DNF Review: Misplaced by Lee Murray

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.

 

7 thoughts on “DNF Review: Misplaced by Lee Murray

      1. 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! 🙂

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  1. It’s always disappointing to pick up a book so many people seemed to like and you just can’t get into. Maybe it’s a mood thing and maybe not. Sorry it didn’t work for you, but I totally get it – if you’re bored, bail because there’s too much else to read!

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