, Science fiction lover, dysoptian-ish-ish. umI SHIP ALI TARRELL AND LUCIEL!!! <3

  • Writerofbooks
    2019-01-02 22:36

    I'm a sucker for good world-building. In this genre, you need it. The world is so vividly described that it's the first book-world I've wanted to live in since Harry Potter. (I don't care how dangerous it is to be a technomancer. SO. MUCH. FUN.)The book sucked me in. I loved it. With a passion.Note the past tense.Also note that once you figure out this next detail, the book becomes impossible to enjoy (at least, for me it did).About halfway through the third book, I realized something: the main character is a massive Mary Sue.Don't believe me? Allow me to list our friend Raven's attributes:1) Raven. If that's not the most common Mary Sue name ever, I don't know what is.2) This is a name she chose for herself.3) How old is she? 14? 16? I don't remember. People much older than her give her their respect willingly and without question.4) She is the best at tech-manipulation. The best. Better than people who have had this ability longer than her.5) When she snarks (and she does it a lot), her insults are always given to deserving underlings and no-one ever argues with her.6) She. Is. Never. Wrong. Ever.There's a longer list, I'm sure, but this is just the stuff that's obvious and memorable.The book was so enjoyable and fun and awesome before I discovered this fact that I'm only subtracting two stars from the rating. If Raven had only been more flawed, or had actually suffered the consequences of a bad decision or a misplaced snark-bullet (or two or ten), then I might have been able to put this among my favorite book series' ever.Alas. Is it always the Mary Sues that ruin a series? (view spoiler)[*cough cough Rose Tyler cough cough* (hide spoiler)]

  • Kristine Hansen
    2018-12-28 02:34

    When I bought this I didn't realize it was three novels in one volume. That's a fact I became extremely happy about because I could not stop reading!What fascinates me is that the first book is written in 1999 when the Internet was still a fairly new thing that was just becoming common use. And yet the entire premise has to do with being hardwired into the Internet. That's not so amazing as there was a lot of that kind of thinking back then (Serial Experiments LaIn comes to mind) but that the book doesn't sound old or outdated and in fact if you didn't know better you'd think it was written today. The future of the "net" and the direction that people went with it in these books is logical and has followed a path that could well happen. That's something to think about.Overall, the series is amazing and this one goes on the "Keeper" shelf. Very highly recommended to anyone who loves dystopian fiction.

  • Gabby
    2019-01-20 19:13

    Void was a great book. You can invasion the detail made in every sentence and makes feel every emotion as you read through the book. Because Void is three books that were put together there is so much more going on that keeps your attention drawn to it where you don’t want to put it down. This book gives you an experience of the future that I could never have imagined without the detail it gives, but it doesn’t bore you with the detail either. This story takes you on a journey with Wraith, Raven, Kez, and Ali to start and more people joining along the way to explain a conflict in this future that could be possible of the people verses the government. That is a conflict that comes into play in history over and over again. It’s not the only huge conflict though and that I would say is the people verses people, but when don’t people take sides when there are sides to be taken place? I feel that this book represents humanity in the past and the fact that we keep bring back these same problems over and over and until something is done where there are no sides to be taken it is always going to happen. I felt like a roller coaster of emotion going through this book and not just because of these characters and what they are put through, that I related to, but to the fact that this book shows so much more than meets the eye. Once you take that plunge into the messages that are there to find you get attached like I did and you reflect and feel those connections to yourself. You think about how you’ve been in the characters situations emotionally and how you may have been completely against them. You feel the connections, like I did to the way Wraith is about his sisters and the distance Raven has to the world. Even if you think it’s just a book, then fine, it’s just a book, to you. To me and many more people it is a gateway into a whole other world. A world where the people you hope will survive are being hunted.

