Thursday, March 5, 2015

DNF Review: Switched by Amanda Hocking (#1)


I'm coming to learn something about myself and reading this year.
It's that if a book doesn't make me feel something, whether negative or positive, I'm most likely to put it down.

Let's be upfront:  This book is not bad.  Not that I'm aware of.  Hocking has a nice writing style and okay characters.  I wasn't too keen on the story, which felt choppy to me, but it wasn't all like that.  I assumed it would get better, smoother.

But these are all problems I have with Switched:  It wasn't more.  It didn't make me want to sit down and read for hours.  It didn't even pull me in, not in the slightest.  The characters were just there and the writing style seemed complacent.  So not bad, but in my eyes, not good, either.

If I'm going to spend time on your book, I want it to be more.  Whether a good more or a bad doesn't matter.  Just make it worth my thoughts and my energy and my emotional attachment.  Make sure I will have an emotional attachment to it.  I did not have that with Switched, even though I really wanted to.  I really thought I would from the beginning.

So, while it was a DNF for me, how was it for you?  Did you try it?  Did you like it?
Let me know in the comments!

1 comment:

  1. Amen to that! There are too many books out there to waste your reading time on something that doesn't have that spark.