▲ Broken Hearts, Fences, and Other Things to Mend ▲ For Darkness Shows the Stars ▲ Emmy & Olivery ▲ Stormdancer ▲
Reasons why I DNF-ed these books (and most probably the next DNFs):
1. SLOW PACING. Most of these I DNF-ed due to the pacing. You should know by now how I don't have the patience in reading utterly slow-paced stories. I feel like the story isn't moving at all or it will take literally forever to finish a book. It is absolutely easy for me to get bored as well.
2. HISTORICAL FICTIONS (SteamPunk, Thrillers and some High-Fantasy) ARE NEVER GONNA WORK FOR ME. I couldn't wrap any part of my brain on Historical Fiction books. It is just THAT hard for me to imagine it or to understand the puns and all that.
3. NO CHEMISTRY BETWEEN ME AND THE BOOK. Some I DNF-ed because of my disconnection to the characters/world building. Rain and Stormdancer were the hardest for me to read because even though I could easily picture Japanese Culture, the language is the issue. I know a few phrases but these books used a lot of Japanese references (obviously) I can't truly get in to. But I would re-read them.
4. INSTA-LOVE. It is okay for me if it is insta-romance but the story would be able to justify why it happened that fast. Just like Hoover's books, you would instantly hate how the romance department developed but as you go deeper in to the story, you'd get why. I just can't accept it ever that you fall head over heels in love with someone after meeting them twice?
5. BOOKS/STORIES WHICH PROMOTES SLUT-SHAMING, BULLYING, RAPE, RACISM ETC. NO WAY. NO WAY I AM GOING TO READ ONE. 99 DAYS IS A MISTAKE ACTUALLY. WHY DID I EVEN FINISH THAT
6. THE PROBLEM IS ME. When life gets in the way, you know, it is hard to finish a book and sometimes I pause for several days but then completely forgets about the book. Or there are instances where I get overwhelmed by the thickness of the book? Yeah, all on me, guys. This is on me.
I couldn't think of anything else. Will probably edit if I think of something else.
Sorry, authors. Sorry pubs. But this is bookish life and I need to learn to DNF. I love you all, though.
Thank you for all the review copies, publishers!