Read: June 2nd-3rd, 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Series: The Game, #3
Format: ARC, 368 pages
Source: From McNally Robinson in exchange for an honest review for their Two Thumbs Up program
Description from GoodReads:
Miki’s life is falling apart around her. Her dad and best friend are lying in the hospital. The Game is glitching, making missions more frequent and more deadly. And someone close to her is waiting for the right moment to betray her.
Miki feels like she’s hanging on by a thread and the only thing keeping her tethered is Jackson’s hand in hers. Yet telling him how much she needs him, how much she loves him, feels like the biggest challenge of all. And if Miki really wants the missions to end for everyone, she’ll have to let go and be ready to fight when the walls between the Game and reality come crashing down. Because if there’s one thing she’s learned, it’s that she’s got a whole lot left to lose.
You always have a choice.
I had won Rush, the first book in the series, in spring 2014. I didn't have a chance to read it until the September after, and I couldn't put it down. Immediately after, I RUShed (Pun intended), to the library to pick up Push, the second book in the series. Though I didn't enjoy Push as much as I did Rush, I was still looking forward to Crash.
Crash was a slow read for me, while I went through it like a breeze the story itself was going nowhere. The book constantly felt like I was being pulled back and fourth between "The Game" and a major occurrence that happened at the end of Push. That was basically the book for me, because Silver didn't even do anything with the two events so the storyline went no where.
The book introduced a bunch of new things that I felt were unnecessary to the plot, sort of like Silver didn't have an idea of where the storyline should go so she just threw something together. Not to mention how the series ending didn't end up making sense at all and could be seen as confusing.
The storyline may have not been for me, but Silver sure does have a nice writing style. I'm not sure if I would have finished the book if it was otherwise.
Rush had great potential for me, even when the rest of the series didn't, even though I didn't enjoy the series overall I'm still glad I read Rush.
You can find my review on McNally Robinson's Two Thumbs Up review page here.
"Depression is something I fight off. Happiness is something I fight for.
Recommend to People Who Enjoy:
Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Dystopian, Fantasy, Aliens, Video Games, Survival