False Start [3] – Hold Me Closer Necromancer, Heart of Iron, The Names They Gave Us

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My schedule has been sooooo busy lately that I’ve hardly had time to read anything in print. Almost everything has been an audiobook and really audio or no, it’s hard to stick with a book when I’m not totally enjoying it in one way or another.

Today on False Start, I’m sharing a couple titles that I’ve put on hold and I’m deciding whether I should come back to them or not!


NECROMANCING THE STONE by Lish McBride

I really enjoyed HOLD ME CLOSER, NECROMANCER but I’m just having a hard time getting into this one! I grabbed the audio to read around Halloween and I didn’t reeeeally like the narrator but he also wasn’t awful. I also have a lot less fondness for shape-shifters than I did for the other paranormal happenings in the first book.

FINISH OR DITCH IT? I’ll probably come back to it someday as print. It’s only two books and they’re very fun, but this one wasn’t grabbing me.


HEART OF IRON by Ashley Poston

This actually started out really fun in the first few chapters, reminding me of The Lunar Chronicles meets Mistborn. Now it just feels TOO much like The Lunar Chronicles and so many other series out there. I’m not feel like it’s super original, there are a lot of characters, and I hate this robot romance.

FINISH OR DITCH IT? I thought this was going to be a stellar read for me (no pun intended) and it’s just … disappointing. I loved GEEKERELLA from Poston but this one isn’t clicking. I made it 30% and I’m having a hard time getting further in so I may ditch it with a sad heart.


THE NAMES THEY GAVE US by Emery Lord

This kiiiinda of doesn’t count since I barely started it but I immediately had to put it on hold. I’ve loved all of Emery Lord’s books but with cancer being so prominent in the first few chapters, I just can’t bring myself to read it. I tried. I can’t right now. The main character’s mother’s cancer returns and I’m putting all of my energy into keeping focused on cancers being in remission that I just can’t read this at the moment.

FINISH OR DITCH IT? I want to finish, but it can’t be right now. Maybe down the road when everything is further behind me, personally.


Have you read any of these books? What have you thought? Did you love them or leave them?

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