I can’t believe I’m actually writing this. I honestly am shocked that I’ve DNFed enough books in recent weeks to even write a DNF round up. It’s shameful. For those of you who don’t know, DNF means Did Not Finish. For whatever reason, there was just something about the book in question that made me put it down, and decided not to go on. I usually don’t do this very often, but I’ve just run into a few books that really didn’t do it for me.
I’m pretty sure one of these books is going to get me murdered in my sleep..
In the nicest and most respectful way possible, this book was one of the biggest hot messes that I have ever come across in my reading career. The writing was just awful, and I had absolutely no idea what was going on at any point in the book. Also, I consider myself to be a fairly vulgar person. I swear. A lot. However, there is absolutely no need for a YA book to have the word “fuck” two or three times on every page. Add in some strange prostitution and fairy eating storylines, and the whole thing just didn’t work for me.
This was another case of a writing style that I just couldn’t make myself enjoy. The author tried to use seventeenth (or eighteenth?) century dialogue, but he wasn’t consistent with it. This made the whole thing feel a little choppy and just uneven. I also couldn’t connect with any of the characters. They were all quite nondescript and one dimensional. Reading this book started to feel like a chore, so I had to put it down.
GUYS PLEASE DON’T KILL ME. I’m sorry! I tried! I just couldn’t. I have no idea why I even tried to read this. I didn’t like the first book. Lara Jean’s narrative was just too childish for me, and I couldn’t take it. Nothing has changed in this next book. I think I only picked it up to see if she had matured any, and I was quite disappointed.