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Thursday, September 11, 2014

DNF Short's

DNF Shorts is where I give short reviews on books that I just couldn't bring myself to finish reading. These are in no way to bash the books or their authors, but to just give my short opinion on them. If any of the books I include in my DNF Shorts are books you are interested in reading PLEASE continue to still buy/rent/borrow them and form your own opinions.

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Summary:
Meghan Chase has a secret destiny; one she could never have imagined.

Something has always felt slightly off in Meghan's life, ever since her father disappeared before her eyes when she was six. She has never quite fit in at school or at home.
When a dark stranger begins watching her from afar, and her prankster best friend becomes strangely protective of her, Meghan senses that everything she's known is about to change.
But she could never have guessed the truth - that she is the daughter of a mythical faery king and is a pawn in a deadly war. Now Meghan will learn just how far she'll go to save someone she cares about, to stop a mysterious evil, no faery creature dare face; and to find love with a young prince who might rather see her dead than let her touch his icy heart.

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Short Review:
I really, really wanted to get into this book. I promise. I have met Julie multiple times while attended BEA throughout the years and I absolutely love her and her personality. I could definitely hear her in her writing, which was fantastic, but I just could not get on board with the subject matter. I have never been a fan of the fae, especially the seelie court, but I know how much everyone loves this series and wanted to give it a shot. I just could not grasp the subject enough to continue on reading it. Part of it definitely has to do with the fact that there are changelings in this story and I have NEVER been a fan of them, because I don't understand why they do what they do. As soon as I found out changelings were involved I was pretty checked out, but I did continue on for 2 more chapters to give it the benefit of the doubt. I was hooked in the beginning, when it starts as kind of a contemporary, but once the fae got involved I had to stop. I wish Julie would write some YA contemps, because I would be all over it. I love her writing style so much so I will definitely try her other books and hopefully one of those will grab me. I was also pretty excited since I know there is a romance in here, but I just couldn't read long enough to find it. So sad!

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Summary:
Citrus Leahy is having a really bad day. First she's late to school. Then she runs into the girl who drives her nuts because she always calls her Orange instead of her name. To cap it all off, when Citrus finally makes it to class, she sees herself already inside. Wait. What? Citrus Leahy has a doppelganger! It's probably aliens taking over the world and her life has just turned totally upside down. Goodbye, normal. Hello, paranormal! Luckily, her crush Aedan has the exact same problem!




Short Review:
I couldn't really get into the book and I think that is because I really didn't get enough time before shit hits the fan to get to know our MC. We are thrown right into the action, which is fine, but I just wasn't emotionally invested enough to care about what happens to Citrus. She is a very shy, quiet girl who likes to stick to herself so she isn't easy to get to know quickly. I did really like that she mentions she is late to school because she stayed up late to finish reading The Hunger Games and that Catching Fire was burning a hole through her backpack (good pun). It helped me get to know her a little better and see that we have something in common, but it wasn't enough to keep me invested for the long hall. I also felt like the writing was a little bit too young for me. I think this would have read better for someone who is actually in high school themselves, but to me the MC's voice was just a little too young and immature. I also really didn't like that it was told in first person because everything was told as it was happening in the past tense. It kind of drove me a little nuts. Overall I definitely think there are people out there who would  really like this book, but it just wasn't for me. 

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