Push (The Game Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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Push is the thrilling sequel to Rush in Eve Silver's series The Game, about teens pulled in and out of an alternate reality where battling aliens is more than a game—it's life and death.

Miki Jones can no longer live by her own rules. The mysterious Committee and the Game they pull her into has taken over her life. There are no answers, and when Miki is forced to make tough decisions, she begins to see the Committee in a new and even more ...

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Push (The Game Series #2)

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Overview

Push is the thrilling sequel to Rush in Eve Silver's series The Game, about teens pulled in and out of an alternate reality where battling aliens is more than a game—it's life and death.

Miki Jones can no longer live by her own rules. The mysterious Committee and the Game they pull her into has taken over her life. There are no answers, and when Miki is forced to make tough decisions, she begins to see the Committee in a new and even more dangerous light.

Eve Silver's novel is perfect for fans of The 5th Wave and offers science fiction and gaming fans romantic thrills at a breakneck pace. New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong says, "Smart and original, Rush is an action-packed ride with plenty of heart."

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Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times
“Readers will love watching Miki grow into herself. She continues to be the highlight of the series; she’s impossible not to like. The thrilling plot, mystery and especially the characters, work to create a novel that readers will once again breathlessly stay up all night to finish.”
VOYA, June 2014 (Vol. 37, No. 2) - Geri Diorio
There is a war called Drau going on between humans and aliens. Human teenagers are fighting this war for a mysterious “Committee.” The teens are pulled into an alternate universe where the fighting occurs. If they survive, they are dropped back into their lives with no loss of time—their friends and families none the wiser. Push picks up immediately where Rush (HarperCollins, 2013) left off, with high schooler Miki Jones arriving back in her body at a diner with friends, only some of whom know about her alternate life. Miki is now a team leader, acting as a military commander for a small squad, trying to survive and figure out where her love interest, Jackson, disappeared to. The action is nonstop, with feisty Miki grieving for her mother, trying to find Jackson, working to keep her team members alive, and trying to see the bigger picture of this interspecies war. The fighting, the deaths, and the politics with the Committee are all so large that when Miki returns to her regular life, doing homework and going to family meals seem so small. It is jarring to read about school and doing the dishes so soon after the characters have been running for their lives, shooting aliens with futuristic weapons. Both the love story and the war story are compelling and readers who read the book for one reason may find themselves enjoying the other almost without meaning to. The cliffhanger ending will have readers chomping at the bit for the next book in the series. Reviewer: Geri Diorio; Ages 11 to 18.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-04-09
Opening where Rush (2013) left off, this sequel sees Miki's virtual, gaming life and her real life dangerously merge.Miki and love interest Jackson both have a mix of alien and human DNA, and the inscrutable Committee intermittently pulls them without warning from their teen lives into a live-action, video game war against the alien Drau, who are bent on destroying humanity. Injury in the game can be agonizing, and death is final. Miki's existence is hard enough, as she struggles with grief over her mother's death and her father's alcoholism. The adrenaline ramps up when the Drau find a way to push through the virtual boundaries and enter real time, infiltrating a dance at Miki's high school and instigating a massive, calamitous battle. The lightning-quick shifts in reality are positively diabolical, as those she thought dead are discovered to be alive and those she thought on her side are revealed not to be. The story spends less time than did the predecessor in battle scenes with the gruesome Drau, exploring more deeply the growing relationship between Miki and Jackson. This episode ends on the edge, positioning readers for the leap into the next adventure.This second volume has up-to-the-minute appeal for gamers who like a byte of romance with their sci-fi. (Adventure/romance. 13-18)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062192189
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/10/2014
  • Series: Eve Silver's The Game Series , #2
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 89,939
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • File size: 808 KB

Meet the Author

Eve Silver lives with her gamer husband and sons, sometimes in Canada but often in worlds she dreams up. She loves kayaking and sunshine, dogs and desserts, and books, lots and lots of books. The Game is Eve's first series for teens. She also writes books for adults.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    Can someone lend this to me PLEASE?!?!?

    Ahhhh. I NEED to read it!!!! I absolutely loved Rush!!!

