Riders by Veronica RossiRiders by Veronica Rossi


byVeronica Rossi

Hardcover | February 16, 2016

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Riders. A new fantasy adventure from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi.

For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does.

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.

They fail.

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?

Veronica Rossi is a New York Times bestselling author of fiction for young adults. Her books include Under the Never Sky, Through the Ever Night, Into the Still Blue. She completed undergraduate studies at UCLA and then went on to study fine art at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She lives in Northern California wi...
Title:RidersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.55 × 5.8 × 1.2 inPublished:February 16, 2016Publisher:Tom Doherty AssociatesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0765382547

ISBN - 13:9780765382542


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cool Concept! I always love stories that involve the Four Horsemen and urban fantasy is one of my favourite genres, so picking up this book was a no-brainer for me. For the most part, it hit every single mark, too. The visualizations and the action were spot-on. I was deeply immersed and could see everything happening as though I were there. All of the characters (and their horses) had distinct personalities and it was really engaging to see how the main character, Gideon (who I like and who had a good arc), interacted with all of them. Particularly Marcus, whose relationship with Gideon is one I would like to see expanded. There were some times where the story dragged on for me, and I could feel my focus slipping a little bit. This was usually at the parts where the narrative skipped between the past and the present. Sometimes I find this concept interesting but here it didn't always seem to flow for me. But that's not a big complaint (especially at the insane ending) because it was a really good read and I enjoyed the concept a lot. Definite recommend if you're looking for a change in urban fantasy and young adult fantasy!
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Review from This is the Story of My(Reading) Life I know I should probably write a full review. And that review should go up much closer to release date in February. But I really have nothing to say. The concept of Riders is stellar. That's what caught my attention. But apparently the execution was was less than stellar. Flat and boring characters. Flat and boring story. Writing felt disjointed and confusing which made the mythology confusing. Gideon, the MC, believed what happened to him and his new destiny without blinking an eye. Add in all the information that is withheld from him, so intentional secret keeping to keep the readers and MC in the dark, is one of my most hated tropes. Unfortunately Riders really, really missed the mark.
Date published: 2015-12-08

Editorial Reviews

"Rossi has laid the groundwork for an intense new series sure to be loved by the author's fans. Intense enough for reluctant readers yet sophisticated enough to entice those who enjoy books with a military background and lots of action."-School Library Journal, starred review, on Riders