Rants With Manny #1 - Fated

This is not a review. I haven't actually completed any books since Control. I actually have only read about two pages of this book since I finished Control. This is just my little post to let out my thoughts, in more common terms; a rant.

So I have recently been reading a book called Fated by Alison Noël (or as I like to call it, Fatted), and I have to say I'm incredibly disappointed. I originally wanted to read this book because it has a pretty cover. Yes, I do judge books by their covers, and I don't know many people who don't. Actually, I don't think I can name even one person who doesn't. The cover was absolutely beautiful, at least I thought so, so I decided to pick it up. I generally don't like pink, but the rest of the cover makes up for it. Crows flying around the edges, and a girl (who looks like Selena Gomez with a weird chin that looks lie it sticks out but is actually only covered by a shadow. Ha, ha.) who wears dream catcher earrings with very long feathers on them. The point is, the cover is beautiful. Oh, and 20 minutes ago, I discovered the yellow cover, which is also beautiful. It features the same girl, and some crows, it's just arranged a bit differently, with a different font and a different colour.

I think they're both quite pretty. I can't decide which cover I like better, though I suppose it doesn't matter.

A little bit of back story on my history with Fated: I originally started this book on the 6th of June. I then continued my attempt to read this book throughout half of June. Then I just gave up, read some other books. I rebooted my attempt to read this book, then started Control, which I completed within two days. (I still feel bad about reading other books while trying to read this one, but on the other hand, if I hadn't interrupted the reading of Fated, I would still have not read any books at all.) I am now back to reading Fated, and as I type out this rant, I have read exactly 76 pages. I am currently considering switching books again.

In my experiences, books with pretty covers tend to have a good plot and good writing. This book is not one of those books. Yes the writing is good, the plot is good, but it's too much and not enough. Too descriptive, too boring, not enough action, not enough awesomeness. It's ridiculous. I'm not even at page 100 and I'm bored to death. To be honest, I was bored to death before page 10. I may have to do a DNF review on this book. I'm determined to complete the book, but I'm seriously doubting my ability to forge through this utter boring-ness. The girl in this book just wants to describe everything. Like, she can't just say, I'm walking through a field and the dew is making my dress wet. No, she has to say, I'm gliding gracefully through a luscious green meadow, the damp grass making dark splotches on my dress with it's fresh dew. This didn't actually happen in the book, I'm just making up something as an example. But I find it irritating that every single sentence is so descriptive. Nothing is simple. It's just so ARRRGGGHHHHUGGGHHHHH. I'm trying to keep things PG...so sorry for that word that wasn't a word. It was just a sound of frustration in place of some swearing.

No offense, but this book is like the worst thing ever. I can't even fully explain how I feel about it. I had high hopes on this book,not only because of the cover, but because of the synopsis, and because of other people's rating on this book. I'm not quite sure what they were thinking rating it so high...I guess I shouldn't say that, because I haven't read even half of the book, and it's most likely going to get better throughout the book, but based on what I read, 4 stars is quite generous. I'm very frustrated. I don't know what to go with this book. I don't know whether I should keep trying, or just put it down until I can handle ultimate boring-ness.

This rant has gone on longer than I thought it would. I have so much more to say, but I think that if I continue, I would just start babbling. So I think I'm going to end it here. I'm considering doing a part 2 to this rant, just because I have so much to say. I'm going to keep trying for a bit, and if it doesn't go well, I'll come back with another (hopefully shorter) rant. See y'all later.


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