  • Jacquelyn
    2019-01-03 19:30

    This series is actually over 10 years old. I was surprised and intrigued by the blurb on the back and picked it up in a bookstore.(A bookstore that is woefully underserving the teenagers of my area. I have been unable to locate Melina Marchetta books, other than Froi of the Exiles. None! What are teen sections coming to now?)Anyway, Void is actually three novels in one book. The entire series follows Wraith, a poor ganger, and his sister Raven, a hex. Hexes have a mutation that allows them to more seamlessly interface with technology. Hexes are hunted by the government and exterminated.Throughout the series, you can see a growth in the scale of the plot. However, there are a lot of characters, and its difficult to get to know them personally. For example, in Ghosts, one of the younger hexes comments that Ali is a better leader than Raven. We're not really given an indication of this except by being told. That was my main problem with the series: too much was told instead of shown.The ideas in this trilogy are cool, and the case for genetic engineering is somewhat explored throughout the series. I wish the books were longer: all three together were over 600 pages. Each novel could've easily been 300-400 pages to make the story complete. More emotions and backstory could have been included. I didn't pick up on the passage of time. It seemed like no time had passed between books, but so much was magically accomplished during that time. I think some of it could have been filled in if the books had been longer. Raven was a bit too inhuman to relate to as a character. Personally, my favorite was Kez, because he made the most sense. Overall, this series has a cool plot with a message, and tons of action. Recommended.

  • Rosa
    2019-01-22 00:32

    One of my all-time favourite series, has been for years, and for good reason. The world-building is stunning. Lassiter wallops you with fifty thousand new words in the first few paragraphs and expects you to follow without explanation, and sure enough, it's all laid out clearly enough that understanding what's happening is surprisingly easy - with plenty of technobable to make it sound futuristic, as you do. The plot is well-crafted and well-executed, with enough twists to be entertaining but not so many it becomes a wild goose chase through a city that, probably, doesn't actually house any geese.I also applaud each and every single one of the characters. Lassiter has done something difficult, and done it well: Raven, her main character thinks just closely enough to the way her readers do to emphasize with, but with just enough power and sharp clarity that she remains a mystery all the same, despite getting a look into Raven's thoughts. This has let her bring out the fine detail in the supporting characters, a veritable zoo of archetypes, who would normally be overshadowed by the prodigy of Raven: Ali, the privileged innocent who gets a rude awakening; Wraith, driven by love of his family; Luciel, the victim who has a chance to fight back; and so many others.If you want a good, satisfying, and not very long read - this is the series for you.

  • Brad
    2018-12-30 19:29

    I am totally outside the demographic for this one. I am not a young adult. But I was intrigued by this one or in this case it is three of them. Haha. Two of my favorite series of all time were written for children. The first is the Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander that I first read as a kid and reread every so often. And the second is the Philip Pullman series, His Dark Materials, that I should reread again. When I was a young adult there were never as many books as there are now. So now that I am an adult I occasionally pick up one that looks interesting. I hope this one is. A quick read. Only took a couple of days to go through the three books that make up this omnibus. While I enjoyed the series, in the end I felt as if too much was going on to fit into just three novels. There were too many characters that distracted from the story of the main ones. Especially in the last book where the story does not really focus on the best character, Raven. And Kez barely did anything in the last book as well. Too many storylines.On the plus side Void was fun, fast and had some cool ideas. On the negative side the story is kind of straightforward and introduces a few too many characters that caused me to forget about the main characters I really liked and found intriguing.

  • Tricia C
    2019-01-12 19:35

    > read this book NOW. < Void is a reprint of the '98-'00 trilogy called "Hex." The originals had atrocious covers. In fact this cover is what originally caught my eye about this book. Void is also a case in point about how much YA books have changed over just the last 10 years. Void had virtually no romance and the characters weren't stereotypical or cliched. (they also used some pretty cute '90's slang lol) This book's imagery made the Net really come to life for me. It was like watching a better version of Tron Legacy with the added bonus of actually having a plot! I do wish some of the other Hexes had even pretended that their skill level approached Raven's. She's not god, after all, but thats kind of how everyone treated her. I loved Raven after I "got to know" her and her relationships with Ali and Kez grew some. Wraith was lovable in his own way. Gift and Tally completely fascinated me. It seems that their part in the end of the book was a little bit of a letdown, though. The climax of the story was truly heartbreaking. It was thrilling to watch when Raven defeated Darkness for the second time and ended the book with> let there be light <

  • Logan
    2019-01-02 19:12

    I have to say, overall, this is probably one of the best books I have ever read. The writing style is superb, it is THE most well-written I have ever read. The plot it great, and the characters are extremely well developed and relatable. However, the ending is a bit of a disappointment, but that is ONLY because if personal biases, the ending was nothing BUT necessary. The book, actually, would not have made any sense whatsoever if it had ended a different way. My favorite characters in order: Avalon, Cloud, Raven, Ali, Kez. When comparing Rhiannon's age to the age of other authors, this is the best book I have ever written. Void (Hex, more specifically) was written by a 17 year old. There are books I have read that are HORRIBLE in comparison to this book and they were written by adults.

