I’m not sure if it’s me or if it’s time or if it’s the books I’m picking up, but I’ve found that lately, not a lot of books are sticking. I’m trying to figure out whether I want to finish the books that don’t grab me right away or just put them down and find something that I’m passionate about. On FALSE START today, I’m talking about some recent books that are currently in limbo for me!
THE TRAITOR’S KISS by Erin Beaty
I received a copy of THE TRAITOR’S KISS from Macmillan for review and I was so excited to read this book! Then once I started, I kind of felt like it wasn’t like how I remembered the synopsis when I first added it to my TBR. The beginning of this book felt a little too cookie-cutter, following popular YA tropes and Sage was a little too typical “rebellious/not-a-proper” girl and it just didn’t feel unique. I had a hard time starting this one and from the tone, I’m not sure I want to continue. I really tried to push forward but I kept getting stuck.
FINISH OR DITCH IT? I’m not sure yet. I think I’ll wait for more reviews to come out but this might be one of those that I put down and don’t make it back to because I’m not feeling it.
THE CURSED QUEEN by Sarah Fine
I actually really loved the first book in this series, THE IMPOSTOR QUEEN, but I just hit a wall starting this book. It’s a companion so I was left wanting more of the main characters from the first book (although it does feature those characters from a different view point early on) and the characters just felt so forced. I just really wasn’t into it and had a hard time continuing, no matter how much free time I had.
FINISH OR DITCH IT? I might ditch it. Once I hit that wall, it’s hard to recover. I know there’s a third book but I don’t know if I want to push myself to finsih this.
NEVERNIGHT by Jay Kristoff
This was just a case of poor format! I started this via egalley months ago but it didn’t have the footnotes that everyone was talking about so I decided to wait for my print copy to arrive. By then I had other books lined up that I had to read and I just didn’t have the time to come back to this. I enjoyed the little bit that I read but this has been hanging out there ever since the summer.
FINISH OR DITCH IT? Definitely finish! I just need to find the time to get back to my print books. This is definitely high up on my list of things to read.
3 thoughts on “False Start  – The Traitor’s Kiss, The Impostor Queen, Nevernight”
I have such a hard time with this as well. I have been reading for awhile now a book by a favorite author that I am just not connecting with. I’m wondering if it’s bad timing or just not the right book. It’s hard to DNF in that situation though. I try to just read something else for a few days and see if I want to go back to it but I rarely do.
As for Nevernight, I’m glad you plan to finish it. I didn’t love the beginning but if you can get through it then the book is really good. It just takes awhile to get into which is a tough thing especially when your TBR is so big or you are trying to finish books for review.
I’m having the same issue lately! I’m putting books on hold or DNFing more than ever before lately. I think it’s because I’m reading so many books that I just don’t care about finishing ones that aren’t good.
I know how it goes.
I wish I got physical galleys from Macmillan. I did get approved for it on Netgalley so I’ll have to give it a read!