DNF: August and Everything After

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Title: August and Everything After

Author: Jennifer Salvato Doktorski

Genre: YA Contemporary

Release Date: May 1, 2018

Pages: 320

DNF at page: 83

Synopsis: A girl goes off to the shore to stay with her aunt for the summer. She’ll be a senior next year, and graduating, moving on with life. But she has no idea what to do with the rest of her life, let alone after graduation. She meets a musician at the beach, who is in somewhat of the same boat.

My Thoughts: I had to go look up the synopsis of this book. Of what I did read, I still couldn’t even think of single thing that happened…but for there was music involved. I’m not big on the music scene/musician plots, and it’s hard for me to get into this book. I made the mistake of looking at some other reviews, and heard that it’s pretty fast instalove, and those 2 combined I just couldn’t keep interested. I didn’t get very far before I found I hadn’t picked the book up in a week, nor could I remember anything I read.

I appreciate the chance to review this ARC copy from NetGalley.

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DNF: Strange the Dreamer

StDTitle: Strange the Dreamer

Author: Laini Taylor

Genre: YA Fantasy

Release Date: March 28, 2017

Pages: 536

DNF at page: 41

Synopsis: An orphan boy is being raised by monks. They do not allow stories, but one old and senile monk tells him about an ancient town named Weep. He ends up running away and then living, and growing up and working, in a library.

My Thoughts: Slow going in the first 40 pages. It was interesting, but hadn’t hooked me in yet…when I wasn’t reading, I couldn’t remember about what I’d read, and I couldn’t get through it too quickly. I’m not one to read deeper fantasy, and had already, previously, DNF’d Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone as well. I picked this one up to read with an online book club, but it’s just not for me, when I seem to enjoy and get through other books faster.

DNF’d: Long Black Veil

33916137Title: Long Black Veil

Author: Jennifer Finney Boylen

Release Date: April 11, 2017

Pages: 320 pages

My Rating: n/a (DNF)

Synopsis: This is supposed to be about a group of kids who spent the night in an old abandoned prison, while one of them go missing, and how they are dealing with the affects, years later, after the missing one is finally found.

My Thoughts: I only got to page 48. I found myself skimming words to get to the action. It flip flops between the time periods, and I really just wanted to find out what happened in the penitentiary….which the story seemed to be dragging with lots of words, and talk of things that didn’t seem relevant. I do not think the writing style was for me, at all. I ended up reading reviews and found out who the missing person was, but didn’t care enough to even find out what happened from it. Sadly DNFing this book. I was looking forward to more of a thriller, which this book is not.

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.