Push by Eve SilverFriday, June 20, 2014
Title : Push
Author : Eve Silver
Genre : Sci-Fi
Published Date : June 10th 2014
Publisher : Katherine Tegen Books
Pages : 352
Source : Publisher, in exchange for a fair and honest review
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.
Push is the sequel Rush fans will be screaming for.
Okay, so, it's definitely official. I. Am. In. Love. With this series.
First of all, those cover were just too pretty to be resisted. And topped with such an unique concept of alien and battling on the there-but-not-quite-there dimension, and having it like a game? Total love for you here.
Unlike most of the second book out there, I think Push managed to be even better than the first one. While the first book explained more on the concept, and at some point might be boring, that's not the case with this one.
This book was definitely fast-paced, and it was packed with the right amount of tension at its every page. The concept, like I said earlier, was overall interesting. And it also flow between the two life our main character had flawlessly, highlighting the problem on her both life, while still managed to not be cluttered.
And throughout the story, Eve Silver managed to drop a hint here and there and pulled the finishing blow at the ending too, making us (or at least me) waiting and dying a little inside every day waiting for the next book.
The characters were also more developed here. Miki Jones and Jackson, our main characters, were more fleshed up here, and it's also lovely to feel like we know more about them inside out. What they were thinking, what they were worrying, etc etc. And the relationship between them OMG. The chemistry was soo there, and they were not that disgustingly happy-and-kissing-all-the-time kind of couple.
In the first book it's like, okay, I shipped you with a tiny-weenie lifeboat.
In this book? Let me shipped you with a battleship please and thank you.
The BFF's thing in this book also managed to shine, and it's not just that empty and meaningless tag of "Hey I got a girl friend, and we're totally best friend" kind of thing. Eve Silver managed to make us reader care about their friendship, and when they worry about each other, it's believably real and made us worry too.
Overall, I think Push was definitely an enjoyable read. Although it's not exactly a gold of a literature piece or whatever, it does have an uber-interesting concept, a strong romantic and friendship relationship, and a really intense and full of tension read from start to finish.
If you're a sucker for a light sci-fi novel, or just love to read something with a little war on it, definitely give this one a try.