Tuesday, September 20, 2016

It's Not You, It's Me (19)


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."

My Thoughts:
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 



My Thoughts: 
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?

11 comments:

  1. I wasn't sure I would like Three Dark Crowns so I didn't request it. Now I'm glad I didn't. I was on the fence about reading it but I have a feeling I wouldn't like it either.

    Twilight fan fiction? Must be pretty bad! I don't think I'll be reading that either.

    I hope the next YA book you read is much better!

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    1. I am not sure you'd like it. It was pretty dark. I could see how certain people would like it though. Thanks for visiting, Christina! I hope you had a great vacation.

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  2. I thought the same thing about Anna Dressed in Blood Christina as I'm not a horror/gore fan AT ALL, but I ended up really loving that one, so I'm hoping Three Dark Crowns will be the same way for me. I just need to get through the horror parts:)

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    1. I really wish I could have persevered through the dark parts, but it just wasn't for me. I know how much everyone enjoyed her other novel, but the horror genre really isn't for me. I look forward to your thoughts on it though, Jenny. Thanks for visiting,

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  3. Good to know about The Graces- doesn't sound like it is for me!

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    1. Yeah, it was disappointing, because I had high hopes. Thanks for visiting, Katie!

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  4. Oh, that's too bad. I was looking forward to reading this book! But I get your trepidation. If you're not used to reading dark themes, then yeah. This might not be for you. I'm curious, though!

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    1. Yeah, it was definitely not for me, but you might like it if you are used to darker themes. I look forward to your thoughts if you find time to read it, Joy. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Yeah. I have seen both extremes in ratings for these two books and I think hype is the reason for most of the rave reviews.

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    1. Yes, there's a lot of hype, especially for Three Dark Crowns. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Both of these books have been thumbs downed by most of the bloggers I depend on for honest reviews, so you are not alone with your thoughts.

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