[eARC Review] Push by Eve SilverWednesday, June 11, 2014
Author: Eve Silver
Series: The Game #2
Genre: YA Science Fiction, Adventure
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Release Date: June 10th 2014
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Source: eARC provided from publisher via edelweiss in exchange for an honest review
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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.
Push is the sequel Rush fans will be screaming for.
Reading a sequel can go one of two ways. It can go horribly wrong, where you cannot remember anything that happened in book 1 and therefore are lost completely because the author doesn't fully recap enough, or you remember some parts of the first book and the authors fills in the rest. Sadly I have read meany sequels that land in the first category, and let me tell you that it can be a very hard reading experience. But I am so happy to say that when I read Push, the sequel to Rush, Eve Silver thrust me back into her world and helped me figure out the parts that I had forgotten. And after I was caught up, man dis this book keep me gripped to the edge of my seat.
Before I get into specifics, I just have to get this out of my system. I LOVED Jackson in this book, well I loved him in Rush as well but he was more mysterious and a little more douchey in the first book. In Push I really think we get to see a different side of him, especially when he is with Miki, I found his character to have the most growth out of everyone. I still loved that he had that mysterious quality to him, he still kept secrets and he was still extremely honest no matter what, which is a characteristic that I adored in him in Rush.
Miki Jones was her usual self in Push. she was strong headed and yet emotionally tied to Jackson. I really wish we could have seen her at home a little bit more because I think I liked that in the first book, but there really wasn't much in Push. I liked that she still had her best friends and her relationship changed a lot from the first to the second book. The one issue I had character wise was some of the secondary characters, I wanted more of them. We know that they all have secrets I just wish we could have seen some sooner.
The action was not as all-encompassing as it was n the first book but I kind of liked that about this book, We got to see Miki and Jackson find out who they are together and if they actually work as a couple. We got to see more of the Committee which was interesting and added a very nice mystery element ot the book. And the final fight scene was great, I really loved that it pushed (no pun intended) the boundaries of Miki's reality and forced her to make some decisions that were not meant to be made by a teenage girl.
Although I am not one for cliffhanger, this one was a small one. There were some reveals and such but ultimately this ending was nowhere near was torturous as the ending of Rush, believe me! None the less I am super excited for this series, it is a mixture of sci-fi and action-adventure and great for gamers. I seriously cannot wait to get to the third book to find out what happens to these characters!