Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich
Releasing December 4th, 2014
Straight-laced, sixteen-year-oldRebecca can’t wait for her Acceptance.
A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society.
Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she’s
shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony.
A life behind barbed wire fences with the world’s most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape
plan, complete with an accidental fiancé she’s almost certain she can learn to love. But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence Rebecca must embrace
the criminal within.
Love the cover? Go on then and read the first chapter...
You Stands the Future.The dark-red banner strung
across the storefront awning matches the dozens of others lining the streets of
the shopping district. Each one with the same clock counting down to Acceptance. Tomorrow morning can’t get here soon enough.I push the glowing blue button and the door slides open with a staccato puff of air. Overhead, an electric bell dings
as I shuffle into the upscale boutique packed with other Candidates. Cheryl is right behind me, bouncing on her toes with each
step. My mother would die of embarrassment if I showed the same lack of decorum
as my best friend, but I’m bouncing on the inside. Our mothers walk in behind
us and the door slides shut with another whoosh of air.We visited half the shops in Cardinal City
this morning in our search for the perfect dresses and dyed-to-match shoes. I got a thrill buying my first pair of silk gloves, Cheryl
and I gushing over the tiny pearl buttons, but this is the purchase I’m looking forward to the most. Shelves bursting with dance cards cover every square inch of wall space. Dozens of girls sigh and squeal over the small books we’ll use to record the names of our dance partners for tomorrow’s ball. I wipe damp palms against the cool material of my skirt and force myself to focus on the goal. One of these books is the perfect one for me. Hopefully, by
the end of tomorrow night, it will hold the name of my future husband.
Negovetich knows you don't know how to pronounce her name and she's okay with
that. Her first love is Young Adult novels, because at seventeen the world is your oyster. Only oysters are slimy and more than a little salty; it's accurate if not exactly motivational. We should come up with a better cliché.
Sarah divides her time between writing YA books that her husband won’t read and
working with amazing authors as an agent at Corvisiero Literary Agency. Her life’s goal is to be only a mildly embarrassing mom when her kids hit their teens.
You can learn more about Sarah and her books at www.SarahNegovetich.com
or follow her antics on Twitter @SarahNego.