Hi there all my bookish friends! Today I am here with some more DNF mini reviews. There are so many books on our TBR that I cannot even fathom trying to push oneself to read a book that you just are not enjoying. Am I right? Well here are some of mine:
Published February 10th 2018 by Pisteuo Publications
Hollis studied her face in the light of the campfire. “So, how does a shepherd girl find herself in the Forest of Fondair, heading to the Kiatri to lead a crusade against the Fontre?”
Cassai had untied her braid and was unraveling it. The curls tangled themselves around her small fingers. “Not a crusade, war. Lashai belongs to us. We were a free, peaceful people under the Namarielle. The land flourished, and the people had plenty. The Fontre took everything: our herds, our crops, our money, they even burned down our churches. Why would they do that?”
Her gaze had fallen into the darkness between the trees, and Hollis assumed this was a rhetorical question. “So, we’re going to fight them; our small band of Keepers and anyone else we can find to join us will fight for our Lashai. And if no one else joins, I’ll fight them alone. I just can’t live as their slave. I won’t.”
DNF. I tried…I tried so hard and wanted to really get absorbed into this world but I fell flat on my face and could not do it.I was bored, so very bored that I gave up and will not be picking it back up. Maybe it was the author’s writing style that I was not adept to? But, there are so many others that really enjoyed this book, so please check out their reviews too!
Published November 6th 2018 by Freeform
“I’m not saying this is Sawyer’s fault,” the prim and proper one said delicately. “But.”
Eighteen-year-old auto mechanic Sawyer Taft did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment door and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. And she definitely never imagined she would accept. But when she realizes that immersing herself in her grandmother’s “society” might mean discovering the answer to the biggest mystery of her life-her father’s identity-she signs on the dotted line and braces herself for a year of makeovers, big dresses, bigger egos, and a whole lot of bless your heart. The one thing she doesn’t expect to find is friendship, but as she’s drawn into a group of debutantes with scandalous, dangerous secrets of their own, Sawyer quickly discovers that her family isn’t the only mainstay of high society with skeletons in their closet. There are people in her grandmother’s glittering world who are not what they appear, and no one wants Sawyer poking her nose into the past. As she navigates the twisted relationships between her new friends and their powerful parents, Sawyer’s search for the truth about her own origins is just the beginning.
Set in the world of debutante balls, grand estates and rolling green hills, Little White Lies combines a charming setting, a classic fish-out-of-water story, and the sort of layered mystery only author Jennifer Lynn Barnes can pull off.
I started this book for my “Monthly Try A Chapter Challenge”. I got through the prequel and thought the book sounded really fun but once I got into the first chapter, I quickly realized that I was expecting a thriller and this was completely not what we were getting. The characters seemed fake and the first chapter felt rushed to get on with the rest of the story. There wasn’t really a background building before we just jumped right in.
Please do not only take my word for it, there are many others that adored this book! Be sure to visit their reviews too.
Published November 13th 2018 by HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books
New Years are for fresh starts, but Jess just wants everything to go back to the way it was.
From hiking trips, to four-person birthday parties, to never-ending group texts, Jess, Lee, Ryan, and Nora have always been inseparable—and unstoppable. But now, with senior year on the horizon, they’ve been splintering off and growing apart. And so, as always, Jess makes a plan.
Reinstating their usual tradition of making resolutions together on New Year’s Eve, Jess adds a new twist: instead of making their own resolutions, the four friends assign them for each other—dares like kiss someone you know is wrong for you, show your paintings, learn Spanish, say yes to everything.
But not even the best laid plans can take into account the uncertainties of life. As the year unfolds, Jess, Ryan, Nora, and Lee each test the bonds that hold them together. And amid first loves, heart breaks, and life-changing decisions, beginning again is never as simple as it seems.
I tried to get through this book, unfortunately…it just wasn’t for me. I was thrown off by the 2nd language spoken, which we have to decipher ourselves and figure out what the words mean because they are not explained. This was a major reason why I DNF’d the book. I have to know what every word is and get the full picture while reading.
I loved the premise but could not even get through chapter one. Although it wasn’t for me, there were many others that loved it and be sure to check out their reviews as well:)
Have you read any of these books? What were your thoughts? Have you DNF’d any books recently? Tell me about them.