Review: The Rush (The Siren Series) by Rachel Higginson


A life not her own—A future already decided.Every 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.

This was an interesting read.  Ivy is the main character, and she is a siren.  I haven’t read many siren books, but I was pleased with this one.  Ivy is 16 years old and attends high school.  She is being groomed to be a professional siren, working for Nix.  Nix is older, and has his sites set on bringing Ivy into his personal collection.  Ivy’s mother is a siren as well, and is not a mother figure to Ivy at all.

Ivy meets Ryder, who is somehow immune to her curse.  Being a siren, the males around her cannot help wanting to be with her, and the females hate her.  It is a part of her curse, and she understands that.  She hates it, but understands it.  But Ryder is different.  He initially does not like her at all.

What follows is a story into Ivy’s life and what is to be expected of her.  It is a bit messed up at times, but still a very good book.  I thought the character development was done very well, and the plot was good.  There were no slow parts in this.  I’m excited to see what is next in the series.

I give this 4.5 out of 5.