So believe it or not, there aren’t that many books that I’ve abandoned half way. For the most part I stick to genres that I know I like, and it takes a lot for me to give up on a book. A book has to be really boring for me to put it aside, or the characters have to be awful. That’s pretty much it. Anyway, here are 10 books I did not finish.
Also, if you see one of your favorite books here I’m really sorry! *hides*
1. Reservations by Kindle Alexander – This author is a really popular m/m romance author and this is the second book of theirs I’ve DNFed. Considering I rarely DNF books, this author is probably not for me. Also, on the cover the chracter is wearing a mask and I don’t remember any mask?? (I got pretty far into the book before I put it down.
2. Sweet Thing (Sweet Thing #1) by Renee Carlino – Omfg I haaaaated the female MC. Mia was so unbearable which made me so sad because her love interest, Will, was A+. She was a hypocrite, a snob, judgmental, I could go on. I’m all for flawed and unlikable characters, but I’ve got my limits.
3. Hollywood Dirt (Hollywood Dirt #1) by Alessandra Torre – I didn’t hate anything about this book, I just thought it was really boring. *shrugs*
4. The Great Hunt (Eurona Duology #1) by Wendy Higgins – The characters were so one-dimensional in this book. Every YA stereotype was present here.
5. King (King #1) by T.M. Frazier – Like I said, I tend to stay away from books and genres I’m positive I won’t like. But to figure out which genres I don’t like, I have to read a few books from it. Duh. Over the years I’ve figured out about 90% of dark romances really aren’t my thing. This was one of my casualties in my quest to figuring this out.
6. These Broken Stars (Starbound #1) by Amie Kaufman, Meagan Spooner – This was just a classic “too much hype” book. The cover, the plot, the hype, I was ready to love it. But about halfway through I was so underwhelmed.
7. Vain (The Seven Deadly #1) by Fisher Amelie – This book has such a great rating on Goodreads I’m not sure what I missed. The MC was awful (but the author literally says it in the blurb so this ones on me). But one thing I couldn’t stand was that the MC goes to Africa (What country, you ask? I have no idea and neither did the author) and the author didn’t bother to research anything.
8. Panic (Panic #1) by Lauren Oliver – Considering the blurb sounded so epic, 18 year-old me was ready to find a new favorite, but alas…
9. Reclaiming the Sand (Reclaiming the Sand #1) by A. Meredith Walters – I am super wary of books that have a bully and the person they bullied fall in love. All I remember is this author made the bully, Ellie, impossible to like. Every time I thought she was redeemable, so pulled a 180 and did something awful. And like I said, I have no problem with unlikable characters. But the author kept trying to convince me she was good deep down. Pass.
10. The Devil’s Metal (Devils #1) by Karina Halle – Considering I still stan The Artists Trilogy to this day, this was a big disappointment to 17-year-old me.