DNF PILE: Things Would Have Been So Much Better If "Rush" Had Slowed Things Down A Bit

Rush (The Game, #1)

 Title:  When We Wake
Author:  Karen Healey
Format:  E-galley
Length:  304 pages
Publisher Little Brown & Co
Rating:  DNF
Time of Surrender: 
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 Title:  When We Wake
Author:  Karen Healey
Format:  E-galley
Length:  304 pages
Publisher Little Brown & Co
Rating:  DNF
Time of Surrender: 
- See more at: http://www.wtfareyoureading.com/2013/02/dnf-pile-when-we-wake-is-more-sleeper.html#sthash.Tzd4soZ3.dpuf
 Title:  Rush
(The Game #1)
Author:  Eve Silver
Format:  ERC
Length:  373 pages
Publisher:  Katherine Tegan Books
Rating:  DNF
Time of Surrender:  33% Complete


So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?

When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn
So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?  - Goodreads



My Take On Things
Here lies Miki Jones,
girl who died after getting hit by a truck
while trying to save a friend's sister.
And of course there is a hot guy dying next to her for good measure!

Not!

Wait!  Now she's alive...
and in a large grass field known as "the lobby,"
being told that she has been chosen to  fight aliens by 
yet another hot guy.

Not a drop of training, and a weapon that she has no
idea how to use and...
BAM!!!!
She is fighting the Drau.
Her one goal,
KILL THEM BEFORE THEY KILL YOU!

My problems with this story are many.
Firstly, There is too much hopping back and forth between
the world of the game and the real world.
Couple this with the fact the the dualing love interests of Luka and Jackson
are in both words, 
and things are in a word 
confusing!

Then there are the "problems at home" that plague Miki.
She spends more time in the first part of the read trying
to make sure that her alcoholic father doesn't relapse and 
missing her dead mother,
than anything else.

Then there is the mysterious...
Well, not so mysterious death of Richelle.
Who died after her life points ran out in the game,
turning her wristband RED!
A major NO NO!

In short this is a book that tries to do too much too soon and 
ends up doing none of it well.
 








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