Hey guys! Since we are near the end of the year, I’m going to be doing all those end of the year posts where I look back on all the books I picked up in 2017. Kick starting it with books I didn’t finish in 2017 but luckily I didn’t pay for these. I received them all via NetGalley apart from the last one which I did purchase, unfortunately.
1) Godblind by Anna Stephens
I pretty much requested this book just for the cover and went into it not having a clue what it was about. Very bad thing to do – wouldn’t recommend it because I hated this book. I think I got around 20% in before finally relieving myself of this torture. I didn’t like a single page that I read. I couldn’t get into the story and I was frustrated by how many different perspectives there was. I found it confusing to follow and didn’t really understand what was happening. The characters didn’t interest me either, I didn’t connect with any of them. In all honesty if I’d have read the synopsis before requesting it, I’d have probably said to myself this is a book you will not like. So now I am definitely more cautious about what books I request!
2) Yesterday by Felicia Yap
I am really disappointed that I couldn’t finish this book because it seemed so intriguing. Basically there are two types of people in this book: those who can only remember yesterday, and those who can also recall the day before. They have to rely on their diary to remember past events and also to remember yourself. The police come knocking and believe the main characters husband killed someone two days ago. How do you solve a murder when you only remember yesterday. Sounds good right? Sadly, I didn’t think it was. What I did manage to read came across as very flat and uninteresting. I didn’t like any of the characters and struggled to connect with them. The story was confusing and I struggled to understand what was going on as it had a lot of random articles placed between the characters narration.
3) Here and Gone by Haylen Beck
I am extremely gutted that I didn’t like this book because this was another one that sounded . I checked on my Kindle app and got 43% in before I DNF’ed it. I just thought all of the characters were really dull and I didn’t find them very likeable or interesting. I’m sure some of the chapters are from a thirteen year old boys perspective and they were awful chapters. Didn’t like them at all. Honestly this book sounded great but I think it could have been a lot more exciting. I think I kept holding out hoping it would get good but if I’m not excited by 43% then there’s just no point continuing.
4) Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
I bought this book before I found out about all the controversy surrounding it and I think it put me off which is a shame. I decided to read it anyway but I didn’t get past 76 pages. I just didn’t like the way some things were presented and didn’t agree with a lot of it. I might go back to it because it is a book I’d like to finish…
I’m pretty sure I didn’t finish some other books but I honestly can’t remember what they are. Shows how much I liked them if I can’t remember them! What books were you unable to finish in 2017? Do you agree/disagree with my choices? Feel free to leave a comment below! I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!