Posts Tagged ‘Grade DNF’
Stevie‘s review of Under the Jeweled Sky by Alison McQueen Historical Fiction published by Sourcebooks Landmark 21 Jan 14 It’s not often I give up on a book, but in this case I struggled to make the halfway point before deciding that life is too short and precious a thing for me to waste any [...]
LynneC’s review of Princess in the Iron Mask by Victoria Parker Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Presents 21 May 13 Like purple prose? This book is for you. While I prefer to give debut authors a lot of leeway, I couldn’t really manage it with this one. I remember what it’s like to get a [...]
LynneC’s review of Tempting Acquisitions by Addison Fox Contemporary Romance published by Entangled Publishing 7 Jan 13 It’s books like these that make me appreciate a well-written category romance. Because, unfortunately, this isn’t one and it’s reasonably straightforward to see why not.
DNF (Did Not Finish) is a strange grade. I use it if I’ve read three chapters or more of a book and I’m not feeling it. it might be that I’m not in the mood for that kind of story, or that the story features some of my unfavorite tropes, or that something isn’t working. [...]
Veena’s review of Poison Princess (Arcana Chronicles Book 1) by Kresley Cole Young Adult published by Simon and Schuster 2 Oct 12 Poison Princess is author Kresley Cole’s foray into the Young Adult genre. Having read and enjoyed the author’s adult paranormal series and reading the rave reviews for this book, I picked it up. [...]
Veena’s review of Forbidden (The World of Nightwalkers, Book 1) by Jacquelyn Frank Paranormal Romance published by Piatkus Books 30 Oct 12 I have been a fan of this author ever since I picked up and read her first NightWalker book. Her imagination and creativity really appeals to me and she’s been an automatic buy for all [...]
LynneC’s review of Up Close and Personal by Maureen Child Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Desire 4 Sep 12 So one of my reasons for dumping this one is the name, which won’t bother anyone else unless you happen to be called Connolly too. I found it unnerving to read my name repeated so often [...]
LynneC’s review of All He Ever Wanted by Emily McKay Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Desire 2 Oct 12 I don’t believe the setup on this one. A tyrant on his deathbed tells his two legitimate sons and an illegitimate one that he has a daughter he didn’t know about. If they don’t find her, [...]
LynneC’s review of Secret Son, Convenient Wife by Maxine Sullivan Contemporary Romance published by Harlequin Desire 3 May 11 I was a bit taken aback by this one and I have to admit, I didn’t get far. It’s rare that one sentence can stop me reading a book, but in this case, it did. See [...]
Laura C’s review of The Marriage Trap by Jennifer Probst Contemporary Romance published by Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) 02 Oct 12 I wish I could tell you a lot about this book, but I can’t because I couldn’t finish it. And I don’t mean, as in some cases, that I couldn’t be bothered because [...]
LynneC’s review of A Gentleman Says “I Do” (Rogues’ Dynasty, Book 5) by Amelia Grey Historical Romance published by Sourcebooks Casablanca 1 May 12 When I was halfway through the first chapter, I realized what this book reminded me of. I sometimes critique stories on a list, and this was definitely the kind I would have [...]
Laura C’s review of Sweet Spot (Boys of Summer, Book 5) by Kate Angell Contemporary Romance published by Kensington 01 May 12 Contemporaries are in short supply, and I’ve liked Angell’s books in the past, so I was looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get far enough into this one to really enjoy [...]
Laura C’s review of Her Dark Protector by Carol Stephenson Romantic Suspense published by Carina Press 26 Mar 12 I keep diving into the romantic suspense pool and hoping to find some rocking waves, but all too often I just find a stringy mess of seaweed. This book has great potential. Really great. Corruption, secret [...]
LynneC’s review of The Rancher and the Rock Star by Lizbeth Selvig Contemporary Romance published by Avon Impulse 27 Mar 12 Music is an important part of my life. I have soundtracks for each book I write, and I get excited when I discover new artists who can evoke an emotion in me, so I’m [...]
LynneC’s review of To Pleasure a Duke (Husband Hunters Club, Book 3) by Sara Bennett Historical Romance published by Avon Impulse 25 Oct 11 Bennett, hmmm? A Jane Austen fan, perchance, or a mere coincidence?