The first story in the fast-paced action-adventure The Rift Uprising trilogy - an enthralling mix of speculative fiction and military thriller - in which a young soldier comes to question the monsters she's trained to fight against...and the monsters she fights for.
Seventeen-year-old Ryn Whittaker is a Citadel: an elite, enhanced soldier specially chosen to guard a Rift, a mysterious and dangerous portal to alternate Earths scientists cannot control or close. Trained from the age of 14, Ryn can run faster, jump farther, and fight better than a Navy SEAL - which is good when you're not sure if a laser-wielding Neanderthal or an ax-wielding Viking is trying to make it through the Rift and into your world. But the teenager's military conditioning and education have not prepared her for the boy who crosses through - a confused young man, seemingly lost and alone.
While there's an immediate physical attraction, it's his intelligence and curiosity that throw Ryn off balance. The stranger asks disturbing questions about the Rift that Ryn herself has never considered - questions that lead her to wonder if everything about her life and what she's been told these past six years has been a lie. Are the Rifts as dangerous as her leaders say? Should her people really try to close them...or learn how to travel through them?
What did you love best about The Rift Uprising?
The promise of a ever evolving environment for the characters to challenge
What other book might you compare The Rift Uprising to and why?
It reminds me of Sliders with the main plot
Have you listened to any of Claire Coffee’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
The performance was really quite good with clear distinction between character vocal personalities
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
Possiblities are infinite!
I quite liked it. It is a typical young adult science fiction. When I took a break I found myself itching to read some more and curious about what will happen next. I'm a huge fan of science fiction and this book definitely had it all! And it works. The only thing I didn't love was how quickly the romance between Ryn and Ezra developed. I would of liked to see it progress more authentically. Maybe only reaching full potential in the second book.