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  1. Beeg Panda Beeg Panda says:

    My most FAV book so far this year Which is weird for me cos I don t do paranormal Unless its all things JR Ward, of course Read this without spoilers Didn t know what I was getting myself into and I m glad I did Totally unexpected Nothing like I ve ever read before MY FAV EXCERPTS FROM MY NEW FAV BOOK RYDER His gray eyes were heated in the low lights of the bathroom but full of excited adrenaline from being on stage The ends of his hair were damp from being under the hot lights and curl My most FAV book so far this year Which is weird for me cos I don t do paranormal Unless its all things JR Ward, of course Read this without spoilers Didn t know what I was getting myself into and I m glad I did Totally unexpected Nothing like I ve ever read before MY FAV EXCERPTS FROM MY NEW FAV BOOK RYDER His gray eyes were heated in the low lights of the bathroom but full of excited adrenaline from being on stage The ends of his hair were damp from being under the hot lights and curled around his neck and over his ears, slick with sweat His shirt clung to his body, sticking to him from the performance He was full of feral energy his presence was completely intrusive and demanding His energy was infecting the room, reaching every molecule and atom around me, making the air bounce off the walls in excited frenzy.He was overwhelming RYDER, ABOUT IVY, THE HEROINE S TATTOO My soul is free, he whispered into the silence with the reverence the phrase was meant to hold My soul is free He repeated the words and my heart expanded at the incantation The words I had chosen so carefully held the deepest meaning of my existence I loved the way they sounded out loud, how they fell out of his lips and off his tongue with care HE S JUST HOLDING HER HAND I felt every small connection of his skin to mine, the pads of his fingers, his joints that bent to curve around my hand, the heel of his hand as it pressed into mine I closed my eyes against the sensation The feeling was so profound, so all consuming that it intensified until my fingertips tingled and my toes curled I closed my eyes and prayed this was all that Ryder was, just a rush of feeling, of sensation, that the only pull I felt to him was the rush THEIR CONNECTION All of a sudden the space between us was filled, brimming over with emotion and tension There had been some of that before the space between us had never been empty But now it was completely full, atoms and particles and molecules and whatever else occupied the space between zinged around in a wild frenzy, charged with the growing something that enveloped everything separating us HER LIFE My stomach erupted in nerves Not nerves like the butterflies Ryder gave me, unless these butterflies had strapped razor blades to their wings and were flying about with the sole intention of shredding me from the inside out until I bled to death THEY SAY SHE S NOT GOOD FOR HIM Fun fact, Ryder smirked at me Tanner blames that on your terrible influence Turns out your poison to a good boy like me Huh, imagine that, I sighed And what do you say to that I say it s less like poison andlike kryptonite His steady gaze held mine and my heart thumped in my chest, responding to his words, even if I wouldn t let any other part of me RYDER S RAGE He was a man possessed by rage and retribution Ryder s whole body tensed when he realized Taylor was the one that hurt me It was like he followed that bloodied fingertip up the length of his arm and to his face and put the entire night together in his head.And then Ryder snapped.He launched himself forward, onto Taylor and his fist connected with Taylor s face like a branch breaking off a huge tree during a lightning storm I heard the crunch of bones from even inside the car and then watched the splurt of blood soil Ryder s face, hands and chest My hand flew to my mouth and I gasped against the horror of the moment THE TITLE The way he played his guitar the way he drank his coffee the way he didn t bother with his hair, the way he laughed at me, the way his silver eyes cut to me from across a room and he could determine in once glance if I was alright or if I needed to be rescued, the way he protected me from everything, even myself but most of all the way he made me feel when we re together, when we re not together, hell the way he made me feel anything at all the butterflies and blushing the rush of it all Damn it I d fallen for the rush Firsts for me Never have I welcomed a hero who is slow to love his heroine like Ryder is What a relief he has a gf and I was fine ish with that I was ok with the long wait for the bottom line I m sure readers of Paranormal got it waaay before I did never been exposed to this Siren phenomenon before.I love the writing style Truly a gift I can t explain it so I m gonna paste some beautifully written quotes here I hear the YA voices but its not too simplistic or too heavy Powerful yet young and fresh A perfect balance I didn t want this book to end I wanted to bask in the intense scenes she depicted The emotions, the descriptions, the characters How does she create a hero who says so much without actually verbalizing his feelings Its entirely in the heroine s POV but I can feel his intensity and how he is drawn, unwillingly, to her, NOT because of who she is but because of a pull within himself and a bond between them that has NOTHING to do with what she is Maybe it helped that I read a chapter in his POV on the author s blog Either way, it kept me reading even when my body protested at its lack of sleep, even when I was nauseous with worry and hatred and disgust and wallowing in the bittersweetness.1 star short of 5 cos its too long its an installment read I prefer closure and a follow up in the form of a series not a cliffhanger with installments to follow There isn t enough together time for the H and h Although I get this, cos its probably a YA Paranormal read before its a Romance it needs some editing although it didn t distract from the impact of the story and it bothered me very much that SPOILER The h didn t contact the hero s family when he got in a helluva lotta trouble for defending her She has so many intense emotions and I needed her emotions to be concentrated on HIM and HIS wellbeing when she saw the enormity of the situation he found himself in, because he cares about her


