Saturday, August 29, 2015

Review: Delicate Monsters by Stephanie Kuehn

Posted by Jenn Christensen at 1:00 PM
Title: Delicate Monsters
Author: Stephanie Kuehn
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication: June 9th 2015
Cover Rating: 4/5


I received Delicate Monsters for review a few months ago. The day I got it I picked it up and started reading. It is now some months later and I am still not finished the book. The synopsis of the book sounded so good! I don't understand how a book can deviate so much from the synopsis. I have picked the book up at least 5 times and I just cannot get through it. 

I couldn't connect to any of the characters. I didn't like the story-line. The plot sounded good but it wasn't executed very well. The writing felt very choppy. I am not sure, exactly, how to explain that but some of the writing felt incomplete. Like there way more to say but it just ended.

I won't get too much into the book considering I didn't and couldn't finish it but this was my impression of the first 100 or so pages. The book is rather short and I didn't see it getting any better before the end. This is, in fact, the first review I have ever written for a DNF book. 

Sometime in the future I might return to this book and try to finish it but right now I just wasn't feeling it. If I would have known/paid attention to the fact that it was written by the author of Charm & Strange I probably never would have started it considering I also couldn't get through that book. I truly hate leaving books unfinished so I might just end up skim reading the rest of the book and updating this review later. But, until then, it will remain on my DNF list.

Overall, I gave the book 2.5/5 stars.

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