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[DNF: In Bullet Points] Hidden Wings by Cameo Renae

Hidden Wings

(Hidden Wings #1)

Author: Cameo Renae

Publisher Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing
Publication Date: January 16th, 2013
Pages: 204 (Kindle)
Genre: YA – Paranormal, Romance
Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise.
As her family’s sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered.
Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she’s never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now…she doesn’t even know who or what she is.
A centuries old prophecy places Emma in the heart of danger. Creatures of horrifying and evil proportions are after her, and it will take Emma, her aunt, and six, gorgeously captivating Guardians to keep her safe. But, if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday… things will change.

Thank you Netgalley and Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing for the review copy! This doesn’t affect my opinions or review at all.

 

Review

Guys, please don’t be fooled by the beautiful cover.

I’m not sure I can form a coherent paragraph right now cause I am too annoyed so let me just list what I didn’t like in bullet points.

  • I didn’t like the MC. Her sadness came across as fake to me and from her voice I felt that she’s a shallow person.
  • The writing and the dialogue are too cheesy and sloppy and just…amateurish. There are also too many unnecessary caps-locked words. For example:

…and I did NOT want him to think I was immature.” – page 20

Malachi did NOT look happy and glared in our direction.” – page 26

I mean – HELLO! I only met the guy a few ours ago and, but there was something there… something that happened when we touched… something that wasn’t natural… something that seemed to pull me towards him whenever he was near.” – page 31

Which brings to the next issue:

  • Flawlessly perfect boy who turns the MC literally into a puddle at first sight and she’s already saying stuff like he’s the-only-one-who-could-pull-her-out-of-her-sadness crap.

His powerful smile seemed to pull my sinking heart from the unknown depths of sadness, and place it somewhere a little safer.” – page 21

His touch did something to me. It warmed me and made me feel like everything was going to be alright. But as we neared Malachi, he let go, and I was suddenly hit with a with an overwhelming feeling of sadness and emptiness.” – page 25

He gently brushed my arms with his fingers, which melted a bit of my sadness.” – page 29

He stole my breath for a moment, and then he smiled; making my heart flutter. How was that possible? I never thought I’d be able to pull myself out of this eternal sadness.” – page 29

I just couldn’t see any light at the end of this pitch-black tunnel… except for the small glimmer that was sitting in the seat next to me. Kade.” – page 29

Ughhh seriously, girl??

One last quote:

’Well, the only thing keeping me from falling apart right now is you,’ I said glancing into his big, bright eyes.” – page 34

Okay, that’s it I’m outta here.

DNF

17 Comments

    That last quote was only on page 34?! *gag* Ugh, that would have been so annoying. I think this is the second DNF I’ve read for this so staying away from it now…

    1. EXACTLY. I was like “what the hell?” this girl just met the guy for 30 pages heck she barely knows him but she’s already saying those lines …. ugh *shakes head*

  1. Oh wow this book sounds really annoying. I don’t like how it’s instalove and it seems like the romance took over the plot. That cover is gorgeous though BUT I will not be fooled by it. This is a miss for me. Sorry you didn’t like it 🙁

    1. I was annoyed the ENTIRE time 🙁 Yes, beautiful cover but the inside… *shivers*

  2. Yes, yes, and YES. I think I stopped on page 20, and I also quoted a bunch of lines, they are awful. So much bad, all wrapped up in one book. Yikes. Hope you like your next book better!

    1. I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOUR REVIEW. I tried to read this with an open mind but alas, I had soooo many issues with this book…

  3. Oh noooo…I could not read that! Just from the quotes I can tell I would hate it. The writing just seems really amateur and just no…I don’t know how you got through that book.

    1. Jokes I can see why you DNFed it.

    2. I don’t what a mess I’d become if I did finish this book 🙁 I had way too many issues in the first few chapters I think it will get worse the more I read…

  4. Oh boy, especially the whole perfect-boy-turns-girl-into-shallow-figure thing. It already makes me want to roll my eyes, so that’s not a good sign..

    Mel@thedailyprophecy.

    1. Trust me, it was baaad…

  5. Oh man, I think those quotes exemplify exactly why it is you felt the need to DNF this one! All the points you make are ones that I would find fault with in this one, as well. So yes, I’ll be skipping this one for sure. Thanks for the review!

    1. Yeah…This book just pissed me off and I can only show my points by quoting some parts of it. 30+ pages and it’s already like this…I can’t imagine how the rest would look like D;Thanks for stopping by, Aylee!^^

  6. OMG I THINK I MIGHT BE THE LAST PERSON IN THE WORLD TO SAY THIS BUT…YOUR BACK!!!!!*GLOMP*Seriously girl I missed you! Hopefully you did good with those nasty exams? ^^ And feeling much more refreshed cause I came by and look how many posts you got up! So jealous you post so much! 😀 Haha anyways it’s bad but I seriously love your DNF reviews. They are just too funny and I hate the book for putting you in so much misery! Bah humbug! Definitely was fooled by the amazing cover but content is what matters…not the cover. ^^

    1. DELANEY I’M SORRY I’M LATE TO REPLY YOUR COMMENT T_T Well, everyone’s comment actually but that’s because I’ve been studying for my tests. Yeah, I got so many tests even though it’s only a few weeks after midterm :/ We can just blame school for this…. >< Aww, I’m so glad you find reviews enjoyable — I definitely like reading funny negative reviews too. I just never thought mine was funny at all xD

  7. LOL, those quotes are the not even after 100 pages, those kind of MC’s annoy me on page 340, let alone page 34. Ah jeez, this review is hilarious, Kezia! What is with the capitol words and overuse of the word ‘sadness’? Get a thesaurus!
    ~Tilly @ Hardcore Heroines

    1. Haha I’m glad that this review entertained you haha! 😀 Yep, I don’t think capitalized words are that necessary, they could be italicized instead….

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