  • Leah G
    2019-01-04 23:31

    The futuristic elements are much more imaginative than more recently written books- ironic that an author in the 90s has a better imagination to move beyond current authors who can only imagine more-advanced ipods. Cities built straight up, new kind of government, it all worked for me much more. Plot was fast paced, Raven might be super powerful but her crazy mood swings and minimal interest in other people, sympathy or morals kept her interesting and stopped her from being a Mary Sue. Overall a fun read. Even if I wanted to shake the characters and beg them to stop using each others' real names while on a secret mission when they might be overheard.

  • Chris
    2019-01-19 20:09

    A really good mix of sci-fi and young adult. I really like the idea of a Hex, I thought Lassiter did a good job of developing the powers of the Hexes within the book. I would recommend this to anyone who liked the Hunger Games, it kind of follows the same lines of repression of government and teenagers fighting for freedom, but in a cool, futuristic, internet ruled version.

  • Eden Grey
    2019-01-04 02:39

    Very disappointed. This book sounded like everything I could want in a dystopian YA novel! Unfortunately it was redundant, had poor word choice, followed the "Tell not Show" model of writing (:C), had flat characters, switched around the point of view too frequently, and wasn't first person POV. So many disappointing things!

  • Sarah
    2019-01-12 23:12

    This book was really good. I liked how Lassiter created a dystopian-like world, that was based off of our world as it is right now. The only thing I thought Lassiter could cut back on is the comments on Raven. It seemed like every other sentence said by one of the "rebellion" members is how Raven is such an amazing hex, and she can do everything and anything.

  • Kimberly Tate
    2018-12-24 19:26

    I bought this book on a whim, and definitely did not expect the absolute thrill it was to read. It wasn't the best book I've ever read, and I'm not sure if I would read it again. But it was certainly enjoyable, and worth much more than the five dollars I paid for it (I'm cheap like that.)I'm kind of wondering now why I've never read a whole series in one book like this before. I mean, it made it look like I just took forever to read the same book, but in reality,Void contains all three books of the series. This allows you to read them back-to-back, and it's the book equivalent to my Back to the Future movie marathon of a few nights ago. Meaning, I got way more attached to the characters and storyline than I probably would have otherwise. This also meant I got that incredibly annoying lost feeling after finishing it. You know what I mean: when you close the cover of a book and just stare at it for a few minutes, wondering what you're going to do with the rest of your life, like there's a hole inside you that only that book can fill. That sounds so dramatic, but any Doctor Who fan can say they felt the same when Rose Tyler left. And you probably felt that way after finishing the Harry Potter series. I just wasn't expecting to become this emotionally attached to this book, so it was quite a surprise when it turned out I was!Void is incredibly action-packed and contains so many vivid descriptions I was living in that world for a while. For the most part, everything is believable, and the addition of so many new characters throughout the book means you get to know them fairly well, and see the world from many different points of view. The book is written in a strange, slightly confusing style, where the point of view changes often. It's not third person omniscient, but it's very close. Do you know how in Across the Universe, These Broken Stars, Allegiant, and the Heroes of Olympus series each chapter is from a different character's point of view? That's how this one was, only instead of having different chapters for each character, chapters are divided into sections that belong to different characters. They don't follow any pattern, and they really allow you to see the world that Lassiter creates in many ways. There's not quite as much character development as I'd have liked due to all this switching, but it did show the other side, and what's going on there, providing the reader with background knowledge the characters don't have. I found that this added to the story tremendously and really helped make it unique. This book was absolutely excitingZ It's so fast-paced and action-packed I stayed up until near midnight (which, for me, is pretty late) on multiple occasions because I just couldn't stop reading! So much happens in this book that it's rarely ever boring, and the parts that seem less important are spread out among the parts that are the most fun to read, so you push through the boring bits. I loved all the characters, and I'm really going to miss them now that I've finished reading this book. And now, having convinced you that I'm a completely insane bookworm, I'll leave you to discover the beauty that is this book.

