DNF Review: Stolen Nights by Rebecca Maizel

Stolen Nights (Vampire Queen, #2)Stolen Nights (Vampire Queen #2) 
By Rebecca Maizel
Release Date: January 29, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: St. Martin's Griffin through NetGalley
Links: Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Goodreads / IndieBound

My rating: 2 stars out of 5 stars

Synopsis:  A new year is beginning at Wickham Boarding School. A new chance at life, at reversing the evil in past. But nothing is ever simple as it seems...

Last year, the love of my life dies performing a ritual to fulfill my one wish and make me human. And now I've performed the same ritual for my friend - Vicken - and survived. Why am I here, back safe on Wickham campus?

The strong magic I used in the ritual did more than just me Vicken human. It drew someone to Lover's Bay who does not belong here. She wants the ritual. Then she wants me dead. And she will take down any and everyone in my life to get what she wants.

As it that weren't enough, the ritual has also summoned the anger of the Aeris, the four elements and most fundamental powers on earth. They have a surprise and an unbearable punishment for me - like stepping into the sun for the first time, only to be put into a cage. And now I have to make an impossible choice - between love or life, yearning or having, present or past...

**This is a Did Not Finish review. I did not read the whole book, only up to 49%, so this is just my thoughts up to what I read.**

           Sigh. I...no. I couldn't with this book. I tried and tried but I couldn't finish. It saddens me because I had such high hope for Stolen Nights after that ending in Infinite Days. Unfortunately, it didn't end up working out that way.

After trying to read Stolen Nights for almost two months, I gave up. Lenah, the MC kept giving me a whiplash with her emotions and I just wanted to slap her. Homegirl needed to make up her mind or at least stop playing with people's feelings until she figured out what it was that she wanted. I have no tolerance for people who toy with other people's feelings. For someone who has been alive for almost 600 years, Leanh is very immature and indecisive. She kept going from "Oh! I love you so much, Rhodes. I miss you/him. And I know you love me too." to "I need to see Justin. He'll make me forget." I blank-stared at the book so hard I think I gave myself a headache. I may be slightly exaggerating. Only slightly, though.

And can I mention Justin really quickly? He is like a completely different character this time around. Yes, the girl you "love" is in love with someone else, didn't you know that already? Yes, you do. She told you about Rhodes in the first  book and about their connection. Why are you so surprised and hurt?

The love triangle of this book is just one of the reasons why I couldn't finish the book. I'm not a fan of love triangles and this book just enforced it. Lenah is the other reason why I wasn't able to finish Stolen Nights. If the book consisted of more Rhodes, I may have been persuaded to finish the book. There are some bookish bloggers who have read the book and they had trouble with it but that the ending is might be worth giving it a second chance. Maybe later on in the future, I'll give Lenah a chance to redeem herself and I'll finish the book. But no promises.


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  2. I was so excited when this book finally came out. My pre-ordered copy got lost in the mail and after waiting two years for the book's release, I still had to wait a bit more for a replacement copy. The moment I started reading, my heart dropped. It was nothing like I thought it would be. I feel you Jenn, Lenah needs to be slapped up, down, left, right, and all around. I can't stand love triangles either. Here's the link to my review http://whatstheword-saywhaaat.blogspot.com/2014/02/stolen-nights-vampire-queen-2.html#more


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