The last couple of months have been quite a hit and miss for me. There were lots of books I was looking forward to and reeally excited to read, but unfortunately some missed the mark and landed in my DNF pile.
Here they are:
1) Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
I’m SO glad this was a library borrow! It was a good start, but as soon as I got to chapter 1, it all went downhill from there.
I was bored and found myself just staring at words! I had no idea what was going on and honestly no longer gave a fuck.
2) The Dead Girls Club by Damien Angelica Walters
This book had everything going for it: appealing cover, intriguing title & promising premise. Except it turned out to be a lemon. Womp womp.
The story had a strong start with Heather and her mysterious package. But things quickly turn sour with her repetitive, drawn out thoughts and unnecessary details of her home.
I got the feeling Heather would be too exhausting for me, I no longer cared to know the story of the Red Lady. I started zoning out, which is never a good sign.
3) The Clockmaker’s Daughter by Kate Morton
It’s been a while since I’ve read historical fiction and was really looking forward to this one since I keep hearing songs of praises for Kate Morton. I also won it through Simon & Schuster Canada’s giveaway last year, so I was very excited to FINALLY get to it.
Unfortunately, it just didn’t live up to my expectations. While I’m a fan of multiple POV’s and timelines, this one left me confused. It was never clearly labelled, causing me to backtrack on several occassions and wondering if I missed something.
Maybe it was me, reading way too late in the evening, but it felt incredibly long-winded!
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Well..there you have it folks! My last 3 DNF’s.
Have you read any of them? What were some of your latest DNF’s or disappointing reads?