I hate, hate, one more time, hate not finishing books, but sometimes I just can’t drag myself through it. I strongly feel that reading should be enjoyable, and if I’m not enjoying it then I should stop. These are five recent books that I tried to read, but unfortunately did not finish. Be warned, there might be some unpopular opinions in here, sorry not sorry. I might try to read some of these again, but some not so much.
Glass Sword (Red Queen, #2) by Victoria Aveyard
I actually own a physical copy of this book. I bought it without thinking because I loved the first one so much. But this one missed the mark by a long shot. I hated Mare the main character, and when I hate the main character and cannot find any redeeming quality at all then that leaves no hope for the whole book. Mare turned so boring and whiny, I couldn’t take it. Some people say the series gets better, maybe I will try again someday.
Lord of Shadows (The Dark Artifices, #2) by Cassandra Clare
I love Cassandra Clare books, and I love the whole shadow hunter universe, but I struggled with this one. I somehow got through the first book in the series, after putting it down a lot of times. The whole forbidden love thing was not doing it for me, especially because there was no easy fix to it, like in the Immortal Instruments series. These characters loved each other and they couldn’t be together, and I honestly couldn’t take it anymore. I might try reading it again someday, but not any day soon.
Wildcard (Warcross, #2) by Marie Lu
I liked the first one in this series, and I felt like it was a very unique story. Then, this second one was so boring. I liked the main character Emika, she is tough and has a lot of good qualities I look for in a strong female lead. Maybe I will find the will to stick to it in the future, but for now this is a DNF for me.
Glow (Sky Chasers, #1) by Amy Kathleen Ryan
I honestly don’t know why I ever bought this book. I must’ve not read the synopsis on Goodreads, because it clearly says: “The New Horizon’s leaders are desperate to populate the new planet first, and will do anything to get what they need: young girls.” If I would’ve read that I would’ve never attempted to read this book, because I have a hard time dealing with rape, especially when it involves children. I’m not saying rape was involved, they might’ve just been planning to use in-vitro fertilization or something, I’m not sure. The creepy direction the narrative was veering off into made me think that they were not going the in-vitro route. This book just became too uncomfortable for me to keep reading.
Wintersong (Wintersong, #1) by S. Jae-Jones
Everything about this book was boring. The main character, Liesl, was terrible, I couldn’t stand her. Her whole family was also awful as well. I stuck through a lot of it because of the musical aspect of it, but then found myself mad at Liesl for all her stupid decisions. Once I couldn’t find a single redeeming quality in this story, I stopped reading.
What are some of your DNF books? Are there any you would probably get burnt at the stake for voicing out loud in public?