I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Adrenaline Rush is an action-packed, mystery/suspense that lives up to the title. I've been looking forward to reading this novel since I read the blurb a couple months ago, and it was worth the wait. Imagine how happy I was to discover that main character Christy is in The Watched trilogy that details the events leading up to her role as an agent.
Eighteen year old Christy is an amazing person. I lament the fact that I haven't read The Watched trilogy because I'm sure it gives great insight into the formation of Christy's personality (though it's definitely not necessary to enjoy this book). To be a special agent sent on a dangerous assignment at such a young age is mind-blowing. Christy is strong, loyal, and extremely intelligent. I'm majorly jealous of her photographic memory. She has an amazing ability to don a persona like it's merely clothing. Not only that, but she forces herself into situations that make her uncomfortable for the sake of her mission.
Christy is charged with infiltrating a local group of adrenaline junkie teenagers. Someone has been kidnapping groups of teens, and they are never seen again. Before long Christy realizes there are actually two groups of adrenaline junkies in the town. When she shares her gut instinct, that the group she was sent to infiltrate may not be the right group, the senior agents tell her she's too young to follow her instincts. Fortunately, Christy has learned to trust her instincts, so she manages to infiltrate both groups.
I really enjoyed this novel. The action scenes are well-written, and the madman created by Ms. Hogan is as intriguing as he is repulsive. There were times that events made me a bit sick, but without spoilers, I really can't get into it. I just needed a short break to let the story sink in. I couldn't stay away for long, though, and I finished the book in just a few hours. There are graphic scenes of physical, as well as psychological torture that left my mind reeling. Once in a while the story lagged a bit, but it wasn't long before the action picked up again.
If you like a good suspense with an intriguing plot, a great female protagonist, and plenty of action, addAdrenaline Rush to your TBR list. I can't wait for some free time to read The Watched trilogy; I'm dying to learn all about Christy's adventures before Adrenaline Rush.