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The Rift Uprising

(The Rift Uprising Trilogy #1)

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  797 ratings  ·  147 reviews
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 ax ...more
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Published October 4th 2016 by Harper Voyager
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Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*EDIT TO THE EDIT* so, this IS being sold and shelved as adult SF in stores,which means i DON'T have to rewrite the review and this is all proof that sometimes procrastination pays off! whe!

*EDIT* i am a lousy detective. this IS a YA title, which makes my review nothing more than the rantings of a lunatic. i'll rewrite it as soon as time allows, but for now, please enjoy it as an example of "me being wrong." for a million paragraphs.

People always say, "Oh, I have to get my hair done," or "I have
Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~
DNF @ 18%

God I really hate to write a DNF review for this!

It has potential. I feel the potential. But the fucking Insta-love UGH. I don't understand these weird YA/NA crossover type books, it's like:

"We are going to mix everything you hate about YA with a healthy dose of sex, enjoy."

*eye roll*

I am going to try and pick this back up at a later date but for now I just really cannot bring myself to give two shits about the plot. I'm bored.
Mogsy (MMOGC)
3 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

The first thing you should know about The Rift Uprising is that while it may be published under adult sci-fi and fantasy imprint Harper Voyager, it is patently, most assuredly, a Young Adult novel. Thinking there would be at least some crossover appeal, I did have to go through a brief adjustment period to alter my expectations, because I believe target audience matters. Indeed, once I donned my “YA reader” hat, I found th
Ryn was selected to become a special soldier to guard the Rift. At 17, she has already seen more than her share of bloodshed and yearns for something more than just killing the unruly the Rift crossers and escorting the passive ones into captivity for the rest of their lives.

When Ryn makes a special connection with an extremely intelligent young man, Ezra, that gets pulled through the the Rift , she makes a promises that she should never keep. She promises to see him again. She breaks into the s
Oct 07, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, kindle, soon
I just saw an advert for this that said:
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....

That's not a lot to live up to or anything.... =/
Lola-Marie Nevermore
I'm going to give this book 2.5 stars.

I really really liked the idea of The Rift, I liked the whole portal bringing aliens and people from other multiverses idea.
Citadels were another factor I really liked, I am a sucker for the classic genetically altered soldier, and I fell in love with the way the Citadels functioned.

Now for why I give this 2.5 stars...

The story was there, it had potential and that's what hurts. In the beginning the biggest problem I had was that I found Ryn just a bit annoyi
Cori Reed
While I did enjoy the story- it was fast paced and once in a while I do like a romance heavy story - there was nothing particularly original here, and I didn't enjoy some of the views of the main characters. I might continue the series, but it has one of my least favourite tropes at the end of the novel, so I'm going to let it simmer for a while. ...more
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Let me start by saying that the premise for this book is ultimately amazing. The world is a version of earth set in the future; however, a "tear" in the universe allows creatures and "humans" from other worlds to come into this version of earth. As a result, children are implanted with devices to become defenders of the rift. All I can say is that is the most amazing concept that I have heard of in a long while. I'm not a huge science fiction fan
May 05, 2016 added it
Shelves: dnf
This is a DNF for me. This is marketed as an adult/YA crossover but to me sits firmly in YA. The premise is fascinating but I was looking to get my geek on, not deal with a romance. I think for those looking for a light science fiction it would be enjoyable
Chandra Claypool (WhereTheReaderGrows)
No rating because I had to DNF it. The teen instalove with a want for a download so she can have sex just isn't working for me. ...more
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fc-own
**I received a finished copy for review and this was originally published on my blog, Avid Reader**


Characters: okay so main character was Ryn and can we pls discuss how 1) I imagined her as the Viner Lele Pons and 2) SHE'S FREAKING AWESOME like sure she has her flaws and she
Sep 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
I need to stop reading Teen novels that are also movies/TV shows, at least for a while... They're really not my cup of tea right now. This is probably pretty decent if you're looking for a book about a teen girl who's conflicted about punching things, and the boy she can't be with. Also, poorly-thought-out government conspiracy to force her to punch things and not be with boys. I just couldn't take her emotions seriously, and that's the main thing the book has going for it. ...more
Great start to the series! Claire Coffee is fabulous on audio. Just about the time I thought this was going to drop into Special Snowflake Syndrome, the main character insists that she's not "the one" and gets an apology. There's a hint of a love triangle that never really develops - but might, and it might be a rare case where it spices things up. I can't wait for the next book. ...more
Stars Above Jess
Feb 28, 2017 rated it liked it
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Mar 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
The insta-love in the first chapter is just too much for me. I don't think I've ever witness an MC loose so much self and brains so fast before, and we were only just getting to know her. DNF 14%. Cool premise, though. Too bad. ...more
Jun 09, 2017 rated it liked it
*Source* Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
*Rating* 3-3.5

*My Thoughts*

The Rift Uprising is the first installment in author Amy S. Foster's The Rift Uprising Trilogy. Set in a not too distant future, the story features 17-year old Ryn Whittaker. Ryn is the leader of Beta Team, a group of super-soldiers who have been trained since an early age to protect the world from invaders who show up through Rifts. Rifts are portals to an infinite number of other Earths. Rifts that manage to cobbl
Erin Arkin
Oct 15, 2016 rated it liked it
The Rift Uprising is the first book I’ve read by Amy Foster and when I read the summary, I was immediately interested. The focus is on a group of teenagers who were developed to be stronger and smarter so that they can help protect their world from whatever might come through the Rift, a portal that leads to alternate Earths and something they can’t close.

