Author: Amy S. Foster
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release Date: October 4th, 2016
Format: Physical Copy
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy
The first book in the fast-paced action-adventure, The Rift Uprising trilogy—an enthralling mix of speculative fiction and military thriller—in which a young soldier comes to question the monsters she’s trained to fight against . . . and the monsters she fights for.Seventeen-year-old Ryn Whittaker is a Citadel: an elite, enhanced soldier specially chosen to guard a Rift, a mysterious and dangerous portal to alternate Earths scientists cannot control or close. Trained from the age of fourteen, Ryn can run faster, jump farther, and fight better than a Navy SEAL—which is good when you’re not sure if a laser-wielding Neanderthal or an axe-wielding Viking is trying to make it through the Rift and into her world.But the teenager’s military conditioning and education have not prepared her for the boy who crosses through—a confused young man, seemingly lost and alone. Because while there’s an immediate physical attraction, it’s his intelligence and curiosity that throws Ryn off balance. The stranger asks disturbing questions about the Rift that Ryn herself has never considered—questions that lead her to wonder if everything about her life and what she’s been told these past six years has been a lie. Are the Rifts as dangerous as her leaders say? Should her people really try to close them . . . or learn how to travel through them?
The Rift Uprising = Mind Blown!
Let me start by saying that my mind was blown very early with this book! So, you know when you get a book hangover? You finished a fabulous book and you can’t read anything else for a week. And then when you finally start reading again none of the books that you pick up are good enough at the moment and you end up putting it down. Well that has been my life for the last two months. I must have started 10 different books and put all of them down less than 100 pages in. That was until I read the synopsis for The Rift Uprising. The synopsis alone blew my mind and I knew I had found the book that was going to get me out of that horrible book hangover. There are so many things that I want to say about this book that I have no idea where to start! But, since I don’t want to give out any spoilers I am going to make this short and sweet.
So here we go! A quick look at the main characters:
Ryn = main protagonist. I liked Ryn from the very first page. By the time I was halfway through the book she had made it to my list of my favorite YA female leads! Dictionaries should have a picture of Ryn as their definition for bad ass. Although she is a hell of a soldier and fighter, what I like most about her is her intelligence! The book is written from her point of view and I really enjoyed getting to know her.
Ezra = computer genius! So, there is no denying that Ezra is kind of gorgeous like many other male leads in books. What I liked most about him...he is absolutely brilliant. On top of that he is determined and can hold his own...even when things get a bit out of control between him and Ryn.
I really liked a few other characters in the story although I didn’t get much information about them. I am hoping that they will get more attention as the trilogy develops! My main interest is of course Levy! You might ask “If he is your main interest WHY didn’t you mention him?” Well let me leave you with this:
“I know this face. I’ve seen creatures and beasts whimper at this face. His eyes become terrifyingly vacant. His features become still and hard, as though sculpted out of marble. And then something changes in his eyes. He begins to stare intently at me. It’s not attraction I’m getting...It’s something else.”
Ryn about Levy
See??? I told you!!! And, that is only a little tiny part! I know a lot more and trust me when I tell you...Levy needs his own book!
P.S. Ann S. Foster if you read this review...I really think Levy needs his own book!
Overall this book was WOW!!! I already said that it blew my mind but I have to reinstate that because it really did. I can’t wait for the rest of the trilogy! The author did a fantastic job of creating a world full of secrets, lies, manipulation, twist and turns. So much was revealed in the first book but there is so much that was left in the unknown! The action begins on the very first page snatching your interest and making you a prisoner. So hear my warning or maybe I should say read my warning! Make sure that you have no plans or anything to do when you begin to read this book. Once you start it...it will consume you!
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