Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The DNF Report of June

This year I’ve been seeing a few people doing DNF posts, and I feel like this year has been a year I've definitely been putting books down faster than ever before. In my monthly recaps, I mention books that I read but didn't put reviews up for and so I thought I would just make a post about the books I've been DNFing and why. Hopefully, I can give these lovely books some love even though I didn't necessarily love them myself. This week's post is going to be for the DNF's from June.


Falling head over heels was the last thing I expected.

Literally.

Coffee is everywhere – and more than my ego is bruised.

When the handsome stranger I plowed into calls me by name, mortification sinks in.

He rushes off to class. I run home to change, hoping to forget the whole incident.

If only I could be so lucky.

I quickly find it’s a small world and Gavin Wallace is completely unavoidable. Everywhere I turn he’s there. In my classes. Hanging with my friends.

I’ve got his full attention and I have to admit, I like it a lot more than I should.

Thoughts: The writing is what threw me off for this one. It dragged on and on and felt like I went nowhere for several chapters. The main character wasn't my favorite, but I really couldn't get past the slow pacing of this story.


When the patriarch of the Ballenger empire dies, his son, Jase, becomes its new leader. Even nearby kingdoms bow to the strength of this outlaw family, who have always governed by their own rules. But a new era looms on the horizon, set in motion by a young queen, which makes her the target of the dynasty's resentment and anger.

At the same time, Kazi, a legendary former street thief, is sent by the queen to investigate transgressions against the new settlements. When Kazi arrives in the forbidding land of the Ballengers, she learns that there is more to Jase than she thought. As unexpected events spiral out of their control, bringing them intimately together, they continue to play a cat and mouse game of false moves and motives in order to fulfill their own secret missions.

Thoughts: I read the first series and loved it. I think this spin-off would have been interesting, but the main character wasn't really for me.

New apartments should come with a trial period...

I've just signed a two-year lease on an apartment I can barely afford.
My job hit a brick wall so I need the place to be perfect to help me get my life back on track. But the first night in, and I already know my neighbor isn't going to make it easy on me.

Tall, sexy, irresistible (and did I mention the British accent?), Shane Logan likes his loud activities…a lot. I can hear everything through the paper-thin walls. I'm about to tell him that in not-so-friendly terms when I realize he isn't just sexy, he's also friendly and eager to be of help.
Maybe having a neighbor like him isn't such a bad idea.
I'm a writer in desperate need of inspiration. Shane so happens to turn into mine. With a deadline approaching fast, his offer to do me a favor turns into two and three. Before I know it, he’s forced his way into my life with the tenacity of a whirlwind.

I can deal with the fact that he's far too loud and far too sexy. But when my dog likes him more than me, I start to get a little suspicious. Soon it becomes clear Shane Logan has secrets.
Plunged into the suspicions surrounding my neighbor, suddenly the only thing I can be sure of is that Shane is fiercely determined to hide the truth about himself.

Remember when I said the lease should have come with a warning?
Well, mine should also have come with a big, red, flashing signal.

Thoughts: This one was odd for me. The writing was weird, the main character was a bit unlikable, and the weird religious stuff was a huge no for me. I don't think it would have bothered most people, but it definitely threw me off.

Lilith

Lucifer turned me into what I am.
The mother of the Vampires. He gave me that gift.
Our son is the High King of all supernatural creatures on Earth—the Vampires, the Lycans, and now the Witches. He gave us that gift.
Now he’s called me back to Hell. This time, he needs me.
I’ve spent hundreds of years fighting my attraction to the demon that saved me and turned me into the most powerful woman in existence.
Maybe it’s time to give in. Can I truly be happy being the devil's consort?

Lucifer

Lilith has consumed my mind since the day I found her—beautiful and dying.
My visions predicted I’d need her, and the time nears. To make her happy, I’d let her go, but now I need her at my side.
Hell needs her.
She is the key to saving my life, my throne, and possibly my heart.
Funny. I’d never known I had a heart before Lilith.

Thoughts: The prologue to this story was amazing. Then I got into the book and felt like I started book 5 in a series in the middle of the book. So many well-established characters that I knew nothing about and wasn't given much insight into.


How were your DNF's this month? 
Did you have more or less than I did?

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