Fortunately, I have not DNF’d that many books so far but DNFing for me is inevitable because of the amount of books I pick up and the variety of genres I read. Not every book can be a winner, sadly.
Here it goes:
1. Under Different Stars by Amy A. Bartol. I actually wrote a review for this one. You can read it HERE. I just couldn’t stand the heroine, among many other things.
2. I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga. I barely made it 50 pages into this book before I found myself bored to dead. And it was so repetitive!
3. A World Without Princes (School for Good and Evil #2) by Soman Chainani. There is only so much silliness, secrets, doubts and confusion I can take. Book 1, however, was enjoyable. You can read my review of it HERE.
4. Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews. I was SURE (having loved Magic Bites) that this was going to be a kickass UF new series with a strong main character and a splendidly developed magic world. But it was underwhelming…so so underwhelming.
And THAT COVER. Why did they reject this one?
Please don’t tell me that it wasn’t sexy enough.
5. Song of Oestend by Marie Sexton. I love M/M romance, I really do, but my love is usually for the CHARACTERS and I did not want the love interest in this book to, well, be the love interest. Basically, I just did not like where it was going.
6. The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons. Sometimes you just know from the start if a book is for you or not. I simply could not this one… dnf.
7. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta. Lovely clear writing and good characterization but 1) Evanjalin annoyed me, 2) was not that original and 3) I was so darn bored. Which lead me to… dnf.
8. Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy. I’ve very recently DNF’d this one. You can read my short review for it HERE. It was so incredibly slow.
9. City of Savages by Lee Kelly. I’ve actually DNF’d this book today. This wasn’t a bad book, but way too psychological for a dystopian. Where was the action hidden? Bref, dnf… but I might get back to it some indeterminate day.
So that was it! I’m kind of glad I did not DNF more than 10 books because, believe me or not, DNFing is not something I ”enjoy” doing and try to limit my amount of it… but I also think aout the fact that there are thousands of amazing books waiting to be read out there and, if a certain one does not work for us, then what is the point of forcing ourselves? But, of course, it depends on you.
Have you DNF’d a lot of books so far? 🙂