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- File Size: 2382 KB
- Print Length: 322 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Reckless Siren Publishing; 2 edition (27 Nov. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00BXWNNPS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 34 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #58,907 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Ivy lives a fairy tale life. She's beautiful, has all the best clothes, and can get any guy she wants... Too bad she's doesn't really want any. She is born into a society of sirens, sirens that have adapted to the modern world quite well. No more ship-wrecked sailors for these women, and Ivy is groomed from a young age to be able to attract men. She knows how to talk, walk, and look seductive. She knows how to manipulate men to get what she wants, overkill considering they fall in love with her immediately... it doesn't matter that she's only 16, and it certainly doesn't matter the she is wracked with guilt because of her very existence, hating her effect on the people around her but unable to break away from her family and the role she was born to play.
This book is significantly darker than most others... the heroine isn't some happy-go-lucky girl at the beginning of the book. She's damaged, and exhausted from acting the part. The situations she gets into in this book aren't the 'big battle, good vs. evil'... is the kind of evil that happens in real life. Lusty eyes from an older man that has complete control over her, near-rape, being pimped out by her own mother... It's kind of shattering because this type of thing does happen, though without the Siren part of it. It might be in smaller degrees, but tons of mothers groom their daughters for catching a man (yes, it still happens), encourage flirtations and promiscuity, look the other way at blatant emotional abuse... at blatant emotional damage.
I would NOT recommend this for the very young YA reader. Nothing too 'adult' happens, there is no sex, no drugs, though there is some alcohol... but it is still too mature for the youngest YA readers.
OHGOD! RYDER is dreamy I could just...*faints*
Ryder and Ivy are just made for each other, how did it take so long for them to see that? The DAMN KISS!!!! Why did it take so long for them to finally do it? And oh what a kiss it was!
Nix is a right baddie, I hate the way he controls Ivy's and the rest of the societies life. You do everything according to his standards, and you are 'owned' by him. That's what he wants, he wants to own 'Ivy', why that is not made clear yet. I was shocked to find out there was more than one siren, I am not sure what I expected really since I have not read many siren's books.
I love reading about Greek Mythology, I am not sure what I specifically love about it but they always seem to spark my interest, this book was no different. I loved every minute of it. The writing was very well written I ended up reading this in one sitting!
Ryder and Ivy go well together, they are both determined; strong headed and love fiercely. Ivy is shown to drastically change from being confident and so sure of herself to self doubt, insecure person who doesn't stand up for herself. Everything changes after Sam's accident. It kind of annoyed me how throughout the book she thought she was weak whereas before she would stand up for herself. I get that she is grief stricken but the least she could do is stand up for herself when girls are bullying her? She does not need a knight in shining armour to protect her, she is strong enough to do that herself being a siren. Ryder on the other hand, despite having a girlfriend stuck up for Ivy throughout the book, I was there along cheering him on "Go Ryder go!!" especially the bitch scene in the cafeteria was epic! :D
Before I begin the full review I wanted to mention that I personally feel that this book should come with a bit of a warning – I don’t think this is a book for anyone under the age of 16. It essentially deals with sex slavery (with a supernatural twist) and themes of rape and abuse throughout. Although, to be clear rape does not happen in the book! Actually, there is extremely limited sexual content in The Rush altogether, just one kiss which really surprised me. But because of the themes in the book I personally don’t think that it is suitable for younger readers.
Okay onto the review. . . The main reason that I loved The Rush was because of Rachel’s amazing ability to write characters that evoked real feelings in me. I loathed Nix, like I really wanted to throw-up every single time his name was mentioned. I also had a healthy amount of hate for Ivy’s mother, along with all the other women in the group. But mostly, I absolutely loved Ryder, he is amazing! And do you know what makes me feel this more than anything else? Ivy and Ryder only kiss once (once!) in the whole book and I still feel that the connection they share is one of the best that I have read! The feelings and emotions that the characters elicited in me really are a tribute to Rachel’s writing.
Oh Ryder, how I love you! #No1BookBoyfriedOfAllTime (and he’s not even her boyfriend!!) That’s all I have to say on the matter of The Guy. . .Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this.. not my usual kind of read as its YA but it had a sou d storyline with romance and great charactersPublished 19 months ago by Miss M Morrison
I've read a few Siren themed books in the past but not any YA ones and especially not from the author who gave us the maddening brilliance of Kiran and Eden in the Starcrossed... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Zili Robins
This book is really good. I would recommend this book to everyone. I really liked the complexity of this book. Read it you'll love it promisePublished on 10 April 2015 by Tamah Osa-Peters
4.5 stars -- I finished this last night and have been sitting waffling over the stupidest thing -- whether I want to round up or down with my stars. Read morePublished on 16 Jan. 2015 by Lenore L Kosinski
The story was slow to get going. Almost stopped reading it at one point . It kicked in towards the end and got going but I do not feel compelled to read the next one.Published on 13 Jun. 2014 by claire colston
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By Rachel Higginson
Series: The Siren Series #1
Genre: Myth and YA
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