Outcast - Adrienne Kress DNF at 50%

eh. i don't know. i saw from Goodreads reviews that this book was like [b:Angelfall|11500217|Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)|Susan Ee|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1319887835s/11500217.jpg|16435765], so of course i immediately started reading it. but, as the saying goes, life's too short to read bad books. (or at least, i hope that's a saying.) the dialogue was juvenile and wasn't nearly as good as the awesomeness that was Raffe and Penryn's conversations. (oh, Raffe. i'm trying very hard not to swoon right now.) also, the plot moved so slooowly. at least in Angelfall i had the banter to sustain me until the end (THAT ENDING), but Kress doesn't give me anything here. just some flirting (and juvenile flirting at that) and seriously lame jealousy (come on, even [a:James Patterson|3780|James Patterson|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1284492096p2/3780.jpg] does jealousy better!). and, yes, i'm aware that AWESOME THINGS HAPPEN AT THE END, but i'm just not motivated enough to trudge through. nothing even's happened! they've only figured out that weird things happen and Gabe's old sweetheart is still alive (which of course only makes what's-her-name more jealous) and the angels aren't actually angels. which, of course, is such a surprise.