Review: The Rifter Series by Ginn Hale

When John opens a letter addressed to his missing roommate, Kyle, he expects to find a house key, but instead he is swept into a strange realm of magic, mysticism, revolutionaries and assassins. Though he struggles to escape, John is drawn steadily closer to a fate he shares with Kyle—to wake the destroyer god, the Rifter, and shatter a world.

I want to write a review that will really, really show how epic and mind-blowing The Rifter Series is.


How the hell do you review something like this? Something so all-encompassing that I was living and breathing John and Kahlil for days?


I don't know either. So I'll just gush.

Wow ...this is so ...just A huge, epic, amazing, mind-blowing adventure and love-story. Something I will be revisiting in the future, it's one of those that I just know will be better the second (and third) time around. Now that I know the answers to all my burning questions, I'll be searching for bits and clues in the reread.

Let me kind of set this up for you, I don’t want to give too much away but basically there are two worlds. One that is like our own where John is from. He follows his roommate, Kyle, to another place, planet, world, dimension ...something. This other world, Basawar, is so full of creeptastic awesomeness that I think everyone should go in not knowing much about it so they can experience all the creeptastic awesomeness on their own. Now John is in this new place, where he will learn so much about himself, his unbreakable connection to Kyle and his own baddassery, he has more than he could have ever imagined.

Our heroes. Oh, how I adored John and Kahlil. Both of them are men to be remembered with their bravery, courage, faith in one another and their devotion, not only to each other but to their purpose. They were willing to risk it all, and they did, to do what needed to be done. It was heartbreaking and gut-wrenching and made me love them even more. For the romance readers, it takes a couple of books (they're short books, you'll be fine) but once we get there, it's epic. Epic, I tell you. The love they have for each other, quite literally, has no end.

What I loved most was how the plot unfolded. How two worlds, two timelines, two stories melded into one, flawlessly. How there were so many unanswered questions, but the author knows that her readers are intelligent beings. Nothing was just given to us, Ginn Hale makes you work for it. She keeps you guessing and wondering and just wanting. Wanting to know more about John, Ravishan, Kahlil, Jath’ibaye. Where they are, what they are, when they are. Everything, anything, I wanted to grab any and all information about them that I could. She'll give you breadcrumbs and lead you on this path that you can't stray from, won't leave until you've reached what it is you want: answers.

Be ready, you'll have questions, questions that will go unanswered for quite some time. Be patient, trust the author, know that Ginn Hale will deliver. And she'll deliver big.


  1. I just want to say thank you for writing the review that I wanted to write but couldn't find the words for. All I could hear were the crickets in my head LOL. You did an awesome job.

    1. I had crickets for quite some time. It's hard to articulate a review for a series like this one. Thanks :)