NOT MY CUP OF TEA is a feature on my blog where I show the books that I did not finish reading. Shameful, I know. I hate not finishing books I started reading. I feel like I'm betraying the author, as well as the characters. I feel terrible for not being able to appreciate someone's writing especially when a lot of people raves about it. But we should not waste our time on things that don't work out well with us, right? I mean, Hello? I still dream of finishing my TBR pile!

by Kate Bloomfield
Series: The Fire Mage Trilogy #1
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Published February 28th, 2012
In a future where ignorance has destroyed the world that we know, humans are slaves and Mages - advanced beings with abilities beyond everyday reach - rule the land.

Avalon is one such Mage. Barely eighteen years of age, she wields the gift of fire yet she is unable to control it. She leaves her family in the dead of night and heads to the city of Frost Arch, her future seemingly grim. Will Avalon be able to overcome the trials that befall her? Will she be able to save the ones she loves and stay strong within herself?

Time will tell.

I have so many questions and there is a lot of confusion going on with this book. I think it has a great idea, but still, NOPE. I wanted to like it so much, plus, the cover totally bought me! But I don't think I could handle this one...

Total read: 11%

by Janet Gurtler
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Published April 7th, 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
A powerful and gripping contemporary YA from the author of I'm Not Her that's "Just right for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jodi Picoult."-Booklist

The truth is that Jess knows she screwed up.
She's made mistakes, betrayed her best friend, and now she's paying for it. Her dad is making her spend the whole summer volunteering at the local soup kitchen.

The truth is she wishes she was the care-free party-girl everyone thinks she is.
She pretends it's all fine. That her "perfect" family is fine. But it's not. And no one notices the lie...until she meets Flynn. He's the only one who really sees her. The only one who listens.

The truth is that Jess is falling apart – and no one seems to care. 
But Flynn is the definition of "the wrong side of the tracks." When Jess's parents look at him they only see the differences, not how much they need each other. They don't get that the person who shouldn't fit in your world... might just be the one to make you feel like you belong.

I started reading this last year and I tried to continue but I just don't feel the story. The book did not make me feel like I'm a part of it and I grew tired of Jess and Flynn. They seemed to be just some characters I met along the road of reading, with nothing much to remember about. I feel so sorry for this one.

Total read: 40%



  1. I have a hard time not finishing books when I get too far into them... I hate feeling like I've wasted my time, which doesn't really make sense... It just feels like I've already sunk some much time into a novel.

    1. I feel the same too, sometimes! I hate that I wasted my time when there's still a lot of books to read.

  2. I never finished reading a couple of self-help and inspirational books... And I don't think I ever will.

    I usually get bored reading these kind of books. Oftentimes, I contradict the author/s' life tips because I don't think they will work for me.

    1. Me too! That's why I RARELY read self-help and inspirational books. But I loved Rediscovering Your Heart by Mahi, though. :)


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