So, is Rush another one of those dystopian society books? No, not really. If you look at it in a certain way it is. It's about this game. In a way, it's similar altogether to the novel I wrote tha I've been keeping shelved, Afterlife. You want to know how the first human beings originated? No, not from monkeys. From aliens. A regular girl who knows a thing or two about kendo, Miki Jones, ends up being selected to take part in a game after she pulls a heroic stunt; a game so challenging and mysterious that noone has beaten it yet. She ends up being transported to a place called "The Lobby." There, she meets a team of four, where she is the fifth member. Each person has a tracer with a green light to apparently indicate health and a weapon that flashes energy bolts from the power of your mind, and in this game, according to the mysterious leader, Jackson Tate, who never seems to remove his sunglasses and never answers a question directly, every man is for himself. I'm not going to spoil how to win or lose points, and what happens if you lose the game, but the enemies you must fight are known as the Drau: Beautiful yet terrifying creatures that follow the same principle as Medusa.
Eve Silver is a very good author if you ask me. It's the story payoff I have trouble with. Now, I haven't given up on this series yet, as I said. And if you want to look for something new to read, I think Rush will be a page turner. It's just that not much actually happens, everything moving along with anticipation the only thing really keeping it going. There's a love relationship in it that I didn't really buy. I felt it was really a relationship where the two annoy each other and apparently have fun screwing themselves over that they never want it to finish. There's a mystery in this book about why they are playing this game, and I was intrigued at first and so was Miki, but the first half of this book and actually more is spent asking questions and not receiving suitable answers and it got repetitive quickly, and by the end, I guessed the mystery that wasn't actually relevant to winning the game and just wanted Miki and everyone to quiet down and play. That's why I think Push will be better.
So how did I do with guessing the mystery? I was partially right, but I was certainly caught off guard a few times. Next time, I'll look forward to a real goal.