Nette

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In a world where gender was distinguished by the eye color, blue for female and brown for male, she had the misfortune of being born as brown eyed girl. Being ugly and a freak to everyone was the least of her troubles. Immortal and destined to be a queen, her mere existence was a threat to the king. After everyone she loved was brutally murdered, she had no choice but to pursue the path she was destined. In a world that made it clear there was no place in it for her, immortal Nette will have to make room even if ...
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Overview

In a world where gender was distinguished by the eye color, blue for female and brown for male, she had the misfortune of being born as brown eyed girl. Being ugly and a freak to everyone was the least of her troubles. Immortal and destined to be a queen, her mere existence was a threat to the king. After everyone she loved was brutally murdered, she had no choice but to pursue the path she was destined. In a world that made it clear there was no place in it for her, immortal Nette will have to make room even if it means killing them all.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781469938080
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/21/2012
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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  • Posted June 13, 2012

    In a society where gender is easy to tell by eye color, males ha

    In a society where gender is easy to tell by eye color, males have brown eyes and females have blue eyes, what would happen if a female was born with brown eyes?

    The prophecy states the girl born with brown eyes will kill the king and become the Queen. If everyone is so happy to be free, why do they think Nette is the devil?

    From the age of 5, Nette has known pain, in numerous ways, including the death of her parents. Luckily she is found by her grandfather, and she learned to become a fearless warrior. She would learn to fight to the death, without any regret for those who had caused harm, whether to herself or to others. As Queen, she vowed she would help the people in many ways. But there were those who did not want her to rule and would try to dethrone her, spreading rumors and lies, causing mistrust and seeking revenge.

    Very well written with a great cast of characters, from those that love and want to protect Nette to the most evil and deceitful . Keeps you reading to see what would happen next and what will become of Nette, the girl born with brown eyes. A few spelling errors that could easily be corrected, but overall a very good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 6, 2012

    Nette is a girl with brown eyes. It’s not a big deal in ou

    Nette is a girl with brown eyes. It’s not a big deal in our world, but what about the world where gender is defined by eye color – blue for girls and brown for boys?

    She lives alone in a bubble, doesn’t eat or drink. Her only friend is a red light… Nette certainly isn’t ordinary.

    It was a little hard to get used to the author’s writing style. It wasn’t better or worse than what usually is in YA books, it was just very simple. And I liked it to be honest! It made Nette really fast to read.
    What I loved is a lot of action! When one thing in the plot was explained and ended, another thing happened! Not even a part of it was boring.

    This is also a story about humanity and longing for power. It annoyed me a lot – Nette was so good to everyone, saved so many people’s lives and almost everyone betrayed her. I felt a lot of sympathy to this girl. Even though she was immortal there’s one thing that can hurt everyone, always – love.
    I loved this part of the plot. The love story was full of twists and it was a nice change to instant-love romances.
    The only thing I’d like to add is that it would be a perfect movie of TV show!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    Nette by Barbara Rayne Review : We all at some point or other

    Nette by Barbara Rayne

    Review :

    We all at some point or other think life is unfair, well… wait till you read Nette's story. Barbara Raynes writing style is gripping and to the point; it's a book where more emphasis is given to the emotions then the actual words. I was barely 2-3 pages into the story and was already enjoying the story with protagonist (as it's written in first person).

    Books title is 'Nette', upon reading it (the title), I did a quick search on my dictionary and to my surprise it came up with nothing... Puzzled I opened the book and started my reading… Later in the story I found out that 'Nette' is our stories protagonist. In a world (or century) where every man has brown eyes and every girl is born with blue eyes, our Nette is a freak, because she’s got brown eyes, but that's least of her worries. Because Nette is the only hope of her peoples; she is the only one who can rescue her peoples from the clutches of cruel king. Given the situation, everyone should have supported Nette, to bring down king but, there are peoples who think surrendering Nette will relieve them from the wrath of the king.

    Thus Nette is getting betrayed by her own peoples… very peoples for whom she is fighting against the king… will she be able to achieve the target of defeating the king and fulfilling her destiny, and became The Queen Nette.

    This book crosses the boundaries of age and gender. It’s a book for anyone looking for a good read. This book is a marking stone, which will remind its readers that, being different in a society is very difficult. Story has a good message to deliver, that hate for someone just because he/she is different is absurd (but at the same time when Nette is on, all out war against king she killing people who oppose her! It is downright contradictory to the core idea of the story..)

