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. [summary from Goodreads]
The romance… Jackson Tate was flat. He’s mysterious, protective, and… cliche. It was maddening. I didn’t know who he was, other than his non-descriptive answers that he gives Miki. He’s an attractive cardboard of a person, which is a shame. Similarly, I didn’t understand Luka, Miki’s teammate and classmate. At times, he seems like he’s going to be in a love-triangle with Miki and then he’s mysteriously fades out of the plot and then… comes back in, feelings gone with no explanation. Er, what?
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