Books I Never Finished

I turn the page, nod my head, and keep turning. Sometimes, though, I can’t finish the book! In most instances, it is not for lack of interest. When I really dislike a book, I make a point to finish just so I can complain about it. With this in mind, check out some of the middle-grade and teen fiction stories that I have not yet completed. If you have finished them, or want to check them out for me, just stop by the library and let me know how they are!


Cinder is a mechanic cyborg living in futuristic China where she has no freedom, no rights, and next to no friends or family. When Prince Kai stops by her booth to have his android fixed by Cinder, their lives are immediately intertwined. Cinder and Kai are forced to deal with a deadly plague, a potentially dangerous alliance, and multiple betrayals and secrets that will change their lives forever.

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Seventeen-year-old Karou, a lovely, enigmatic art student in a Prague boarding school, carries a sketchbook of hideous, frightening monsters–the chimaerae who form the only family she has ever known.

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to Xan, the witch who lives in the forest. Xan rescues the abandoned children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey. One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. You can also check out this title as eAudio on Overdrive/Libby, as eBook on Overdrive/Libby or as eBook on Hoopla.

The Lie Tree

On an island off the south coast of Victorian England, fourteen-year-old Faith investigates the mysterious death of her father, who was involved in a scandal, and discovers a tree that feeds upon lies and gives those who eat its fruit visions of truth.

Some Kind of Happiness

Finley Hart is sent to her grandparents’ house for the summer, but her anxiety and overwhelmingly sad days continue until she escapes into her writings which soon turn mysteriously real and she realizes she must save this magical world in order to save herself.