Book post-mortem — Did not finish (Part 1)

Hello there,

Today I’ll be doing something a little different. I usually review books here that I have read, but today I’d like to talk about books that I didn’t read.

??!!? WHAT?!? How could I possibly talk about something I didn’t read??? Well, to be specific, I just didn’t finish them. Here’s the breakdown of the structure of this post.

[Book title] — [Author]

  1. Short synopsis
  2. Why I picked it up
  3. Why I didn’t like it/ Why I didn’t finish it

~ ONE ~


The Invasion Of The Tearling — Erika Johansen

  1. Second book in a trilogy about a young queen in power. Slow-moving and gripping political drama. Adult themes.
  2. I really really enjoyed the first book
  3. I was so disappointed. This book is dual-perspective unlike the first book. I didn’t like the the new perspective and got pretty impatient because I only wanted to hear Kelsea’s side. Sure this book also jumps to side characters when the plot calls for it but this new perspective was unravelling really slowly. So I really didn’t know the point to this new character. I guess I just gave up. And I didn’t like this new character, which didn’t help. Can someone please tell me it gets better later so I can give this book a second chance? I want to know how it ends but I need some motivation to get through this one.

~ TWO ~


Cinder — Marissa Meyer

  1. Cinderella retelling with a cyborg and a sci-fi/steampunk setting
  2. It was really popular on Goodreads
  3. This is a very unpopular opinion (I think? Correct me if I’m wrong) but I just didn’t like this book. The thing that I found absolutely ridiculous was the insta-love. I don’t know if it was me being too sensitive but ARGH ~Ain’t nobody got time for that~. She was “strong” but she’d still fall for someone she doesn’t even know? I don’t understand.



This Is What Happy Looks Like — Jennifer E. Smith

I actually did an entire post on not finishing this book.

Link here:

~ FOUR ~


Hungry — H.A.Swain

  1. I don’t know.
  2. Saw it in a bookshop and it had a cool premise I guess. So I went to the library to check it out.
  3. I didn’t like it. Not sure why anymore. Oops.


~ FIVE ~


Ghosts of Bergen County — Dana Cann

  1. Errrrr……
  2. Aesthetic cover
  3. Just not to my preferences. Oops


And that brings me to the end of this post-mortem. I know it wasn’t very comprehensive but I “read” these books a long time ago. In any case, maybe you found some books you might be interested in!

Happy reading


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