Book Club – RUSH
RUSH by Eve Silver
Although science fiction, gaming and extra-terrestrial beings generally are not the motivating factors that persuade me to pick up a book, Book Club students over the years have always enjoyed, and continue to request, science fiction and fantasy genres. For that reason, together with the fact that we are always looking for books that appeal to both male and female students, Rush was an easy addition to the Book Club list this year.
Concentrating on a suspenseful, action-packed plot, this book comes up short on character development however we are able to sympathize with the main character, Miki, because of her family dynamics and we gain insight into what it means to be a friend and a person of trust.
Rush simply left too many issues unresolved that I have been compelled to place Push, the second in The Game trilogy, on my reading shelf. I know some Book Club members are already looking for the next installment! ~ Ingrid Scott
Why Mrs. Scott loves it
“Rush, had me hooked with the fast-paced action, the mystery surrounding alternate realities and alien beings, and the alluring cliff-hanging chapters and ending.”
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 that the game is more than that, and 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.
Ingrid Scott, Librarian