I like stories with strong female characters. I love reading about a woman or a girl who is smart and capable, can hold her own, and isn’t afraid to stand up for herself and for others—think Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Elizabeth Bennet. I like these stories so well, in fact, that my Netflix account includes a category called “Movies with Strong Female Leads” in its recommendations section. Well, Netflix, I don’t know how you do it, but you have me pegged once again….
My love of the strong female character is certainly the reason why I enjoyed Rush by Eve Silver so much. In Rush, the female lead is seventeen-year-old Miki Jones. After she is run down by a truck in the street, Miki is pulled through space and time and awakes to find herself, fully healed, in an alternate reality and part of a mysterious game where she and her other teenaged team members are on a mission to eliminate alien creatures called the Drau. (What an original story!)
Miki is an impressive girl—she runs, eats well, is trained in martial arts, and has a sharp wit. Her discipline and drive are what I especially like about her character. Miki is powerful yet relatable, and she is a big part of why I will continue to follow Silver’s Game series (that, coupled with the huge cliffhanger at the end of Rush!). Miki is a wonderfully powerful female role model. After I polished off Rush I felt ready to take the world by storm!
Rush has unique plot and the writing and dialogue are engaging. It is a fabulous book for YA fans looking to read fast-paced science fiction with a touch of romance. Enjoy!
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