Sunday, May 10, 2015

Unwept by Tracy and Laura Hickman (DNF Review)

Welcome to another addition of Sarah is a busy person who never writes reviews or blogs. I'm so sorry I'm always absent, but this summer I hope to be around more.


18490661Unwept by Tracy and Laura Hickman

First in the Nightbirds series

2 stars (DNF)

Ellis finds herself amidst a strange town with no recollection of who she is or what is going on around. Something feels off in the town she finds herself in and she can’t help, but feel as if she’s inside a nightmare. I was incredibly excited when I was approved for this on Netgalley because 1) the cover is absolutely gorgeous, 2) the summary is intriguing, and 3) it seemed like a book I would love. Sadly I didn’t even make it to the 50% mark of Unwept. I found myself enjoying the opening chapter. I thought it was creepy and the dream sequence left me feeling excited for more. This feeling quickly left me feeling unsatisfied. The tone of Unwept is very uncertain and while I don’t mind this tone I don’t like the feeling of being trapped while reading and that’s exactly how I felt. I felt like the opening chapter- trapped in a coffin and it was as if I couldn’t get out. I quickly began to dislike the book because the town felt like one giant coffin. I also didn’t understand the dual point-of-view aspect that was slowly thrown in. I wasn’t sure if this was because there are two authors and they wanted to take a gander at writing from different perspectives, but whatever the real reason behind it is- I don’t care. This book is as dull as the characters introduced. The characters are talking pieces of cardboard who exhibit no sign of emotion; even the main character who should be the most interesting character in the story. I DNFed and I’m sadly disappointed. Maybe one day I will give this another shot, but it seems very unlikely.





Cover Thoughts: This is another case of beautiful cover, crappy content. This cover is just so gorgeous. I love it. 


Thank you, Netgalley and Tor Books for allowing me the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

Have you read this novel? What were your thoughts on it if so? Have you read any disappointed reads lately? Let me know down below!

5 comments:

  1. Oh oh... :-)
    I just hate books where people can't remember and then at the end, bam! They remember all.

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    1. I honestly don't even know if she remembers it all. I didn't stick around long enough to find out. *shrugs*

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  2. Oh oh... :-)
    I just hate books where people can't remember and then at the end, bam! They remember all.

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  3. Oh no! I hate DNFing books, especially ones that I get excited for. That cover is SUPER gorgeous, so I would probably be interested in reading it for that alone (I am a pretty cover lover).

    It's a shame that this one turned out not to your taste, Sarah! Especially since it started off so promising.

    I don't DNF books much, but I recently DNFd a book because I was at 50% and nothing had happened. Not even the events mentioned in the blurb *shudder*

    Hopefully your next book is one you love!

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    1. I know. I love the cover so much. Thank, Chiara. I was really disappointed that I just couldn't connect to this one. I've started DNFing when I lose interest. What's the point of reading if I'm not into what I'm reading?

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