I’ve had the idea for this blog post for quite a while, but was hesitant about writing & posting it. I don’t know, its one thing to post a low star review, but another to have them all in one post. I do not hate any of these books, I didn’t finish them for multiple reasons, some as simple as I wasn’t in the mood for the genre or the dreaded reading slump was creeping up on me.
Flawed by Cecelia Ahern,
I actually got really far into this one, a couple of hundred pages at least. I gave it a real chance. I’ve read some of Cecelias contemporary novels which I liked. This was the authors first dabble into dystopia. I’m not sure if I am just exhausted of this genre all together if i’m honest, this book just felt like a few dystopian novels thrown into one. The main character was also very frustrating. Her narrative voice just wasn’t for me. I shall continue to enjoy this authors adult novels.
The Winners Curse by Marie Rutkoski,
A lot of people love this trilogy and I really wanted to be one of those people. This book has a lot of hype surrounding it and a high goodreads rating, again I got a reasonable amount of chapters in before DNF’ing. The thing is I really enjoyed the writing, that wasn’t the problem for me, the problem was the plot & its pacing. I just couldn’t connect to the story and the characters. I’m interesting to see what this author puts out next, maybe i’ll like it better.
The Moon & More by Sarah Dessen,
The fact that I put this book down still shocks me if i’m honest, I love Sarahs writing (Lock & Key, Just Listen & Saint Anything) are some of my favourite YA contemporary novels. Something just wasn’t ‘clicking’ for me with this one, to be frank, I remember feeling bored whilst reading it. I’m just going to pretend this didn’t happen..and just be excited for sarahs new novel once and for all coming out this year.
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater,
Oh boy, everyone & their mother likes this series, I only managed to get just shy of 100 pages into this book and put it down, if i’m honest i don’t quite remember why, It was probably a reading slump and because now it has been so long since then, this is almost a.. lost interest book? who knows, maybe one day i’ll pick it up again, it’s still sat on my book shelf so thats a good sign.
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancy,
Okay, so this partially might be my fault for leaving this book so long before reading it, this is another novel that has a huge amount of hype surrounding it, sadly it just wasn’t what I thought it was going to be, maybe if I had read it a few years prior I might have enjoyed it more.
Feel free to persuade me to give any of these books another shot.. 😎