Monday, September 22, 2014

DNF REVIEW: The Broken Destiny by Carlyle Labuschagne

The Broken Destiny (Broken, #1)
"You cannot know what light is if you have not experienced darkness"
Ava and her people have been exiled to the planet Poseidon for reasons she can't fathom. Upon meeting a boy from a different sector, her life turns into a beautiful chaos. She begins to feel things she isn't allowed to, thus motivating her to find out the truth about why her kind are so different, and why the Council are so interested in her. Once her mind is freed, with it comes a terrible power that could either save her kind, or destroy them all. But Ava is not the perfect heroine. She will become what she hates to save the ones she loves, and the cost of such a burden is deadly at best.

I feel so bad about this. I never DNF a book, I always stick with it 'til the end, no matter how bad, but I just couldn't go through with finished this book and that makes me feel so guilty!
THIS WAS NOT A BAD BOOK. Just let me get that out of the way. There was nothing wrong with the writing, the story, or the characters. Then why couldn't I finish it? It's simple. I was confused. I got about halfway through this book when I set it down, just for a little bit, and didn't pick it back up. I just wasn't inclined to continue for one simple reason: I had no idea what was happening. I was halfway through the book and couldn't even give a synopsis because I honestly had no clue what was going on!
Words would be constantly used, but never explained the meaning. There were races on this planet and I had no idea who they were. Events would be mentioned once, only to never be seen again. These things kept happening, so much so that I questioned whether this was a spin-off to another series!
I know, it sounds like I'm bashing on this book, but really, I do not hate this book. I don't even dislike it. I don't have enough knowledge of this book to form any opinion on it. What's really odd, though, is the fact that I'm the only one with this issue. A look at the reviews and you will see that everyone else perfectly understood this book. So, this was just a case of "it's not you, it's me". And, to be honest, this doesn't surprise me, it's actually happened to me before (with The Iron Thorn).

I don't want you to get the idea that you shouldn't read this book. If you're interested in this book, give it a try! This book has a large number of great reviews and from the few things that I gathered from the book, it does have an interesting idea. I'm just an easily confused person.

I hereby give this book
Meaning: It just wasn't for me.

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