Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Six of Crows #1)
I stopped reading Six of Crows at the 30% mark. I didn’t hate it or anything, I just felt zero attachment to it. I’m wondering if it was a mood thing on my part… maybe I just wasn’t in the right place to read it?
So many people rave about this book though, which makes me want to give it another shot.
Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky #3)
It really sucks to not finish the last book in a series, huh? I stopped reading at 28%. Just like Six of Crows, I think I just wasn’t in the mood for it. Maybe I also couldn’t get through it since it had been ages since I’d read the previous books. Maybe I’ll do what I did with Throne of Glass and do a full series reread.
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Starbound #2)
Blargh!! I REALLY loved These Broken Stars, but couldn’t finish This Shattered World. I didn’t even get that far into it, just a few pages… But I think I was really upset to have new characters and just couldn’t get into it.
What do you think? Should I give it another shot?
Truthwitch by Susan Dennard (The Witchlands #1)
Do you ever DESPERATELY want to love a book, but you just can’t? For me that’s Truthwith. If I’m being honest, the #1 reason I want to love the book is because of THAT GORGEOUS COVER!!! Holy mother.
I didn’t get that far into Truthwitch but it wasn’t grabbing me so I put it down. I was hoping to be addicted from page one and… I just wasn’t? I was kind of bored? I had no attachment to anything. I didn’t give it much of a chance but sometimes it’s hard to keep going if you don’t have that instant book love.
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (The Orphan Queen #1)
This is another one I really wanted to love. However, I’m on the fence about even attempting it again because I recently read another Jodi Meadows book (Before She Ignites) and I didn’t love that either. Shucks. Maybe I just can’t click with her style?
The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye (The Crown’s Game #1)
I got The Crown’s Game as a review book and I think I may have picked it up when I wasn’t truly in the mood for it. I felt a little obligated to get it read, but didn’t actually want to read it at the time—you know? But maybe I’ll have better luck when I’m more in the mood for the genre. It sounds like such a cool concept!
Avenged by Amy Tintera (Ruined #2)
Avenged: perhaps one of my biggest disappointments. I ADORED Ruined!! I was dying to read book two. But when it finally came out a year later… I wasn’t feeling it. Maybe it was that Throne of Glass thing all over again where I just couldn’t get into it because it had been so long since I read the first book… I don’t know. Huge bummer though.
Maybe I’ll wait until the third book, Allied, comes out, then do a full series read.
Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings (The Androma Saga #1)
I actually got quite far into this book compared to most of the others on this list: page 120. I didn’t think it was a bad book, but I didn’t feel invested in what was going on. I wanted to be glued to it, but I wasn’t. Maybe I read it when I thought I was in the mood for space/sci-fi but I wasn’t? Sometimes it’s hard to tell!
Nyxia by Scott Reintgen (The Nyxia Triad #1)
Nyxia was one of my most highly anticipated books from BookExpo America 2017, so it was a huge bummer when I didn’t finish it. 🙁 I have two theories:
- When I read it, it felt kind of young on the young adult scale… like almost middle grade but not quite. I do like young adult, but I like more middle-to-old young adult, like 16+ if we’re going by age. This felt more like early Percy Jackson… 14 or 15. I don’t remember how old the main character actually was (if it was specified) but that’s the vibe I got.
- But also, I have a feeling I wanted this book when I was SUPER into sci-fi/space books. But perhaps by the time I actually got and read the book, I was just starting to lean more towards fantasy instead, so I wasn’t quite in the mood for it.
But when the sci-fi mood next strikes me, I do think I’ll give Nyxia another try!