Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Genre: Young Adult Fiction - Dystopia/Sci-Fi
Sci-fi fans, The Rift Uprising is for you. The world-building premise itself is interesting enough with the whole space-time continuum thingy going on here. Though I don't think it fully developed enough to give true sci-fi fans the satisfaction as the classics, yet, it does wet the appetite and perhaps create a following for this semi-young adult, semi-adult mix genre. I did enjoy what the author have built when it came to the world of the Citadels and The Rift. The plot itself moved along steadily with increase in momentum until the end, which was anti-climatic to me. I guess, as the first book of a trilogy, I expected a turning point, or something to grasp your attention and desire to move onto the next. Yes, the premise have me already wanting to go to book 2, but is it a full-on anticipation that leads me to stalk the author's social media for the next release date? No.
There's a lot to learn here for Ryn and for others, and what happens to her does entice me to go further. I'm just unsure about the romance part. It's somewhat unbelievable, but I guess that's what sci-fi is. It's unbelievable, but totally works. In all, if you go in understanding that this is a mix-genre novel with lots of potential to be great as a trilogy and not just simply book 1 of said trilogy, I think the intrigue will ramp itself up to a manic love.
For my clean readers, there are definitely sexual innuendos in this novel.
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