    This was definitely a good read. Character building was great and story had its own pace which made it a quick read. Book lacked on poor dialogue delivery and unnecessary gore. This book scores 3 out of 5 for being Creative, fast paced and nice character building.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2012

    In a world around 3010, where men and women are differentiated b

    In a world around 3010, where men and women are differentiated by their eye colour - brown eyes for men and blue eyes for women. But, Nette is a girl, who was born with brown eyes and so, her parents hide her from the society fearing how they would treat their baby. When Nette was 5 years old, she is drowned in a river and they never found out what happened to her. But, Nette was saved by some light bubbles floating in the air. Soon, she learns that she is an immortal who cannot die, and she do not need to eat or drink.

    After 5 years of surviving in a bubble, one day, Nette is left in front of the villagers by the bubble. Her grand father identifies her and tells her that she is part of a prophecy, where she kills the cruel king who killed her parents after she drowned. Nette learns to speak and write, along with military training. Many of them do not accept her for being different and want to betray her. Will she survive everything and still kill the King? Will she be accepted by the society of selfish people, for whom she is willing to give her own life?

    After some bad start of the novel, I thought this book is not going to be good. But, this one really surprised me by bringing out the true qualities of the people. I just hated the fact that how far people will go for the power and money, due to their selfishness. Life is so unfair..I.get it. But, Nette, who does everything for her people's welfare and happiness, only gets betrayal and pain from them, in return. I loved Nette's will and courage, as much as I loved her patience and innocence.

    There is some romance in the novel, that I liked. The only one person, who trusted and helped her from the start is Prince Raul. Even there, Nette didn't receive a moment's happiness, due to Raul's evil mother. If someone in the novel deserves some peace and happiness in their life, it would most definitely be Nette. I am really glad, that Raul is the real love for her.

    I definitely want to give this book 5 stars..yeah, it was that good. But, I can't, just because of the starting chapters.

    Highly recommended for fantasy lovers!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 10, 2012

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    Nette is a freak, just because she had the misfortune of being a

    Nette is a freak, just because she had the misfortune of being a brown eyed girl in a world where gender is distinguished by eye color, brown for male and blue for female. Unfortunately for her, being born a freak is the least of her problems. Destined to be queen, the king is threatened by her existence. When everyone she loved is brutally murdered, Nette has no choice but to make a place for herself in a world that rejects her.

    I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed reading this book. I enjoyed the plot, although at times it felt as though the story was moving too quickly and that having a bit more background on some of the characters would have been helpful. However, I did like the strength of the main female character Nette.

    Overall, I think the author has a gift for making the story come alive and I look forward to reading more of her work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2012

    Oh my! What a story! Loved It, Loved It, Loved It!!!!! From th

    Oh my! What a story! Loved It, Loved It, Loved It!!!!!

    From the very beginning it drew one in. So sad to see anyone so lonely and go threw so much at a young age. So many twist and turns I was not expecting. Especially from the red light!! I loved Nette and Raul! Ms. Rayne did a wonderful job with her character as well as with Raul’s. The plot was so different and wonderful and the story took me from sadness to happiness. Quick read, took me about 4 hours, I have to say some of the best hours of reading I have done in a while. I can’t wait to get my hands on one of her other stories. Thank you so much Ms. Rayne!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 2, 2012

    I really, really, really, enjoyed Nette! Meaning the character h

    I really, really, really, enjoyed Nette! Meaning the character herself. She is the type of heroines I usually go for because she takes no crap from anyone especially the men who will think she is good for nothing or a witch as they call her in the book. She was the type of girl who knew how to work as man and make them listen to her and still fall in love with....well that I'm not going to tell you because it'll ruin the story. Nette doesn't just ly down and roll with the punches, she gives them right back (and trust me shes got one heck of a punch!). I think she's up there with other heroines like Alanna from Tamora Pierce's Song of the Lioness Quartet that I fell in love with. Now throw in the fact that Nette is immortal and you have even more drama and adventure.

    Even though it was a very whirlwind story I really got into it. Short, sweet, and to the point (although I will admit that sometimes it did throw me off because of how fast it seemed to be going. The characters are very memorable in the unique way that they are portrayed and in the way that thy are presented to the readers.

