Adrenaline Rush (Christy #1) by Cindy M. Hogan


Genre: Young Adult, Adventure, Thriller, Suspense

Series: Christy #1
Publisher: O'neal Publishing
Genre: Young Adult, Adventure, Thriller, Suspense 
Release Date: October 2013
Pages: 360

Goodreads Summary

This is a break off series of the Watched series-Enjoy

A madman with a mission is kidnapping groups of thrill-seeking high school seniors across the country, and it’s up to Christy to stop him. 

To do so, she must take on a fearless alter ego and infiltrate a group of adrenaline junkies bent on pushing life to the limit. Death-defying stunts are only the beginning: two groups fit the profile, and Christy must discover the real target before it’s too late.

If she chooses the wrong group, more people will disappear. But choosing right puts her as the prime target—with no guarantee that she’ll get out alive.

Young Adults, teens and adults will love this exciting suspenseful adventure with a dash of romance. You won't want to put it down.

My Review

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

I rarely read spy novels but for some reason Adrenaline Rush caught my eye and I decided to read it and boy was that the best decision I ever made. Adrenaline Rush is about Christy a spy whose first mission is to get kidnapped in order to stop a madman from kidnapping adrenaline junkies and using them for his evil plans.

I had mixed feelings for Christy (or Misha her pseudo name on her mission) as a character because at times I would like her and other times I would just roll my eyes. What I mean by that is when Christy first infiltrated Madness (the group that is supposed to be kidnapped) the first thing she noticed about them was how attractive the guys were. Now don’t get me wrong  I was a teenager just like Christy and crushed on hot guys but you see Christy is on a mission to save these kids not fall for them. I forgave her for it of course since she’s only human and she does have other redeeming qualities. Plus I sort of felt sympathetic towards her because for her age (18 years old) she was seen to other agents as too young and inexperienced which she was but as her mission progressed I felt that she grew from an insecure girl to a strong and confident woman who at times still had doubts but still marched head on.

The romance in this story is there but for me it wasn’t much of a love story it was more like a means to an end. What that means is that although Christy does sort of fall for one of the guys in the Madness group named Dakota I felt like it was just well not that important. After all 2 weeks after they just met Dakota recites his undying love for her which is cute but just not for me. Plus Christy knows what she has to do she’s here to save him not fall in love with him which is another reason why I sort of liked her since she kept her priorities straight...most of the time. (Then again she was in love with Jeremy her handler so there's that.)

This was a first for me I actually enjoyed the plot more than I enjoyed the characters it was interesting to see how this madman’s evil plans would play out. I was pretty surprised by how he chose certain adrenaline junkies for his plan and how he went about it. I enjoyed his sick twisted games it took me on a roller coaster ride. I won’t say more since I don’t want to give it away.

For those of you who like spy novels, a bit of romance, an okay heroine and an amazing story line then by all means read this.

Rating: 3 stars

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