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.
This was an interesting end to the trilogy. The first two books were incredibly action packed, yet this one was much more on the emotional side which really surprised me. Don't get me wrong, it's not like there wasn't emotion in the first two books, but it definitely took a back seat to the nonstop action. This time around while I wouldn't exactly say things slowed down, the focus definitely switched. We got to see a lot deeper into Miki's head as well as watch the characters come to some really tough realizations and overcome some pretty staggering emotional hurdles and events. While it did throw me for a bit of a loop, I think it rounded out the trilogy very well, and I feel like I was able to get closer to the characters before saying goodbye as a result.
Even though I had guessed at some of the twists and turns in this series, it still was pretty intense when all those predictions finally came to light. What the game about and why they were forced to fight for their lives on a regular basis was a really hard pill to swallow. I really loved how the author made this reveal and others so realistic that I felt every bit right alongside the characters. If you've been reading the series, dying to know all the only hinted at secrets, I can safely say you won't be disappointed.
This series was labeled as a trilogy, and things are wrapped up decently well at the end to the point that I'm content. However, I feel like the author left the door open for more in this series, and I hope one day she takes that path. I think there's many more stories that can be told, but as it stands now I'm very happy with how eveything turned out. I can't always say that about series ending books, so that right there is a big gold star in my book. If you are looking for a fast paced, action packed thriller type YA series on the paranormal side, then this series is perfect for you.