  • Kevin
    2019-01-17 00:14

    There are three separate novels within Void and each one builds upon the last with very minimal repeating of what took place previously, which is a major bonus when you read them back to back to back. The world Lassiter created doesn't feel outdated (they were written almost 20 years ago). The politics and dystopian themes held up well throughout. None of the characters annoyed me but none were particularly memorable which is about the only disappointing part of the book but this book was more about the story than the characters themselves and I enjoyed the story quit a bit. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in futuristic YA novels.

  • Kasia
    2018-12-24 21:14

    all time favorite story so far. very well written. very action pact. characters well rounded in a way that gives more to the story doesn't take anything away. very emotional roller coaster ride in the best of ways. ending is very dramatic and in a way leaves enough for the imagination to expand upon.

  • Erica Ashley
    2019-01-18 20:27

    Definitely liked the fact that this was a three book bind up as I was able to continue with the series immediately. The middle story brought my rating down to three but the final story took it back up to four stars. Would highly recommend this to anyone that likes dystopian/sci-fi novels. So good!

  • Kelley
    2019-01-14 20:20

    I picked this up at a bookstore and read the description on the back. Sparse, but interesting. And also a hefty book, too. I wondered why I hadn't heard of it and discovered that this is one of those reprints from the 90s back when YA could barely be considered a separate genre and books were a lot shorter and simpler a la pre-Harry Potter. I find there's a trend to reprint omnibuses like Void because another book has been successful in that genre. I'm looking at the resurgence in oldies like the Vampire Diaries and other works by L. J. Smith because of the success of the Twilight franchise. Demand far outstripped supply so the publishers had to look deep into their archives. Paranormal YA isn't nearly as hot anymore (I mean, how can you keep reading about the same werewolves and vampires?) but thanks to the Hunger Games suddenly there's a swell of demand for dystopian YA. And so, this.Well the history lesson's over. I find I have to explain myself on this one because I actually liked this book "despite" the bumbling about that I find is pretty common with books from that age. (Ha, I'm like an archaeologist now.) The material republished for young adults that in the 90s would probably have been packaged as books for older children reads just like that - an overgrown children's novel. The writing ranges from simple and sweet to just not good and the plots have a tendency to over-simplify. Just not good. If the story hadn't been so interesting, easy to read, and the characters weren't as compelling, I probably wouldn't have read through all 500-something pages. Heck, I couldn't finish that second Divergent book because the writing was alright, but the characters kind of SUCKED. Ahem. Excuse me. Anyway, if you want something light - "light" - you can do pretty well with Void.If you want to know why I thought the writing was bad, I'd have to give you a background on the rules of modern creative writing such as "show don't tell" or best-practices grammar like "never end you sentence with a preposition". There was a lot that bugged me but certainly nothing that made me flip a table. And while the story flows pretty well (aside from lots and lots of character jumping and short scenes which I guess would pace it like a movie) I found the villains - the European Federation on a broad scope - were just too evil for no reason. I was giving the author the benefit of the doubt for 500 pages and when I was never given any better explanation for the genocide of Hexes other than "they're mutants, they cheat the system, they can expose our corruption in politics" I was like, what? Here, Miss Lassiter, there could have been a perfectly reasonable explanation like "oh, Hexes can hack the net and cheat the system and that would throw the world into anarchy." Something like that. You know the best villains are the ones that think they are right. This book was ~almost~ there. But no. Each and every adult male figure in charge was filled with hate and pocked with corruption and greed, and their hobby was to find kids and torture them. I mean, really? I could understand Dr. Kalden's motives. He was more believable than that Federation president who threw tantrums all the time and gave outrageous orders. No wonder the system crashed. The villains might as well have sat around a long conference table the whole time and steepled their fingers together while plotting out their next evil plan. Sigh. Lassiter really had a chance there. Maybe it was because the last "book" was not as strong as the first two. The climax operation in that book just wasn't believable at all. (view spoiler)[Do you expect kids to foil security in the heart of the EF which was supposed to be extremely tight while impersonating ranked officers and somehow getting access to an unguarded mainframe and shutting out the entire net? (hide spoiler)]Anyway. I had to rant to release some of that pent up annoyance I slowly collected while reading the book. Now that it's over, I have to say that I really admired that there is no stupid teenage romance love triangle in this book. A strong female character can be strong on her own without having to be validated by the love of a hot stranger. Raven was AMAZING. Sure, some elements of attraction between characters were hinted at, but you had to be paying attention. You could miss it. But the characters as I said were pretty amazing and you got to follow them through the years as they grew into their own. So if anything, read it for the characters and/or if you want a break from YA romance. I needed it.

