Rush pulls you headlong into the thrilling, high-stakes world of Eve Silver's teen series The Game, about teens pulled in and out of an alternate reality where battling aliens is more than a game—it's life and death. Eve Silver's teen debut offers science fiction and gaming fans romantic thrills at a breakneck pace. New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong says, "Smart and original, Rush is an action-packed ride with plenty of heart."
Sixteen-year-old Miki Jones's carefully controlled life spirals into chaos after she's run down in the street, left broken and bloody. She wakes up fully healed in a place called the lobby—pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game in which 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 is more than that and 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.
Adult author Silver (Body of Sin) makes her YA debut with a fast-paced story, first in The Game series, in which specially selected teens wage a secret war against invading aliens. Junior Miki Jones is the latest recruit, plucked from her normal existence to fight aliens hiding among humanity and help prepare the world for a full-scale incursion. It's on-the-job training, laid out in the framework of a giant game, with points given for various objectives and deducted for certain infractions. She quickly develops a love-hate relationship with her taciturn team leader, Jackson Tate, and the more Miki learns about the "game" she's caught up in, the higher the stakes become. Silver expertly intertwines Miki's real life and missions, providing an exciting contrast as things get increasingly complicated. The gradual unveiling of answers, with Miki relentlessly pressing her teammates for information, occasionally gets frustrating and repetitive, but the payoff as Silver reveals the true extent of the premise and its implications is worth it. The result is a science fiction adventure that'll leave fans demanding the next installment. Ages 14 up.
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I don’t know what genre of story this is but it’s good.
I don’t think that just calling it a sci-fi story would do it justice. If it even at least had a trope named after it I would be happy. I’d even go far to say that this would be better than Animorphs and would make a bang if turned into a show.
I love this book so much! 10/10
Get a room already!
This book would be more interesting if the two main characters would stop whining about why they can't get together and just get it on. But then again, without all the whining, the plot would only fill up a few score of pages - which would be good, as it would allow the reader to return to something more interesting, like cleaning out the garbage disposal.