Rush by Eve Silver
Release Date: June 11th, 2013
Katherine Tegen Books, 361 Pages
Sub-genre: Science Fiction
Source: ARC via Edelweiss
Age Group: Young Adult
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.
I had this book for a little while and I read the synopsis, but I just wasn’t all that interested. Sash encouraged me to pick it up and give it a go…and I’m so glad that I did.
I absolutely enjoyed this book. I like playing video games occasionally and so I understood some of the jargon and slang that was used (and explained for those who might not get it). The premise is interesting enough, but the characters are intriguing. I think that Eve Silver really did a solid job with this book. I loved the MC, our lovely, strong female protagonist, Miki Jones. This book has it all, steamy guys, video games, aliens, impending end of the world as we know it, and a TON of action.
I think Silver’s fight scenes and description of how the entire process of “getting pulled” into the “game” were all very well thought out and imaginative. There are secrets, high school drama (oh, I said it), and romance, action, and tragedy. Basically, if you want a book that will keep you enthralled and on your toes, then this is it. This is my first Eve Silver book, but from the looks of it on Goodreads, she has many more. I may have to see what else she has to offer because her writing left an impression on me.