*REVIEW* The Rules
1. Never trust anyone.
2. Remember they are always searching.
3. Don’t get involved.
4. Keep your head down.
5. Don’t fall in love.
Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans in a small Wisconsin town, to hide in plain sight at her high school from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”
But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules...
The Rules was an unexpected treat! I had lukewarm feelings going into the book but BOY was I wrong! This book snagged my attention from the very first page and those feelings have lasted long after I put the book down for the last time.
The Rules introduces us to Ariane, a hybrid alien/human teenage girl who escaped GTX, the genetics lab, where she was created with the help of her adoptive father, head of security of GTX. Ariane's entire life has been focused on rules to keep her safe and off the radar of GTX. Ariane has done a great job of flying low, remaining invisible, and avoiding attachment to any of her human peers. The only exception she has made is her friend, Jenna. When Jenna becomes the target of the meanest girl in school, Rachel, Ariane loses control and starts to experience powers that she thought were lost to her forever...
Enter Zane: Super popular hunk who is also over Rachel's cruel games. Zane and Ariane team up to try to take Rachel down once and for all. What Ariane could never have predicted was the real connection that would form between them. Pretend becomes real very quickly and Ariane begins to break every rule she has ever followed. When things take a very ugly turn, will Ariane's powers go out of her control? Will GTX finally catch up to her? Shocking betrayal, high school drama, and life and death decisions await readers in this fantastic world created by Stacey Kade.
The Rules was really, really good. Ariane is a fighter! I adore her. Her creation and younger years were AWFUL, yet she remains hopeful and determined and that's just so inspiring! And she's FEISTY, love that in a main character. And Zane? Awhhhhh. What a sweetheart! If anyone can look past some alien DNA, it would be him.
This book really has it all though... I laughed at times, I got emotional, I got ANGRY! Haha. I love it when books make me experience all different types of emotions. This is one book that will reel you in and keep you hooked all the way until the end. The only thing that makes me sad right now is how long I'm going to have to wait for the sequel!! Seriously... add this to your TBR pile now. You can thank me later. Enjoy! *XOXO*
Expected publication date: April 23, 2013 by Disney-Hyperion