straight for the jugular.
I really wanted to read and love this book and the two others in the trilogy. The author, whom I’ve seen around on various blogs and Instagram, is so damn cute! I’ve heard so much about the third novel especially, and I just wanted to spend an entire weekend loving the series for everything it was.
Yeah, that didn’t happen.
Deep ass sentences that mean nothing: “I hate the lackadaisical ennui of a sun too preoccupied with itself to notice the infinite hours we spend in its presence.” U wot m8?
Sentences that are just poorly constructed and bad: “So much everything all the things dead.”
Purposeful lack of punctuation like it’s cute: “Two three four fifty thousand pieces of feeling stab me in the heart, melt into drops of warm honey that soothe the scars in my soul.” (Also, what?)
Oh yeah, and the author never spells out numbers except for one time, which was referenced above for lacking commas. She even begins sentences with numbers: “2 knocks at the door and we’re both on our feet, abruptly startled back into this bleak world.”
Done. I can’t do it. I quit after reading only 60 pages.
The plot and characters? Not a problem. The bad writing is what makes this a DNF.