  2. Sláinte Wanderlust Sláinte Wanderlust says:

    I tried to like this but it missed the trick on a lot of points I was frustrated quite a few times and consideredthan once stopping reading it I finished eventually but it dragged in I would not continue this series.


  3. Rachel Dissell Rachel Dissell says:

    Rachel Higginson s work never disappoints I basically bought this book site unseen , and blindly began reading knowing I would probably love it I have no regrets.At first, I thought the main character seemed conceited, and the hook of the story wasn t immediate for me I was afraid my preconceived notion that I would love the book may have been wrong However, I just had to give it a few chapters before I started to understand the character and for the story to begin to grow on me Don t let Rachel Higginson s work never disappoints I basically bought this book site unseen , and blindly began reading knowing I would probably love it I have no regrets.At first, I thought the main character seemed conceited, and the hook of the story wasn t immediate for me I was afraid my preconceived notion that I would love the book may have been wrong However, I just had to give it a few chapters before I started to understand the character and for the story to begin to grow on me Don t let the beginning discourage you from the story, it turns out so muchthan you would expect.Not having paid attention to the series name and only briefly skimming the blurb, I wasn t sure what I was reading I thought perhaps the author was trying to write in a different genre than what she typically has Possibly a YA fiction instead of a YA Paranormal Romance I was okay with that, but I think I was about a 1 4 of the way through the book before the paranormal aspect of the story started to sink in It was so subtle and unexpectedly refreshing to not be immediately or suddenly immersed in a paranormal universe or culture It was gently introduced and then subtly reinforced as the story developed The situation the main character wasMore unexpected was the romance aspect of the story As I mentioned, I thought perhaps I was reading a YA fiction in the beginning, then I decided it was a YA Paranormal, but ultimately determined it was YA Paranormal Romance The characters didn t inexplicably fall hard and fast in love, with seemingly little to no knowledge understanding of each other as with so many romance love stories out there The characters were developed, personalities and insecurities exposed, and they naturally attracted over the course of the story The love interests and intentions weren t clearly discernible up until the end You could see the main character falling, but you weren t sure if her interest would be returned It was delightfully enticing, and encouraged me to push forward to see how it played out The romantic development was beautiful and meaningful.I love the emotional life experiences the author puts her characters into They re always facing traumatic challenges that real people experience, but do not often speak about in mixed company, or unmixed company for that matter As a person who has had some traumatic life experiences, I love to read stories of characters who are sculpted by their experiences, but strive to overcome them They are both heartbreaking and uplifting.The length of the book was just enough to get to know the characters and the situation, and to build anticipation for the rest of the series The end was somewhat sudden, but not terribly climactic, so I m not sure if you could call it a cliff hanger For me, the conclusion came to a natural stop that left me comfortably optimistic for the next book.A well crafted and worthwhile read I look forward to the rest of the series


  4. Avy (Book Looney) ❄️ Avy (Book Looney) ❄️ says:

    Oh gawd where to start I have to admit I was really unsure starting this book I was so afraid that I would end up hating it, especially since I absolutely love Rachel Higginson s Star Crossed Series, but I kept reading and fell in love I have to admit, it was a little slow and confusing in the beginning But, once I went further into the book I started to understand the story and I just had to keep reading Th Siren was a tad darker than I m used to reading, but it really touched my heart and Oh gawd where to start I have to admit I was really unsure starting this book I was so afraid that I would end up hating it, especially since I absolutely love Rachel Higginson s Star Crossed Series, but I kept reading and fell in love I have to admit, it was a little slow and confusing in the beginning But, once I went further into the book I started to understand the story and I just had to keep reading Th Siren was a tad darker than I m used to reading, but it really touched my heart and as I began to discern the characters and get their stories, I loved the story Rachel Higginson did not disappoint, she is an amazing writer and I can t wait to finish The Fall and The Heart


