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Friday, October 13, 2017

#allthebookreviews: The Rift Uprising by Amy S. Foster

The Rift Uprising
(The Rift Uprising Trilogy #1)
by Amy S. Foster
Harper Voyager

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Big thank you to Harper Voyager for our copies in return for our honest reviews.

Normal seventeen-year-old girls go to high school, binge watch TV shows all weekend, and flirt with everyone on the face of the Earth. But Ryn Whitaker is trying to save it.

Ryn is a Citadel. A soldier. A liar. Ryn and her fellow Citadels were specially chosen and trained to guard a Rift—one of fourteen unpredictable tears in the fabric of the universe that serve as doorways to alternate Earths. Unbeknownst to her family, Ryn leaves for school each day and then reports for duty as an elite, cybernetically-altered soldier who can run faster, jump farther, and fight better than a Navy SEAL—which comes in handy when she’s not sure if axe-wielding Vikings or any number of other scared and often dangerous beings come through the Rift. A fine-tuned weapon, Ryn is a picture-perfect Citadel.

But that’s all about to change.

When a young man named Ezra is pulled through the Rift, Ryn finds herself immediately drawn to him, despite her training. What starts as a physical attraction quickly grows deeper, and Ezra’s curiosity throws Ryn off balance when he starts questioning the Rifts, the mysterious organization that oversees them, and the Citadels themselves—questions that lead Ryn to wonder if the lies she’s been telling her family are just the surface of a much bigger lie told to her. As Ryn and Ezra desperately try to get to that truth, they discover that each revelation blurs the line between the villains and the heroes even more. 

My Thoughts: 

Sometimes books just don't work for some readers and that was the case for me here.  The plot was interesting enough but then I lost interest.  I realize a lot of YA novels have that instalove plot.  Sometimes I don't mind, sometimes I do.  In this case, I had a hard time putting my head around a girl, at 17, who wanted another download into her brain so she could have sex with a guy she just met. No. Sorry.  I gave it a good go and decided not to finish.  

No stars, no rating, DNF.

Jessica's Thoughts:

There will always be books where you just didn't mesh well with them. Unfortunately, for RIFT UPRISING by Amy S. Foster, that was the case. I haven't DNF a book this year and I was determined to push through. 

I'll keep this short - this book started off interesting and definitely had some great potential! It lost me at the insta-love between the characters. Why is this always such a popular thing? Then having sex be the main drive and motivation for the main character was weird. I wasn't expecting that when I heard this was considered a YA novel. 

I did enjoy bits and pieces, like The Rift, which was a portal for aliens and humans to use to travel through different multiverses. So there was a small chunk of sci-fi mixed in there. 

Overall, this book had great potential with the plot, however it doesn't do a great job of keeping the reader's interest. I know this is probably another one of those YA novels that people will be split on, but when it came down to it, I think it was more book and reader mismatch. 

I give this one 2/5 stars

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