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  • Posted June 10, 2014

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Push by Eve

    ***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***




    Push by Eve Silver
    Book Two of The Game series
    Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
    Publication Date: June 10, 2014
    Rating: 4 stars
    Source: eARC sent by the publisher




    Summary (from Goodreads):




    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.




    What I Liked:




    ***THERE WILL BE SPOILERS FOR BOOK ONE. BUT NO SPOILERS FOR BOOK TWO***




    If you've been following me blog for a while, you'll know that last year, when I reviewed the first book, I basically screamed at everyone to read it because it was THAT FANTASTIC. Rush was easily one of my favorite books of 2013, and I was literally dying to read Push. The cliffhanger in book one broke my heart into a thousand pieces... but I knew for a fact that it couldn't last, that there must be more to it then we are lead to believe. Fast forward to now, and, well, now I need book three. Like, at this very moment.




    This book starts right where the last book ended - in which Luka and Miki respawn out of the Game. Miki is confused, hurt, and seriously panicked. Her friend Carly has no idea what is going on, but Luka and Miki manage to cover their - and Jackson's - tracks without Carly getting suspicious. But Miki is determined to find Jackson, especially since Carly remembers his existence. But a greater threat is at hand - the Drau may be close to breaking through to the human world, shells and full Drau.




    The first thing on everyone's mind is: what happened to Jackson?! Well, of course Eve Silver wouldn't kill him off. That would make zero sense, honestly. He's not just a love interest, he's a protagonist, and a really good Leader in the Game. So... if you're one of the fans that died a little when Rush ended, fear not! Jackson's fine. Sort of. He appears in this book, I promise. I hope no one's too upset about me saying that though. If that's a deciding factor for someone (whether or not Jackson is in this book), then I'd say keep reading, because he is NOT dead.




    A good portion of this book is concentrated on Miki's brokenness about Jackson's disappearance, and her resolve to find him. She and Luka don't know how or where to look, but they are determined to make sure he is found. Meanwhile, Miki must lead other missions with the team, much to her dismay. She misses Jackson's leadership skills, which he seemed to carry with ease. I miss him too, don't worry.




    The other part of this book deals with the Drau, especially since Jackson is back to help deal with them. Something eerie is going on, and the Committee doesn't exactly seem to be the helpful authority on things. Miki thinks she is going crazy when she starts seeing Jackson's sister in the Game, but she isn't - the Committee is telling her that she is seeing things. The Drau keep gaining the advantage. It seems like the teams can't win, no matter how hard any of them try.




    I really like the way that this book took the series (or is taking the series). It has become more about destroying the threat of the Drau, than just each mission. Survival for the world, not just survival of the Game. I was completely sucked into the plot, and I definitely want to know what comes next. This book almost read like a singular novel, except for the fact that it continues a story, and must keep being continued. There were no slumps or awkward pacing - yay!




    You already know I love Jackson. We see less of him overall in this book, but that's okay. He's still his wonderful, cranky self. Miki is still her controlled, kickbutt self. The supporting characters are pretty great, even if there are some that are a bit sketchy (on purpose). NO LOVE TRIANGLE, thank goodness. No new characters who might function as a leg of a love triangle. No weirdness. 




    I must say, I am quite pleased with this book! I think I liked Rush more than I liked Push, but that's not to say that I didn't enjoy this book. Rush took my breath away, and Push came pretty close to doing the same. I cannot wait to see how it all ends!




    What I Did Not Like:




    While I loved this book, I felt like it could have skipped altogether. You know when you read a trilogy and one of the books (usually it is the middle of the three) seems like a filler novel? I wouldn't go as far as to say that this is a filler novel. But if the author made book one slightly longer, and book three slightly longer, we wouldn't need this book at all. It's sad to say, because there are certain scenes in this book that I LOVE, but this book wasn't entirely necessary to read, to know what is going on. Really, it's more about hyping up the cliffhanger at the end of book one. Book one could have easily gone straight to book three. Not that I know the contents of book three.




    Would I Recommend It:




    Despite the previous section, I definitely think that anyone who read book one should read book two. And you most definitely should read book one of this series - Rush is one of my favorite YA books of all time!




    Rating:




    4 stars. What an amazing sequel! I cannot wait to see how it all ends. Must. Know. Now. Or as soon as possible. This is definitely going to be a favorite series, I can feel it!

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