Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Book Breakups (1) + Giveaway

Book Breakups is a feature created by the lovely Lori at Pure Imagination. Books can't please everyone, and sometimes the books that I have read just haven't worked for me. Perhaps now I can have some closure and reveal to you when and why I decided to call it quits.

I'll try and host a giveaway everytime I do one of these. Sorry, they will be AUSSIE ONLY.

The Vespertine by Saundra Mitchells
(Sep/Oct 2010?, Netgalley)

Read up to p. 130. I remember I was under a lot of stress at the time, both book-wise and with life. What I was hoping out of this book was a transportation through time with unique characters, and a magical experience. I did not get that. I only understood half of what was going on, and the moment I put it down, I would forget what had just happened, to the point where I realised that I'd been wasting my time.

People who enjoyed it:
Tara, Fiction Folio {}
Skye, In the Good Books {}

Choker by Elizabeth Woods 
(January 2011?, Netgalley)

Read up to around p. 70. I'd heard so many good things about it, but I really couldn't stand this book. I didn't like the fact that the main character was "in love" with this guy whom she'd never even talked to before, and that she was such a pushover Mary Jane character. I also think, considering I was already a decent way into the book, you'd think some of the mystery would have unravelled by then, but nothing enticed me to continue on.

People who enjoyed it:
Books With Bite {}
Laura, The Zealous Reader {}

Cold Light by Jenn Ashworth
(April 2011, For review)

Read up to around p. 60. So much adult language in this book, which was really distracting. This book could have been interesting, I just really don't like that 14 year old girls are portrayed as. They smoke, have sex, shoplift and lie to their parents. I'm sure lots of people will like this, but it's just those things that forced me to break up with this book.

People who enjoyed it:


1 copy of Cold Light, which I received for review from Hachette. Fill out the FORM to enter. Australian residents only. Ends May 30th. This book is older YA, so 18+ entrants are strongly advised.

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