    Usually in books there a big adventure that happens towards the end of the book but in Nette that is not the case (all I will say is the book is VERY adventurous!).

    Now you're probably wondering why I gave it three birdies. Well I'll tell ya'll (oops my Texan is peeping out ;D), I gave it three because it was very fast paced. A bit too much for my liking but I was still able to keep up with what was going on. Another reason it was given three birdies was for the fact that I did not know what year (until I was about done) it was and so the language and weapons they employed had me off kilter with that I thought it was. Other then those two issues I had no other problems with this story.

    Nette reminded me that just because we're different doesn't mean we can't achieve big things and I thought that was a great reminder.
    Overall I would recommend this book to others (and most likely will). I hope to read more from this author!

    -martha :D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 29, 2012

    A Great Premise

    This story has a great premise. Taking place in the 3000's with a strong female character who has a mission.
    Nette is different. She is a girl with brown eyes in a world where boys have brown eyes and girls have blue eyes.
    She is immortal and very powerful. Her character has some Christ-like or saviour-like qualities that have major consequences.
    The relationships that Nette is able to sustain are intriguing. I like the characters of Raul and her grandfather especially.

    I wish that more details would have been included in the writing. Sometimes I felt that the book moved too quickly. Knowing more about the characters feelings/thoughts or including more details in the story line would have been helpful and would have made the book even more powerful.
    I think this is a good book for teen readers and adults alike. Especially for readers looking for a strong, competent, female character to root for.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2013

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    Source: Complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for an

    Source: Complimentary copy provided by author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review (thank you!)

    Nette, whose biological makeup defies every rule of the norm, directly experienced the harshness of law and society since the day she was born. Her only crime is existing.

    It isn't just her brown eyes that set her apart, however. She was born with great power, as a prophet stated, the power of immortality, whose purpose is to overrule the unjust King Garlid. Because of her differences, no one will accept her. And this, we readers learn, takes a turn for the worst on not only her self-esteem, but also on her morality. Innocent, adventurous Nette goes through hell and high water and soon transforms into a merciless, indestructible Queen.

    The journey Nette goes on in order to fulfill her prophecy takes place in an ambitious fantastical world; the adventure is the perfect dangerous blend of suspense, betrayal, and companionship. I loved the plot Rayne creates, but the writing, not so much. The simple, first-person style reads almost in a formal fashion, except it uses contemporary diction. I wouldn't have minded the informal language, considering Nette takes place in the future, but I would have liked the style to match. There is absolutely no showing; the language is all telling—from Nette's irritatingly unworldly and unskilled point of view, at that. This stylistic flaw, along with the countless grammatical mistakes and typographical errors, made Nette a difficult read; I really had to work to comprehend it.

    I do like the characters Rayne creates. King Raul, the love interest, in particular, was a pleasant character, though he isn't particularly deep. I wish the author would have elaborated upon the characters better. The good characters are likable and the bad characters dislikable, but that's about as far as characterization goes. Nothing from Nette will be haunting me tomorrow.

    The theme of societal brutality and the effect it has on human compassion is especially strong, but again, I wish it had been analyzed more thoughtfully. The overall structure and flow of this book are kind of a mess, but I can tell it has its high points. Albeit, they're rather cloaked by the thick, awkward dialogue and impenetrable narration, but I promise they're there. With a bit of cleaning up, Nette might have potential to be a hit among dystopian thriller aficionados.

    Pros: Interesting dystopian premise // Nice love story // Well-depicted characters; protagonists are perfectly lovable while antagonists are detestable // Doesn't lack action and gore // Feelings of frustration and injustice are portrayed well

    Cons: Narration is off-key: passive and shows rather than tells // Tone is unfeeling and unmoving // Needs an editor badly // Characters are not explored deeply; I felt detached from them // Dialogue too stilted and actions too fantastical; I couldn't imagine any of this playing out in front of me

    Love: "You lost your memory, so you don't know I can kill you with a single move, throw you on the floor..."
    "I choose the second option."

    Verdict: I didn't hate Nette, but I certainly didn't enjoy reading it either. The dystopian society Rayne immerses readers in is fascinating, and the characterization accurate, but stylistically, this one is terribly unfulfilling. There were aspects I really liked, such as the naturally flowing plot, but can't say I recommend it.

    5 hearts: Doesn't particularly light any of my fires; I feel indifferent about this book.

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    Posted June 20, 2012

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