With all the books I read in a year, there's bound to be at least a few that I wasn't able to finish. I usually try to push through with books, but here were the few that I couldn't manage to finish. In order to give a full picture of what I've read this year, I felt it was only fair to talk about the books that didn't capture my interest as most books did.
Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1)-Mira Grant. This is one book I hope to pick up again at some point. There were aspects of this book that I really liked, but ultimately it was very different from what I imagined. It seemed more like a book about journalists following a presidential campaign than really about zombies-at least at the point I set it aside.
The Dark Divine-Bree Despain. I know I'm in the minority here, but I couldn't get into this one. I didn't care for the way it was written, with headings like 'Later that night', etc. distracted me from the story.
The Vampire Diaries: The Awakening and The Struggle-L.J. Smith. I really tried with this one, but I just couldn't get past Elena. I'm not a huge Vampire Diaries fan (I like the TV show, but don't watch it weekly) but I like Elena on the TV show, and the Elena in the books (at least in the beginning) is a major bitch. Had to put it down, as mean girls just grate my nerves.
Heist Society-Ally Carter. This is another one that I hope to pick up again at a later date. I just wasn't in the right mood for it and therefore I didn't really connect with the characters. I hope to give it another go next year.
The Julian Game-Adele Griffin. Put this one down for the same reason I put down the Vampire Diaries-mean girls. I just didn't care for any of the characters.
Lady Lazarus-Michele Lang. This book is good, but it was taking me a long time to read, so I decided to shelve it until I had more time to devote to it. The history elements are really interesting, so I'll probably go back to it when I'm in my twice-yearly 1940's kicks.
Empty-Suzanne Weyn. I really liked the premise of this book, but ultimately I felt like it read like a book that you'd be assigned in school. There was more focus on a lesson on how the loss of fossil fuels would affect our society, rather than a story about characters I really cared about.
Insatiable-Meg Cabot. This book was good, but not great. If it had been shorter, I may have just continued, but this book is nearly 500 pages. I abandoned it about a third of the way in.
How many books did you abandon this year?