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Seventeen-year-old Karis Singh’s little brother is dying and the Corporation’s Analysis has concluded that he’s not worth saving. One thing is stopping her from going into the city and stealing the medicine herself—the tattooed Mark that physically bars her from entering. The only way around that is to get it altered in the Black Market— an act that carries the possibilitySeventeen-year-old Karis Singh’s little brother is dying and the Corporation’s Analysis has concluded that he’s not worth saving. One thing is stopping her from going into the city and stealing the medicine herself—the tattooed Mark that physically bars her from entering. The only way around that is to get it altered in the Black Market— an act that carries the possibility of a horrific and slow death— guaranteeing her the access she needs.Willing to do whatever it takes, she accepts the help of the mysterious Ethan, a boy with an agenda of his own and who knows too much about the enemy. As her time in the city passes, dark secrets are uncovered about the Corporation and what really happened to her brother. When the tables turn and the stakes get higher, Karis is forced to align herself with the deadliest beast of all, risking everything in order to save her brother. Now, the most treacherous part of Karis’ plan is staying alive long enough to make it back home....

Title : Caste
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ISBN : 9780989213417
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 Pages
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Caste Reviews

  • Tiffany Gibson patchett
    2019-04-22 16:05

    I had the pleasure of reading this twice before it was published. it's a great dystopian novel and I can't wait for the sequel!

  • Cheer Papworth
    2019-04-13 10:02

    4 Stars: Imagine a Dystopian society that exists of two cities; one city, Dahn, sits at the center and houses the rich and powerful and another city, Neech, that surrounds it with the poor and working class. Barriers exists between cities and around the perimeter to keep out the evil that lurks in the post-apocalyptic unknown called The Further. Both cities are controlled by "The Corporation" run by Mr. Akin Hughes. Citizens of Neech and Dahn receive tattoos or marks at their Jatis or coming of age ceremony at the age of 8 years old. The marks can be scanned like a credit card, designate their career and they are "paired" for marriage...all decisions made by The Corporation. Karis works for as a seamstress and lives in Neech with her young brother and father. Karis' pair is caught getting an illegal tattoo, which also makes him deathly ill, and banished to the Further along with his family. This corresponds with Karis' little brother Ajna coming down with a mysterious illness. In order to save her brother, Katis must obtain an illegal tattoo and enter the inner city of Dahn to find the cure. This story would not be complete without a mysterious, incorrigible love interest for Karis named Ethan. He is a rebel that spreads illegal propaganda throughout Neech that informs citizens of The Corporation's nefarious dealings. Karis first meets him in Neech, but also discovers he has a life in Dahn where he is quite well known. Although Ethan's true identity wasn't a mystery for me at all, I thought the relationship between Karis and Ethan was well played. I also give huge props to RaeLynn Fry for writing a devious dystopian villain...Mr. Hughes gives me the creeps for sure! I also really like the set-up at the conclusion which clearly leaves a reader ready and eager for the next book.

  • Christa
    2019-03-29 12:53

    Good story, it was a fun and enjoyable read, but it needs a thorough editing!!! Conscience was used instead of conscious more than once, there were a lot of typos, other misused words... Kind of distracting. That said, I will probably read the sequel if there is one!

  • Tara
    2019-04-08 13:54

    I loved this! such a great world that Ms Fry created for us. I'm dying to know how this all turns out. if you are a fan of post apocalyptic, dystopian novels, this is the book for you. I do not like to compare books to other books, or authors to authors, however, if you are a Hunger Games fan or The Eden trilogy, this is definitely a book for you.

  • Farah
    2019-04-08 16:14

    This is a very interesting idea for a story and a quick read. Unfortunately, it's really predictable and needs some serious editing (tons of typos, misspellings, and incorrectly used words frequently took me out of the story). Still, the storyline is compelling enough for me to continue when the new books are released.

  • Summer Peterson
    2019-04-08 12:01

    Great dystopian story.

  • Katherine Holmquist
    2019-04-23 15:14

    Loved it. I better see the next one out soon!!!!

