Aug 12, 2013

REVIEW: The Rush by Rachel Higginson

The Rush (The Siren, #1)
Book Information:

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.

"I wasn’t foolish enough to believe that freedom would fix me.            
But it would let me breathe.              
And that’s all I needed. I just needed to breathe."
Ivy Pierce's life is not a life any person should ever live. Since her birth she was always cursed to be a Siren so that she can lead boys on and then break their hearts. But that isn't the only evil in her life. She was also born into a legacy that will groom her to one day become a sex slave. She is scared at every moment, terrified about her future, and praying for the day that she inherits her fathers fortune and can run away.

When Ryder literally bumps into her life she expects him to be just like the rest. In love with her and fawning all over her. But Ryder isn't affected by her in any way. It is quite the contrary. To Ryder, Ivy is just annoying. He has a pretty perfect life; a father and uncle that adores him, a beautiful girlfriend, a rock band, and is a perfect student. He has no time for Ivy or her treatment of the boys at the school.

That is until he comes to know her and learns more about her life.

Ryder becomes Ivy's only breath of fresh air so she fights against it all to get him away from her. Away from her sick lifestyle and the man that owns her. But Ryder can't stay away and he refuses to let Ivy suffer at the hands of her "godfather".

The Rush is a story with a sad but real issue. Aside from the paranormal, what Ivy goes through is the reality for many women in the real world and reading about it was tough. I felt bad for her and throughout the whole book wanted Ryder to be her knight in shining armour. The sad part is that, like in reality, Ryder doesn't have all the solutions to the problem. He is young and he doesn't know how to help Ivy get away from her "godfather" but he tries his damnedest to protect her as much as could.

My issue with this story was that it was drawn out a bit. I felt like it took forever to get to the core of the story and for any action to happen. The last half of this book was the best part. I do think the ending was rushed and I'm bummed it will be a while before we get the rest of the story.

Nevertheless, I can't wait to see what's next for Ivy and Ryder. I can't wait to see how these two will tackle Nix and his evil. 

Buy this. Read it. Enjoy it.


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