  • Yen
    2019-01-02 01:31

    I really don't know what to say, but to start it off...World:This futuristic world was actually well built. Describing enough so that our imagination can take place. Not so little that you don't know what the heck the cities and buildings look like, but not in super detail that it becomes overkill and picturing overload (maybe that's a good thing, but it can get distracting).Characters: I actually the enjoyed the characters...a lot! Especially Raven, she is my favorite character by far. Do you know how hard it is to find a bad-ass (to a reasonable point), cold, strong, unreadable female lead character?! That doesn't come off as ridiculously childish and unreal?? Anyways, you could tell that the characters grew as the books progresses deeper into the story. The characters weren't the typical cliched ones, and each were unique in there own way. (Don't forget Wraith and his hair here!)Personally, I usually prefer a teeny bit (and I mean just a teeny little eeny bitty hint) of romance to spice things up (especially with Raven opening up a little...but is it bad I kind of shipped her with Wraith or Cloud? Until I realized that with Wraith it would be a brother/sister complex...so a bit awkward there.) or more bonds showing between the characters. You CAN see it, but not all were mentioned or super obvious.Writing:What can I say? I was absolutely hooked to this book until the dawn of time (or pages in this case<?>)! The writing was beautiful, including the way the author described things. And the lyrical-ness of some of the wordings....Overall:This is one of the first futuristic book that I didn't gave up on, skimmed through or was repelled by in the end. And that, deserves a big plus in my opinion. In some points, I thought the story moved a bit too fast. Not dwelling enough on the events that happened. Overall, I really loved this book and was glad my friend gave me this. (Even though I took me this long to read it due to doubts.) Will be recommending this to more people and looking forward to other books by this author.[It also helped when at least half the characters act and looks like the typical characters I would create or imagine. Not to mention them in anime version! Gah, those bishies.]Over and out! Thanks for reading my opinions!

  • Emma
    2019-01-17 19:29

    I read somewhere that this book (these books, I suppose) came out in the '90s, and let me say, it makes sense! Not that the story is bad or anything, it's just that.... there were so many things I expected to happen that didn't, and I think that's because I am so used to reading newer, more recent books. I actually liked the storyline. The whole setting, with the gigantic 'starscrapers' and everything... That was really cool! I'm not sure how well I'd do in it, though.... I'm moderately afraid of heights....Anyways, I liked a lot of the plot. I wish, though, that we would have gotten to meet some more advanced hexes- come on, Raven can't possibly be THE ONLY ONE. I think it would have made the story more interesting.... It would have put it in perspective. And I wish that there had been a little more character development with basically every character. And also, I wish the laboratory wouldn't have blown up :( (But that's just because it's sad... It fit with the story........)But what REALLY bugged me about this book (books) is the style of writing. Ugh. It seemed really fast paced... Like the author didn't want to sit down and get in to everything. There seemed to be a lot of encounters where there could have been a lot of character development, or a lot of emotion, and there just... wasn't. Even in the places where I felt like the author WANTED there to be a lot of emotion, there wasn't. And when there was character development, it felt really awkward. If the plot line wasn't so interesting, I probably would have dropped this book as soon as I noticed it. Sorry :(And finally..... Raven. Not my favorite character. There was absolutely no character development about practically anything. She put a lot of effort in to saving Rachel in the first book... But the second starts off and she doesn't even give a crap. What? Also, when they blow up the lab.... Raven is totally like, whatever. Who cares, but a lot of innocent children just died. It's not that she's not sad... I don't care that she is not emotionally affected. But she never even says that what happened was wrong. It's just like they died, and that's too bad. It made it really, really hard to relate to her, and also really, really hard to look up to her. Ugh.But all in all, it was an interesting series. Go for it.

