Sometimes a book just isn’t for you. But despite your dislike of the book, you feel you could try another book by the same author.
But sometimes an author just isn’t for you. You and the author’s style just don’t get along, and that carries over from book to book.
Antigoddess: Epic potential, but I couldn’t finish it.
Back in 2012 I read Antigoddess by Kendare Blake. I stopped reading 18% through because it felt so slow to me and I just wasn’t excited. The premise sounded AMAZING, but something about the way it was written just didn’t click with me.
Three Dark Crowns: It just couldn’t excite me.
Then, earlier this week, I cracked open one of my BookExpo America 2016 books, Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake. Again, it had an awesome premise. But also once again, something about the way it was written just made me feel detached from the whole story. I read about 50 pages before putting it down for good.
Anna Dressed in Blood
Three Dark Crowns
Don’t get me wrong, this post isn’t about Kendare Blake. So many people love her work and I’m sure she’s a wonderful author. She’s just not the author for me, and that’s okay. I’ve read two of her books now, and I think it’s time for me to accept that we just don’t click. We all have certain writing styles we resonate with, and hers just isn’t for me.