Book Blogger New Year’s Challenge – Day 5

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{Day 5} WORST BOOK OF 2013.

To Have a Wilde looked so promising when I requested it from NetGalley. A Hawaiian Rancher and a reality show producer drew me in thinking this would be a unique story of love. The first chapter only had a few lines of dialog towards the end of it. There were entire scenes left out and the two barely talked to each other. Sure I had worse books this year, but this was the first one I completed and said I totally hated it. To its credit though, it was grammatically correct. Hopefully it was just one book in this series that flopped for me.

MY FULL REVIEW

Review To Have a Wilde by Kimberly Kaye Terry

What was the worst book you read in 2013?
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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • I had a similar problem with a book having entire scenes left out. Turns out I’d received a faulty copy of the eBook in the first place. I didn’t both re-reading because I felt like it was ruined for me already!

    Hopefully there’ll be better books for the both of us in 2014!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Wish it was just a faulty eBook! Unfortunately it was just the writing style and while the part was mentioned, it was glossed over and felt like a section was just missing from the book.

  • Whoa, what a train wreck of an ARC. Hopefully the final version was in better shape, though I can understand why you wouldn’t want to try to find out.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      It wasn’t a problem with the ARC. It was just that a scene I thought needed more detail was just a brief mention in another scene.

  • Kristen H.

    A romance with little dialogue? Sounds awful.. I find the banter in romances to be the best part…

    Worst Book of 2013

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Me too!

  • I think some authors get a great idea for a novel, but just don’t know how to show things, so they just tell them in boring info dumps, Sometimes I just want a really good author to take a swing at a really bad author’s story attempt and make it into something really amazing.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I agree. Authors have great ideas but sometimes just can’t get the writing right to make it a great story.

  • Way to be positive. It was grammatically correct. LMAO

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Yeah, I tried to find something I did like about it…grammar was the only redeeming quality. I wanted more about a Hawaiian rancher which I thought was a unique idea.

  • I didn’t have many this past year, but I have one in mind in particular. It gives self-published books a bad name. It was sent to me by the author and was as rough as something you would send to a beta reader. It swapped tenses, rambled, dropped plot threads, changed the rules of its own world-building…it was a painful read. It got revised three times after my review and was offered again, but I just couldn’t do it.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I had a few more books that were bad, but just looking at the covers or synopsis, I should have known going into them they weren’t going to be good. It happens. Why read a bad book twice when you have so many books you want to read in front of you?