DNF Review: Misplaced by Lee Murray

August 2, 2014 DNF, Reviews 7

Title: Misplaced
Author: Lee Murray
Genre: Mystery, New Adult
Published On: December 1st 2013
Pages: 282
Format: e-Book
Source: From the Author via BookBlogging.net
My Rating: DNF



Dream cars have no registration plate... One evening, Adam’s mum pops out for the milk and doesn’t come back, launching a frantic nationwide search. Yet after weeks with no leads, the television crews drift away, the police start asking hairy questions, and Adam’s dad starts seeing someone else. Adam’s life is falling apart. But then he meets Skye, who it seems has misplaced a parent too, and things start to look up. That is, until a body is found...

I just couldn’t get into this book. The writing didn’t appeal to me, really. It wasn’t bad exactly, but it didn’t hold my attention. I would start reading it and my mind would wander and then I wouldn’t feel like reading.

My attention span wasn’t really my only problem, though. I wasn’t engaged by the dialogue. It didn’t feel authentic, and that might just be because I’m used to extremely casual conversation in at home situations, especially with my parents. It felt off for me.

The beginning was a bit dragged out, I think. Maybe the pace was just too slow for my liking.

I made it only about 10% in before deciding it wasn’t really my type of book.


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Unfortunately, this is how I felt while reading. :/

I went in expecting something more action-y or mysteriously thrilling, and maybe later on in the book we get this, but I didn’t feel the urge to continue with this book.

I might try to read it again later, and update this post if anything changes for me, but as of right now, I don’t want to spend any more time trying to read a book I’m not really enjoying.

I’m kind of bummed that I didn’t like this book as much as everyone on Goodreads seemed to. Of course, it’s possible I’m just not in the mood for this book right now.

Would I recommend this book? It depends. If it sounds like something you’d like, go for it. If you don’t like slower paced books, I’m not sure this will be a book for you. Make sure you go in the with right expectations, and maybe you’ll be able to really like this book, as I feel like I may have been influenced by my former expectations before reading it.



About Jessica

Jessica is an twenty year old blogger who lives in Michigan. She's currently a junior in college. She's a full-time student and part-time employee. She loves to read young adult fiction, especially contemporary, romance, and dystopian. Feel free to drop by and say hi by leaving a comment on one of her blog posts- she'll be sure to reply!

7 Responses to “DNF Review: Misplaced by Lee Murray”

    • Jessica Nicole

      Thanks! I hope it will be too! I think I might read Ashes or Two Boys Kissing next. I have both copies from my library. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

      • Jessica

        Haha! I’ve been having some blog issues lately (like being locked out of my site for HOURS today), so the widgit with my social links disappeared! They’re back now, though, so if you still want my Bloglovin link, it’s there. Thanks for following and stopping by! 🙂

    • Jessica

      That’s what I was thinking! Although, DNFing books never fails to make feel bad, I think it’s sometimes necessary. Thansk for stopping by! 😀

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