What’s an un-review? It’s a reason why I didn’t read it. If I start a book and there’s no good reason to quit then I’ll read all the way through it. But if there is a good reason for me to stop, I will. These are the books I didn’t read, and why.
After the Red Rain by Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli, and Rob DeFranco
I found this book dull and overdramatic. An orphan girl in a hard world sees a pretty naked boy. He has special powers. She’s framed for murder. I don’t see a plot here, just a bunch of things happening with lots of emotional rushes.
Spy Games by Adam Brookes – This book was not catching. I tried twice to get into it but both times I just couldn’t stay with the characters, or in the world. actually some of them were kind of annoying. this was disappointing because I absolutely love crime novels and spy books.
Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson – There was no plot. The first hour and a half of the book, I was still just barely understanding the world. And if the first hour and a half is just character development and world building, I’m sorry, but you’re not a story teller, you’re a world builder. It was a brilliant world, don’t get me wrong. But the only thing that happened in the first hour and a half was she got ice cream and then went outside, saw some boys, and went back inside.
Atlas of Cursed Places by Olivier Carrer – This was the kind of book that should be flipped through. Acoffee-table book, a book given to a history buff, a book to read to yourself. I found the audiobook boring and dry, and hard to focus on. Not all books are good for audio. This isn’t a reflection of the book, more the fact that it didn’t make a good audio production.