Saturday, January 27, 2018

First DNF of the Year

Title: A Little Night Magic
Author: Lucy March
Genre: Romance; Fantasy
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: January 31st, 2012

Olivia Kiskey needs a change. She’s been working at the same Nodaway Falls, New York, waffle house since she was a teenager; not a lot of upward mobility there. She’s been in love with Tobias, the cook, for the last four years; he’s never made a move. Every Saturday night, she gathers with her three best friends—Peach, Millie, and Stacy—and drinks the same margaritas while listening to the same old stories.
Intent on shaking things up, she puts her house on the market, buys a one-way ticket to Europe, and announces her plans to her friends... but then she meets Davina Granville, a strange and mystical Southern woman who shows Olivia that there is more to her life than she ever dreamed.
As Liv’s latent magical powers come to the surface, she discovers that having an interesting life is maybe not all it’s cracked up to be. The dark side of someone else’s magic is taking over good people in town, and changing them into vessels of malevolence. Unwilling to cede her home to darkness, she battles the demons of her familial past and her magical present, with those she loves at her side... and in the cross fire.
Can the most important things in life—friendship, love, magic, and waffles—get her through the worst that the universe can throw at her
 Hello Fellow Readers,

I am okay with putting a book down and returning to it later, but very rarely do I put a book aside and know I will not be picking it back up. Unfortunately, this is one of those books. First off, I felt like I was coming into the middle of the story, so instead of developing the characters I was stuck trying to figure it all out myself. Secondly, the romance was just bad. There was no build up, we are just left having to rely on what the characters are saying as opposed to any real tension and actions. Lastly, I really disliked Liv. For someone who is suppose to be almost 30 year, her actions and thoughts were more of a immature teenage. I've read YA novels where the protagonist more maturity than her. 

Liv just constantly kept doing the wrong things, then didn't learn from her mistakes. I hated all side characters, and was just annoyed with everything in general. As much as I wanted to power through it to see if any of the characters were redeemable, life's too short to read a book you don't want to read. 

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