DNF Round Up for January
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Defy by Sara B. Larson - Defy #1 - ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley
DNF'd at: 53%
Boring and offensive in equal measures. Love triangle bullshit. Main character is a Super Special Soldier who will save the world. Predictable plotting. Uncomfortable descriptions of anyone non-white. A lot of white people running around in a jungle.
White Space by Ilsa J. Bick - Dark Passages #1 - ARC provided by publisher via edelweiss
DNF'd at: 6%
No quotation marks for identifying speech from thoughts/internal monologue. Extremely jumbled and confusing beginning. Too much information presented rapidly with little regard to helping the reader understand what anything actually means. Overwhelming and not in a good way.
I may try again later with a physical copy but the first 35 pages of this were a big
Pretenders by Lisi Harrison - Pretenders #1 - ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley
DNF'd at: 32%
Utterly laughable and ridiculous. The narration style is jarring and doesn't work. The entire cast of characters are wildly inconsistent or totally unbelievable. I had heard the ending was a total cop-out so I checked that, too. It is. It's a nonending.