RATING: 5/5 stars!
Author: Eve Slver
Publisher: Katherine Tegan Books
Release date: June 11th, 2013
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SUMMARY (from Goodreads):
So what's the game now? This, or the life I used to know?
Miki Jones's carefully controlled life spins into chaos after she's run down in the street, left broken and bloody. She wakes up fully healed in a place called the lobby - pulled from her life, through tiime and space into some kind of game in which 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. Every moment of the game is kill or be killed, and Miki has only the questionable guidance of Jackson Tate, the team's alluring and secretive leader. He evades her questions, holds himself aloof from the others, and claims it's every player for himself. But when he puts himself at risk to watch Miki's back, he leaves her both frustrated and fascinated. Jackson 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 the planet. She laughs. He doesn't. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.
RUSH was an absolute thrill ride. Eve Silver does not waste any time. By page 20 she throws the reader in the middle of battle, and I honestly had no idea what was going for a while. But it was so interesting that I didn't really mind. I've read lots of alien books, but I've never read anything quite like this. The concept of the game was so cool, and I loved learning about it.
The characters were pretty awesome too. Miki was kick-butt, Luka was my absolute favorite, but, honestly, I really didn't like Jackson all that much. He was such an arrogant jerk all the time, and I just didn't see the appeal. I felt like Luka was a much better choice ;)
Overall, RUSH is a must-read for sci-fi fans!
CONTENT: Kissing, moderate swearing (a**hole is the worst), and lots of violence.