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. Book Breakups is a semi regular feature where I discuss books that I DNF. I link to positive reviews as well.
I received these books for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Wild Beauty was unfortunately a DNF for me. This lovely book had a lot of things going for it. The premise was promising. I love books with ‘witches’ or unique magical abilities and Wild Beauty had an abundance of those things. The writing was also gorgeous and wonderfully descriptive. It was the pace that I didn’t love. I struggled with picking this up for 2 weeks. It seemed like nothing was happening in the story. I was really intrigued by the curse and magic, but it was taking way too long for anything to happen. I ultimately DNFed at 29%.
I’ll definitely give this author’s other books a chance in the future since I enjoyed certain aspects of her writing.
The premise of this book sounded so, so amazing! It was one of my most anticipated books, but I just couldn’t get into it. I DNFed it at 51%. I really tried to power through, but there was lots of brooding and no action. The MC was unlikable and uninteresting. I also felt no connection with the romance. This one was a big disappointment for me, but I know so many others loved it.