  • Christine Tiongson
    2019-04-16 14:18

    Brilliant! Can't wait for the next one

  • Monica
    2019-03-28 15:02

    Great dystopian book. I am sad I have to wait! It is a book I would recommend to my more advanced sixth grade students, and to my daughter who just graduated from high school.

  • Jenny Houfek
    2019-04-18 18:00

    I liked the story line

  • RaeLynn Fry
    2019-04-22 18:00

    Well, It's my book, so obviously I think it's fantastic. :)

  • Pam
    2019-04-13 10:05

    Loved! Great distopian story

  • Patricia Kaniasty
    2019-03-29 17:57

    This book was just ok. Nothing unique about this story. Very much like all the other dystopian novels I have read. At least it kept me interested until the end.

  • Anissa
    2019-04-25 10:58

    More like a 3.5. I liked this one but I must admit that some things were predictable & it could use a good editing polish (hopefully the author will be able to do an update that at least changes the many instances of "gate" where she really means "gait" & "Hughes's" instead of "Hughe's" & "conscious" was used when "conscience" was meant once or twice as well). The word usage gaffes were the most deterrent to story flow & each time they took me out of the moment. The story itself is, overall, a good one & I enjoyed reading about Karis & her quest to save Ajna. There were some things that happened far too easily for her & one glaring one was the pretty much insta-love with Ethan. I'd already bought into her feelings for Kavin being real because that's how it was laid out in the beginning, so I couldn't really invest in Karis/Ethan when the main of the story between them takes place over the span of about a week. Having Mr. Singh throw in his support behind the couple at the end, didn't sell me either. Karis got over Kavin, her Pair, whom she'd known all her life & says that she truly loved even before they'd been paired, in a blink. He was cast out into the Further, not dead & was part of her reason to want to strike back at The Corporation but she didn't think about him much. Ethan's declaration of eternal love... m'kay. I'm still pulling for Kavin to be saved. Karis/Ethan can be together but I just don't care. Still, at least there was more to this story than the "love" & that's where it shined mostly. The reveal of Ethan's identity was the most predictable element & seemed almost interminable as the story progressed & Karis remained clueless. I quite enjoyed the bits of Neech shown, from the factory where Karis & Journey work to the Black Market. The Masquerade in Dahn was well done & where one of the most compelling interactions in the entire story takes place, between Akin & Karis. The action picked up a bit somewhere after 70% & the momentum was good until the end, even if some things happened too easily for the characters or others were simply not even explained. The final play was good & I look forward to the next book, but I was disappointed that none of the characters even considered that would happen (I don't even know why any of them were keen to participate in the Jatis after everything that they now knew). Overall, a good story that I'm interested enough in to continue with the series. I'm glad this was in my via Amazon Recommendations.

  • Wendy
    2019-04-19 10:54

    In the dystopian novel "Caste", two cities are governed by a ruthless Corporation; the Outer City of Neech, its citizenry half-starved and burdened with providing for the inhabitants of Dahn, the privileged Inner City. As the plot unfolds production quotas and hours of work have increased for the labourers in Neech just as their air has become fouler and their provisions reduced. In the Singh household, seventeen year old Karis is perturbed by the newsletter that appears daily on their doorstep, detailing the Corporation's sinister plans for Neech's populace. Only when her brother Ajna suddenly becomes ill and the Corporation's Analysis declares him not valuable enough to save, does she begin to believe the truth. Determined that he won't die she sacrifices her safety by having her tattoo altered in the Black Market so she can enter Dahn and acquire the medicine he needs. Into this riveting mix add Ethan, the boy who wants to help Karis although it could mean jeopardizing his plans and exposing his mysterious identity.The action doesn`t stop as the plot heats up and lies and secrets begin to unravel. The personalities of the main characters develop and expand as the story progresses; determined and stubborn Karis struggles to find a cure without sacrificing her independence, ingenious and resourceful Ethan finds love and purpose where he least expects it. Even the minor characters are memorable; Ella, the dedicated medic and staunch revolutionary determined to uncover the source of a disease that cripples and kills, Karis`s estranged mother tenaciously protecting the daughter she loves and their nemesis Akin, the power-hungry authoritarian leader of the Corporation.I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and expect the struggles of Karis and Ethan to be as exciting in Raelynn Fry`s next book.

