Author: Eve Silver
Genre: Science Fiction
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: June 10th 2014
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It’s either break the rules or die. Miki Jones lives her life by her own strict set of rules, to keep control, to keep the gray fog of grief at bay. Then she’s pulled into the Game, where she—and her team—will die unless she follows a new set of rules: those set by the mysterious Committee. But rules don’t mean answers, and without answers, it’s hard to trust. People are dying. The rules are unraveling. And Miki knows she’s being watched, uncertain if it’s the Drau or someone—something—else. Forced to make impossible choices and battling to save those she loves, Miki begins to see the Committee in a glaring new light. And then the Game crosses a new boundary, pushes harder into Miki’s and her friends’ lives, and there’s nothing in the rules that can save them now.
*This review contains spoilers of Rush book #1 in The Game series*
I haven't fallen completely in love with a series in a long time, The Game trilogy is easily becoming a love of mine. Eve has taken me on a wild ride of adventure and romance, leaving me on the edge of my seat wanting/needing more.
Push picks up right were Rush leaves off. Miki is back in the real world, only Jackson didn't come back with her. He couldn't have died in the "Game" because Carly remembers him. Miki is in a panic, leaving Carly confused to what is happening, and Luka scrambling to create a cover story for why Jackson just suddenly disappeared. Miki refuses to give up on Jackson, knowing that he is out there somewhere. Jackson isn't the only problem now, the Drau are breaking into Miki's reality, putting everyone at risk.
Push was fast and action packed at the start and the end. The middle dragged at parts. Besides the Drau, Push focused on Jackson and Miki's relationship, and Miki's relationship with Carly and her other friends. More time is spent in their reality then the "Game" versus how they spent more time in the "Game" in Rush. Considering that I found parts slow, they were still entertaining.
I love Miki's and Carly's relationship. Even when they fight they we unable to stay mad at each other for long. The whole Beta Fish part? I found that priceless. It was something that wasn't essential to the story but necessary to see as part of Miki's characterization. It was also interesting to see Miki's struggle with her Dad's drinking. Whether to push him towards AA meetings or letting him realize he has a problem on his own.
I love Miki and Jackson's relationship. I love Jackson. A decent portion of Push focused on their relationship. I enjoyed seeing how Jackson views himself, where in reality he is the exact opposite. For example his dedication to Miki, and to keeping her safe even though he is always saying that it is every man for himself in the "Game."
Eve must of a thing for cliffhangers. First Rush now Push?! This one is a little more killer too, you found out something HUGE and then BOOM! The story is over. This is a series that I would have been better off reading once Crash (Book #3) comes out. I wouldn't have to suffer for months on ends. Overall I really loved Push! Crash can't come soon enough.
Check out my review for book 1 in The Game trilogy!
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