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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mongrain

Books I Recently DNFed

The nature of having a book blog is that you end up mainly posting reviews of books that you read so, naturally, you don't really ever get to talk about the books you DNFed and why. I used to not like putting down books but I have since accepted that it is better to do so when I'm not enjoying a book.

Here are some of the books that I gave up on recently. What books did you recently think was not worth the read?

This prompt was originally a Top Ten Tuesday post by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Here we go!


I honestly don't know why this book wasn't working for me. The setting was interesting and the story seemed like it wasn't going to be terrible, but I just didn't feel a connection to it nor to the characters. So, I decided to just put it down since I lost motivation to read it and never picked it back up.

I wanted to watch the anime and thought that I would start reading the manga as well and, well, I stopped reading it pretty quickly. The way the story was set up was too rushed and messy and it just didn't seem like it was going to be an interesting read.

When I picked this up I knew that this was a book you were either going to love or hate, and I could see why people didn't like it. The way the story was set up was a bit ridiculous and I was a bit uncomfortable with how overtly sexual the tone was. There was also the strong religious tone which is never my vibe.

This looked like it was going to work for me, but once I figured out the direction this was going in, I put it down before I got too far into it. A magical time heist is, in theory, a good idea, but I don't think that heists are really for me. And, as I said before, once I realized that there was going to be a lot of deception and manipulation in this I dipped out real fast. I'm not a fan of those topics in books.

This is a bit of a weird one as I think I DNFed this after a single page. Can this be considered a DNF then, I don't know? Anyways, my brain just couldn't wrap itself around the writing and there was no way that I was going to sit there and slog my way through it.

Look, I love Sarah J. Mass' books, but she has had a few hiccups for me. The first one being A Court of Thorns and Roses, which wasn't my favourite entry ever, and the other being A Court of Frost and Starlight, the novella that came after the third book. I started reading it and very quickly realized that if I kept on going, it was probably going to ruin the series a bit for me.

I like Rhys as a character, so to get his point of view where all he thinks about is having sex with Feyre was not something I particularly wanted. I probably should have read it because A Court of Silver Flames makes reference to events that happened in that book, but I couldn't be bother to pick it back up.

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