  • Sherri
    2019-04-04 13:10

    I thoroughly enjoyed this dystopian book and the clash between Neech and Dahn! CasteThe story is told from the main character, Karis Singh's perspective. Karis was raised in the city, Neech, and has never been outside of its borders. Neech is extremely impoverished and the citizens struggle to survive, while being constantly pushed by "The Corporation" to work harder, longer hours and increase production, just to see it go to the city of Dahn.Dahn is filled with the upper class citizens and the two cities are separated by a huge wall. No one can cross the border without having the proper caste's tattoo on their wrist. Tattoos are administered annually at a Jatis, or coming of age ceremony by the Corporation. The tattoos not only define the class of citizen you belong to, but the job you will have, how much money you will make and who you will be "Paired" with.A problem arises when Karis' younger brother Ajna falls deathly ill with a mysterious sickness just before his Jatis. The family petitions the Corporation for medication that could save his life, but it has been denied. Karis is then faced with risking her own life by illegally having her tattoo altered by a black market tattoo artist, who may very well give her a faulty tattoo, so she can cross the border into Dahn and try to find a cure for Ajna. There are many more twists and turns in this captivating story, but you’ll have to read it for yourself to see what happens! I myself can’t wait for the second book in the series, The Outcast, to be released, to find out what happens next.

  • Carien
    2019-04-21 14:58

    I've been on a Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic reading spree lately so when Fry offered me a review copy of Caste I jumped at the chance.Caste is a very nice Dystopian read. I will confess it took me a while to warm up to Karis, she's a bit grumpy at the start of the story, but once the story really got going, and I learned more about the world Karis was living in I could understand why she was a grump at times and I started to cheer her on. The world building was intriguing and well done. I could easily picture the depressing city where Karis lives and I really liked the idea of two cities coexisting, while both cities are being kept in the dark about the real workings within the neighboring city. As a setting for this story it worked really well. The story itself is entertaining, though a bit predictable at times. Some plot twists I saw coming from miles away while Karis was totally surprised, which she wouldn't have been if she would have stopped to think about things in my opinion.That small grumbling aside I very much enjoyed the story and both the hints at possible things to come dropped throughout the story and the cliffhanger ending make me curious to read the sequel once it's available.

  • May
    2019-04-18 09:53

    Caste is the first book in a dystopian setting series where Karis, the heroine, lives. The story is from her POV. She grew up in Neech, an impoverished city, with her father and baby brother, however, she's trying to get into Dahn, the wealthy "corporation" city, to get medicine to save her brother Ajna from a mysterious illness. In her quest, she meets Ethan, and even though, you kind of realize who he really is early on, their journey together through the cities is quite captivating. Yes, she did make some obvious mistakes, but let's remember, she's only seventeen, and has quite a few things in her mind, including keeping her sickness a secret. Oh, oh! I can't wait to read book two and find out what happens next to Karis. Will she ever reunite with Kavin again? Ooooooh.....*pg-13 level**If you liked reading this book, you might also like Birthmarked by Caragh M. O'Brien. :)

  • Pamela
    2019-04-17 18:10

    Great story, much different from the usual YA book. Neech is the hub of activity with the unfortunate residents working to death for the good of the people of Dahn with Karis, Papa, and brother Ajna part of this heart breaking situation. Momma has left leaving Papa and Karis left to make quotas for the privileged. They live in the worst conditions and believe what the Corporation tells them. But something happens to Kavin, Karis's pearing, and a mysterious strange appears. What is to happening in Karis?I truly enjoyed this story and was surprised at the ending, but there is more to come. Thanks, RaeLynn! Can't wait for the next episode:)

  • Tracy Decresie
    2019-04-22 13:09

    This is one of those dystopian books that makes you go "Hmmmm" and see how it could be applied to life today where there is almost an unspoken caste system. This story revolves around Karis and the society she lives in where the government has tricked the lower caste, or those that live in Neech, into thinking they're "marks" are what destines their lives. In fact it's not that at all. A story where the politically corrupt sabotage the lower class into servitude.I absolutely LOVED Ethan with his quick, funny, cocky personality. He teaches Karis what it's like to trust your heart, be brave and to fight for what you love.

