I was trying to think of a post to do today, different from anything I've ever done before, and decided on this! I've never really talked about any books I've not finished so, hopefully, you'll enjoy this little change! Just so you know, I am most definitely not trying to bash any authors, offend any people that have already read these books and loved them or encourage anybody not to read them! On the contrary, I'd love to know your own opinions - whether you share the same feelings as myself or are the complete opposite and loved some of these books! So, without further-a-do, here we go! :)
There are actually a few reasons I didn't really enjoy this one and I'm pretty sure one of the main reasons will make you laugh. That reason, you ask? Well, it was the age gap between the main character, Ana and the love interest (Ana being 17/18 and Cole, 24, I think). It sounds so strange but it really got on my nerves for some reason! I also found the writing to be too slow-paced for me - plus, nothing that exciting was happening to keep me hooked! So, after a while, I decided to call it quits. :(
Now, I'm sure most of you will know that these books have a very... shall we say, advanced writing style. It requires a LOT of concentration. I actually read these a few years back and managed to struggle through the first two in the series before admitting defeat a little ways into the third book. The writing style was just too much for me and the pacing I found too slow. I felt like pretty huge chunks of the book could've been cut out... There were also a lot of places and people mentioned over all three books and in Brisingr I just couldn't remember who was who and where was where etc. So it just took all the enjoyment out of it for me and I put it down.
Remember a couple years back when this book was at the height of it's popularity and everyone seemed to love it? Well, I just couldn't get into it. True enough, even I'm not sure I read enough pages in to say I gave it a fair go but I just could not get into it one bit. I couldn't empathise with the main character, Lennie or see any sort-of promising foundation in her and Toby's relationship... But, you never know, maybe I'll try it again some day and see if I can get more into it! :)
I won this one in a giveaway from a bloggy friend who'd absolutely loved it. So I cracked it open preparing to love it too but, alas, I read quite a good bit into it and had to give up. The plot was really strange and the writing wasn't hooking me enough that I was constantly wanting to continue reading on. I also didn't see the 'wow-factor' in Genie and Rian's relationship... So there was really nothing there to keep me entertained.
I remember reading 246 pages of this before finally putting it down. The pacing was too slow, as much as the main character, Ethan was a nice guy, I couldn't empathise with him and nothing much happened in the majority of the book I read that made it look promising. There wasn't any action to keep me glued... Not much going on at all. So, unfortunately, I ended up not finishing it.
What about you? Did you like/love some of these books? Why, what did you enjoy about them? Or were you the same as me and didn't really enjoy them and had to put them down? Comment below with your thoughts!