REVIEW: Rising by Jessica Ruben

REVIEW: Rising by Jessica Ruben

So my TBR is so out of control I’ll be dead before I get through it all. It’s just one of those impossible tasks. I try to keep a schedule but every once in awhile a book will catch my attention and I’ll read it as soon as humanely possible. Rising was one of those books. I started seeing the buzz about it and it peeked my interest. Well let me just say HOLY SHIT, this is a debut !!! GTFO !!!! Hooked, obsessed, engaged, and desperate for more. This book just grabbed a hold of me. Now this is a slow burn book and the intensity builds and builds with this storyline so much so that I could feel myself getting worked up as I continued to read. I almost feel as if I devoured this too fast because I was just so greedy for more immediately. I’ll be rereading this the first opportunity I get to because I don’t want to let go yet of this. It’s gonna be one of those books that I can feel myself living in for awhile especially since there is more to come. Damn !!!!! What a debut !!! With an intense storyline and characters that you become desperate for more of Rising is a fantastic read. Seriously I’m still sitting here thinking. This is her debut !!!! Na uh !!! No freaking way !!! She’s lying !!!

As the bus approaches my stop on the Lower East Side, I raise the hood of my black sweatshirt. Anonymity is key in my neighborhood—particularly as a lone female walking at night.