I am finally DNFing Starfall because OMG the heroine is super annoying and the hero is so beta that I can’t even! It has been a few months since I put this book on hold and the recent restart still did not help at all!
I enjoyed Starflight, the first book in the series. The banter was spot on and the characters were amazing! But Starfall totally missed the mark and did not have the same charm as that of the previous book.
I eventually had to DNF the audiobook because I just couldn’t listen to Cassia anymore. She was such an annoying character and there was no chemistry between her and Kane! Heck, their chemistry was only present in the previous book!
This was such a disappointment. I initially thought that this book would be about [spoiler]Doran’s twin brother[/spoiler] but it’s not and it totally threw me off!
I also missed the crew of the Banshee! This was totally missing in this book, well missing in the 45% ish part that I read, so… I was just totally bummed!
As much as I love the hate to love trope and the childhood romance trope, this just didn’t cut it for me.
I’m not sure if I recommend this book to anyone, though. I mean, if you are a fan of meh romance and an infuriating heroine/queen/princess whatever – then be my guest and read it!
I’m curious to know if you like to read books with unlikeable heroines? If you do, can you share the titles?
Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!) says
I had to do the same with this book. I tried so hard to get past the first few chapters but it wasn’t working for me. I even skipped ahead a little, trying to see if it was just the beginning that was ehhh. But nope. I put it aside to possibly give it another chance in the future, but it’s so unlikely that I will. Too bad I pre-ordered the book. ? I’m sorry this one didn’t work for you, Zeee!
Have a wonderful week. =)
Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!
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I’m sorry it didn’t work for you too, Alyssa! You know I even tried the audiobook but I just couldn’t get through it! ack!
Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction says
It’s so frustrating when you’re really looking forward to a book and it majorly fails you. I’ve had this series on my radar for a while, but I guess I’ll keep holding off.
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I was such a fan of the first book in this series, but am glad I put off the second, because I have yet to see anyone I follow actually like it. I am such a character driven reader, that if a character is annoying, I find it hard to continue. I DNFed a book this week, because the character was way too much snarky for me. She was like nails on a chalkboard annoying.
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She was more than snarky, Sam. She was annoying! Gaaaahhhh I’ve also seen all of the bloggers I follow not like this book, too.
Zoe @ Stories on Stage says
Aww…this makes me so sad because I absolutely loved Starfall so it’s so disappointing that this was so disappointing. Nonetheless, thanks for sharing and, as always, fabulous review! <3
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Thanks, Zoe! I know what you mean! I was really looking forward to this book because the Starflight was soooo good!