Sunday, March 6, 2022

These Hollow Vows by Lexi Ryan


DNF @ 22%

Hi my name is Nenia and I am fae trash. When I heard about this book and that the blurb was being compared to THE CRUEL PRINCE, I may have screamed. I was even willing to ignore the part of the blurb that also compared it to A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES. Now that I've read the book and tried to, however, I would have to say that the only thing it has in common with either is, uh, faeries.

I buddy-read this with the wonderful Casey, so make sure you check out her review. Normally I DNF books that don't grab me by the 15% mark, but I pushed a little farther for the sake of science. Structurally, there's nothing wrong with the writing in the book, but the storyline was very bland and derivative and the heroine was very much a raging not-like-other-girls Mary Sue. 

I just couldn't get into this one at all and I feel bad about that but eh. At least I've scratched another book off the ol' bucket list.

1 out of 5 stars


  1. I bet the scientific community was very grateful for your sacrifice when you read this book beyond 15%. 😁 (Kristy from Goodreads or Dain, I forget who I am where, haha)


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