Tag: DNF

DNF Review: Half Bad by Sally Green

DNF Review: Half Bad by Sally Green
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

Breathtaking, my ass. The only thing “breathtaking” about this book is the cover. Shame on me for falling for that again. I made it to page 77 before I just couldn’t take it anymore. Stabbing myself in the leg would have been more enjoyable.   First of all, the writing was HORRIBLY sophomoric. Why is this labeled YA? It seriously needs to be labeled as a MG book, because it reads like one. It’s sad when you’re so distracted by editing […]

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DNF Review: September Girls by Bennett Madison

DNF Review: September Girls by Bennett Madison
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on May 20, 2013 | 27 Comments

Thanks to HarperTeen for providing a copy for review! Honestly, I didn’t even plan on reading this book. Just from the synopsis I wasn’t sure I’d even like it. But I got an ARC in one of my Harper packages, so I figured, why the hell not? Sigh. Now I know why. I would never call anyone’s hard work crap, because I know writing a book is hard and time-consuming and probably devours a little piece of your soul; but […]

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DNF Review: Undeadly by Michele Vail

DNF Review: Undeadly by Michele Vail
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on April 8, 2013 | 8 Comments

To be honest, the writing style was a major issue for me. It was in Molly’s voice, so it was written in the slang-ish ‘snarky’ way that a 16-year-old would talk. Or supposed to be, anyway. To me it seemed much more juvenile than 16 and I felt like the attempts at humor and sarcasm just tried to hard. The points that were probably supposed to be funny didn’t even draw a twitch of the lips from me. Instead I […]

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DNF Review: Zom-B by Darren Shan

DNF Review: Zom-B by Darren Shan
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

**Caution: May contain spoilers** Let me just say: This synopsis is NOT the one I read. If I had read this one, I probably wouldn’t have even bothered with this book. Despite it’s short length, I didn’t actually read all of it. I made a valiant effort. Really, I did. But the lead character, B, was such a douchenozzle that I simply couldn’t go on. I usually don’t rate things I don’t read all of, but I think I read enough […]

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DNF Review: Origin by Jessica Khoury

DNF Review: Origin by Jessica Khoury
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on September 6, 2012 | 16 Comments

**WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD** I usually hate to include spoilers in any review, but the reason I put this down is based off of a spoiler, so that’s most of what this review will entail. I think my hopes for this one were much too high before I picked it up. The story was decent. The originality was great. The characters…eh. I love the premise, really I do. A flower that can make people immortal and a perfect being with impenetrable […]

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DNF review: Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

DNF review: Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Posted by Jessi (Geo) on August 16, 2012 | 5 Comments

I wanted to finish this one. I really did. Because it’s very similar to Stephen King’s The Mist and I loved that movie (didn’t read the book though). But, the prose was such a train wreck that I couldn’t even focus on what was happening anymore. Be warned, this may get ugly. The beginning started out pretty good, with some (fairly) well done 2nd person. The first paragraph (as seen above in the synopsis) was very catching, with the exception of […]

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