Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Rush by Eve Silver
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.
Had potential. But some things that I couldn't get over:
1. INSTALOVE. For some reason that isn't really explained, Miki immediately falls in love with Jackson. Like...literally the first time she sees him. Nope.
2. IT MAKES NO FREAKING SENSE. Besides the strange idea of being pulled into a video game that is actually real life, there were points in this book that drove my nuts (also the fact that this was never really explained...such as HOW?).
Ex. Jackson wears sunglasses all the time. But somehow, Miki is able to read every expression he has. How can that be possible if he's hiding half his face?!
This book was just...I don't know. There was potential there, but this was just not good.