Blog Tour, review & giveaway: The Rift Uprising by Amy S. Foster

Posted 17 October, 2016 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | Blog Tour, Giveaway, Review | 1 Comment

Blog Tour, review & giveaway: The Rift Uprising by Amy S. FosterThe Rift Uprising on October 4, 2016
Genres: YA Science Fiction
Pages: 400 pages

Normal seventeen-year-old girls go to high school, binge watch TV shows all weekend, and flirt with everyone on the face of the Earth. But Ryn Whitaker is trying to save it.

Ryn is a Citadel. A soldier. A liar. Ryn and her fellow Citadels were specially chosen and trained to guard a Rift—one of fourteen unpredictable tears in the fabric of the universe that serve as doorways to alternate Earths. Unbeknownst to her family, Ryn leaves for school each day and then reports for duty as an elite, cybernetically-altered soldier who can run faster, jump farther, and fight better than a Navy SEAL—which comes in handy when she’s not sure if axe-wielding Vikings or any number of other terrified and often dangerous beings come through the Rift. A fine-tuned weapon, Ryn is a picture-perfect Citadel. But that’s all about to change.

When a young man named Ezra is pulled through the Rift, Ryn finds herself immediately drawn to him, despite her training. What starts as a physical attraction quickly grows deeper, and Ezra’s curiosity throws Ryn off balance when he starts questioning the Rifts, the mysterious organization that oversees them, and the Citadels themselves—questions that lead Ryn to wonder if the lies she’s been telling her family are just the surface of a much bigger lie told to her. As Ryn and Ezra desperately try to get to that truth, they discover that each revelation blurs the line between the villains and the heroes even more.

The idea of rifts and parallel universes has always been intriguing to me and I liked how this book used those particular scientific premises to create an intriguing story. I didn’t expect to fall totally into the world but I did. The characters and worldbuilding really worked well together to create a story that was hard to put down.

However, the instalove. Ah, instalove in YA. You’re as ubiquitous as the Dreaded Love Triangle and just as unwelcome. Instalust or instalike, I totally get. But instalove, especially when there really isn’t much chemistry between the characters, just seems like such a useless plot device to me. I could have done without the “romance” between the characters completely and just focused on the story itself.

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amy-s-foster-author-photo-headshotABOUT AMY S. FOSTER
Amy S. Foster is a celebrated songwriter, best known as Michael Bublé’s writing partner. You might recognize her work in his four hit singles, including “Home” and “Haven’t Met You Yet.” She has also collaborated with Destiny’s Child, Diana Krall, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban and a host of other artists. She is also the author of the novel When Autumn Leaves. When she’s not in a studio in Nashville, Amy lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. Amy is the daughter of singer B.J. Cook and the legendary music producer, David Foster. Fun fact about Amy: Her extended family tree includes Bella and Gigi Hadid, Sara and Erin Foster and Brody and Brandon Jenner, and Clay Aiken! The Rift Uprising, her YA debut, will be released on October 4, 2016.

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One Response to “Blog Tour, review & giveaway: The Rift Uprising by Amy S. Foster”

  1. I totally agree with you on the instalove in here. It was ridiculous, and I so could have done without it! But I also feel like it’s kind of vital for the whole Blood Lust thing, because how else could Ryn have gotten over it?
    Foster definitely needed to work more on that aspect of the storyline, because I thought they had zero chemistry. Great review! 🙂

    Mariah @ Vibin With Books