Saturday, 10 May 2014

ARC Review: PUSH (The Game #2) by Eve Silver

Push (The Game, #2)PUSH

Author: Eve Silver
Series: The Game
Pages: 352
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release date: 10th June 2014

Synopsis. (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.

Review: 4 ½ out of 5 stars

Contains possible spoilers from the first book

I loved the first book in this series, RUSH so I was super excited to read the sequel PUSH which really amped things up and left me on the edge of my seat throughout the book needing more. I really like the overall concept of this series and the dangerous world the author has created has left me anxious to read the next book.

In RUSH we find out the reasoning why Miki was bought in to the Game - a highs take real life game where humans are pulled from their normal life at any given time to fight against an alien species known as the Drau in order to protect earth and mankind but the rules seem to be constantly changing by the mysterious committee and the ability to stay alive is getting harder and harder.

Miki Jones is a fabulous heroine, things aren’t always easy for her and her emotions in PUSH were all over the place for very good reason and loyalties were questioned. Jackson is still as mysterious and gruff as ever but he opens himself up a little more in this book and shows his softer more protective side, especially when it came to Miki but I think he is still being quite cagey about what he knows.

Everything about PUSH was kicked up a notch – the action, danger, fear, mystery and the romance; I finished the book with more questions than answers which I hope will be cleared up in the next book, things are definitely getting exciting and I’m eager to see how it will all play out.

I love alternate reality situations and the premise for this series is incredibly unique with world-building that is fascinating and leaves you yearning for more. There was never a dull moment in PUSH, There are some amazing action scenes as well as plot twists and of course a great budding romance, the pacing was perfect for me and I have become really invested in all of the characters, secondary included.

PUSH is a great sequel with a wonderful blend of action, romance and suspense. The book is very well written, with a solid story-line and likeable characters. I love reading books that keep me guessing! Things are certainly getting more intense and complex. I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment, CRASH which has an anticipated 2015 release date.

Thank-you to Edelweiss and Katherine Tegen Books for providing me with a review copy of PUSH!


Eve SilverAbout the author:

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. Contact Eve through her website at

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Rush (The Game, #1) 


  1. I have Rush on my wishlist and I am so excited to hear how solid Push sounds from the characters to the suspense. Great review Sharon :)

    1. Thanks Kimba! I'm really enjoying this series, I just need more answers! ;)

  2. I only skimmed since I haven't read RUSH but everyone is loving the series so I know I have to read it.

    1. I hope you enjoy it Jennifer, I must admit as much as I enjoy it I still have so many questions which I thought would be answered in this book but nope, I just have more ;-) it keeps things interesting..

  3. I loved Rush and just about to start my e-arc of Push... and doubly excited now after reading this review.

    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

    1. I hope you enjoy it Aparjita :-) it has all the elements I find myself enjoying.

  4. Glad to hear such positive thoughts on Push! i finished Rush a few weeks ago and although i had issues with it i still majorly enjoyed it because it was just so entertaining! THANK GOD the sequel does nto disappoint! I was so worried!
    Great review Sharon :)

    1. I had a few issues with the first book as well, this was great Lily so I hope you enjoy it as well :-) my biggest gripe is the unanswered questions.

  5. Rush is another book that I got in the last couple of weeks, so I'm glad to see that book 2 is living up to the high standards that Rush set for it! I can't wait to read these for myself, Sharon!

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

    1. I can't wait to hear what you think Jessica! I am really enjoying the progress this series is making.

  6. This series didn't ring a bell until you mentioned Rush, I'm sure I saw that floating around. It's always good to know that a sequel doesn't suffer from being a middle book, I'll add these books to my tbr now ;)

    Mands @ The Bookish Manicurist

    1. I agree Mandee! this one didn't suffer from middle book syndrome thank goodness.

  7. This sounds great. Wonderful review. I am going to have to check this out.

    1. Thanks Ellen! I hope you get a chance to check it out :)


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