Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Excerpt and Giveaway: Rush by Eve Silver

Title: Rush (The Game #1)
Author: Eve Silver
Release Date: June 11, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
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So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?

When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, 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 the game isn’t really a game, 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.


There’s a flash of light, blindingly bright. Colored haloes obscure my vision. They dance and flicker and then disappear, leaving only a rectangle of light boxed in by the dark doorframe.

I see then that the door’s gone and in front of me are people. No…they aren’t people. They have limbs, hair, faces, but they aren’t human. After the first glance, they don’t look even remotely human. They’re pure, painful white, so bright they throw off a glare. They look like they’ve been dipped in glass, smooth and polished, but fluid. And their eyes…they’re a silvery color, like the mercury in the antique thermometer that my mom used to have at the side of the front porch.

When I was ten, I knocked that thermometer off with my wooden kendo sword, shattering the glass. The little blobs of mercury went all over the porch. I was a kid. I didn’t know better. I touched them, prodding the little balls until they joined the bigger blob. My mom swooped down on me and snatched me away, telling me it was poison. It could kill me.

I stare at the things in front of me: the Drau. I can’t look away.

Somewhere in the back of my mind, I remember Jackson talking about Medusa.

Don’t look at their eyes.
Their mercury eyes.
They’re poison.
They will kill me.

Talk about intense, right?! I have seen mixed reviews for this book, but I will say that it makes me all the more intrigued. I want to see which category I fall into when I'm done with Rush and the premise sounds awesome so yes, colour me intrigued! 

Also, check out this book trailer that's done pretty well, in my opinion. It's tough to choose between a teaser trailer or like a movie trailer with actors for a book, but I think in this case it justifies itself and the teaser looks cool.

About the Author

Eve Silver lives with her gamer husband and sons, sometimes in Canada, but often in worlds she dreams up. She loves kayaking and sunshine, dogs and desserts, and books, lots and lots of books. Watch for the first book in Eve’s new teen series, THE GAME: RUSH, coming from Katherine Tegen Books, June 2013. She also writes books for adults.

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A signed copy of Rush. US/Can only.


  1. I've read really mixed reviews for this one as well, but I still desperately want to read it. I've been holding off simply because I've been told there's a cliffhanger and I'm not quite sure I want to put myself through that at the moment, I might wait until it's closer to book 2's release. Still, that excerpt makes waiting hard! You going to read this one soon Siiri?

    1. Same here, cliff hanger's are my frenemies. I like.. enjoy them since they make books memorable, but I loathe them because you know, waiting for the next one and all that jazz. I might end up reading it before the Fall. It sits patiently on my Kindle waiting for me:-)

  2. I like it's pretty darn awesome as well :-) I hope you'll like the book!

  3. I'm still not sure whether I want to read this book or not, because of the mixed reviews. I just read Jenny's comment and cliffie? Uhh, yeah that just puts me off even more. Maybe, I'll just wait to see if the other books in the series are better.
    Anyways, thanks for sharing, Siiri! :)

  4. I really like the Excerpt :) And I recently got a copy of this so I'm excited to start it! Great post :)

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  5. Ahh intense! I have this one but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. The reviews for it are so mixed so I am super nervous!

  6. I hope you enjoy this one :). I agree about book trailers: they can be very hit or miss for me, and I'm generally not a fan of ones that only include quotes, but I actually really liked this one. The music, the edginess, the mercury. It would have been too hard and expensive to do another trailer with the Drau not looking wrong, so this trailer fits perfectly instead.

  7. I didn't love this book but it did have a good premise and was definitely unique. I also really like the cover!

  8. I actually read up until this part of the book then got slightly distracted by other books and haven't been back to it since. I definitely think I will give it another try as there have been quite a few praising reviews coming through since the last time I checked! Thanks for sharing this excerpt with us Siiri! :)

  9. I've had my eye on this one for a while, but I think I'm going to wait until future books to read it. I'm trying to read books closer together, if I can. Especially if they have cliffys!

  10. I had seen some mixed reviews for this one, but it does sound like an exciting read. I'll have to check this out when I'm in the mood for something action packed! Thanks for sharing, Siiri. :)