DNF

I did not finish “The Witch’s Daughter” by Paula Brackston. I believe there’s a whole series, the sequel might be called “The Return of the Witch.” I learn about Elizabeth’s personality through her journal entries but nothing happens for quite a while. There’s no objective or purpose. There’s also a lot of small talk withContinue reading “DNF”

DNF

I did not finish “The Bone Witch” by Ron Chupeco. It would be a great fantasy read for those who thoroughly enjoy descriptive world building. However, I need more character agency to connect. Here’s my thoughts while reading: The prologue is about a bard who witness a young girl (asha or bone witch) kill aContinue reading “DNF”

Review #311

I’ll give this one a 3.2/5 stars but technically I didn’t finish. 200+ pages is still a good chunk to write a review. Unfortunately at the halfway mark I started skimming ahead. I didn’t find all 3 answers I was looking for, but the ones I did find felt anticlimactic and a little disappointing. IContinue reading “Review #311”

Review #309

I stopped at page 50 for this contemporary romance with a bit of witchy magical fantasy elements. It’s written in first person past tense all in one point of view and the other books are “From Bad to Cursed” and “Back in a Spell” that seem to be set in the same town but withContinue reading “Review #309”

Review #304

I didn’t finish this witchy suspense but have a few comments below if you’re interested in why. Well in the first few sentences such difficult vocabulary words are used that I’m taken out of the story. Never have I seen so many large words in such close proximity: tessellations, disconsolate, and decrepitude. It makes itContinue reading “Review #304”

Review #303

I didn’t finish this coming of age story, where family and magic is everything, but highly recommend it for teens instead of middle aged women who like reading young adult (like myself). Some YA crosses over for generations but this one didn’t do that for me. In “Blood like Magic,” sixteen year old witch, Voya,Continue reading “Review #303”

Ten Books I “Did Not Finish”

Do you feel guilty not finishing a book? I do. Every. Single. Time. But I’m trying to convince myself recently that it’s okay and some books that aren’t for me could be someone else’s absolute favorite! Book Of Night by Holly Black I’ve read four of her other books but this one didn’t work forContinue reading “Ten Books I “Did Not Finish””

Review #274

I did not finish Kiersten White’s novel. I made it to page 50 but not much had happened and there was too much head hopping. I bet once the “instigating event” takes place the ball will start rolling but it was only setting up the stage for the story instead of actually being the story.Continue reading “Review #274”

Renegades

I loved Marissa Meyer’s: The Lunar Chronicles series. The last one I remember was a beast, over 800 pages and this one here is 556 pages but feels massive. I’m a bit worried since I don’t like reading books much over 400 pages. I genuinely believe that if an author can’t get the job doneContinue reading “Renegades”