Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: Rush (The Game #1) By: Eve Silver

 Title: Rush (The Game #1)
 Author: Eve Silver
Published: June 11th, 2013
Source: E-galley from publisher
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Goodreads Summary:

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.

My Thoughts:

 Ok, so I don't even know where to start with how I felt about this book, the beginning was just completely and totally confusing and in the beginning I didn't understand what was going on. You are thrown into the middle of the story and it was hard to get over the beginning and really get into the story. 

Miki's whole life is changed when she is pulled from her life after running into the street to save a deaf girl from getting hit by a car. When she is pulled from her life she ends up a part of a 3 person team that fight aliens. The aliens are called Drau and her and the team of teenagers she joins, she is thrown into fighting against these aliens  with no real training or any idea of what to do. Jackson Tate, their team leader is the one person who has all of the  answers that Miki seeks, but he is not so  willing to just give them all up to her, along with another boy from her school Lucas Miki becomes a part  of a subtle love triangle that makes her life that much more confusing.

When I started reading this book I felt like you were dumped into the middle of the book instead of the beginning, I  am all for a book starting off with a bang but, the action couldn't overshadow the fact that you didn't really understand what was going on and it was hard to get into the action when you didn't quite understand what was going on.

I felt like the book moved too fast for itself, with the lack of set up everything just felt rushed (no pun intended) There was a brewing love triangle between the team leader Jackson, Miki, and another team member that Miki already knew Lucas.  It didn't feel like the romance was real, they spend time together in the game, and when they returned to the real world it was like no time had passed at all they were dropped right where they had left when they were first pulled but, they didn't have much time for real life and the characters kept getting pulled into "the game" to fight over and over again.

Overall, Rush just wasn't for me,  although the action did keep me reading the book I never got really interested in the story because of the lack of set up, although with the cliffhanger ending I just might read the second book to see how everything turns out!

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  1. I got to agree with you that the beginning was pretty confusing. And on top of that, the answer to Miki's (And pretty much mine) was always cryptic, which made me just want to go RAWR at the beginning. But I ended up enjoying it, though :)

    Nice review, Kristin!

    Neysa Kristanti @ [B.O.O.K.L.I.F.E]

  2. I'm not sure about this one...I've heard good and bad things. I mean, sometimes I really like when a book is confusing because all too often, I find them predictable otherwise. I'll probably still read this eventually, but it definitely won't find its way to the top of my TBR.

  3. I came across this one in library and decided to check it out, the beginning was definitely confusing. I was hoping it would get better, but I don't think I'll continue it. I have other books I really want to read and this one might not be for me either.


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