Thursday, 26 June 2014

Review: King of Forgotten Clubs

King of Forgotten Clubs (Queen of Broken Hearts #2) by Jennifer Recchio
Title: King of Forgotten Clubs
Series: Queen of Broken Hearts, #2
Author: Jennifer Recchio
Published: (unknown); 2013
54 pages, kindle edition
Source: Netgalley
Rating: 0.5 stars
 Description (from Goodreads):

There’s two hours left before Pak Higgins’ paper on the psychology of needs is due. Two hours to figure out what he needs in his life. Is it the girlfriend that dumped him for being too distant? The friends he’s barely talking to anymore? Or maybe it’s the running girl who crashed through his window at three in the morning with a desperate plea for help.

It’s definitely not the parents who tried to leave him in a boarding school in France or the money he walked away from to cut himself off from them.

But needing is a funny thing. Sometimes it’s the ones you want to run from that you need the most.

My Thoughts:

 Why? Why did I force myself to suffer through this? I read Queen of Broken Hearts and its horrible writing, shoddy plotline and crappy characters just about killed me. When I first saw this on Netgalley I just laughed and scrolled past it. Then I saw it was "read now: and I couldn't help thinking, what if Pak's story isn't so bad? I wanted to give the series a chance for improvement. Everyone deserves a second chance right? Wrong! This series didn't deserve the second chance, especially because this was even worse than the first book... if that's even possible!

I can honestly not tell you what happened in this book. Honestly! If you think I am exaggerating, please go and read this yourself. You'll see soon enough how illogically and nonsensically this is written. The plot moved from one location to another within a couple of sentences and I couldn't follow why or how. The characters were all shallow, idiotic and well, practically carbon copies of one another. If it wasn't for their names (oh, please don't even get me started on the author's choice of names!), I probably wouldn't have been able to differentiate any of the characters at all.

To sum this up rather simply: King of Forgotten Clubs was terrible, the plotline made no sense and the characters didn't make any sense either. I didn't enjoy this. I tried to, honestly I did, but no, I just cannot get into the series. This time I really do mean it when I say that I will not be reading any more of this author's work.

Note: a copy was provided courtesy of Jennifer Recchio and All Night Reads, through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was given or taken during this process.

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