Saturday, 6 June 2015

Review: Crash by Eve Silver

Title: Crash (The Game #3)
Author: Eve Silver

Release date: June 9th 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Format: eARC
Pages: 231

Source: Edelweiss

A thrilling action/suspense novel for fans of The Fifth Wave about contemporary teens pulled in and out of an alternate reality where battling aliens is more than a game—it's life and death.

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.

Crash is the pulse-pounding conclusion to the Game trilogy fans won’t want to miss.

Crash was everything I'd been hoping for in a finale! We finally get all the questions answered, and a lot of things become clear in this book. After two amazing action-packed books, I assume it must've been quite hard to make this final one as riveting as the previous ones, but Eve Silver certainly accomplished it.

The plot picks up pretty much right after the end of Push, where Miki discovers that her dad and best friend Carly have been in an accident and are fighting for their lives in the hospital. Miki and the others are pulled again, but this time something is different. Things are changing in the Game, and Miki gets closer and closer to the horrifying truth about it all, with the help of Lizzie, Jackson's sister. Things aren't what they seem, and loyalties are tested to the limit in this heart-pounding finale.

I've always loved Miki throughout the series, and this one is no different. She's smart and resourceful, and I love the way her mind works. She's toughened up a lot thanks to the Game, but she's also unfailingly compassionate. Miki really cares about others, and instead of being her undoing, it's her strength. It was awesome seeing her and the team in action again!

The ever-elusive Jackson opens up more in Crash, and we get to see just how much he cares about Miki. I loved seeing their relationship develop! They become closer, and though they aren't always on the same page, it's obvious that they're meant for each other. They also work so well together - the perfect partnership. There are sides of Jackson that we didn't get to see before, that Miki helps reveal. And despite the incredible danger throughout the book, there are some really cute scenes between them!

This book isn't without tragedy, though. That's all I will say about that. The stakes are as high as they can be, and the team is literally fighting to stay alive during most of it. I liked the turns that the plot takes, and the eventual outcome of it all. I think it was the right one and I have nothing negative at all to say about it. It's a good solid ending, with the insinuation that things aren't over yet.

Overall, this book was the bomb. I loved it even more than the previous ones, despite it not having as many missions. All the sci-fi lovers out there - if you haven't started this series yet, you really really need to! It's something all sci-fi fans and gamers will appreciate. And even those who are neither, I'm pretty sure.

*Thank you to HarperCollins for providing me with an eARC for review*

Rating: 4.5/5

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