Saturday, December 12, 2015

Book Review: Push (The Game #2) by Eve Silver

Title: Push (The Game #2)
Author: Eve Silver
Publication Details: June 10th 2014 by Katherine Tegen Books
Copy: eBook (ePub format)

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.



After a very long time, I finally managed to read Push, the second book from The Game trilogy. :)

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Plot
Since Rush (the first book) ended with a cliffhanger, I was quite eager to know how things will go. My memory of the first book is a bit rusty. Good thing though, I enjoyed reading Push even though it's been more than a year since I read Rush.

Plot-wise, Push is more action-packed and fast-paced. I liked how the events blend in together, creating a gripping story. No dragging part unlike in the first book. And there are more information about the Game and the Committee, thus I was able to get into the story further.

I also liked how the story equally focuses on the reality part, the life of the characters outside the Game. It helped Miki, the main character, with her development and in setting her stand in the two worlds she's living in.

What put me off a teeny bit were the cliche parts. The first book was a refreshing read but this one turned out to be predictable, especially the revelation in the end. But other than that, Push is an entertaining read.

Characters
Miki is more put together in Push. She still has struggles but I liked how she fights not only for herself but also for the people she loves. Her relationships with the secondary characters are given more emphasis in the book. I also liked how, despite being in the Game for quite a while, Miki's character development is not too sudden. These made Miki more relatable and her story line believable.

As for the other characters, I couldn't remember them well from the first book (Haha!) but I still liked all of them nevertheless.

Writing
The writing style of the author is okay. I liked how I enjoyed Rush and how easy it was to get back to the flow of things despite reading the first book more than a year ago.

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Overall, Rush is a good read. And I'm definitely looking forward to reading the third book, Crash.



PS: My review of Rush is here. :)



National bestselling author Eve Silver has been praised for her “edgy, steamy, action-packed” books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. Her work has garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Quill and Quire, two RT Book Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Awards, Library Journal’s Best Genre Fiction Award, and she was nominated for the Romance Writers of America® RITA® Award. The first book in Eve’s new teen series, THE GAME: RUSH, is available now. Watch for PUSH, coming from Katherine Tegen Books, June 2014.


Eve lives with her husband, two sons, an energetic Airedale terrier and an exuberant border collie/shepherd. (Source: Goodreads)



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