Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (57): The Rift Uprising

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to highlight upcoming releases we're excited about.

This week, I'm waiting on...

The Rift Uprising (The Rift Uprising Trilogy #1)
Title: The Rift Uprising
Author: Amy Foster
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages: 368
Release Date: October 4, 2016

The first book in the fast-paced action-adventure, The Rift Uprising trilogy—an enthralling mix of speculative fiction and military thriller—in which a young soldier comes to question the monsters she’s trained to fight against . . . and the monsters she fights for

Seventeen-year-old Ryn Whittaker is a Citadel: an elite, enhanced soldier specially chosen to guard a Rift, a mysterious and dangerous portal to alternate Earths scientists cannot control or close. Trained from the age of fourteen, Ryn can run faster, jump farther, and fight better than a Navy SEAL—which is good when you’re not sure if a laser-wielding Neanderthal or an axe-wielding Viking is trying to make it through the Rift and into her world.

But the teenager’s military conditioning and education have not prepared her for the boy who crosses through—a confused young man, seemingly lost and alone. Because while there’s an immediate physical attraction, it’s his intelligence and curiosity that throws Ryn off balance. The stranger asks disturbing questions about the Rift that Ryn herself has never considered—questions that lead her to wonder if everything about her life and what she’s been told these past six years has been a lie. Are the Rifts as dangerous as her leaders say? Should her people really try to close them . . . or learn how to travel through them?

So I love me a good dystopian.  I've seen some complaints about this being YA marketed as adult but... I mean who cares?  It's obviously YA by the synopsis, so if you couldn't figure that out and picked it up not liking YA, I don't feel bad for you lol

This is the second of my ALA arcs that I'm using for my WoW post.  Looking for less hyped books!


  1. I definitely haven't heard of this one before so I'm glad you're spotlighting it. I've sort of faded away from the dystopian genre, but I look forward to seeing what you think of it.

  2. I always like rifts and gates between worlds so that alone has me interested. Sounds like might be good!

  3. I haven't heard of this! I hope you like it :)

    My WoW:

  4. Ohh great pick! I also haven't heard about this one either it really looks and sounds absolutely fantastic! Here is my WOW pick for this week.