  5. Shawna Wood (A Girl and Her Books) Shawna Wood (A Girl and Her Books) says:

    I had no idea what to expect when I started reading The Rush I went in completely blind and ended up reading my favorite book of 2017 to date Rachel Higginson s writing pulls you in from the very first page and keeps you captive till the very last page The Rush is from the POV of Ivy, a girl who hasn t meet a man she can t have However, Ivy is very broken and shattered young lady that seems to stem from a tragic incident that occurred last year All Ivy wants to do is make it through the nex I had no idea what to expect when I started reading The Rush I went in completely blind and ended up reading my favorite book of 2017 to date Rachel Higginson s writing pulls you in from the very first page and keeps you captive till the very last page The Rush is from the POV of Ivy, a girl who hasn t meet a man she can t have However, Ivy is very broken and shattered young lady that seems to stem from a tragic incident that occurred last year All Ivy wants to do is make it through the next two years, until she can escape her oppressive and abusive home life to finally live a life of freedom With Ivy telling the story you get only bits and pieces of the information The reader is left to it s imagination to figure out who is Ivy and what is going on with her And it makes perfect sense for the reader to be left in the dark for much of the book Ivy is a girl barley holding it together and is unable to tell her truth out of fear that it will destroy her Everything in her life changes when Ryder crashes into her life He is the first person to not be affected by Ivy s presence and it draws her in Ryder feels like the first real safe person in her life and a possible real friend Theshe spends time with Ryder, the wall she built to protect herself beings to crumble and Ivy starts to let the truth out As Ivy begins to free herself of her guilt, shame and fear, She begins to assert herself against those who wish to keep her caged Ryder is Ivy s rock The one person she can trust to unburden herself without fear of being used Ryder has no agenda for Ivy and has no desire to use her for his own personal gain He is just a guy who really sees Ivy for who she is and gives her a gift of unconditional love Ivy s journey is heartbreaking, terrifying and ultimately hopeful her siren song will pull you from page one and keep you mesmerized until the very last page, but her song will not destroy you but show you what true strength and sacrifice looks like


  6. Cat Cat says:

    I wish the 5 star rating said LOVED IT First of all, I really like this author Her style of writing is funny and fast paced, and I generally like all of her characters Then again, I ve only read the first four books in the Star Crossed series Anyhow, this book was all of the aforementioned things, thus the 5 stars.The book is much longer than I anticipated I kept checking my progress on the Kindle as I was reading, afraid the story would end Of course, it did end, and it ended at somewha I wish the 5 star rating said LOVED IT First of all, I really like this author Her style of writing is funny and fast paced, and I generally like all of her characters Then again, I ve only read the first four books in the Star Crossed series Anyhow, this book was all of the aforementioned things, thus the 5 stars.The book is much longer than I anticipated I kept checking my progress on the Kindle as I was reading, afraid the story would end Of course, it did end, and it ended at somewhat of a cliff hanger for me.ugh Honestly, it s not a cliff hanger, I just wanted the story to keep going and I m being dramatic.As for characters, I liked them I thought there was different sides of each of them, but unfortunately due to Ivy sconditionyou don t get to know many of the other characters well.There were only a few errors I think mostly relating to format.So, you get mythology come to life though evolved, for better or worse a girl fighting her fate and attempting to protect her little sister plus some good, old fashion falling for the guy you can t have that must be another common theme to this author s books


  7. Layla Layla says:

    I was really looking forward to this book I liked the Star Crossed Series Unfortunately, this book was extremely disappointing I forced myself to finish it because I had read the reviews and knew a little bit about where the author was going If I hadn t done that I would of thought this was a book about human trafficking She definitely waited too late in the book to reveal what was actually going on She also missed out on a major opportunity to explore the back story of how and why Ivy and I was really looking forward to this book I liked the Star Crossed Series Unfortunately, this book was extremely disappointing I forced myself to finish it because I had read the reviews and knew a little bit about where the author was going If I hadn t done that I would of thought this was a book about human trafficking She definitely waited too late in the book to reveal what was actually going on She also missed out on a major opportunity to explore the back story of how and why Ivy and the other sirens are trapped in this lifestyle Maybe that will come up in the second book, but I doubt that I will read it


  8. Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson says:

    THE RUSH is not my most favorites of Higginson s But it was good It is definitely a different take on Sirens Of course, I haven t read too many books about Sirens to compare it to And I think the only ones I have read were mainly about Mermaids So for a story solely about Sirens, I think it is different and unique And all in all this was a good read.My problem Gosh, it sounds so weird saying that because I have never had a problem before with her work per se, but with this one I did I di THE RUSH is not my most favorites of Higginson s But it was good It is definitely a different take on Sirens Of course, I haven t read too many books about Sirens to compare it to And I think the only ones I have read were mainly about Mermaids So for a story solely about Sirens, I think it is different and unique And all in all this was a good read.My problem Gosh, it sounds so weird saying that because I have never had a problem before with her work per se, but with this one I did I did however have problems with infuriating characters cough Kiran cough From another series of hers The whole book I felt like there was something I had overlooked from the beginning Like the answer to all life s problems was dangling before me at arm s reach and I couldn t quite grasp it I disliked that I had to go nearly the entire book before we were let in on Ivy s secret even though it was practically spelled out for us the whole time Sure hints were thrown out at us, but we didn t have all the info we needed, so it all came off as confusing I just couldn t enjoy the book like I had hoped to Waits for Rachel to wipe clean any evidence of our friendship I did however enjoy the charactersall of them From Ivy to Ryder to Chase to Phoenix Heck I even liked Nix to a certain extent He definitely added the creep factor to the story and made things very interesting But Ivy and Ryder were spectacular characters I loved how they interacted and my feelings were instant for them both I just adored themThis wasn t a kiss This was an epiphany My moment of clarity.My salvation. A good story that starts out rather slow but picks up speed half way in It is a book that keeps your interest and eager to find its secrets Secrets that are well worth the wait I am absolutely anticipating book 2 I have to know what becomes of Ivy Will she be able to find the freedom she so desperately seeks and escape the madness she calls life Guess we will just have to see