  • Katie
    2019-04-23 11:14

    Not bad for dystopian YA fiction. I liked the premise of this story, and the descriptions and language used by the author were vivid and really helped me get a sense of the time and place these characters were living. I did not like the instant love connection between the heroine/hero, however. Also, many of the decisions the main character Karis (and some other secondary characters also) made did not make any logical sense, especially in light of her character development and the type of level-headedness, grown-up-before-her-time-ness the author has built in.

  • Sarah Capps
    2019-04-08 17:15

    I am a fan of YA dystopian fiction, and Caste hits the mark right on. The story of Karis, a mature teenager in working class Neech is very easy to get in to. The Corporation provides a modern day Big Brother figure, who deign to control all of the important decisions of Neech's citizens, from job, to marriage, to medical care.RaeLynn Fry....please don't keep us waiting! I need to read the next Corporation novel ASAP!I received this book as part of a GoodReads Give away. I look forward to buying the next one.

  • Jenna
    2019-04-11 14:53

    Really enjoyed the storyline and the dystopic society. I liked Karis' stubbornness and her willingness to do anything for her family. The writing was well done and descriptive - it really painted the picture and the disparity between Neesh and Dahn.Only complaint was that it needed editing. There were misuses of words, misspellings, etc. Not enough to distract me from the story, but noticeable.

  • Samantha Migliori
    2019-04-20 18:12

    The book was not unbearable to read. That being said it was very predictable. I basically knew what was going to happen at least five chapters before it did and in some cases earlier than that. A good book if you are just trying to kill osme time but not one that I would buy and keep on my bookshelf forever.

  • Michelle McPherson
    2019-04-15 16:55

    Caste (The Corporation) I thoroughly enjoyed the cast of characters. I would have liked a little more detailed description of the caste system and how that effects your social standing and credits. I am anxious to hear Rebeka's story as well. Hopefully the next book is announced soon!

  • Joanna
    2019-04-09 10:55

    Compelling story similar to Divergent & Hunger Games with a unique voice. I read this book in two days and enjoyed the rich characters. I will say, however, that whoever edited the book didn't read too closely. Any one can edit a book, but not everyone can tell a story...but seriously, when you are talking about how a person walks, it is gait not gate.

  • Susan Reeves deMasi
    2019-03-29 15:11

    Basically a good story.The ending was a little disappointing, because it just seemed to be a set-up for a sequel.And what's up with all the typos/misspellings and weird line breaks? Doesn't anybody edit any more? "Spell-check" doesn't fix homophones, people!! (they're/their, etc.) Send it to me; I'll be glad to check over it. :-)

  • Kelly
    2019-04-07 17:53

    This book was just okay. It was 0.99 on Kindle so I thought what the heck. But it is very, VERY predictable. That's not necessarily a bad thing but surprise would have been a good thing this book had going for it. Oh well. I will not be reading the next one. As I said it was okay, but I just don't feel like reading something that I can guess all the upcoming twists and turns in.

  • Amber
    2019-03-27 11:48

    Yep. I loved it. A few times I thought I had the book figured out. I almost was annoyed how obvious it was. Luckily, I was dead wrong. It was great! I can't wait to see what happens with Karis, and Ethan.. and every other awesome character in the next book.

  • Danielle Frappier
    2019-04-01 15:49

    Fun Dystopian read. I did find some parts a little predictable but still enjoyed the book. Found a handful of typos but didn't take away from the book - I've also grown to expect this from self publish books. It hard for one person to do all the jobs of many.