ARC Review: The Rush by Rachel Higginson (The Siren #1)


Original Title: The Rush

Year Published: 2013

Published by: Reckless Siren Publishing (an arc was kindly provided via NetGalley)

Number of Pages: 370

First Sentence: Are you sure you’re up for this?

Goodreads Rating: 4/5


A life not her own—A future already decided.

Every facet of Ivy Pierce’s life is meticulously planned out and plotted. Cynical and jaded by sixteen, Ivy’s only hope is to escape the legacy she was born into.

She has a plan, a carefully thought out, feasible plan. She just has to play by the rules until everything falls into place. Unfortunately as predictable as her life can be, she never sees Ryder Sutton coming. He tumbles into her life unimpressed and untouched by her and the life she lives. He’s an enigma to her. A gorgeous, frustrating, sincere mystery and a complete phenomenon in the ugly world she lives in.

What blooms between them is a fiercely intense attraction that cannot be ignored. Even though they would both be better off without each other—Even if both their lives depend on staying apart.

My thoughts:

I really liked this book. It was a little slow to start but after awhile it picked up speed and turned out to be really great. I love it when books do that to me. You don’t need to be hooked from page 1 but it needs to get it’s claws in you after the first couple of chapters.

Ivy is a good narrator riddled with flaws that make her very much believable. She is a teenage girl struggling with the hand destiny has delt her. Trying to be normal in a not so normal situations gotta be hard for anyone, but add on being a supernatural being and its not just hard, it’s impossible. Well, almost anyway. Ivy struggles but also sucks it up. I liked her because she didn’t take it lying down, she fights back without feeling sorry for herself.

Ryder is just so awesome. Totally a new book crush for me. He is a great character and it was really fascinating to see how he reacted to Ivy and her siren side.

The ending felt a little bit hurried but it’s ok, since there is a second and third book. The overall plot was good as soon as you got past the first two chapters. I really liked the plot and how everything panned out.

Do I recommend it? 

Yes, I do. I will buy and read the next two books for sure.


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