It's not you, it's me." Some books just don't work for me, whereas other readers may have really enjoyed them. This feature will be showcasing books that I never finished or reviewed; you know…...the dreaded DNF.
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake
Goodreads says, "Fans of acclaimed author Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed in Bloodwill devour her latest novel, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. And it’s not just a game of win or lose...it’s life or death. The night the sisters turn sixteen, the battle begins. The last queen standing gets the crown."
Guys, I know there have been some awesome reviews for this novel, but I couldn't handle the first fifty pages. It just seemed a bit too dark for me. A bit too violent. I don't read the horror genre at all, so I definitely wasn't in the mood for this novel. I hear that there's a strong female protagonist and I love that, so I am a bit bummed this novel didn't work for me.
The Graces by Laure Eve
I read about fifty pages of this novel and I hate to be mean, but it felt like Twilight fan fiction. There's this family that people think are witches and they are so cool. The main character is essentially obsessed with them and wants to be accepted by them. Honestly, I was expecting Edward Cullen, as a wizard, to walk through the pages. Unfortunately, this book just wasn't for me.
What do you guys think? Have you read these books? Let me know your thoughts. What's the latest book that you added to your did-not-finish pile?