Hey Lovelies! Today we’re going to be discussing Crash, the final book in The Game trilogy. Since this is the last book in the series, if you haven’t read Rush or Push, there will be some spoilers from the first two. If you haven’t had a chance to pick this one up though, never fear, I promise not to spoil any tidbits! I’m going to leave the synopsis for Rush at the top of this review, and I highly encourage you to read it if you haven’t read this series, because I really enjoyed it!
Miki Jones’s carefully controlled life spins into chaos after she’s run down in the street, left broken and bloody. She wakes up fully healed in a place called the lobby – pulled from her life, through time and space into some kind of game in which 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. Every moment of the game is kill or be killed, and Miki has only the questionable guidance of Jackson Tate, the team’s alluring and secretive leader. He evades her questions, holds himself aloof from the others, and claims it’s every player for himself. But when he puts himself at risk to watch Miki’s back, he leaves her both frustrated and fascinated. Jackson 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 the planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.
I gave this book 5/5 stars, the characters were great, the story was so cool, and there was so much action! Anything written after this is in reference to Crash, so if you like what you hear, then you should definitely pick the series up and then come back to discuss it with us!
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.
RATING: 4/5 STARS
I’m going to start off by saying that I really liked this conclusion. I felt like it was really well done, and to me it felt like it tied up the series really nicely. It’s definitely been a while since I read the second book, so I was a little worried that I would have a hard time getting into the story since it had been so long, but that wasn’t the case at all! I had definitely forgotten some of the things that was going on within the plot, but while reading, everything seemed to come back to me.
I think my favorite thing about this entire series is all of the action that it has, and this one was no different. There was plenty of things going on, and I never felt bored. In this book, we get to learn a lot more about the Committee, and why The Game was created, which was great. Over the course of the entire series it’s always been hinted at, and seeing how it all tied in was excellent.
Since the beginning I’ve always liked Miki and Jackson, along with all of the other members of The Game. Miki is a really strong character, and she isn’t one of those characters that always run and hide behind her man. Jackson was great as well, and he was clever and supportive throughout the entire book. Miki and Jackson do a really great job working together to unravel what was going on with The Game and when it came time for them to fight, they were able to lead and guide as a time, neither dominated over the other.
Overall, I really liked this book! It was well written, fast paced, the characters were great, and I was really content with the way it ended. If you’ve read the first two books I would definitely recommend this book, and I think that this series is a really unique change from what we normally tend to see in young adult. If you’ve read this series, please tell me what you thought, I would love to know!