Happy Tuesday Guys,
My second post today. My first was also a meme called Top Five Tuesday and go here, if you wanna read my Top Five Favorite Opening Lines. But enough of the other meme, i’m here for another TTT, a meme currently hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl and this week’s topic is “Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read (maybe just for bragging rights)” but I kinda twist it very slightly.
The following list consists of…
BOOKS I READ THAT I FOUND UNDERWHELMING/DISAPPOINTING/UNSATISFYING:
(1-3) HYPED BOOKS that left me Disappointed
These books I don’t totally dislike, they’re just not what I expected them to be.
The Belles, I read last month and found it as boring and infuriating. Though the writing was okay, flowery language and almost poetic, it was so overdone that I was eye-rolling all the the time and was tempted to skip pages or worse DNF it. But I finished it and was left disappointed. With The Night Circus, same with The Belles, the language was flowery, the descriptions are superb, it was beautiful BUT I think the author focused too much on the language and setting the Setting, that the plot was left as mediocre. While with Everless, I found it cliche. Tropey even. Though, again, it was an okay book, I was expecting more from it.
*Click their titles to see my reviews:
(4-6) Underwhelming SEQUELS
These books I found lacking compared to their predecessors. Like I LOVED Book 1 so much then Book 2 turned out to be just Okay-Books.
I loved The Wrath and the Dawn and rated it perfect 5, so I was so excited reading the sequel, The Rose and the Dagger. Like I said it was okay but not great. The conflicts were resolved so easily and there’s even a death I wasn’t expecting. 😦 Fire is book 2 in Kristin Cashore’s Graceling Series. But no matter how much I loved Graceling, Fire just didn’t do it for me. It’s lacking in every way. The characters, the plot, the badassness. Sorry 😦 For Contemporary readers, Emma Chase is queen. Her Tangled Series is the BEST. But I found Twisted so underwhelming. It still features the story of Kate and Drew, the amazing couple from Book 1 which is Tangled, only this time it’s in Kate’s POV. And though this book made me laugh and sigh dreamily for few times, it wasn’t something I’d recommend. I didn’t like it at all. 😦
(7-9) A SERIES I didn’t know why I read
I bought this dystopian series because of their covers. They’re just gorgeous in my shelf. But the story was just disappointing. This series is made up of every YA books you read. It’s tropey. It’s filled with cliches. And it’s VERY SLOW. I was always hoping the plot picks up, or the Romance finally ignite. Ugh!.. Everything’s slow. I read this last 2016 and I still remember how disappointed I was. Why did I read the whole series? that time I still have the rule to never quit on any book/series I read. Anyway, I’ll never recommend this series. SORRY. 😦
(10) ARC I thought I’d Like
The Oddling Prince
Look at the cover. It’s beyond gorgeous. And the description was very promising. It’s about two brothers and I love Bromance, and stories with loyalty but this book is just NOT FOR ME.
I was so disappointed.
My Review HERE.
So that’s it for this week guys. Have you read any of these books or are they on your TBR?
Let’s chat below… and leave your links. 🙂