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(The Game #2)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  2,144 ratings  ·  221 reviews
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
Hardcover, First Edition, 341 pages
Published June 10th 2014 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Oct 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Give me more PUSH! This was a great sequel that delved deeper into the emotional battle that rages inside Miki, giving us some much needed down time between all the battles. More clues were spread around about the purpose of The Game and its creators, but the whole thing is still just as murky as before. I loved going back into this fantastical world full of high stakes, and I cannot wait for the third installment to hit the shelves.

Miki is devastated. Jackson died in her place. He had betrayed
Oct 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I LOVED RUSH! I can't wait for push! The titles are weird but whatever ;)


I'm currently reading Push and man is it amazing so far, a certain someone (sorry not spoiling) is super amazing and another certain someone is being aggravating yet lovable, I mean how? I don't know but this book has a lot of twists and I'm not even half way through yet!
Danielle (Love at First Page)
The Game trilogy by Eve Silver is the perfect type to binge read. We are given a fascinating concept, a fast and perfectly paced plot, a swoony new book boyfriend, and a romance that made my heart race. I didn't really know what to expect going into this series - except that it's completely triangle free - but Eve Silver definitely has a new fan. I read these books so quickly, dying to know what would happen next and to spend more time with Miki and Jackson.

Read my full series review here!
J. Greene
Jan 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The game is deadlier, the enemy more ruthless, and the characters are just as helpless to it all as they were before. Miki and Jackson continue to fight the ruthless and eerily silver eyed Drau, alongside Luka, and their fluctuating team.

Push definitely has heart-pounding qualities and just enough romance to whet the appetite, although a little more, Miki and Jackson moments would have been great. Their relationship is being put to the test double time in book two, and now heading into book thre
Sep 05, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: sci-fi
Push, the sequel to the meh-mazing novel Rush, is about the same thing as the first novel. So, why did I even bother with this novel, you ask? 1) I'm a big-time sucker for 2-for-1 deals (I bought it as a set with book #1, 2) I'm a glutton for punishment? and 3) I'm also a big-time sucker for cliff hanger endings, which is exactly how Rush leaves off.

Despite the teen-aged, world-saving team of Miki Jones and Co, the alien threat continues to worsen in Push. But at least her romantic life has kic
Nov 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this sequel, the characters and the romance are just great.
What kind of ending was that? Omgggggggg how long do I have to wait for the 3rd book??? The author is slowly killing me.
This was a fantastic sequel to the first book! 5 stars all the way. Highly recommended to everyone.
Kameron B. Moore
Jul 03, 2013 marked it as to-read
Love that synopsis!!! Can't wait to read this cause I'm dying after that ending in Rush

Update: THAT COVER IS SO DAMN COOL!!!! Can't wait for this to come out!!!!!!
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-releases
***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 my
Joy (joyous reads)
Aug 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: own
So disappointing.

:/ Miki keeps borrowing trouble. Stop over thinking things, Miki. You either trust the boy or you don't. You want him to lead? Let him lead.

Also, stop whining. OMG.

Truthfully, I’m in awe.

I’m in awe because of how polarized my reactions were from book 1 to book 2. I remember loving Rush so much, that I didn’t wait to express exactly how much via email to the author. I don’t do that often. I don’t purposely seek out authors just to tell them
The Candid Cover (Olivia & Lori)
Full Review on The Candid Cover

Are you looking for a series that will satisfy your need for sci-fi entertainment? Push, book 2 in Eve Silver’s the Game series, is a fast-paced story influenced by the gaming world. This book is wonderfully written and includes an amazing plot and a courageous protagonist.

The world building in Push is absolutely incredible! Eve Silver has created a futuristic world that actually seems real. Inspired by video games, this series has a setting like no other! Part of
While I enjoyed Rush and thought it was a cool idea, I didn't find it earth shatteringly great. I did enjoy it and felt it had a lot of potential to go somewhere really good. Going into this second book in the trilogy, I was hoping for more story development. Unfortunately the plot really doesn't move at all in this one. The Game, which is the most interesting thing about this series, takes a huge backseat to relationships in Push. I wanted more about the Drau and their motives, where they came ...more
jessica ☾
May 06, 2017 rated it did not like it
Unfortunately I liked this installment even less than the first one. This series sounded so cool initially and I got such rave reviews about it from friends, but I guess it’s just not for me.
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Reread 2016:
Every word that comes out of Jackson Tate's mouth is perfection. Every. Word.

Original review:

How I love this book. How I love Eve Silver. That being said, this probably won't be the first or last time I'm going to be posting about this book, or this series, for that matter. Because no matter how hard I try, I keep coming back to this book over and over again. Mainly because Jackson Tate is the love of my life.

*I will try to keep the spoilers at a minimum, but I make no guarantees be
Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
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I thought this book was okay, but I started to skim read throughout the book. I realized that I didn't really care all too much about the characters, I just cared about getting to the end of the book. The concept behind this series is still interesting, and this book did answer some questions, but it felt really repetitive. There really didn't seem like much of a plot until the very very end. Most of the book wa
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
What an amazing world! I really just love Silver's writing style. From minute one I found myself sucked back into all the emotions and all the action and intrigued this book has to offer. It's absolutely compelling, adding and exhilarating and still every bit the refreshing and unique escape I found in the first book.

