I made a point within the last couple of years to DNF books that I wasn’t liking for whatever reason. With that said, it’s very rare that I actually DNF a book. I only DNF’d a total of two books last year, which isn’t too bad. I thought it would be interesting to share them with you and explain why it was that I didn’t finish them. So without further ado, let’s get into it.
The First book I couldn’t bring myself to finish was The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin. This book is supposed to be a paranormal novel, but it read a lot like a contemporary romance. I didn’t get a sense of fear or dread when reading this book. I mostly felt bored as I anticipated something supernatural to happen. I got halfway through the book when I decided to DNF it. I was reading about Mara and Noah going out on their date, and I just never cared so little for anything in my life. I lost all interest at this point and decided to put it down.
The second book I didn’t finish was Zenith by Sasha Alsberg and Lindsay Cummings. What bothered me about this book is its use of exposition. Instead of integrating the exposition into the story in an organic way, the authors would pause the story and go into an info dump about the characters and the world therein. This really took me out of the story whenever it happened, and I found myself growing bored really fast. I also had a lot of trouble connecting to the characters. I thought all of the characters were really bland and two dimensional. I had no reason to care about the characters, as we’re told nothing about the crew of the Marauder other than they’re ruthless killers. That alone just isn’t enough to keep my attention, so I decided to put it down.
That’s all of the books I DNF’d in the last year. Let me know what you think of any of the books that I mentioned. Do you agree? Disagree? Also let me know what books you didn’t finish in the last year and why you didn’t finish them.