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Monday, October 12, 2015

Popular Books, Personal Epic Fail

The book is on every Best Seller list. Tons of highly recommend reviews. Raving fans. But the storyline didn't trip your trigger and you wonder what is wrong with you. 

This week, it's about the book that stumbled down the stairs, that whiffed. Sadly, it happens way too often in my case, especially in my beloved realm of Fantasy. Same with TV shows and movies. I wish I knew why. 

But as Lone Watie said to Josey Wales, I must “...endeavor to persevere...” Or, as the Man in Black said to Inigo Montoya, “...get used to disappointment.”

Please. No hating on me for my likes and dislikes. As the last literary agent said in her rejection letter, personal preference is subjective.

The Black Dagger series by J.R. Ward. The only purebred vampire left on the planet and the leader of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who killed his parents centuries ago. But when his most trusted fighter is killed—orphaning a half-breed daughter unaware of her heritage or her fate—Wrath must put down his dagger and usher the beautiful female into another world.

Racked by a restlessness in her body that wasn’t there before, Beth Randall is helpless against the dangerously sexy man who comes to her at night with shadows in his eyes. His tales of the Brotherhood and blood frighten her. Yet his touch ignites a dawning new hunger—one that threatens to consume them both.

I bought the first book, Dark Lover, and never went back for a second helping. With a protag named Wrath it should have been immensely loved. But, for me, it fell into the Meh file. I suppose the sex scenes had something to do with it. Too much graphic stuff does turn me off. I skip. Turn pages. Until I get back to the story. With this book, I kinda skipped to the end.

So if you think I'm wrong on Black Dagger (go ahead, tell me why), wait until tomorrow when I dis another book, movie, or TV show.


diedre Knight said...

Well done, Huntress; no personal attacks, just the simple facts. A class critique! I agree about the graphics and finding myself skipping pages is a clear sign that the book is not for me. If this is how you 'dis', I look forward to more posts - ha!

Huntress said...

Thank You Diedre. I believe I've done the same for every post.
Disappointment makes Friday's post a little harsh. I'm thinking about cutting it. Maybe ranting a helps get the poison out of my system. IDK

I'll let our followers be the judge.

Liz A. said...

It's a vampire novel, so I wouldn't have seen it. I'm really, really, really sick of vampires.

Huntress said...

I'm not really into the whole vampire/zombie thing either. So the fact I love Twilight and The Walking Dead is contrary to the max.