I thought maybe I'd do two books a week.
Book Breakup #1
The House of Night Series, PC & Kristin Cast
I struggled through the first book, it really picked up with books 2-4, but by book 5, I wanted to tear my eyeballs out. The writing was subpar, the tone and themes were completely ridiculous and I just couldn't take Zooey anymore. I reviewed book 5 Hunted back in March of 2009. It was probably the first review that I really just let it all out and ranted about how bad it was. It was quite freeing to write that as well, and I think it proved that I am not afraid to take a popular series and say what is wrong it.
Book Breakup #2
Chime, Franny Billingsley I probably got about 150 pages into this book and it bored me. I know that there is some controversy regarding this book and Lauren Myracle's Shine because of the whole National Book Award fiasco, but honestly, I just didn't see what they saw in this story. Everyone was wackadoodle and I honestly couldn't see where it was going. I was told I was getting a witch story, but that's not what really happened. It was more about a young teenager going slightly crazy and taking me with her. No thanks!
So what do you think of my book breakups? Was I crazy to break up with them? Should I revisit them again?