I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Rush by Eve Silver
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on June 11th 2013
Genres: Young Adult -Fantasy
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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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.
I had so much fun reading this book. It was very different yet it captured me till the very last page.
Plot: What would you do, if all of the sudden you popped into another world, where are game is played. A game where your life is a stake? I admit the first few chapters were very fast paced and with loads of questions popping in my mind.Who? What? Why? Where? Be patient, I told myself! I kept on reading and swiftly fell into the story. All the pieces come together little by little, keeping the reader fully entertained till the end.
Love/Friendship: This part is particularly interesting because of the circumstances. You see, you have to ask the right questions. Wrong questions might get you killed. And seeing these characters tip toe around what to say or rather how to say it, left me very anxious. Every single friendship formed was on hinge of keeping each other close yet far away. You played to earn your keep. To stay alive. All I can say is, these friendship go further than what I thought.
Big Picture: Once I settled into the story, the bigger picture came together and really I was stunned. At first I thought it had to do with government stuff but really goes way deeper than that. At the end all I thought was, “WOAH! ” It left me totally speechless and left me rattled. I turned the last page of the book thinking,” More.”
An extraordinary tale that life played as game is more dangerous than you think, Rush presents a vivid tale that is engrossing. Detailed with fantastic world building, Rush is smart, engaging read.
I give it 4 BITES!