Thursday, January 10, 2013

DNF review: The Little Woods by McCormick Templeman

The Little Woods by McCormick Templeman
Pages: 336
Release Date:  July 10th, 2012
DNF date:  2012, June 26th
Received:  ARC via NetGalley

Reasons for DNF -

1.  The main reason was the stupid amount of content for a story like this.  It seemed to be more about smoking pot, getting boyfriends to sleep with, and a really confused MC who really has no moral compass.

2.  The double boyfriend thing.  OH MY GOSH, could this girl be more retarded?!  She just randomly decides she's going to have makeout sessions with both boys, and...yeah.  it was so lame.  I could hardly stand it.  My disappointment level was at like 1388572384639287 because I really liked the MC at the beginning!

3.  By the time I realized how stupid the content level was, I'd lost interest in the mystery.  I didn't even skip tot he end to see what happens.  There was nothing to string me along anymore.

Now, there is a reason why I didn't hate this book:  I was really strung along at first.  I was scared, because OMG there are some freaky scenes, and totally intrigued.  And the writing was beautiful.  For those reasons, I don't NOT recommend this to people....  In fact, I feel like being generous today and saying, I actually recommend this to people who love mysteries and are above the age of 16.  It just wasn't for me.


  1. Sorry you didn't like it, Sierra! It doesn't really sound like it would be for me either-- actually, based on your review I can think of several similar books...none of which I really liked. Great DNF review, LOL! (:

  2. Such a pretty cover, too bad the inside didn't live up,

    Happy reading,

    Brandi from Blkosiner’s
    Book Blog