Book Break-Up # 2

It's not me, it's you!

Sometimes a book fails to grab you...or sometimes it grabs you, struggles to hold on and then you are forced to just let go! Either way, you will find yourself on occasion "breaking up" with a book or series. That's what this meme is all about.

We were inspired to participate by Lori at Pure Imagination who was in turn inspired by Carla at The Crooked Shelf...and thus, Book Breakups is born! We thought this was a very cool idea and are going to make it a regular post so we hope to have a button ready for it some time :)

This week, Isalys is breaking up with:

Tantalize (Tantalize #1)
by Cynthia Leitich Smith

I read this book a while back and sadly, I was left disappointed. I picked it up because it had an interesting premise. However, when it was all said and done I felt a bit like a deflated balloon. I closed the last page and thought, "that's it?"

I personally felt that this book is lacking...lacking in a strength & clarity of plot, lacking in development of characters, and lacking in plot resolution. There was so much potential and it did have some interesting parts, but that was not consistent throughout the whole novel.

The 2-star clincher was the ending, or again lack-of. It was like everyone just gave up and the novel just fizzled into nothingness. This book can be described in one word - FORGETTABLE!

I briefly considered reading Eternal {which is not really a sequel but more of a follow-up to Tantalize} in the hope that Eternal would be some sort of redemption - but alas, it's also getting poor reviews.

So this is the end of the road for me with this series :(


  1. Hahaha I felt the same way about this book. It disappointed me to no end.

    I too thought of reading Eternal, but then thought, why bother?

  2. How sad for the writer. I'm sure she had a lot of hopes for her books.

  3. So funny! I liked this one but I totally understand.

    This feature reminds me of my break up letter to chick lit:

  4. I didn't like Tantalize very much, either ... it was average in every way possible :( Eternal is a little better and quite funny, but the ending was also pretty flat.

  5. I like this feature! Sometimes I just can't get into books either. :)


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