Benjamin Gray
Every word of Rise makes you want to read the next one. Almonte masterfully serves you lore and world-building in subtle, small doses, like a meal in multiple courses, instead of drowning you in it. I can't wait to read more.
Luis Almonte
The first edition of Rise was reviewed by Kelly St. Clare for YAbookscentral. It was a featured five star review.  Visit www.yabookscentral.com/yaindie/20493-rise to read the full review in its entirety. 
dean fearce
Feeling ravenous for this book! Love that Luis is using 1st person present tense, it's a challenge, but he's got it working magnificently here.
Sarai Acevedo
Love this author’s writing style! Everything I have read so far is very promising. Can’t wait to read more. Preordered my copy!