• $5.99

Publisher Description

“High emotional stakes and an intriguing premise make this first entry in Foster’s new trilogy a solid next read for those who enjoyed Pierce Brown’s Red Rising or Veronica Roth’s Divergent." -- Library Journal

An alternate reality that feels all-too-real, The Rift Uprising is the explosive start to a new trilogy that blurs the line between parallel universes—not to mention YA and adult science fiction—from acclaimed lyricist and storyteller Amy S. Foster.

Normal seventeen-year-old girls go to high school, binge watch TV shows all weekend, and flirt with everyone on the face of the Earth. But Ryn Whitaker is trying to save it.

Ryn is a Citadel. A soldier. A liar. Ryn and her fellow Citadels were specially chosen and trained to guard a Rift—one of fourteen unpredictable tears in the fabric of the universe that serve as doorways to alternate Earths. Unbeknownst to her family, Ryn leaves for school each day and then reports for duty as an elite, cybernetically-altered soldier who can run faster, jump farther, and fight better than a Navy SEAL—which comes in handy when she’s not sure if axe-wielding Vikings or any number of other scared and often dangerous beings come through the Rift. A fine-tuned weapon, Ryn is a picture-perfect Citadel.

But that’s all about to change.

When a young man named Ezra is pulled through the Rift, Ryn finds herself immediately drawn to him, despite her training. What starts as a physical attraction quickly grows deeper, and Ezra’s curiosity throws Ryn off balance when he starts questioning the Rifts, the mysterious organization that oversees them, and the Citadels themselves—questions that lead Ryn to wonder if the lies she’s been telling her family are just the surface of a much bigger lie told to her. As Ryn and Ezra desperately try to get to that truth, they discover that each revelation blurs the line between the villains and the heroes even more. 

Sci-Fi & Fantasy
October 4
Harper Voyager

Customer Reviews

ShootForTheEdit ,

Long walk for a short drink of water.

So I was thrown for loop with this book. The Rift: Uprising is being marketed as science fiction, and I don’t mean in a broad “of course it’s sci-fi” kind of way, I mean it’s a actually categorized in the normal sci-fi section. But after reading it, it’s pure YA.

I’m glad I noticed this early on, it gave me a chance to, in a sense, switch my brain. Necessary in order to properly enjoy the bulk of the book.

Aside from the awkward make out scenes, it’s only real shortcoming is the fact that not very much happened.
- Soldier girl is out on duty
- Boy from another dimension arrives
- Girl falls in love with boy
- Boy tells girl his concerns about her world
- Girl learns truth
- Boy and girl escape
Very formulaic and doesn’t indulge in the opportunity to further the complexity of its characters, the world, or the story.

That being said, it’s still a very solid book. Its got action, romance, aliens, and a pretty decent plot twist. I guess you could say there’s comfort in its simplicity. As I’ve said before with other YA books, it’s not going to blow your mind, but if your just looking for something easy and enjoyable, here you go.

I can’t help but think that The Rift is what The 5th Wave wished it was (dear god, how The 5th Wave sucked).

Tome Tender ,

extremely intriguing

Ryn was selected to become a special soldier to guard the Rift. At 17, she has already seen more than her share of bloodshed and yearns for something more than just killing the unruly the Rift crossers and escorting the passive ones into captivity for the rest of their lives.

When Ryn makes a special connection with an extremely intelligent young man, Ezra, that gets pulled through the the Rift , she makes a promises that she should never keep. She promises to see him again. She breaks into the secure holding facility and discovers there is a far sinister plot behind her special abilities to guard the the Rift. Ezra makes her question everything she believed as truth.

The Rift Uprising was extremely intriguing, Foster has woven a tale that will have me coming back for more. 3.5 Stars

I received this ARC copy The Rift Uprising from Harper Voyager in exchange for a honest review.

More Books by Amy S. Foster