It Became A Chore
My sister bought this book and graciously let me read it before she did and let me honestly say, I didn't even finish reading it before I put it down and moved onto another book. After the first chapter, my attention wasn't captured, but having experienced a few books which beginnings can be slow, I pressed on and on and on up until the middle of book and I just couldn't read anymore. I hated not finishing a book, but it became a chore to read and reading should be fun so I just had to stop. It's not necessarily that the plot or story or details were bad, I unfortunately have to admit that it was the way the author wrote about them. From the beginning, I felt the events were moving too fast and that all the circumstances that were falling into place to form the plot were piling up one after the other, making the whole story a hot mess. Not only that, the themes seemed over used. (SPOILER): heroine has a rare power that rises above all else and she joins an alliance to overthrow the oppressing monarchy. It just seemed too typical to catch my eye.