Rite of Rejection by Sarah Negovetich

In a world filled with criminals, who can you trust when you can't even trust yourself.

Rite of rejection

"Before you stands the future."

Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca 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.

Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Dystopian

Secondary Genre: JUVENILE FICTION / Science Fiction

Language: English

Keywords: YA, dystopian, coming of age, trilogy

Word Count: ~80K

Sales info:

Rite of Rejection has over 150 reviews on Amazon and has been a category bestseller. Even though the book is almost three years old, it still ranks well, sitting in the top 100 for its three top categories. Since a December 2014 release, Rite of Rejection has sold over 6K copies with over 1 million page reads. 

Sample text:



Before 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.


Book translation status:

The book is available for translation into any language except those listed below:

Already translated. Translated by Marlies Perman
Author review:
Unfortunately, this file is completely unusable because the last section of the book was not translated. I have reached out to the translator multiple times to see if there was an error in the file or if perhaps the wrong file was sent, but they have failed to respond to a single message. As a result, I am stuck with an incomplete translation that I can't upload.
Translation in progress. Translated by Veronika Sinagra
Already translated. Translated by Lorena Lo Giudice
Author review:
Lorena was great about communicating with me and working as a team. I had some concepts that were difficult to translate and she did a wonderful job explaining my options and making sure we ended with a translation that was true to the original intent. I highly recommend working with her.
Already translated. Translated by Samad Mammadov

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