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Okay, this is going to be the loosest use of the definition of “intimidating” in all of time and space. I taught myself to read at 3 and read and can read 700 page books in a disturbingly short period of time, so “intimidating” isn’t usually what I apply to books–I tend to look at challenging books as a challenge of how long it’ll take me to finish them. But anyways. Here we go (in no particular order)!
This is one of the latest books that my book club, Bibliomancy for Beginners, has read, and it was intimidating because the pages were die-cut. It was a really crazy and clunky read that was just … weird, I guess.
With this one, I just really wanted to like it because I adore Mead’s Vampire Academy and Bloodlines series. I also hadn’t read an adult paranormal romance in a WHILE. I gave it 3 stars, so I guess it went fairly well.
Another Bibliomancy for Beginners book, this one was a collection of short stories by a person that I’ve had hyped up in my head for years now. I’m just not a short story person, though.
Between the subject matter and the fact that this one is told in a verse-style, I should have known I wouldn’t like it. I just never expected to have such a dramatically bad reaction to it.
I signed up for the blog tour for this one, knowing that it was going to be a thriller and scared to death about it. I don’t do well with scary books. Thankfully, I made it out unscathed. Mostly. 😉
This one was only intimidating because it was the first book I ever received from Edelweiss and I really didn’t want to muck anything up.
The Mortal Instruments was only supposed to be a trilogy, and this book scared the crap out of me on a number of levels. It honestly confirmed a lot of those fears, but thankfully City of Lost Souls restored most of my faith.
I had heard so much about this book, but I didn’t think there was any way I was going to like it. I wasn’t even sure I should try, given the strangeness of the narration style. But I did, and I’m SO GLAD.
The first “big name” book I ever received for review. Nuff said.
The amount of mythology in the first book was staggering. The second book was the first physical ARC a publisher had ever sent me. Much intimidation all over the place.