Saturday, March 30, 2013
DNF Review: Shadow Breakers by Daniel Blythe
Can she escape the shadows and face the truth before the darkness destroys her?
"If the enemy is a fire, the evil is its shadow, flickering upon the wall."
"That's very poetic, Miss Bellini. I just wish I knew what it meant."
Miranda's new home is a dull seaside town at the edge of the world, the sort of forgotten place where nothing ever happens. Until something does. Something strange and sinister. With her schoolteacher and her classmates, who might be more clued in than they let on, Miranda sets out to uncover the mystery. Her bravery borders on recklessness. She thinks she's chasing shadows, tortured spirits from centuries past, but could true darkness lie within? With a mixture of science and magic, Miranda's got to figure out how to break and banish the evil before it destroys her.
An electrifying paranormal thriller that will have readers guessing till the end!
This is only the third time in my blogging career that I have had to write a DNF (did not finish) review. I barely passed the 50 page mark. After that, I couldn’t take it anymore. I would rather bang my head against a brick wall repeatedly than finish this novel. The writing style was absolutely atrocious. I don’t think I have read anything this poorly written in years. The pacing of the novel was horribly slow. I felt like I was trying to walk through freshly poured concrete trying to get where I did in the novel. When something interesting finally did happen, it went back to being boring again in the next chapter. I didn’t feel any emotional attachment to any of the characters. They were all easily forgettable. Needless to say, I won’t be reading any of Daniel Blythe’s future novels.
I give Shadow Breakers: 1/5.
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I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.