Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Rush (The Game #1) by Eve Silver

5 stars!
Summary via 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.

"'This isn't a game,' he repeats. 'It's real. What you do here determines your survival.' He pauses. 'And the survival of every other person on this planet.'"

I loved Rush! Miki, our kick-ass heroine, could be a little bit of a basket case control freak at times, but she's lovable and won me over from the very beginning. She handled being tossed into the "game" with about as many freak outs as would be expected, and continued to surprise me with her survival skills and awesome sense of humor. Then, there's Jackson Tate, the altogether droll worthy team leader with some dark secrets of his own and infuriating shades he refuses to take off. He's a walking contraindication that Miki doesn't want to trust, but she can't ignore the connection they share. Together, they're forced to battle the deadly Drau, dangerous aliens bent on destroying Earth, and discover just how deep their loyalties to their teammates, their loved ones, and each other really lie.

Contrary to what other people are saying, the totally unbelievable aspects of this book do not hinder my review of it at all. I mean seriously, if you want something that's completely believable, what the hell are you doing reading a Sci-Fi/Fantasy book? I think it was amazing in every way. I can't wait for the sequel, Push!

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