I didn’t do a disappointing reads because I thought it would be a bit mean but then I saw a bunch of book tubers do it so I decided to give it a go. 38/73 books I read received two or three stars/bombs. (I know a bomb is usually associated with something bad, but for my blog, bombs are good). Instead of doing a top ten list, I decided to focus on four books that everyone else seemed to enjoy except me.
I loved the first three books in the series and then came Fairest-UGH! I love a good villain but Levana was so bad and so boring and so useless (imagine me whining as you read this). My other issue was the writing. I think I’ve grown as a writer and after reading books like Queen of Shadows, The Raven Cycle, Six of Crows, and The Remnant Chronicles, I expect better character development from my fantasy/science fiction books. I also was really excited for the character of Winter because she was a loon but she was barely in her own book.
I know everyone loved it and it was on a plethora of best of 2015 lists but I was extremely disappointed and the only reason why I gave it three bombs instead of two is because I really liked the first three books. Click the title for a full review.
I’m not familiar with A Thousand and One Nights but I was really excited for this book. It started off okay but then Shazi kept flip flopping-I love him; now I hate him; psych, I love him. And she began to fall for him really quickly considering he murdered her best friend.
I don’t think the book was formatted correctly. The reader knew Khalid was forced to murder his brides but Shazi didn’t and all her waffling did was bore me. “HE’S NOT A BAD GUY SO STOP TRYING TO KILL HIM!” I suppose readers who are familiar with the story know he’s a good guy so Ahdieh should have considered this when planning her novel.
All the characters had the same voice and NOTHING HAPPENED.
I met Ahdieh a couple of times and although she’s a lovely person, I couldn’t with that book. Click the title for the full review.
#3. Everything Everything
I wanted to like this book so much and I thought Yoon’s writing was beautiful but I had a problem with the predictability. UGH, I guessed it mid way through and then it turned into a TFIOS clone and the main character, Maddie, was not as dynamic as Olly.
Nicola was at a conference I attended and I didn’t feel right asking her to sign my ARC because it would have been faux fangirling and I always feel shame when I tell an author I loved their book when I didn’t. Anyway, I’m sure she’s a lovely lady and because she’s a strong writer, I’ll probably read her next book.
This was my first and last Sarah Dessen book. I think that clean YA is important and I recommend her books to teens all the time but once again, I think I’ve grown as a reader and her books just don’t do it for me.
This book was a MAJOR snoozefest. Click title for full review.
Were there any books that everyone else liked but you just didn’t?