  9. Crissy Conner Crissy Conner says:

    First let me say this my first book by Rachel Higginson and it won t be my last I am not sure what I was expecting when I purchased this book, it was recommended by another author on Facebook that I love I have found that I rarely go wrong when purchasing from other author s referrals and this was no exception I am in love with this series I had no idea there was a somewhat supernatural twist which I am typically drawn to, the love story, the characters, the amazing writing and plot were tot First let me say this my first book by Rachel Higginson and it won t be my last I am not sure what I was expecting when I purchased this book, it was recommended by another author on Facebook that I love I have found that I rarely go wrong when purchasing from other author s referrals and this was no exception I am in love with this series I had no idea there was a somewhat supernatural twist which I am typically drawn to, the love story, the characters, the amazing writing and plot were totally different from anything I ve read I read well over 100 books a year and this has been moved into my top 5 favorite series Never have I read a book on Sirens, especially one that seemed so innocent and didn t want to be in the lifestyle she is caged into and can t escape Ivy is trying so hard to be different from how she was raised, she s trying to not hurt the boys but still follow the rules and deal with life until she turns 18 and can escape Then she meets that one guy that isn t drawn to her like the rest and that is the one she gets the butterflies for I can t even imagine how this series will unfold, but I will be reading to find out Thank you Rachel for writing an amazing book and I ll make sure to recommend to my friends as a Must Read for 2013


  10. Emma Emma says:

    This book was a freebie on my iPad so I grabbed it not really knowing what to expect from this book It had a beautiful cover and sounded like it could be interesting Someone please, be my Ryder Ah he s lovely.This book was so angsty worthy and I really felt for the horrid position that Ivy and her family were in Its such creepy sex slave controlled situation with a paranormal twist And ugh, that creepy godfathers of her jkjkdfjdf Everytime he was with her, I felt like he was gonna rape her This book was a freebie on my iPad so I grabbed it not really knowing what to expect from this book It had a beautiful cover and sounded like it could be interesting Someone please, be my Ryder Ah he s lovely.This book was so angsty worthy and I really felt for the horrid position that Ivy and her family were in Its such creepy sex slave controlled situation with a paranormal twist And ugh, that creepy godfathers of her jkjkdfjdf Everytime he was with her, I felt like he was gonna rape her As creepy as he was, he was very well written.What I really loved about this book is that the main love interest didn t just fall for our protagonist from the second his eyes met her They became friends and had a connection, chemistry grew and I love love love that so much It was just so muchrealistic than the eye sex instant soul mate that a lot of books get caught up in I can t wait for the second book, I was hoping it would already be out but apparently not I ll be happy to continue on with this series and I hope to havecute Ivy and Ryder moments in the next book Also, I m hoping that we getexplanation in the next book as to why it is that Ryder isn t caught up by her Siren ability like most are


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The Rush A life not her own A future already decidedEvery facet of Ivy Pierce s life is meticulously planned out and plotted Cynical and jaded by sixteen, Ivy s only hope is to escape the legacy she was born into She has a plan, a carefully thought out, feasible plan She just has to play by the rules until everything falls into place Unfortunately as predictable as her life can be, she never sees Ryder Sutton coming He tumbles into her life unimpressed and untouched by her and the life she lives He s an enigma to her A gorgeous, frustrating, sincere mystery and a complete phenomenon in the ugly world she lives in What blooms between them is a fiercely intense attraction that cannot be ignored Even though they would both be better off without each other Even if both their lives depend on staying apart

  • Kindle Edition
  • 370 pages
  • The Rush
  • Rachel Higginson
  • English
  • 06 September 2019

About the Author: Rachel Higginson

Rachel Higginson is the best selling author of The Five Stages of Falling in Love, Every Wrong Reason, Bet on Us and The Star Crossed Series.She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart Now she spends her days writing stories and raising five amazing kids.