Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Review: Push by Eve Silver

Title: Push
Author: Eve Silver
Series: Book Two in The Game Series
Published By: Katherine Tegen Books (June 10, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Fantasy/Sci Fi
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
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.










Rush was a read that took me by surprise last year, a read that totally threw me for a loop with how much I loved it and how quickly I devoured it. I just couldn't get enough of the gaming world and crazy sci fi edge that the world Silver created bared.  For someone who like me, this totally isn't her thing, I was completely blown away with how much I loved this story and wanted more.

When Push came out I jumped at the chance to snatch it up and dive right back into the alternate reality and world that faced Miki. With the cliffhanger ending that was Rush, I was dying to know the what ifs and the meant to be-s.


I freaking loved this. It was everything I came to expect and love in Rush, amplified. The game more dangerous, the enemy more cunning, the Counsel more mysterious and frustrating and the stakes higher.


I don't even want to say too much because I don't want to give anything away but just know that this was so much..more. Silver upped the anti with this one. It I face paced, filled with action and there is never a dull moment. 

Secrets are told, friends turn enemy, bonds are formed, and danger lurks around every corner, even in the real world, even outside the game.

Miki is stronger and growing more confident in her abilities and in trusting others and letting them in and I loved every stinkin' minute of her growth. 

I never thought I would say this but I love the world Silver created, the premises, the beings, the unknown. This girl who never was a gamer, suddenly wants to be one and I love it. I love that the author gave me that excitement and love.

Way to go Silver. Can't wait for more! 




*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

38 comments:

  1. Yes, I agree! This sequel was so full of action and energy, and I just adore Miki. She's strong and determined and everything else I admire in a heroine. I also love how she never lets pride get in her way.

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    1. Yes! I am so glad you love her too Maja, this series is fantastic!

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  2. I haven't read Rush, but this series sounds pretty cool! I'd like to give it a try!

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    1. You should, it is pretty awesome. I love how different it is.

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  3. Ahhhh! I can't wait to read this series Ali! I've been holding off on Rush because I heard there was a whopper of a cliffhanger at the end, but now that Push is almost here I feel like I can finally get to it. Glad this book didn't suffer from any second book issue and instead raised the bar from book one!

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    1. it is a great series but this one has a cliffhanger as well! Not as bad as the first one did but it does have one. Makes me excited for book three though so it is a good one. ;)

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  4. Ooo those cliffhangers..but this sounds fantastic and I love your excitement for the series.

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  5. I got the first book ages ago, I think. I kinda forgot about it so you got me excited again!

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    1. Don't forget about it! Read it Candace, I think you will really like it too.

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  6. Rush is on my TBR list, can't wait to read it and get started with this series :)

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  7. Push sounds like a great secondary book (YAY) and I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. I was excited for Rush last year but, never got to it. I'm excited for this series, and can't wait to get to it! :)

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    1. I hope you can get to it soon, it is so worth it!

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  8. If you an Maja both love this series, I really need to get after it!

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  9. I love when a book surprises you and you love it more than you thought you would. That's great the second book is just as great and even more exciting!

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    1. I really do love it when that happens. :)

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  10. Awesome!!!! I can't wait to read!

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  11. Oh it sounds nice, I'm glad you had such a great time with it. I'm surprised because I don't think I saw it around before. Thanks for introducing me to this one!

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    1. Glad I could introduce you to it, it is fabulous, I hope you are able to try it. :)

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  12. Oooh, now I'm way excited to read this one. I have this one from Edelweiss not too long ago. I liked Rush but didn't really, you know, loved it as much as you did but I am still interested enough to know what happens next. I'm happy to know the sequel doesn't disappoint at all! Just hope Jackson wouldn't be much of a jackass this time around ;)

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

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    1. I hope you end up liking it more, I know I liked the characters more. ;)

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  13. I never got around to reading Rush. -sigh-

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  14. Great review! I need to check out the first one. It certainly sounds like a great series!

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    1. It really is a fun one, very action packed with just enough romance.

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  15. I am dying. Dying to read this book! I remember reading Rush last year and quickly got in touch with the author just to tell her how wonderful it was. I'm so jealous you got to read it already!

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    1. That is awesome that you talked to the author! This is (or at least was) on Edelweiss! You might still be able to grab it.

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  16. ha, as a gamer I think I really really need to read this one!

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  17. This sounds really good. Great review!!

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  18. I thought this was a great sequel, too! I couldn't put it down, and this series is definitely one of my all time favorites. I'm also extremely excited for the next book :)

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    1. YAY! So glad to read about another fan of this series, we need more of them because it really is unique and fun.

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