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 #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 #277

DNF. I stopped at page 65 y’all. I didn’t really want to stop because I have the whole trilogy ready from the library but it got really boring after the first 2 chapters. I don’t really care about a sorority type group of gossip and drama. I bet if I was more patient the bookContinue reading “Review #277”

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”

Review #272

DNF. I got through enough of this one to leave a short review. This is a sequel to a YA fantasy all about demons, female power, and seeing things through another perspective. Here’s the blurb: It’s been six months since Deka freed the goddesses in the ancient kingdom of Otera and discovered who she reallyContinue reading “Review #272”