Five Books I DNF

I don’t know why, but in the past few months I have either read spectacular five star books, or really bad ones I cannot bring myself to finish. I hope the five star trend continues, but the bad books need to stop. Hopefully now that I have more like-minded reader friends on Goodreads I won’t stray into bad books as often.

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Empress of a Thousand Skies by Rhoda Belleza

I found this book so boring. The story had a lot of potential but it really just fell flat. What a shame, because look at that gorgeous cover.

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Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

This one that I’ve put on my “Second chance” shelf on Goodreads, I might try to read it one day. What really bothered me about it was the language they were using for the time period, and honestly it was a bit predictable for a mystery. But I have heard the other books in the series are good.

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Envy by J.R. Ward

I enjoyed the first two books in this series. But the slang got a bit annoying in this one and I had to stop reading it. Frankly I was no longer as invested in the series as I was before and did not see a point in continuing.

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The Darkest Star (Origin, #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

This might be an unpopular opinion, but I could not stand the main female character Evie. She was annoying, while also trying to give off this tough attitude but then not standing up for herself when she needed to. She let this guy Luke walk all over her. It could have also been the narrator’s voice in the audio book. Either way, I have learned my lesson and I will sample audio books before I check them out of the Library app, and obviously before I buy them.

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Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor

I loved Taylor’s other books, but I could not get into this one. I am not sure if I have trouble with goblins being the villains, but this book was too weird for me. I am now staying away from goblin books, since I also DNF Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones. Maybe it’s Harry Potter syndrome, but I just can’t look at goblins as villains, to me they’re just creepy.

What are some books you absolutely could not finish?

4 thoughts on “Five Books I DNF”

  1. I love that you shared what books hit your DNF pile. It makes me feel better about my own DNF pile. Sometimes books just don’t appeal to us, and it’s not worth wasting our time on them. I had to DNF a book last month, but I honestly can’t remember what book it was. One book I did DNF a few years ago was Throne of Glass, everyone seems to love it but I just couldn’t be bothered to finish it.

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    1. The main character was so obnoxious in Throne of Glass that I almost didn’t finish it, except I had one of my bookworm friends telling me it got better as the series goes on and I would understand her better. It did, and now it’s one of my favorites, but some are just not worth it.

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