Ryn is the main character and she is also the leader of her group so when it is her team’s turn to be on the front line of the Rift the day th
Aug 02, 2016 rated it liked it
I received a free ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The premise of this book was pretty unique and intriguing to me. I used to be a physics major, so the multiverse theory has always intrigued me. The Rift is a result of experiments done by leading minds on Earth. However, the experiments went awry and a tear in the universe occurred that allows creatures and people from other parallel universes to enter our own. Citadels, which are children implanted with the kno
May 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
This book is probably the most annoying book I have read in a very very VERY long time. Let me break it down for you. Ryn is a teenager who was implanted with superpowers as a small child and at puberty was "activated" and turned into a soldier to defend a Rift that leads to parallel universes. Oh... and she can't have sex. That last part is essentially what THE ENTIRE BOOK REVOLVES AROUND. The need for this teenager and other teenagers like her to have SEX. She doesn't change the world or fight ...more
Jan 28, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Listened to this on audio book.

First of all- I love the cover!

So I was debating if I wanted to give this book 3 or 4 stars...
Since I listened to it I can`t judge it based on the writing, which is the most important part to me. But I did really enjoy it. The best part is the concept; it really made me think about the universe and infinity and evolution and philosophical questions. But I wanted even more! There was a bit too much insignificant back and forth nonsense going on. The characters ar
Dec 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
Recently I read "The Rift: Uprising," by Amy S. Foster. I am going to give this book a solid 3/5 stars. When I initially began reading the book I was intrigued and was excited to progress further within the novel. The premise of the Rift itself is fascinating taking into account the multiverse theory. Like an onion, the Rift isn't as simple as it may (or may not) seem and there are tons of hidden secrets revolving the Rift and ARC's many secrets.

With each page and with each layered that was unco
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: partner-read
Thank you to the publisher for the copy in exchange for my honest review.

There will always be books where you just didn't mesh well with them. Unfortunately, for RIFT UPRISING by Amy S. Foster, that was the case. I haven't DNF a book this year and I was determined to push through.

I'll keep this short - this book started off interesting and definitely had some great potential! It lost me at the insta-love between the characters. Why is this always such a popular thing? Then having sex be the main
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Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received in exchange for a honest review.

Ryn is a strong character and very strong willed. I liked how she began to think for herself and sought to find out the truth. She is beginning to question the leadership and what they did to her and her friends.

When does this occur?When one of the people who came through the rift isn’t what she thought. She goes on a journey of discovery. Of herself, her beliefs and the truth. And what she finds is truly disturbing but also riveting.

the story is great i
Sep 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, ya, audio-book, dystopian
This one was interesting. I hated how the kids were used, how their parents were told. I maybe would have been ok with it if the kids seemed happy, but Ryn wasn't. The way she talked about hiding so much from her family and the rest of the world really ate at her. It was worse as time went on when Ryn found out more. I liked that Ryn wanted to know more, that she wanted to fix things, that she wanted to have a normal life. Bringing in her crew and cluing them in was a good move, they seemed to s ...more
Apr 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I was hovering between 3-4 stars for this book and decided to settle on 3. It was fast-paced, quick to read, and very imaginative. However there were a few things I just couldn’t get over in my mind, hence the 3 stars. The first is that this is supposed to be a book marketed to adults not young adults so the insta-love does not get a pass from me like it does when I read young adult books. The other big thing is that Ezra, the love interest, is supposed to be from another version of earth. Yet, ...more
Dee Martin
Jun 09, 2018 rated it liked it
Not sure if it is my mood but the protagonist irritated me and it kept getting in the way. I will try the second book at a later date.
I’m going to rate this book based on three things, violence, sexual relationships, and a good plot. Violence on a scale of 1 to 10, I’d say 9. Sexual relationships, about a 7, although it was definitely zero in the beginning. Good plot, I’d say an 8, altogether I’d give the book 4.5 stars. So in this world it’s the year 2020, not far from us, and in this world scientists have been fucking around with dark matter. This results in 14 rifts opening on various parts on the planet. These rifts lead t ...more
Jennifer Reynolds
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen
Ok so I'm really not good at writing reviews... this book is like a mix between Divergent and Hunger Games. It kept me reading from the start... I have literally been sneaking reading this book at work because I couldn't put it down! The concepts are great! Love the idea of multi universes, different species and trying to figure out who the villains are in this book. I'm just really sad that I don't have a sequel that I can dive into already... for that matter the first book isn't even released! ...more
More than 3.5 stars, but not quite 4.

There were some bits not fleshed out enough ( I really wish there'd been more with Ryn's -the h- family, and I really wanted to get to know the secondary characters better....and I really wish this wasn't all from the heroines pov. I'd have loved getting Ezra's pov....what he goes through Is so distinctly different than what the heroine goes through, it feels like not getting his pov, means we're missing part of the story.

But for the most part this was an am
Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own, sci-fi
I hardly ever read sci-fi and when I do it's normally watered down so when I was sent a copy of The Rift Uprising for review I was skeptical at best. This seems to be targeted more towards Adult/Older Teens and man was it a great read! I'm seriously contemplating checking out more adult sci-fi if they are all as good as The Rift Uprising. Personally I though the twists were well done and the characters pretty likeable. I enjoyed the fact that the main character had to sneak around and leave her ...more
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