You know those books that get super hyped and you get so freaking excited to read and then you do and it’s just ‘ohh’ ..let’s talk about those!
Here are six popular books I DNF. If you adore these books then that’s honestly amazing, this is just my personal experience 🙂
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
This entire series is extremely popular these days and I didn’t like it in the slightest – boo, hiss, get the pitchforks out! I’m sorry but I couldn’t get on with it. I think I made it about 40% of the way and just zoned out. When it got amazing reviews upon release I did give it another shot and flicked through the second half. What I found made me hate it even more. Needless to say I will never be going back in.
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Sorry, what did you say? I couldn’t hear you over the amount of zzzz’s I was getting READING THIS BOOK. I expected this book to be a magical forest of wonder and darkness. I was just really really bored. I struggled to get through even 30% of it. I had so much anticipation for this book and it just fell flat for me.
Stalking Jack The Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
I received this book as a secret santa gift from my friend Ash and I was so excited to read it. Granted it took me like two years to get to it, but my expectation was high. I’m so sad to include this on the list, but it just wasn’t what I anticipated at all. In my head it was a story about a girl falling in love with Jack The Ripper, but alas no. Again I struggled to read much of it and sadly DNF.
Mirage by Somaiya Daud
My reasoning for DNF this one is because I didn’t understand or couldn’t get into the language used. It started out ok, but as I progressed I just wasn’t getting it. Oh the story I got and was enjoying, but the sci-fi-esque dialogue was just not for me. I don’t hide the fact that I’m not too into sci-fi, but I was hoping the story would prevail from the spacey language.
Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
I bought this book after loving the first two Court books. This was just not the same at all. It felt really slow and the story wasn’t gripping me. I completely shut off from what was happening and couldn’t connect with the characters. That’s a deal breaker for me.
Legendary by Stephanie Garber
This one cuts me real deep! I loved loved Caraval and even made people read it, but the sequel just didn’t do it for me. I believe the reason why is Tella. I loved Scarlett but Tella is not my kind of character and I didn’t connect. It makes me so sad to say I stopped reading it and never picked it back up, but I just didn’t want to. The magic from the first book was missing. Maybe one day I will try again? Honestly I’m not sure.
It’s funny how our reading preferences differ from book to book. You can completely adore one book and hate its sequel.
Did you DNF a popular book? Let me know!
Hope you enjoyed! Until next time💜