Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner, DNF

The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner book cover
The Serpent King is just not the book for me. After reading 25%, I gave it up.

The story is about three misfit kids trying to make it through their senior year. Each character narrates their part of the book. In the 25% I read, really nothing happened. They went shopping for school clothes. We got some background information about why each of the characters is a "misfit." It just wasn't enough to hook me.

The writing is fine, the format is good. I just didn't care enough about these characters to continue. The Serpent King got a nice blurb from John Corey Whaley, but his books have not always settled well with me either, so what do I know?

Just my opinion; you  might love this one if you like character driven stories.

Published by Crown BFYR, March 8, 2016
eARC obtained from NetGalley
96/384 pages

Rating: DNF

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  1. I'm sorry it didn't work out for you, I hope your next read is better!
    I'm still curious enough to read this because I've heard really differing opinions on it :)

  2. hmm. I haven't given this book much thought. I dont even think its on my TBR. Maybe i don't need to add it. sorry you didn't connect.

  3. Sorry this one didn't work for you. I had a similar experience with All the Bright Places. Hope your next read is much better.

  4. Interesting. I just read a glowing review of this one from another blogger whose opinion I really respect. I'm going to have to pick it up just to see what I think of it!


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