Saturday, November 15, 2014
I've had a couple of...bad experiences with books lately. Books that really didn't hold my attention. And that's actually a worse crime then something that holds my attention, but for bad reasons (see: Sara Craven GR shelf...which I am a sucker for punishment I plan on reading more of her stuff. I mean it can't get worse.). You can see my (surprisingly small) DNF shelf on GR here, but here's the most recent things to disappoint me.
The Agatha Christie Book Club" - which, much like this one, was about a book group who found themselves embroiled in a real life mystery. While I ultimately found that book rather melodramatic at times, it was engaging and entertaining. I was hoping for much the same from this. Instead I think I stumbled into an Golden Girls-esque soap opera. I couldn't finish it and stopped around 37%.
DNF review written for this one! Basically this comes down to EVERYTHING IS SO BORING. No one is dynamic. No one has personality. No one's drama really mattered to me. Then for the ending to occur, it was like a slap to the face (spoiler: I skipped to the last chapter after reading about halfway through...)
I feel rather awful about this book (also here's a DNF review) because me and my friend Jenn spent all over BEA looking for this book. Couldn't find it. Got a review request from the publisher, got super excited...got super bored and confused.
A secret romance trope of mine is the "reality show" romance shenanighan's. I love them. Toss in a vampire as well? All over it. Except this book managed to make me want to throw my tablet out the window. I stopped at the point where Theo (the male lead's "darker" brother) decided to basically mind rape Melody (our heroine) into submitting to him (though thankfully not in SEX just in the game). Melody's response once Guystoff tells her? "It felt like a fog!". nope. Sorry. not gonna happen.
Recent DNF Books