Tag: DNF


DNF Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

DNF Review: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

I’m beyond disappointed in this book. It had SO many glowing reviews, and came highly recommended from several blogging friends. I thought for sure it was going to be amazing, yet I hated what I did read of it. (I even watched the movie and wasn’t impressed with that, either. The whole “children are the only ones who can save the world” is just too much for me I suppose…) I made it a little past 100 pages or so before […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 18 July, 2016 | 1 Comment
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DNF Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White

DNF Review: And I Darken by Kiersten White

This book was SO boring I just couldn’t bring myself to finish. It’s sad, because I usually really enjoy Kiersten White’s books. I’m not sure if it was because it’s Historical (which I’m pretty picky about on the very rare occasion I do pick it up), because I just wasn’t in the mood to read it (I’m going to be honest, my brain is in Raven Cycle mode at the moment), or because it simply isn’t for me (most likely, tbh). I made […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 13 June, 2016 | 6 Comments
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DNF Review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

DNF Review: The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson

Oh good flippin’ lord. I’m quite proud of myself for making it 65%, honestly. (Keep in mind that this book is FOUR HUNDRED AND NINETY TWO PAGES LONG. Almost five hundred pages of NOTHING.) This book was slow. Painfully so. There was absolutely nothing happening in the entire first half of this book. It was just Lia being a bartender and talking to thinking about the *adopts high-pitched breathy voice* two handsome, swoon-worthy gentlemen that stumbled into the tavern. Seriously. […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 9 October, 2015 | 4 Comments
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DNF Review: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

DNF Review: The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

When I first saw this one, I passed. When everyone else was reading it, I passed. Why? Because I hate the cover. It’s awful!! Plus, it just doesn’t scream “dystopian” to me. It looks like a espionage-thriller kind of thing (in the vein of Heist Society), so I wasn’t even remotely interested. But, then I saw that book twin Ashley rated it 5 stars, and I actually read the synopsis. Hmm, sounds like a dystopian style Hatfields vs. McCoys story with forbidden love. […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 13 February, 2015 | 11 Comments
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DNF Review: The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien

DNF Review: The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M. O’Brien

This isn’t the first Caragh O’Brien book I’ve tried. I attempted to read Birthmarked maybe 2 years ago, and DNFed it after 20-30 pages because it just wasn’t catching my interest. I had the same problem with this one. After only 8% I was already bored to tears, but I told myself I would give it until 20% before making a decision to see if it improved. It didn’t. I read nearly 90 pages of this book before I decided to […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 8 September, 2014 | 5 Comments
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DNF Review: Talker 25 by Joshua McCune

DNF Review: Talker 25 by Joshua McCune

Boy, was I looking forward to this book. Because DRAGONS. But…meh.   First of all, I was expecting this awesome Urban Fantasy, and it ended up being a cookie-cutter Dystopian with dragons thrown in the mix. That was my first problem. My second problem was that the character interaction and dialogue was just…absurd.   “Put these on if it’s too bright for you, Callahan. We don’t want you squinting like you’re blocked up or something.” Um…oookaaay. Who says that? And […]

Posted by Jessi (Geo) on 26 April, 2014 | 4 Comments
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