I'm going to be amazingly uncharacteristic for myself and write a shorter review for once! Although I like to wax poetic in my writing, I am going to break my own trend. Maybe it's my own sadness over leaving paradise in about week, to responsibilities stacked so high I can hardly so over or around them? Yep, that might be why. My other reason? I simply couldn't get into, nor wrap my head around Bones of Faerie, which I had been trying to read for about eight months. *sigh*
Review: Yes, it had magic, shapeshifting, and apocalyptic sort of events. Yes, it had well written sentence constructions and interesting concepts. I just couldn't get into it. Now, I realize that because I didn't get into it, doesn't mean someone else might, and actually love it. I just didn't. It was hard to get into, the characters were difficult to attach to, and once I did, their bizarre behavior and adventures threw me off. Yep, it was imaginative, and maybe that's my problem. In this case, I simply didn't have it in me for a drawn out "faerie"-tale with a lot of creepy factor mixed in.
Here are some reviews though that felt just the opposite though, so obviously, don't take my word for it!
Genevieve's Blog : Something Bookish
Charlotte's Library (Pros and cons explained.)
Fantasy Book Critic
The Reading Zone (They loved it & had lots of reasons listed why they loved it.)
Pam at Bookalicious even listed it as one of the "Unsung YA"
I'm wondering what my deal is in this case? I'll be the first to admit that I don't do well with some fantasy and science fiction, so maybe that's what happened? There is a bit of imagination needed here, and maybe mine has pooped out for a bit?
*FTC Disclosure: This review was based on a purchased electronic copy of the novel.
I'm actually counting this as my 4th of 12 in the TBR Challenge, as I've had it for over a year, and yet took eight months to read it! LOL. I think that should count more as a "To Try To Finish" Challenge!
Do you have any books that have taken you ages to get through? What were they, and why do you think it took you so long to get through it?