Monday, May 13, 2013

Brad About Books: Rush by Eve Silver

Read on April 16, 2013
Expected Publication Date: June 11, 2013
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (Harper)
Format: e-ARC
Page Count: 352 pages
Source: Publisher in exchange for an honest review
Series: The Game, #1

So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?

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.

Rush is a fast-paced, gripping novel that held me from page one and never let me go. 

I was thrown into Rush head-on with an excellent first chapter! I love it when a book can hook me with in with a great opener, and Rush did just that and more. I connected with Miki almost instantly - traveling along with her in this new, peculiar and complex world was fantastic, and Silver did a great job at bringing this world to life. 

The world-building is very complex and took me awhile to figure out. I mean, come on... teenagers are fighting aliens (or the Drau) for their lives. While it was awesome (and it totally was!), I had to wrap my brain around the entire concept of how the Game worked, what the rules were, etc., and I won't lie when I say that it turned me off from the story a little. But once everything was explained, I got back into the swing of things and started to love Rush again! Rush is such a fast-paced, pulse-pounding YA debut that left me shocked, stunned and amazed!

And my favorite part about this book was all the action scenes. This book is so incredibly hard to put down once the action gets going, and it honestly never quits! The last 30% of the book was non-stop action, and I couldn't help myself by tearing through this book! And that ending was so cruel - I need the sequel!

Overall, Rush is an energetic, heart-pounding and exciting read. I would gladly play this Game again!

M Y   RA T I N G

1 comment:

  1. I really want to read this one and I'm glad to hear it will hopefully suck me in right away!


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