September 29, 2011

List Maniac 24 - DNF


DNF! The books we just couldn't bring ourselves to finish! It kind of has been happening a lot to me lately and I've been looking back on it and sort of wanted to share.

This list is, of course, very personal. It's just my experience.

Here we go!

Tris and Izzie
Tris and Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison
Gorgeous cover and a misleading title. This was supposed to be something of a retelling of Tristan and Isolde (at least I assumed since those are the protagonists names), but it just wasn't so. And I think Tristan and Isolde - in combination -are two names you should just throw out there if you're not going to deliver a tragic, awesome love story. This was more The Worst Witch and classic T & I, and it lost me pretty early on.

Twilight by that woman I forget her name.
I confess that I tried. I had/have friends who are big fans of Ed and Bella but I could never make it pass the first few chapters. I tried it in Spanish, I tried it in English, I tried listening to it - all because my friends said I would like it. I didn't. I'm a hardcore romance reader and Edward just came off mopey and Bella the pinnacle of TSTL.

Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz
Witches of East End
I generally like Melissa de la Cruz' series. Her Blue Bloods series is one of the few paranormal series I actively follow. And I sort of was hoping for some awesome in this story geared toward older readers rather than teens. But I got tired of hearing about one of the Beauchamp's sisters boobs within the first chapter, and I just didn't care about the rest.

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
I know this is a classic in the romance universe but it never grabbed me. I tried to read it a few times and I just wasn't engaged. I also tried reading other books by Loretta Chase but it didn't work either. So I guess her style isn't really for me. Sad but true.

Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter
Though I wasn't a huge fan of Heist Society, I wanted to like Uncommon Criminals. I made it about a third of the way in, but Kat was such a douche baggy brat that I didn't care to see if she turned around. Not even Hale and Gabrielle could save the day. Also, why does everyone acts like Kat is so awesome when she's constantly bitching about and negating her own family? If I were Gabrielle I would have snapped a long while ago!

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