[eARC Review] Rush by Eve Silver

Monday, June 10, 2013

Title: Rush
Author: Eve Silver
Series: The Game #1
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Aliens
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Release Date: June 11, 2013
Publisher: Harpercollins
Source: eARC provided from publisher for honest review

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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 am going to start off by saying that this book was amazing and this review might  have a few gushing moment in it. So you have been warned :)

Now, Rush is a YA novel that has such a unique concept that I don't even know if I can properly explain or give it justice. Let's just say that there is an alternate universe where teenagers are thrust into a "game" where they have to kill Aliens before they take over the earth. It seems pretty straight forward but there is so much more to it than that. But I will let you read the book so you can see for yourself.

I lobed Mikki, she was a fierce young woman who stood up for what she believed in and asked questions, even when she knew she shouldn't. She broke the rules, was independent and was strong. She was far from perfect and you could see that with her relationships, and how they were effected with her participation in the game. The other characters were just as amazing, Carly, Mikki's best friend was infuriating at times, especially near the end, but I found myself wanting to smack her so many times. Luka was a great character because he was mysterious, but really to Mikki because she had known him years prior. I found him to be very sweet, but at times I wanted him to grow a pair and stick up for his obvious feelings towards Mikki.

And then there is Jackson. I have officially made him one of my new book boyfriends. He was so aggravating throughout the entire book! he was sarcastic, cryptic and terribly dangerous (which is a great combination in YA, RIGHT?). But then Eve would writ in moment where you saw his true feelings towards Mikki and his true personality and I feel in love with him right away. He was a great catalyst for Mikki's character who liked to be in control all the time. They were a great pair.

This book was a rush (pun intended). it was pulse-pounding with action and adventure, with palpitating with potential romance and sexual tension. But Eve Silver, you are a mean woman with the way you ended the book. How dare you make me wait for the next book like that! ;) Everyone needs to pick up this books ASAP because it is a MUST READ!

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  1. This book does sound fantastic and I'm so happy you loved it. Mikki sounds fantastic and Jackson sounds like a great potential book boyfriend! however Mikki's supposed best friend will kill me. I hate best friends like that!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  2. Jackson is book boyfriend worthy huh? awesome - I just picked this up at BEA - so many good sounding books...so little time...