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I feel really bad about The Species Within, but I just couldn't finish it. I've spent days trying to connect with these characters and get invested in the plot. It's just not happening. I think that this COULD be a great fit for a lot of people, it just wasn't for me.
Why it didn't work for me:
- Too many POVs. There is a LOT going on and yet not enough. Because there's so many POVs there's a lot of story lines to keep track of and at the same time, the story moves forward very slowly because you keep jumping around.
- I was almost invested in the Main MCs story, but I can't grow to like her. She's just a bit too obstinate for me - it's like she's trying to be kick ass and while she easily could be, her attitude just isn't making her at all likeable for me.
- It's kind of paranormal romance and kind of urban fantasy, teetering on the edge of erotica. I like all these genres, but as it turns out, I guess I don't like them too combined. I can't get settled into the right reading mood because it just keeps changing.
So it didn't work for me and I'm calling it.
Time of death: 40%.
It had real promise and who knows, that last 60% might have done it if I could have pushed through.