Friday, June 28, 2013
Rush by Eve Silver
Miki died, then she woke up in the Lobby. There was a group of other teenagers, one of whom goes to her school. Luka was also there when she was hit and killed by the truck. Their group will be sent to a location, where they have to kill alien creatures called the Drau.
By killing the aliens, they earn points. It is said that once you reach a thousand points, you are free to go. If you die in the game, if your health dips to red, then you die for real. You are dead from the moment you originally died, as if the time you were living since then never happened.
Miki gets some answers from Luka, but most from Jackson Tate. He is the alluring leader of their squadron, and he is sort of a stalker. Jackson's also pretty noble, in that he tries to put his squadron before himself, and he lets them get all the points.
I wasn't all that into Rush, to be honest. The story was a little hard to follow. It seemed like there was a romantic triangle, then possibly a rectangle, then not. There isn't as much action as I would have preferred. I really wanted to like it, but it was only okay.
I received my copy of The Game from Edelweiss, courtesy of Katherine Tegen books. It's available for purchase now.