Friday, September 19, 2014

DNF... Lately

If there's one thing I hate, it's DNF'ing books. I want to love every single book I start, but sometimes that just isn't the case. My TBR pile is so out of control that I just don't have the time to spend on books I'm not really enjoying. So I'm not going to review the following books, per se, I'll just explain what made me not able to continue with them.

Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre
This was my first book by the author and I was so excited to read it. The summary sounded so good. The first chapter was good, but then by the second and third I knew this book wasn't going to be for me. I just couldn't get with the MC's personality and her way of speaking and then after she gets made perfect I disliked her even more. I couldn't keep going, personally, but I know this has been a hit for a lot of readers and I am happy for that.

Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine
Actually, this was just a case of right book at the wrong time. The writing was superb and I was enjoying the first 25%, but on the day I picked it back up, I just wasn't in the mood for this particular kind of story. We all the know the "mood dilemma". And I had this huge pile of other books that I was really feeling just yelling for me. This is some pretty deep subject matter here and I was looking for some light and fluffy. I sent it back to the library, but maybe one day when I'm looking for a book that has that "something more" I will look into it again. This book has some excellent ratings and I can't ignore that, because I could tell it was going to be a great book... just not right now, for me, in my reading life.

Something Sweeter by Candis Terry
Another one I was really excited for because hey, bride on the cover, and I'm a bride! But I only got to page 20 or so when I knew I just couldn't do it anymore. It was all just "I'm such a hot playboy and this chick is so hot and I just want to do her why won't she pay attention to me" and then the girl being all "I'm so hot and he's so hot but blah, blah, blah" and she kept saying "Hoooo Boy!" which I understand must be Texas thing, and I respect that, but it was driving me nuts. I should have just known better because I'm not usually a fan of adult contemporary romances like this (for the things stated above) but I know others are so they'd probably really like this. I learned not to judge books just by brides alone. I will just stick to my historical romances from now on. :)

So these are just my opinions and how I took these books but I am sure they'd be really enjoyable for others. I know they all have very decent ratings on Goodreads, especially the last two. They just weren't my cup of tea. If the summaries sound good to you, though, you should still give them a try.

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  1. Awesome post! I definitely have DNFed a few books lately. I used to REFUSE to DNF, even if I hated it, but now as an author, blogger, and reviewer, I couldn't handle finishing books that suck. I just don't have the time!

  2. Tsunduko is a word coined especially for people like us. I know how you feel. ;)

  3. Mortal Danger was my first book by her too, and I DNF'd it. I just couldn't stand the MC and the ridiculous stereotypes. The other two books are ones I want to read, so hopefully I like them better.

  4. I have had Mortal Danger for so long but haven't got to it. I have seen so many negative reviews that it has made me nervous to even start that book. Of Metal and Wishes is one that I am intrigued by, have seen some great reviews and love the idea of a Phantom of the Opera retelling.


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