Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Rush

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!


The Game #1
Eve Silver
Young Adult
Katherine Tegen Books
Releases June 11th

From Goodreads:

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.


This synopsis reminds me a little bit of the movie The Running Man, and I can't even explain to you how much I love that movie. It's terrible. It also makes me absurdly happy. I have a feeling this book will make me equally happy, but without the "this is so bad it's good" aspect of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film. Plus, let's face it, I was sold on this one at the mention of a "maddeningly attractive team leader". Yes, that's all it takes. I'm easy ;-)

38 comments:

  1. Haven't watched that movie before. I like the promise of romance, action, and science fiction, though I generally don't like it when the synopsis describes the romantic interest in any way (i.e. mysterious, enigmatic, mercurial, maddeningly attractive :P). Still, great choice, and this book is definitely on my most anticipated of 2013 list :).

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    1. Ooo you should watch it Christina. It's awesomely awful:)

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  2. I LOVE The Running Man! Oh, this is so going on my list.
    I won't be able to think of it any other way, now. I'm easy, too though I'm afraid of what the Drau really are.
    What if they are the only chance for the world to survive? I've got until June to worry about this, great!

    Love your pick!

    Heather

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    1. ME TOO! I know, I wasn't going to post this one since the release date was a ways off, but I just love the cover and the premise so I decided to torture everyone:)

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  3. I haven't seen that movie but I can't say that I'm very interested in the book. Sounds amazing :) Like you said "maddeningly attractive team leader" and I'm like where should I sign in? :D

    Here is our WOW

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    1. EXACTLY! Give me hot boy and I'm sold every time:)

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  4. Oh my gosh Jenny, before I read your comment, I was going to say the exact same thing The Running Man, was one of my all time favourite childhood films, I know when all us kids had nothing better to do we sat in front of a television and watched Arnold Schwarzenegger films! I hope that I end up loving this book too, I've set my hopes up now, especially with the mention of a maddeningly attractive team leader! Reminds me a bit of Four! Thanks for putting this on my radar! :)

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    1. YES! Great minds think alike Jasprit. I could go for watching The Running Man now - Arnold is just so enormous in his earlier movies. I can't help but stare. And he says like .3 words:)

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  5. I loved the Running Man! In fact, I watched it like two weeks ago. :) :)

    I love the cover of the book. It looks fantastic :)

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    1. YEAH FELICIA! I really want to watch it now:)

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  6. OOh nice! Haven't heard of this one or The Running Man I don't think. Sounds exciting!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. Glad I could put both on your radar Jessica!

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  7. First off, love the cover. Second, can we get this book now, please? And yay for a "game" off-planet against big ole aliens!

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    1. Right? It needs to be June. Just saying.

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  8. Ohh! This sounds good. It's new to me, so I'll be adding it to my TBR list. I love that cover as well....very eye-catching!

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    1. Yay! I love the WoW meme, I always find so many new books to want. Glad I can help you do the same:)

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  9. Katherine Tegen Books? So this book will be as good as Divergent! =D

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  10. WOW...this looks like an awesone find Jenny!Love the cover...reminds me of The Hunt and love the premise!

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  11. I agree - this one looks soooooo good! I can't wait to get my hands on it!

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  12. Oh WOW!!! This is the first time I've seen this book! That synopsis is so thrilling - it has me totally hooked! Must look out for this when it's released!

    Thanks so much for piquing my interest in it, Jenny <3

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  13. Very interesting! Let's hope it is a good one!

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  14. LOL Jenny, you aren't supposed to admit you are easy... or are you? *scratches head* :)

    I think I must read this one as well. I can now totally see that movie in the book. LOL

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  15. Ohh, this one sounds absolutely thrilling, Jenny! Game? Virtual reality? It sounds like Ready Player One, but even more exciting. I loved that book! This is a great pick, definitely adding to my tbr. And lol, if you're easy, I'm easy.

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  16. Lol terrible movies are the best

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  17. I haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds like such a captivating thriller. Plus, I just LOVE that cover! :) Thanks for sharing, Jenny!

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  18. Hah, well a "maddeningly attractive team leader" certainly does the trick for me too! ;) And although I've never heard of this book before, it sounds quite interesting. On my TBR list it goes. :) Awesome pick, Jenny!

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  19. ha..i was thinking Running Man too..awesome pick! My WoW

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  20. LOL. I confess... I too was sold on the maddeningly attractive team leader. I don't feel bad about this AT ALL. :-D

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  21. This actually makes me think of Ender's Game - but for girls. You know what I mean?

    I swoon for that cover! Gorgeous!

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  22. I haven't heard this book before but it looks like a good read. The blurb above certainly piqued my interest. Will add this one in my waiting list TBR. Thanks Jenny :)

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  23. Eeek! Aliens! Scary! I had nightmares about aliens as a kid. They scare me more than zombies.

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  24. Never heard of this one yet! It sounds great!

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  25. I have so many questions after reading the synopsis-what's going on in this book??? Can't wait to learn more.

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  26. This sounds awesome. Great pick!

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  27. Lol, sometimes all I need to know is there's a cute guy involved to add the book to my wishlist too :) This one sounds interesting and I'm waiting for it too; I hope the plot isn't too confusing though.

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  28. You can't go wrong with a "secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader." ;)

    Nice WOW choice!

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