DNF Very Mini Reviews| I wanted to love these books!

Hello there my lovelies! Welcome to my very first DNF Very Mini Reviews. This is where I will showcase and review (very mini) books that I thought I would like but found out very quickly that I do not.

I find that it is difficult to read all the books and if you find one that you just cannot get into, well then you should just move on because there are so many lovely books out there that you will love and you should not waste your time trying desperately to get through ones that you don’t!

It took me a really long time to accept this. I always felt that we should give every book your best effort, even if you had to struggle through. BUT, not everyone has the same tastes and your most disliked book, could be another’s treasure. So here I am and on with the reviews….

Kiss Collector by Wendy Higgins

Published December 18th 2018 by HarperTeen

When seventeen-year-old Zae Monroe gets cheated on by the only guy she’s ever loved, then watches her parents’ marriage crumble, she decides to forget about relationships and turn the tables on the boys of the world. It’s time to take what she wants, and what she wants are kisses. Athletes, musicians, poets, and bad boys—their lips are all on her agenda, and it’s time to collect.

Zae proposes a contest with her friends to see who can kiss the most boys during spring break. But what starts as a harmless competition leads to a downward spiral she can’t seem to break free of. As family, academic, friend, and guy drama come to a head, Zae is forced to face the reasons behind her boy angst, and starts to wonder if she was wrong about the male race…or at least some of them.
My Thoughts

Ugh, It pains me to say that I DNF’d this one:( I love Wendy Higgins and I adore her writing but I could not get past the first chapter of this book.

I had a hard time stomaching the main character. She just seemed way too immature for her age and a tad bit ditzy. Add in the cheater boyfriend whom she still wanted to believe and to me, this was a recipe for disaster.

This is just my humble opinion while so many others have adored it. It just wasn’t for me. *sighs*

Last Best Story by Maggie Lehrman

Published August 7th 2018
by Balzer + Bray

Rose Regnero was a star reporter for her high school paper, destined for a career in journalism, when she abruptly quit two months ago, leaving behind her very-nearly-sort-of-boyfriend and editor-in-chief, Grant. Now she is trying to be normal at her senior prom, with a new boy and new interests, and isn’t looking back.

Grant was totally blindsided when Rose walked away from the Gazette. After all, they’d dedicated their lives to it for the past four years, had even planned on majoring in journalism together at Northwestern—which is why Grant is determined to entice Rose back. But whether it’s really to the paper or to him he’s not entirely sure.

When an alarm is set off at prom and the school goes on lockdown, Grant discovers that someone is loose in the building with a gun. But Rose, caught outside of the gym, knows differently. Will her instincts for a good story win out against her resolve to leave Grant and the paper behind?
My Thoughts

While the cover is adorable and the blurb sounds amazing, I could not get past the first couple of chapters. I did not care for the writing style of the author and it felt very stiff and forced.

Unfortunately, I did not care for this story, but there are others that definitely did so be sure to check out their reviews.

Did you read either of these books? What were your thoughts on them? Do you have any books that you recently DNF’d?

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