Thursday, October 25, 2012
DNF Files (1)
When I started blogging, I decided that I didn't feel comfortable posting reviews of books that I didn't finish reading. However, I still think that a DNF is a valid opinion on a book that I want to share on my blog. Thus, the DNF Files was born! Here, I'll share which books I stopped reading and why.
1. Black Satin by Rae Hachton
I found this book confusing and annoying. I made it through first book (Pretty in Black) and didn't love it or hate it. Unfortunately, all the things that annoyed me in Pretty in Black seemed multiplied in Black Satin and I just didn't feel like forcing myself to finish it.
2. Empyreal Fate by Rachel Hunter
The prose in this book was just too lyrical for me. It felt wordy and like a bit of a long slog through this one. I know a lot of people really enjoyed this one, but Rachel Hunter's writing style just didn't do it for me.
3. Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig
I really want to like this one! First of all, the cover is gorgeous and I also love the premise of this one: a girl who can see when someone will die just by touching them. However, Chuck Wendig's writing is way to vulgar for me. I don't mind swearing or innuendo in books, but it was everywhere, even in simple descriptions of things. I tried a few times, but I just couldn't bring myself to keep reading.
4. Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy
This one was a case of one creepy-ass love interest. Levi grossed me out so much that I honestly couldn't stand to read one more word out of his pervy mouth. There's a certain kind of bad boy character that I just can't stand and Levi embodied that (I had a very similar reaction of Patch from Hush, Hush). Add in a super annoying best friend and I was definitely out.
What about you? Have there been any books lately that you just couldn't bring yourself to finish? Or did you read and love one of these books? I'd love to hear what you have to say on this one!