DNF: Push (The Game #2) by Eve Silver

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17667947It’s either break the rules or die.

Miki Jones lives her life by her own strict set of rules, to keep control, to keep the gray fog of grief at bay. Then she’s pulled into the Game, where she—and her team—will die unless she follows a new set of rules: those set by the mysterious Committee.

But rules don’t mean answers, and without answers, it’s hard to trust. People are dying. The rules are unraveling. And Miki knows she’s being watched, uncertain if it’s the Drau or someone—something—else. Forced to make impossible choices and battling to save those she loves, Miki begins to see the Committee in a glaring new light.

And then the Game crosses a new boundary, pushes harder into Miki’s and her friends’ lives, and there’s nothing in the rules that can save them now.

Push is the sequel Rush fans will be screaming for.

 

I really wanted to like Push, but it really just fell flat for me. I was bored out of my mind! Last year I read the first book, Rush, and I liked it, but I wasn’t overly blown away. I felt that Push made no progress from where Rush left off. The plotline was boring, the characters were flat, and I really felt like I was just reading Rush all over again. There was nothing that made this book unique from the second one.

What bothered me the most in Push was the main character, Miki. It’s been awhile since I’ve read Rush, but I remember Miki’s character being a little hesitant. She was totally wrapped up in Jackson and trying to figure out the game. There was just nothing all that special about her. From the very instant that Push starts, Miki is all of a sudden this born to be leader and she comes out of her shell a little bit more. Scratch that…a lot a bit more. It was really weird seeing that change in her that really didn’t happen in the first book. I’m all for character development…but come on. Miki didn’t seem like a leader in the first book. It was odd to have her jump into that role so easily.

Another thing that I didn’t like was the fact that Miki kept accurately guessing everything that was going to happen with Jackson. I wanted mystery and suspense. I wanted to be shocked. Instead, I just went along with Miki because she was always right. That being said, I was never upset over Jackson or the storyline, because I knew how everything was going to turn out.

Push is filled with action scenes, but I was bored out of my mind during each and every single one of them. I don’t even know how that’s possible! I think it really came down to the fact that I had basically read those same scenes in Rush. There was nothing that set Push aside and made it better or stronger than the first book. Honestly, I thought that Push was way worse than Rush due to its lack of progression.

Another problem that I encountered that I also encountered in Rush was the extreme insta lovey quality that this series has. Miki and Jackson are all up in each other with the “I love you’s” Blah. Blah. Blah. I want a little romance and some suspense. Not a Valentines Day love parade 24/7. Also, not being the biggest fan of Miki made it difficult.

I made it 50% into this book before I called it quits. I was just way too bored to continue. This is not a series that I would recommend or one that I will be continuing.

Pages: 352

Publication Date: June 10th, 2014

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Rating: DNF