because these are just not my cup of tea
This was my last post when I DNF’d Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews. I had such high hopes for this book (and this series) because of the good reviews I read on GR. But apparently, the story just didn’t work for me at all. The story just didn’t capture me and with all the info dump that I got (I get that this is the first book so – background info but still) I was just bored out of my mind. I listened to this as an audiobook and normally, I am pretty patient when it comes to audiobooks but I just couldn’t take it anymore. This was narrated by Renee Raudman and I thought her voice was annoying as well. This could be why I wasn’t able to finish this book. Plus, I just couldn’t relate to the main character.
DNFd at 43% because…! This book was pitched as the Da Vinci Code of YA and IT FAILED TO DELIVER. Okay well, I didn’t finish the book but from what I read, there was just none of the Da Vinci Code in it (and YES, I have read Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code). There were no thrills, no mystery really from what I have read. And it smelled like a love triangle: [spoiler]the evil boy and the ally….. well, we know who she will end up with right?[/spoiler] And yes, both of them are super cute! But wait, they are both VERY YOUNG and are already part of a secret organization with awesome fighting skills and whatnot. Wut? Maybe I haven’t been around teens lately but I thought that was a teeny bit far fetched. Oh, and don’t forget the very secretive mother who moves around the country because of her job. What I don’t understand is why Avery did not question her mom’s work (I would really be suspicious after the umpteenth move after just a few months). Maybe because my parents don’t work for a secret organization but I found it really hard to relate to Avery. This was narrated by Julia Whelan and I didn’t care for her narration as well and it made Avery’s voice super annoying (her dialogue was already annoying, to begin with). Too bad, because I really liked the cover.
Has anyone DNFd anything lately? Share in the comments below!