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Books I didn’t finish
I remember it used to be unheard of me to DNF a book during my first years as a bookworm, especially since my reading habit was so dependent on paperbacks. Now, with e-books and ARCs falling from left and right begging to be read, I find myself more and more inclined to skim or DNF if the novel doesn’t hold my interest. I still try to soldier through and, if it’s an ARC, I will read it. Still, I couldn’t bring myself to finish these six books. Why?
City of Sin: I skimmed through it, at least the last third. I’d come to hate the H and was seriously annoyed with the spineless h.
The Wall of Winnipeg: highly recommended, I couldn’t bring myself to love the H, which IMO was the definition of an asshole. Also, the narration was so slow I got easily distracted and bored.
Outlander: I admit at reading it (or trying to) after watching the tv show, which I adored. For how great the style was, I couldn’t feel a connection to the characters and the Scottish slang didn’t help matters. It all seemed too distant for me to get lost in their world.
Woman on the Run: I’d waited ages to read this book, thinking it would be a hit given how I love the “on the run” theme. The style was better than average, but the story wasn’t what I was looking for.
My Sweetest Escape: after loving the first instalment in the series, I came into this with high expectations, all of which crumbled to the ground as I was confronted with childish, annoying MCs with zero chemistry.
Magic Bites: please, don’t kill me for this. I thought this series would be similar to the Night Huntress series by Frost, which is an absolute favorite of mine, but I saw very little romance and too much world-building. I love myself some PNR, but the R part needs to be preponderant for me to thoroughly enjoy it, so Kate Daniels was a miss.