Thursday, 29 May 2014

Rush (The Game #1) by Eve Silver

Rush (The Game, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Rush by Eve Silver

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Rush (The Game, #1)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
Miki is shocked when she is suddenly ‘pulled’ from her life and finds herself in some kind of shooting game.
What is happening to her? Who are the other people fighting with her? And what is the game?

This was a good story, but it did have a lack of explanations, and a slow patch.

I liked Miki, but I hated her best friend Carly who really wasn’t very nice to her! Miki coped well with the situation she was thrown into, and did well to get by with the information she was given.

The storyline was pretty good, but this was a book where the answers didn’t come quickly or easily. We were totally thrown in at the deep end, and forced to just keep reading, which I’m sure would be difficult for some people to deal with, especially if they weren’t enjoying what was happening. I did like the action and adrenalin in this story though, and it was enough to keep me happy and entertained. There was a slow patch at the 80% mark though, which was a bit annoying, but thankfully the story picked up again after that.
There was some romance, although it was a bit of a love triangle/square really.
The ending was good, but we were left with a big cliff-hanger. Looking forward to book 2!
Overall; good start,
7 out of 10.

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