Hello and welcome to the first 2021 edition of Your Mileage May Vary, the blog series in which I review books I actually finished! This week I’ll be discussing N.K. Jemisin’s The Obelisk Gate, the second entry in the Broken Earth trilogy.
Hello everyone. I had hoped to have a Your Mileage May Vary book for you this week, but my latest read just… didn’t do it for me. Which is how we arrived here: at a bonus back-to-back week of Reasons I DNF This Book. Let’s get right into it, shall we?
This week’s DNF: The Ruin of Kings by Jenn Lyons; DNF at 16%
Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog after a two week hiatus. I wish I could say I was well rested for the break or that I had read a lot while I was gone, but neither is true and we’ll get into the latter point with another edition of Reasons I DNF This Book.
This week’s DNF: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo; DNF at 13%
Hello everyone and welcome back to the third edition of Your Mileage May Vary, the blog series where I talk about books I actually finished! This week I’m taking a look at N. K. Jemisin’s The Fifth Season, a book I’d long heard extolled, and yet somehow still wasn’t prepared for.
Hello friends and welcome to another lovely Tuesday here on Just Another Struggling Writer, the day I devote to talking books. The good, the bad, and everything in between. Today’s is a review of the DNF persuasion so get your critical hats on, folks.
Before we get started, as always, a reminder:
This week’s DNF: Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon; DNF at 36% (though it might have actually been closer to 50%, the Kindle e-book formatting for this book was janky as hell).
Alright, it’s time for my very first Reasons I DNF This Book review. Before we get started, a couple disclaimers:
I thought long and hard about whether or not to actually identify the books I’ll be discussing in this series. It is definitely not my intention to name and shame here. That said, this is still a review series and these are my honest thoughts on particular works. It would be kinda hard to talk about why I couldn’t finish a book if I’m not able to get into specifics. So, while I will be identifying the titles here, bear in mind that this is just one self-admitted picky reader’s opinion.
Since I did not finish these books, I am judging them based on the information I was given. Maybe it gets more interesting later. Maybe another character is introduced that changes the landscape. Maybe there’s a cliffhanger that makes it all worth it. I can’t speak to those, however, because what I did read wasn’t enough to compel me to finish. All of that to say, I may make a factual error or two simply because I don’t have all the information. It’s not done maliciously.
And lastly, as always:
Although somewhat less so since, you know, I didn’t finish. Anyway, here we go.
This week’s DNF: Fireblood by Jeff Wheeler; DNF at 53%