Wednesday, March 6, 2013

ARC Spotlight - RUSH by Eve Silver

Rush (The Game, #1)


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.

Recommended for fans of: YA Sci-fi with a dash of Romance

This book has a very unique premise. Teens are forced to play a “Game” that eliminates alien enemies. At first Miki has no idea why she was chosen, and what really is going on. Everyone is extremely vague and scared of the consequences of giving her answers. This helps the reader connect with Mikki and share in her frustration, but it also makes the answers so much more satisfying when they come. The pacing was fantastic, the unknown threat creating tension throughout the story, even when the characters aren’t in the Game. Silver has a way of ending chapters that leaves you no choice but to keep reading, and the same for the ending of the book. You’ll wish you had the next one already!