Tuesday, September 27, 2016

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

The Rift Uprising
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Written by: Amy S. Foster
Series: The Rift Uprising Trilogy (Book 1)
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: October 4, 2016
ISBN-10: 0062443127
ISBN-13: 978-0062443120
Genre: Scifi | Dystopian | Alien

An alternate reality that feels all-too-real, The Rift Uprising is the explosive start to a new trilogy that combines the fast paced action of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games, the lyrical tone of Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and the emotional stakes of Pierce Brown’s Red Rising from acclaimed lyricist and storyteller Amy S. Foster.

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.

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

Ryn was selected to become a special soldier to guard the Rift. At 17, she has already seen more than her share of bloodshed and yearns for something more than just killing the unruly the Rift crossers and escorting the passive ones into captivity for the rest of their lives.

When Ryn makes a special connection with an extremely intelligent young man, Ezra, that gets pulled through the Rift, she makes a promises that she should never keep. She promises to see him again. She breaks into the secure holding facility and discovers there is a far sinister plot behind her special abilities to guard the Rift. Ezra makes her question everything she believed as truth.

The Rift Uprising was extremely intriguing, Foster has woven a tale that will have me coming back for more.
I received this ARC copy The Rift Uprising from Harper Voyager in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication October 4, 2016.

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