DNF posts are ALWAYS controversial, but I love reading them. Differing views make the world go round.
I don’t mean to offend anyone if any of these books are your favourite. For each book, I included an explanation of why I DNF’ed it. One of my pet peeves is when someone DNF or rates a book a low rating without explaining why. You’re entitled to your opinion, yes, but I want to know WHY!!!
So, without further ado…..
I DNF’ed The Bone Ships at 35%.
I had a really hard time getting into the story and connecting with the characters and I don’t see that changing anytime soon. I really wanted to love this one, but the difficult world building, my inability to connect with the characters, and the slow pace made reading a slog.
I DNF’ed at 43%.
I tried. I really did.
The writing style is lyrical and beautiful, but I could not connect with any aspect of the novel. The main character felt flat and the pacing of the novel was inconsistent.
I wanted to love this novel, but the explanation of the magic system is nonexistent or hand waved away. The world itself is incredibly interesting, but is isn’t developed well enough to foster any fascination or will to continue reading.
I DNF’ed at 50%.
I really wanted to love The Bird King, but its slow pace and almost nonexistent plot left me incredibly unsatisfied and bored. Regrettably, the novel after the 30% mark is incredibly slow paced and boring. It’s a chore to read because nothing happens and the characters are not fleshed out enough to make readers care about their journey. I wish the entire novel had taken place within the setting of the first 30% since it seemed like Wilson was setting up an intense political fantasy.
I DNF’ed 92%.
The one word I would use to describe All the Little Lights is irresponsible.
All the Little Lights is about 200 pages too long. It’s incredibly slow paced with nothing happening other than typical, juvenile high school drama. McGuire employs the mean girl trope with the unpopular main character cliché. These coupled with the star quarterback falling in love with the unpopular main character who then becomes popular herself made All the Little Lights one big eye roll.
See my full review on Goodreads for the spoiler reason I DNF’ed the novel at 92%.
I DNF’ed at 284 of 425 pages.
The Bloodprint sounds like such an awesome fantasy novel that revolves around kickass female characters and an in-depth use of religion all wrapped up with feminist tones. Unfortunately, The Bloodprint is a poorly written novel that is not what it’s advertised to be.
The blurb on the front comparing this to N.K. Jemisin and George R.R. Martin is an insult to those amazing writers.