While Push may be a little bit tamed down compared to Rush, I still really enjoyed the direction Silver took with this sequel. There isn't anything I love more then heart pulsing a
Kimberly Tate
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The first book, Rush , was amazing, and the sequel was also so good! I've found that sequels usually aren't as great, as the first book has a brilliant plot, and then the second just... doesn't. But this was written to be a series, and so the plot continued, twisting and turning in unpredictable and entertaining ways. I loved it!

That said, quick notes:
-Push is written in first person present tense
-the MC is a girl, Miki Jones.
-this book contains some cursing
-(view spoiler)
*laughs hysterically*

I was going to start with a lyrical digression about today's DW episode but then I decided that I'm already crazy enough. Soooooooooooooooooo.... THE HELL IS THIS ENDING I'M ASKING YOU ??!!/''/-"!/$!/@
Well, to be honest, I sort of love cliffhangers BUT NOT IN THESE MOMENTS WHEN YOU HAVE TO WAIT LOTS OF TIME TO GET ANSWERS.
Sorry, my mind is all the caps lock mode right now.

This book was good. Really really really good. With a capital
Oct 08, 2014 rated it liked it
2.5 stars

I'm actually kind of disappointed in this book. I loved the first one so much and this one just didn't live up to the standards I had built in my mind. The ending of this book was very predictable and I saw it coming way before half way through.

The reason I'm still giving it three stars is because I love the few Jackson/Miki moments. I wish there were as many in this book as there were in the first. I would also really appreciate more Luka appearances.

I was so over hearing her compla
**I received this book from Edelweiss / Harper Collins in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Science Fiction
*Rating* 3.5-4

*MY Thoughts*

Push is the second novel in The Game series. The story picks up right where Rush left off with 16-year old Miki Jones and her teammates Luka Vujic, Tyrone, Kendra, and Lien returning home from their mission to Detroit, but leaving behind a mystery about the fate of Jackson.
★MC's Corner★
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing

*MC’s Corner*
Note: Spoilers.

• I love the way Push written. It was like reading a movie script, it was very detailed. So easy to make a picture inside my head.

• I adore the last part. GAME CHANGER! I’m excited. Giddy. NEXT BOOK PLEASE. I MEAN RIGHT NOW.

• I still hate the Committee and that world. I want to nuke it. I just have a nuke in me.
May 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
I liked it. But it suffered from the 2nd book syndrome as it was not moving much further. But I just love Miki and I love Jackson and. I adore Carly Micki's best friend!! ...more
✨Gayatri ✨
May 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
wow!I am so done with this series! it was so boring!
Dichotomy Girl
Dec 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, sci-fi, 2018
3.5 Stars
Dark Faerie Tales
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Action packed sequel that really delivered!!! It picks up right where Rush left off and is pretty much impossible to put down!

Opening Sentence: “MIKI!”

The Review:

Miki was in an accident that should have killed her, but instead she got a second chance. But nothing comes without a price and to pay her debt Miki has to play the Game. Together with a group of teenagers she is forced to fight the Drau, a hostile group of aliens that are trying to tak
Josh Atkins
Jun 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: all-time-favs
Wow, what a ride! Constantly at the edge of my seat...just waiting for the next amazing moment. I fell in love with the characters even more. But why such a cliffhanger ending?? Left so many questions unanswered...but can’t wait to find out the ending to this!!
Jaime Arkin
Push was one of my most anticipated books coming this year. I had unexpected love for Rush last year and couldn’t wait to see where Silver took us in the next part of the story. I wasn’t disappointed.
Just as in Rush, Push is fast paced and filled with action. We’re immediately back right where Rush left us… Miki and Luka are back but Jackson for some reason isn’t with them. They know he’s still alive, but don’t know where he is and Miki is determined to find him. But before she can even start s
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I was really looking forward to Push, especially after the awesome direction Rush was headed when it ended. It promised to focus on all the things I enjoyed about the first book and move away from all the things I didn’t. Instead, Push kind of stagnated around all the same issues without much of a story progression at all. Heck, I’d even go so far as to say it regressed a little. I’m disappointed to say it was not the action-packed amazing novel
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
Oh dear lordy where to even begin with this book. Ahh Push, the sequel to Rush, was another book that I was not looking forward too. But even though I didn't enjoy book one, I still wanted to give Push a chance. Because knowing my luck lately I would enjoy the sequel more than the first one. Oh but sadly this was not the case I still disliked this book and this series. And at this point I feel like I'm the only one that does. Because everything else that I've read has been glowing reviews. So I ...more
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

One of the most impressive things about this series is how fast paced it is, which I love as it gives a thrilling ride while reading. Yet, even more important, that frenzy pace never once got too out of hand where it would have become too hard to follow. There was just the right amount of downtime and slower moments plus character development mixed in to keep things moving along perfectly. Trust me, this is one of those books that will suck
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National bestselling author Eve Silver has been praised for her "edgy, steamy, action-packed" books, darkly sexy heroes and take-charge heroines. Her work won the OLA Forest of Reading White Pine Award 2015, was shortlisted for the Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy 2014, was listed as a 2013 American Bookseller's Association Best Book for Children and a Canadian Children's Book C ...more

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“Here's my philosophy. Adopt it, and you'll make it out alive. Every man for himself. You watch your own ass. Your con goes orange? You fall back to defensive position. No heroics. And no stupidity. Got it?” 7 likes
“This all feels so familiar. Jackson said a lot of these things to me the first time I got pulled. I didn't understand any of it then. I didn't understand him. But now I do. He'll tell each of us to be selfish, to watch our own backs and no one else's, but he'll be wholly unselfish, watching out for all of us, expecting no one to watch out for him.” 3 likes
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