9 June, 2014

book review

Push (The Game #2) by Eve Silver

My Copy: ARC ePub eBook, 218 pages
Publication Date: June 10, 2014 (tomorrow!)
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Source: Publisher via Edelweiss
Genre: Paranormal | Science Fiction | Young Adult

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.

My Review

What you’re in for: Aliens. Battle scenes. Confusion, due to weak world building and lack of explanations for certain elements. Surprises. Heartache. Another ending, like the first book, that makes you want to read the next book. Romance.

Romance: I enjoyed the romance a bit more in this one than in Rush. I think the characters became a bit more developed in this one, so that might have something to do with it. I still don’t really like the characters all that well. Jackson is probably my favourite and I’d say he’s the most developed.

Confusion: Still quite a bit of confusion in this book. I still have a ton of unanswered questions about the world and about the game. The world building is very weak in this story and that sucks, especially with this kind of a world; it’s a unique world that the author came up with, but it needs more explaining in my opinion. I don’t think Eve Silver does a very good job of portraying what’s in her mind onto the reader. There are still several things I don’t understand.

Ending: A lot of shit goes down at the end and, again, we are left wondering what will come of it. Similar to the way the first book ended in that it makes you want to read the third book.

Should you read it? Ugh… I don’t know. I would say don’t read the first book, because then you won’t want to read this one. I am not a fan of this series. I hate not having things explained so that I can understand them properly. I don’t like finishing two books in a series and still having a bunch of questions about the world and the concept of the game. It’s frustrating and annoying. I am not a fan of the characters either. I don’t think any of them are developed as well as they should be. I don’t recommend starting this series. But, if you do, then I guess you might as well carry on with it like I am, considering the endings.

2.5 stars blue

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