  • Ashley Bogner
    2018-12-26 18:35

    Voidis sort of likeDivergentmeetsMaximum Ridemeets...something with computer hackers. This book (actually a trilogy repackaged as one book) is a whopping 600-something pages. I thought it was interesting, but there were some things about it I didn't care for.WHAT I LIKED:1) Premise. I thoughtVoidhad a cool and original plot-line. A lot of dystopian novels seem to follow a cookie-cutter type of story, butVoidwas a fresh take on the typical evil-government-controls-everything-in-the-future idea. Dystopian fiction with evil scientists and teen computer geniuses.2) Content. As for content,Voidwas fairly clean, aside from some brief profanity. There isn't any romance, so no sexual content. I appreciated being able to read a secular novel and not feel guilty about the content.WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE:1) Ihe lack of character development. To me, character development is key for a book to have depth, realism, and emotion. The characters inVoidhad very little development. None of them had much of a personality or backstory or character arc. The relationships between characters (friends, siblings, etc) were never really developed, either. In my opinion, this madeVoidflat and pretty emotionless. Not to mention the sheer number of characters was overwhelming.2) The writing. The writing was flat, too.3) The ending. In my opinion, the ending was rushed, especially for a book of this size.FINAL THOUGHTS: Voidwas by no means terrible, but...it could have been better. I liked the unique premise, but the characters needed more depth.

  • Sarah
    2019-01-01 20:29

    I picked this book up on a whim, and while it wasn't the most amazing thing that I've ever read, it was still pretty good. (Note - I didn't realize until I made it home that this book is actually three individual novels spanning four years or so wrapped up in one cover. I actually like that they were together like this!)Because I have been on a YA dystopian kick for a while now I think I was just expecting Void to just fall right in to that same arena. Thankfully, I was totally mistaken! While still being considered (at least to me, because I don't really understand the genre as much as others) as a YA dystopian series, I was rather surprised that there was no romance tying the whole thing together. I spent the entire book attempting to pair everyone up in my head as love interests just to have not a single kiss exchanged! I loved it!My only really gripes with the series:-Towards the end of the second and in to the third book things got a little bit more political, and I don't care for Generals and Presidents ruining my reading experience.-Raven, while a wonderful lead in this series, is just a little too untouchable. I realize that was the point, but it made her seem like a robot and not really a person. I wanted to know more about how she felt under that cold shell!Overall though, I really did enjoy the series. I like that it didn't fall in to the typical teenage romance b.s. and that everyone had a purpose and a growing experience!

  • Rita
    2018-12-25 19:33

    Book 1 - Hex:I thought that the first book was really good. There were exciting twists and turns, with almost constant actions and narrations from enough (but not too many) perspectives to make it interesting to read about different opinions. It's a pretty good young adult book, and I'd recommend it to many people.Book 2 - Shadows:This book wasn't as good as the first one, though I still liked it. The problem was, there were too many perspectives that it got kind of annoying to figure out who was who. Not much happened until about three quarters through the book, and the rest of the book was great. The first part wasn't too good, though, even if this was a decent sequel to "Hex."Book 3 - Ghosts:I liked "Ghosts" the least out of this trilogy. It started out pretty good, but like the second book, it was narrated from too many perspectives for my likings. Also, I didn't like how the author introduced three new characters in the last book, and that a lot of the story was narrated from their perspectives. I thought that the end was kind of cliche and hurried, and I was disappointed at the ending.

  • Felrain
    2018-12-24 19:29

    In my opinion, this was the best book I've ever read. The world building was beautiful, while the history that formed up throughout it made me grin with glee. There were, however, two flaws that made me either cringe or wish for the information. When Raven first dove into the network, I imagined it much differently than what it apparently was supposed to be seen as. Or perhaps the near ending confused me... I saw her consciousness within the network as an energy, not as an actual body of a person. I would have loved some clarity to that, but it was definitely something that happened later on. Also, after Raven's sacrifice, I would have preferred to see Wraith's reaction on top of Kez's. Having lost one sister I very badly wanted to know his reaction to his last family vanishing. Despite both of those I still LOVED the book. The characters had wonderful personalities, the scenery that bubbled up in my mind was outstanding, and the whole concept fascinated me. This should be a must read if you ask me, hell I would spend money to see it made into a movie!

