In the last year there have been two books I started reading with much enthusiasm. Each has a good premise, an interesting world, interesting characters—the writing is solid. The first chapters were especially compelling in each case, but I wouldn’t say the writing quality was unsatisfactory thereafter, I just lost interest.
I suppose it could be slow pacing to blame, but I can usually work through that if I am interested in the characters or the plot. These are romances so I know there will be a happily ever after, that is never in questions, but when has that ever lessened my desire to know HOW they get that HEA? Both of these authors are popular, well published, award-winning authors. Both books are in my wheel-house (SFR).
So, why did I lose interest? I truly have no idea. It happens sometimes. Occasionally a book doesn’t interest me from the beginning, but I can pick it up later and enjoy it. So with these fade-books, should I try again? I really don’t have any interest (except that I feel like I should like them).
Has this ever happened to you? If so, have you figured out why or what to do about it? Blogging minds want to know…