I received this book for free from Macmillian Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Rising by Heather Graham, Jon Land
Length: 12 hours and 1 minute
Genres: YA, Science Fiction
Published by Tor Books on January 17th 2017
Source: Macmillian Audio
Narrator: Luke Daniels
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Also by this author: Waking the Dead, Phantom Evil, Heart of Evil, Sacred Evil (Krewe of Hunters, #3), The Evil Inside (Krewe of Hunters #4), The Uninvited, The Night Is Forever
From acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists Heather Graham and Jon Land comes a story of action, mystery, and the endurance of young love.
Twenty-four hours. That's all it takes for the lives of two young people to be changed forever.
Alex Chin has the world on a plate. A football hero and homecoming king with plenty of scholarship offers, his future looks bright. His tutor, Samantha Dixon, is preparing to graduate high school at the top of her class. She plans to turn her NASA internship into a career. When a football accident lands Alex in the hospital, his world is turned upside down. His doctor is murdered. Then, his parents. Death seems to follow him wherever he goes, and now it's after him.
Alex flees. He tells Samantha not to follow, but she became involved the moment she walked through his door and found Mr. and Mrs. Chin as they lay dying in their home. She cannot abandon the young man she loves. The two race desperately to stay ahead of Alex's attackers long enough to figure out why they are hunting him in the first place. The answer lies with a secret buried deep in his past, a secret his parents died to protect. Alex always knew he was adopted, but he never knew the real reason his birth parents abandoned him. He never knew where he truly came from. Until now.
Here is what I thought
Though I have never read anything from Jon Land, I am a huge Heather Graham fan, so I was so excited to get to review this audio!! Not a huge sci-fi fan but it was light enough that It didn’t get to bogged down in tech stuff.
Alex thought he was just an ordinary teenager football player until he had an accident on the field that changed his whole life. Sam, was his tutor and had a major crush on him, and she got thrown into the chaos after finding Alex’s parents dead and some strange people after them.
These two are trying to survive and figure out what they want with Alex. Along the way they meet Raiff, who is Alex’s guardian and only ally. Alex has something that the Ash man wants but he hasn’t a clue what it is. Then of course, you have the other bad guy who is a human hell bent on killing everyone like Alex and is after Alex and has his band of Military types at his disposal.
It’s not something I am used to coming from Heather Graham, but at the same time, I enjoyed it. The ending came a little abruptly and the way it ended I am thinking there is going to be a sequel though I haven’t seen anything mentioning it.
Recommend if you like
YA novels, Science Fiction, stories involving being on the run from baddies while trying to figure out what the heck is going on. 🙂
Luke Daniel does an awesome job and was probably the reason I enjoyed this story so much. He is amazing and I think he could make a telephone book sound interesting…lol.
Audio Rating: 5