The Rift Uprising

The Rift Uprising

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An alternate reality that feels all-too-real, The Rift Uprising is the explosive start to a new trilogy that combines the fast paced action of Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games, the lyrical tone of Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone, and the emotional stakes of Pierce Brown's Red Rising from acclaimed lyricist and storyteller Amy S. Foster. 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 scared 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

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 30mm | 544g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062443127
  • 9780062443120
  • 1,280,508

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In this first book in The Rift Uprising trilogy--a fast-paced action-adventure and an enthralling mix of speculative fiction and military thriller--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 The Rift, a mysterious and dangerous portal to alternate Earths that 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 ax-wielding Viking is trying to make it through The Rift and into your world. But Ryn's military conditioning and education have not prepared her for a boy who crosses through--a confused young man, seemingly lost and alone. Though there's an immediate physical attraction, it's his intelligence and curiosity that throw 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 for so many years have been lies. Are Rifts as dangerous as her leaders say? Should her people really try to close them . . . or learn how to travel through them?show more

Review quote

"The first book in Foster's The Rift Uprising series is a fun, fast-paced outing that hits the ground running with brilliant worldbuilding and a fiercely protective heroine."--RT Book Reviews (4 stars)show more

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240 ratings
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3 35% (85)
2 14% (33)
1 5% (12)
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