It is very rare that I do not finish a book, but sometimes it just has to happen. This was the case with The Eight. I was very draw to the cover art and its description, but the characters and the plot just fell short for me. I can honestly say that I gave this book a try by putting it down and coming back to it a few times thinking maybe I just was not in the mood for it the last time. However, after three tries, I just gave up.