Hi friends! So this is literally going to be what the title says: reviews for sorta DNF’s!
What’s a sorta DNF, you may ask?
Unofficially? It’s me picking up an audiobook from Overdrive to waste an hour, and promptly forgetting about it until it automatically returns. Officially? It’s books I didn’t finish because time and procrastination and due dates. Let us begin!
Why I DNF’d:
Um…I kinda picked up the audiobook and gave up after 40 minutes. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE! I’ve found that I absolutely love the Wayward Children series, but only when it doesn’t take place in the “real world”. Every Heart A Doorway was not worth the hype for me but oh my starry night is Down Among the Sticks and Bones worth every word.
I DO STILL WANT TO READ THIS. But the audiobook expired, so I checked it out again, and proceeded to not listen to another word for a good two weeks. I honestly don’t think sci-fi is the best way to go when listening to audiobooks for me, because I get bored so easily. I really enjoyed the opening match but after that I lost interest. It wasn’t for lack of action, it was simply that I wasn’t engaged. Also there was a romance on the air and I ran for cover. I know.
Anna-Marie McLemore’s writing is gorgeous and lush and incredibly beautiful. Of course, library due dates called so it’s gone. And I didn’t get to finish the story and I’M SO SALTY. But seriously, this cover is beyond glorious. Besides the writing, I adored the sister relationship! But, I was also lowkey confused half the time because magical realism blurs the lines so well I can’t keep up. Who’s actually surprised though?
So that’s it! If there’s one lesson we can take away from this post, it’s that I suck at reading (listening to?) audiobooks. Tell me how you feel about these books!