Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tour + Giveaway: Adrenaline Rush by Cindy M. Hogan

Adrenaline Rush by Cindy M. Hogan
Publication date: October 2013
Genres: Suspense, Young Adult

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.

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Title: Adrenaline Rush
Author: Cindy M. Hogan
Series: N/A
Genre: Suspense, Young Adult

Misha, or really known as Christy, is an 18 year old spy for the Division. Her first real mission is to stop a kidnapping and prove to the Division that she is as good as they say she is. She needs to get herself kidnapped by posing as an adrenaline junkie high schooler and get information on the operation of the kidnapper before being extracted. However, how could she complete her mission when her own team, except Jeremy, her handler, doesn't believe in her?

This may be Christy's first big break but this could also be her last mission ever. She needs to save both adrenaline junkie groups whom may be the next target. However, would she be able to save herself first before saving her friends?

I fell in love with this book the very first time I read the first chapter. I didn't read the synopsis before reading and I was honestly surprised by the plot. I was expecting slice-of-life kind of genre again but it's not. I missed reading these kinds of story, where the main character is an innocent looking spy. This book seriously gave me life and I remembered what I'm missing out for reading too much paranormal books.

What makes this book so great is that it's young adult but it's not so naive, which is usually the case. I paused my young adult reading because of the naivety of most of them. This book is not that naive at all and the plot and ending is really good. At first, I got put out because of the clown-initiation part that was super weird. I thought this would be those books with super corny plots. However, I was wrong.

I think the only thing wrong in this book is the lack of planning for the assassination and escape which is a bit understandable considering the length of the book.

As for the characters, I think Christy is a bit too trusting for my taste. I mean anyone could be a spy for Sterling but she suddenly trusts everyone even Dakota, who is seriously suspicious. By the way, I love Christy's super photographic memory. I wish I have that skill so I don't need to study that much. Also, the background story is not present! What makes a book good is a good background story and Christy doesn't have one. *sniff* I really wanted to know more about Christy. (I just researched a bit on this book. I didn't know it has a series before Christy becomes a spy, the Watched series so I think that's where we're going to get the background story.)

There are some more stuff I wanna talk about, mostly the ending, but I can't do that because I'll spoil the book for you. My advice for you is.... Read the Book!

I wished the author made a series out of this.

PS: I would like to thank the author for giving me a copy of the book.

Rating: 5/5

About the Author:

Cindy M. Hogan graduated with a secondary education teaching degree and enjoys spending time with unpredictable teenagers. More than anything she loves the time she has with her own teenage daughters and wishes she could freeze them at this fun age. If she's not reading or writing, you'll find her snuggled up with the love of her life watching a great movie or planning their next party. She loves to bake, garden and be outdoors doing a myriad of activities.

Ebook copies of Confessions of a 16-Year-Old Virgin Lips(episodes1-5)
signed copies of Watched and Protected (Books 1 and 2 in the Watched trilogy)
Open: Internationally


  1. Yeah sometimes the naivety of YA characters make me want a break and delve into some adult books one in a while. I'm glad this one was not like that though it sounds like a super fun read! Great review, Kimberly!

  2. I'm setting up a blog tour for Cindy's next book. If you are interested in joining you can sign up here.