Books I’ve started and haven’t finished

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 23 October, 2011 | 0 Comments



This is a good way for me to keep track. I’ll add books as I think of them.
I have mild ADD at times and it’s pretty hard to keep my attention so there are quite a few books I’ve not finished. I’ll start with the most recent…

White Cat by Holly Black
Reason:
Okay let’s be honest here, the cover was really the only thing attracted me to this book. It sounds like kind of a mobster type story which doesn’t really interest me, but as a crazy cat lover I couldn’t help myself. A beautiful white kitteh in the arms of handsome black-clad dude? Yes please. But I got to page 75 and there was nothing interesting happening, no humor, and I don’t really care for her writing style. I’ve still got it out from the library so I might still give it a chance.
 
 
Darkness Calls by Marjorie M. Liu
Reason:

Really, the only reason I never finished this was because, like I said, I have mild ADD and I wanted to read other things. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t really holding my attention and I was bored with the series. The first book was pretty good. I’ll finish it….eventually. Ha.

Cry wolf by Patricia Briggs
Reason:
I read the novella Alpha and Omega (from the anthology On the Prowl) and really liked it. But I got like halfway through this one and it was just boring me to death so I gave up. I own this one, so I can finish it whenever I feel like it.
 
 
Eon by Alison Goodman
Reason:
I was so very disappointed by this one, as I was stoked to read it. But when I’ve gone 150 pages and still can’t get into a book, it’s just a waste of my time. Very boring. Maybe at some point it gets interesting but there wasn’t anything good soon enough to keep me reading.
 
 
Destiny Kills by Keri Arthur
Reason:
While I love the idea of a half dragon, half human, I still couldn’t get into it 60 pages in. There was no action and waaay too much description. Just like Cry Wolf, I own this one and will read it eventually I’m sure.
 
 
Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
Reason:
Another one I couldn’t get into. Made it like 1/3 of the way and was thoroughly unimpressed. It’s another one I own, and I do plan on finishing it because I’ve heard good things about it and because I want to read the other books in the series. I hate going out of order or skipping books so I’m determined to read book 1 before I move on.
 
Fallen 1: Fallen and Leviathan by Thomas E. Sniegoski
Reason:
Let’s be honest, I think everyone knows why I bought this book (all the women at least). I had high hopes, but Sniegosky’s prose failed to attract me like the cover did. The fight scenes were lacking, nothing was really happening, and all in all I was just bored. I think I made it through almost half…not even sure how I got that far.
 
 
 
Now we’re getting into older ones that I read more than a year back. The reason for all of these is that I simply couldn’t get interested and gave up. In my mind, unremarkable reads.
 
 
The Hollow by Jessica Verday
Night Watch by Sergei Lukyanenko
The only reason I got this book at all was because I wanted to watch the movie Day Watch (based off the 2nd book), and I wanted to read the first one…first. 
 
 
Staked by J. F. Lewis
This book really just reminded me of a paranormal version of Catcher in the Rye. Man, I hated that book.
Angelfire by Courtney Allison Moulton
Somehow I managed to make it halfway through this…while I liked Moulton’s idea of reapers, the writing style was novice. I felt like I was reading something a pre-teen wrote. Not to mention that the chick on the cover reminds me of someone I can’t stand.
Jessi (Geo)

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