Tuesday 14 March 2017

DNFing Red Queen

As you guys know, I'm not a big lover of DNFing stuff. But, I am becoming more ruthless when I decide that am going to cut my loses with something I'm not clicking or loving.

And sadly, Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is the latest.

Now, before most of you who love this series grab your flaming torches and pitchforks and come after me, let me just say I am not saying this is a bad book. It isn't. I know most of you guys really like this series and I get why from what I listened to. But I just didn't click with it. Or I did, but I would lose interest with it.

And it my main reason why I stopped. I just lost interest.

Red Queen had moments I really liked and would go "This is going to be good/interesting/how unique" but then something else would happen and I would go "That's very cliche/urgh". I would keep jumping back and forth between these two feelings.

And then, something exciting happened. At first, I was "Now, we're cooking" but within a chapter, I lost interest. I just lost it... and I'm not sure why.

I think it's a mix of things: I kept flip-flopping over how I felt over the story, finding time to listen to the audiobook, private life went a bit loopy as did work. But after a while, I listened to it and thought "I've lost it. I've lost that spark to keep going with this. So... why am I pushing myself with this when I have a ton of other audiobooks (which are for review and I bought myself) to listen to?"

So, that's why, if you have been following me on Goodreads/Pinterest, it's move from "Currently Reading" to "DNF". I might return to it one day. Maybe. But not yet.


  1. I think its honest of you to say - I wish I could put down books I'm not enjoying. My personality is too prideful though - I can't not finish a book! Even if it takes me five years I will persevere lol

  2. I have a hard time DNFing but sometimes, it must be done. I finished this one, though. Just finished and went looking for reviews. I liked it for the most part. Not my favorite, but enjoyable. Maybe you'll pick it back up again.
    Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review