I actually wrote reviews for these two book right after I finished them, but for some reason my USB decided to delete those..!
I was actually quite proud of my review for Snakewood, and me rewriting it is never going to be as good.. But I will still try and explain why I DNF’ed these two books. I hopefully can still remember enough since it has been a couple of weeks..!
Author: Adrian Selby.
Page count: 509.
Release day: March 15th 2016.
Genre: Adult, fantasy.
Rating: DNF @25%
Honestly, there were not many parts of this book that I was enjoying.. I didn’t like the writing, didn’t care for the characters, most of the plot was quite confusing..
As far as I understood you had this band of 20 mercenaries, then something happened at Snakewood (a location), and they split up. We read the story in two timelines, one leading up to this event, and one years later where they are trying to get back together. They are trying to get back together since someone is slowly killing them all. It took me a bit to figure out there were two timelines, not really sure if that was on me or the book..
The timeline leading up to the events at Snakewood had not really grabbed my attention at all. The later timeline did a bit better. We do read the book from multiple POVs as well and Princess Galathia’s perspective was definitely my favourite! She was leading the group that was looking for the band members to kill them. Which was basically the only real part I was enjoying, since she was cool and I was very curious to why she wanted to kill them.
Unfortunately there were not many parts written from her perspective! And I wasn’t really enjoying any of the other perspectives, mainly because all the other parts of the plot were confusing.
Another thing that I really disliked was the writing.. I had made photos of some examples of sentences I disliked.. But of course I deleted them.. I’m going to try and flip through the book to find some!
- “Fer now we get some decent brandy an’ cheer usselves up” – I just don’t like it when words are purposefully written wrong, just to create some accent or something, I just don’t like reading that..
- One that really confused me; “We was waiting for word that Turdis was taking Ahmstad but it never come”, maybe it is because English is not my mother tongue, but this looks grammatically incorrect to me, and it really took me out of the story..
I had many more examples, but I don’t feel like flipping through the book longer ahha. The thing is, the idea of the book really interested me, so I’m very sad that I couldn’t get into the story.. Maybe one day In will try again!
Okay I think did okay with rewriting this!
Title: Fable(Fable #1)
Author: Adrienne Young.
Publisher: Wednesday Books.
Page count: 357.
Release day: September 1st 2020.
Genre: YA, fantasy.
Rating: DNF @50%
This was by no means a bad book. I was just not enjoying it enough to continue on. I think with this book I have decided that Adrienne Young’s books are not for me, since I was not a fan of Sky in the Deep either..
I feel like the plot was quite predictable, since we have seen these kind of stories before. Of course things could change for the second half of the book, but so far it was going exactly as how I expected it to go!
Besides the plot not really pulling me in, I also did feel anything for the characters.. Which made me not really want to continue listening to the book. I kept thinking that maybe something unexpected would happen and I would enjoy it more.
But this year I made it a goal to not continue reading books I’m not enjoying, and I just knew there are books out there that I would enjoy more the this one!
(honestly I’m sad I lost my original review, I know I explained it better there!)