By: Eve Silver
The Game – Book 1
Available 11 June 2013
So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?
When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.
This Blonde’s Review:
Miki risks her life for someone and may have just lost hers. Except the people where she lands say she isn’t dead. They say she’s in some kind of game that isn’t a game and that she’ll respawn back where she was without injury. It makes no sense but luckily there is someone there she knows and the others there seem like good people. She goes along with what they’re saying since she has no other real choice. When Miki meets the Drau she doesn’t know what to think but she knows she has to fight and that if not for Jackson she’d be in deep trouble. When something happens that makes it clear to Miki that this game really could mean death she doesn’t know how to deal with it. She demands answers. For Miki the answers are harder than she could have imagined.
I really enjoyed this book even though it left me with so many more questions than answers. I’m really eager to read the next book in this series because I hope to find out more about Jackson, the committee who seems to make the decisions, and what makes Miki so different. I also want to learn more about the Drau and if there is ever a way to defeat them, especially since everything in the first book makes it seem impossible. Will Miki, Jackson, and the others defeat them? Or will they be able to drive them off the planet somehow? Or will this be an unending battle for them?
If you enjoy the idea of teenagers who fight aliens to save the planet, and yes they do give a reason why it’s teenagers, then you’ll want to read this one. It was interesting and had me eager to get my hands on the next book in this series.