Books I did not finish (3)

28 September, 2018 / 6 Comments

What follows are books I didn’t finish and my reasons for putting them down. If you would like to read more of an explanation for my DNFing, you can read that here.

War Storm (Red Queen #4) by Victoria Aveyard

DNF at 21%

I can’t believe I did this, but I set down War Storm for good.  I just…I wasn’t interested in it at all.  It’s like I just didn’t care about the story or the characters anymore.  The story failed to pull me in or get my attention at all.  I would be reading and then I would realize I was zoning out for the last 2 pages and then have to reread them.  I just was so not into it.  Sadly, I decided to put this book down and move on with my life!  There are too many other books to read!!

The Collectors’ Society (The Collectors’ Society #1) by Heather Lyons

DNF at 30%

Sigh…this book has such great ratings!  And the concept was sooooooo intriguing.  I was really, truly excited about the concept of the story, especially after reading this quote:

Every time a book is published and embraced by a large population, a Timeline is created – or at least made visible to the rest of us. Timelines are worlds filled with people who are living out their living out their lives just like you or me. There are countless worlds in existence right now, and more being created every year.

Sadly, I just couldn’t seem to get into it.  I found myself bored and just wishing I was reading something else.  Maybe it’s because I haven’t read a lot of these books that it keeps referencing.  It might be more interesting if I knew the characters and stories they are constantly referencing throughout this book.  But for someone who hasn’t read those books, I found it difficult to connect.

I also want to add that there were way too many errors in this book as well – something that drives me crazy, especially in professionally published books.

I gave it 30% – that’s more than I usually give when books bore me so.  But, I have decided to put this one down and move onto the next.

White Cat (Curse Workers #1) by Holly Black

DNF at 27%

I put this down at 27%.  I just couldn’t connect with the characters or the story.  I loved how the book started and I had high hopes, but I just never found that connection and was just bored so I decided to give up on this one.  Maybe Holly Black’s books just aren’t for me.  I didn’t much care for The Coldest Girl in Coldtown either and I remember having difficulties connecting with the characters in that one too.


Share your story: Have you read any of these books? Did you enjoy them more than me? I would love to hear your thoughts (good or bad)!

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6 Responses to “Books I did not finish (3)”

    • Sam

      I was SUPER intrigued by The Collector’s Society, but yeah – just couldn’t get into it! I hope you enjoy War Storm!! Gah – I thought I was going to!

  1. I totally understand how some books with great hypes do not work for us. But I hate DNF-ing and I am learning to quit if it is not interesting enough for us.

    • Sam

      I used to NEVER DNF, but then I just realized that life is too short and there are so many books I want to read that I don’t want to be “wasting” my time sludging through books I’m not enjoying.

  2. Don’t you just hate it when you have a book that, according to the blurb, SOUNDS SO, SO, GOOD and then you start reading it and….it just doesn’t work for you? I’m sorry you didn’t like these books, especially the Holly Black one. I haven’t read many of her books, just her most recent series, The Cruel Prince, but I loved that one a lot! I hope some of your next reads are more exciting for you! 🙂

    • Sam

      Absolutely! Or when there is sooo much hype around a book and you just KNOW you’re going to love it as much as everyone else, but then…you don’t 🙁
      I’m glad you liked The Cruel Prince. I’ve heard a lot of great things about it. But, ugh, that’s 2 Holly Black books now that I couldn’t connect to the characters, so I don’t know if I should even bother with The Cruel Prince!

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