Tuesday, June 4, 2013

YA Book Review and Giveaway - RUSH (The Game: Book 1) by Eve Silver

This book went everywhere this week!
Eve Silver's new YA book, Rush, is perhaps one of the most appropriately named books I have ever read. From page one, the action is high, the suspense is thick and the mystery is unfolding. The story eggs you on to keep turning pages no matter what else you may have planned to do for the day.

In Rush Silver introduces us to a unique multi-ethnic protagonist, Miki Jones, who is thrust into a scifi universe while she is still trying to deal with the loss of her mother. Quickly, her alternate reality becomes more tangible than what she previously considered her "real life." It is difficult for me to write about this book without revealing spoilers along the way, but I will say that Miki, along with a team of teens also "pulled" from their reality, has been tasked with saving humanity from an alien invasion. The reasons why these particular teens have been pulled, the alien race that threatens humanity's destruction and the nature of the battles are all freshly unique to Silver's universe and, I think, will have wide appeal to both boys and girls.

In addition to the thrill of the action throughout the story, Silver is masterful in capturing a budding young romance. The last time I think I felt so much longing for a first kiss to happen was with my own! I love that, in this YA novel, the build up to that moment was so vividly expressed throughout the pages. It was a perfect reflection of teen voice.

My Review

If it isn't already abundantly clear, I highly recommend this book. On Goodreads, I gave it the full five stars without reservation. For readers who enjoyed the Hunger Games, but who are ready to leave dystopian worlds behind, this is your next new read. The story combines scifi, gaming and romance as seamlessly as it lives in the world of most adolescents today.

GET YOUR COPY OF RUSH

Rush will be released on June 11, 2013 (next Tuesday, so there are a couple of options for you to be among the first to read this book:
  • Go to a bookstore but, more specifically, if you have an indie bookstore near you, then go there and befriend your bookseller!
  • Order it online while still supporting the independent bookstores by using Indiebound to make your order.
  • WIN A FREE AUTOGRAPHED COPY FROM ME! As much as I love this book, I am willing to part with it to spread the love. If you want to enter to possibly win my autographed copy of Rush by Eve Silver, then enter unsing the RAFFLECOPTER widget below before Friday, June 7, 2013:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

23 comments:

  1. Sounds awesome

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  2. I've heard so many great things about this book, I want to read it so badly! Plus, autographed copies are always great :)

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  3. Alyssa Rose EdizaJune 5, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    It's a young adult novel, AND it's autographed! :D

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  4. Hope to win!

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  5. My favorite thing about this giveaway is that I was introduced to a new book. I love finding out about new book, so even of I don't win, I think I will probably get myself a copy. I have to add this to my goodreads to-read list

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  6. Indie books. Are the best!

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  7. All of the above plus I heard there's a hot guy in Aviator glasses

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  8. Stephanie TullisJune 6, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    I've been wanting to read this book since I heard about a few months back. Plus, a free book and autographed at that is always the icing on the cake.

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  9. Stephanie (Go Flash Go)June 6, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    Sci-fi? Gaming? Hunger Games elements? Sign me up!

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  10. I am so happy I found it, and Eve Silver, at BEA. That was the first time I heard of the book and it was the first one I opened up on the way home. I am VERY happy I did. Awesome read!

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  11. I, too, have a YA "problem." That's what put RUSH on my "must-grab" list at BEA. I'm so happy it did. :)

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  12. I'm the same way. New book introductions is so exciting, even when they aren't new to the publishing world. The book I am reading right now, MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, is not a "new' book, but I can't tell you how many people have been introduced to it following my Instagram, in the couple of days I have started reading it!

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  13. Oh... my.... word... He is entirely too young for me, but yes, yes there is a hot guy in aviator glasses! He's gorgeous, he's a jerk, he's wonderful, he's heroic... in other words, he's everything in one package to drive any girl crazy!!

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  14. I am so happy that I just learned about this book right before reading it. Waiting for it might have driven me crazy!

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  15. It is all of that awesomeness rolled into one!! Yay for RUSH!

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  16. I think I have a problem... a problem with NOT ENTERING THIS GIVEAWAY!! I can't find this book anywhere! I reeeaaaallly wanna win aha :D

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  17. When will the winner be revealed?? FINGERS CROSSED.

    Good luck to everyone!

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  18. I'm so sorry it took me so long to update the page. I emailed Amy last night and didn't want to confirm it on RRTI until I heard back from her (in case I had to pick a second winner). Then, when I got her email, I ran to the Post Office to send her her new book!
    I'm still not home yet, but there will be another giveaway next week some time (I am buried in books!).

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  19. Cool! :D I can't wait.

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  20. Thank you so much! Can't wait for the book to arrive!!! *dances* :D

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