We can’t all love everything and some books just aren’t for me. Sometimes I try really hard to love a book but if it’s taking me 4 days to read 100 pages, we need to have the talk. I debated quite a while on whether or not to do this feature, but I thought it would be fun, so Book Breakups was born.
I’m so, so, soooo ashamed that I broke up with this book. If you’ve read my review of Ashes then you might know that I was all THIS IS THE MOST AWESOME THING EVER WRITTEN and just OMGOMGOMG for about half the book. After that half it was like reading a completely different book that might have been good on it’s own, but could not live up to the first half…if that makes sense. Ashes ended on a super scary note and I thought book 2 was going to be awesome….it was not. The first chapter was very promising! There was so much gore and I honestly believed we were back on track. Then all these other perspectives started. It’s been a year since I read Ashes and I didn’t remember who any of these people were. I was so confused. I kept reading to and waiting for things to click and waiting for Alex to show back up. I waited, and waited, and waited. Then I just couldn’t wait any more. The things that disappointed me with the last half of Ashes (Rule) were very much still present and I just couldn’t get into Shadows.
Here are some people that loved it:
Oh, Velveteen. You look so cool with your dark, pretty cover. You sound amazing! Serial killers!? I have a strange fascination with serial killers, so this sounded so promising. The first chapter was fantastic. The MC was haunting her killer and trashing his house. But the synopsis tricked me. I thought the book was going to be a story of a ghost getting revenge, but it’s really about these characters battling the evil(?) that threatens their world, Purgatory. It wasn’t what I thought it was going to be at all. I just couldn’t get into the writing as well. The style was very strange and I usually like unique writing styles, but this was sometimes hard to comprehend and very confusing. I read over 100 pages. I was waiting for something to happen, but nothing interesting ever did. I couldn’t make myself read all 400+ pages of that.
Don’t take my word for it! Others loved it: