I recently put down two books I started, and I wanted to cover some stuff on why I haven't had many reviews up lately (hint, it's because I don't like to do full feature reviews for something I didn't finish. It's not fair to the book.) So here I am, making good on at least one of my resolutions to put down books I am not enjoying (I simply have way too many to be stalling trying to finish ones I'm not into).
These books simply weren't for me. They may be up your alley, though.
Sea Change by S.M. Wheeler
Publication Date: June 18, 2013
Publisher: Tor Books
Keywords: fantasy, fairytale, ocean
Format Read: Hardcover from publisher (thank you!)
Why I Put It Down :
The beginning started off from what seemed like 3/4 of the way through a story, like I should already know a lot of background information on the characters and what was happening. I felt extremely lost as I kept reading, and was never really hooked on the story. Nothing was explained either, like how or if the kraken could actually talk and if only Lilly heard him. Or anything about their relationship or her journey. It was overall very hard to follow and I'm still not entirely sure what was going on in the story in general.
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
Keywords: parties, romance, forbidden love
Format Read: eARC via NetGalley
Why I Put It Down :
I did not like the main character from the start, and if you've read any previous reviews from me, you know that's not why I don't like books. I did not warm to the style the MC's voice was in. It was choppy, confusing, and I never quite followed why she made some of the decisions she did. In addition, the plot line was very confusing, and I had to ignore so many things like how on earth did no one notice a person living in the garage or how no one had noticed him missing for a while. The characters didn't seem particularly connected or engaged or interested in anything or any other person in the story, and I found myself wondering why they were even in the story in the first place.
If you've read either of these, please leave
comments letting me know what you thought. Should I give them another
chance or leave them on my shelf? (Or possibly do a giveaway for someone
that wants to see for themselves how they feel about them?)