  • Delaney
    2019-01-05 19:13

    1st Book Opinions: The beginning was a little slow and I hated Raven but then by the ending of the part, every character somewhat grew and there was a burning determination grown. Favorite character: Luciel. My Rating: 3.5--------2nd Book Opinions: Near the middle of this part, I was beginning to think that society will never fully embrace difference, because difference is scary. I am very sad Raven was MIA at least 3/4 of this part. But there's this growing group of "different" going against "perfect" society. Favorite character: Cloud.My Rating: 3.5 --------3rd Book Opinions: This one was a page-turner. Boom-boom-boom. And, oh that ending, my heart and frustration and I have so many emotions, GOOD emotions. Favorite character (as it comes down): RavenMy Rating: 3.5--------Overall review: [link]Overal rating 4

  • Melissa
    2018-12-24 21:17

    Void is an amazing book series because there is this world that is completely thought out. It starts out with a few characters and gradually starts adding more and more. I really liked Raven because of the fact that she knows everything and knows how to solve situations. She's the character that takes care of problems and in a way she is the main character since everyone relies on her, but the story wouldn't be very interesting without the others. There's humor in the story and except for one part it was an excellent read. I felt a bit disappointed that a character, Rachel, was killed and never spoken of again. I felt like her ending could have deserved a bit more, but I'm happy that I've finished the series. I've been trying to find the rest of the books ever since I read the first book, Hex, at my junior high library. Overall I think the book is great and you should pick it up to read.

  • etudeisian
    2018-12-29 02:20

    I'm a sucker for Stephen King style 'gifted child is experimented on' plots, so this is a massive guilty pleasure. I'm aware it's not perfect, not by a long shot and if you can get over Raven's shortfalls as a character, there's a lot to enjoy here.Some of the tech is incredibly outmoded but Lassiter crafts a dystopian tech society where the rich get richer and the poor stay poor, and those with technological gifts find themselves locked up for daring to exist. It's a richly constructed, well thought out, world that sucks you in to its blade-runner inspired skyscrapers; it's like William Gibson for teens. It's also a touch 'The Tribe' (that New Zealand dystopian show about teens living in a disused shopping centre) towards the later novel/third, which kind of gets grating. Ah well, I loved this series.

  • Cheska
    2019-01-15 19:17

    THIS BOOK IS HELLA AMAZINGI'm not exaggerating when I say on the scale of 1 to 100 how good is this, it's 180One of the best books I have ever read in my entire life hands down.Raven is such a badass female protagonist. It's like I have been breathing pollution then when I read this it's a breathe of fresh air. There are so many female protagonist that almost always rely on guys to complete their goal or life and are shy, passive and whatnot. Raven is cold, calculating and has no bullshit in her bone. Wraith, her older brother, asks her to help him get back their sister. Raven agreed and set out on a mission without having the world know that they're fugitives. While doing this, they encounter Kez (a street rat), Ali (a rich kid) and other characters who are so fucking amazing5 stars for this book

  • Anne
    2018-12-30 22:14

    This story was amazing, and at some points incredibly complex. I loved it. SPOILER: Especially the ending, "As being the first of us to find her wings." This leads e to believe, she never died, she just became part of the net. Not only the internet, but she just became a mind without a body, some collected consciousness traveling the universe. I was really upset the first time I read it because I thought Raven had died, but when I read that last part again, and paid more attention, I don't think she did.

  • Cassie
    2019-01-10 20:30

    This is the book series that got me into cyberpunk about 15 years ago, back when cyberpunk was a genre and the internet was in its infancy. I read the first two books when they came out, borrowed from my school library, which frustratingly didn't have the third - and then I found out that it was out of print. Gutted! I've been scouring the internet for reprints ever since and was so happy to have found a reprinted compilation of them that I immediately bought multiple copies (so if anyone wants to borrow this, you may).