Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rush {by Eve Silver}

Title: Rush
Author: Eve Silver
Series: The Game, #1
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Received from YA Bound Blog Tours via the author

When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.

This one was definitely an interesting concept. I found that I ended up really enjoying it. although I went in wary. But the story hooked me from the beginning and did not let go, and I'm so glad I read it.

Miki is a teenage girl, just living her life. It's just her and her dad, but they get by. Until the day Miki saves a little girl from being run over by a truck and ends up somewhere else. "Somewhere else" being pulled through time and space into a game--only it's not really a game. Now Miki is part of a team sent to eliminate an alien race. Her team includes Luka, a guy who she used to be friends with when they were little, who ended up moving away but moving back (and hotter than ever, duh) as well as Jackson Tate, who is secretive, maddening, frustrating, and let's face it--super hot.

Miki was an interesting character, and one that's easy to relate to. She has her problems, but the fact that she wasn't perfect is what made her easier to read about. There were somethings I would have liked more explained, rather than just alluded to, but nothing that interrupted the flow of reading. And Luke...personally, I liked him more than Jackson. He was super cute, but I guess we haven't seen enough of either boys. Jackson was...a mystery. But he managed to achieve the balance of letting you know just enough to satisfy your curiosity and give you some answers, and not share enough, making you want to know all the things.

The story was fast-paced all the way through, keeping you interested. Things were explained, but not info-dumped as to drag the story. I was fully immersed the whole time, and never had a point where I was bored. The concept was interesting: these kids taken through time and space to a different dimension, to fight this alien species that wants to take over Earth. After they complete their "mission", they go back to the exact second they were "pulled", like nothing ever happened. But consequences in the game can have consequences in real life, as they learn.

This was definitely, well as the title says, a rush. I fully enjoyed this story and will definitely be trying to get my hands on the next one as soon as possible.

This review can also be found on   Goodreads

Crash is expected June 9, 2015

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