This meme is hosted by the lovely Shanah @Bionic Book Worm and this week’s topic is actually “Books That Didn’t Live Up to the Hype” but I think I’ve done this particular topic before for Top Ten Tuesday. So I decided, I’d be focusing on Book series.
But before I give you my list, let me just say, that everything you’ll read is just my opinion and you don’t necessarily agree with me. Remember, we all can’t have the same preferences in our reads, or in everything. ALSO, I don’t really hate or dislike these books, I just feel that they’re too hyped, and just OK READS for me. Not really as great as the hype suggest. 🙂 🙂
Top 5 Overhyped Book Series
1.) The Divergent Trilogy
The world system is flawed. I don’t get the essence of the placement test, appointing them into a faction that suits them. I mean all of them can have all the traits and can’t have only one. So Tris being a Divergent and supposedly have 3(?) traits is just meh. And she even acts contradictory to her supposed traits. So yeah, what’s the point?
2.) The Twilight Series
Vampires who shine under the sun. But really what irk me more is Bella and her cardboard personality. And the love triangle which at first I thought was okay and then run downhill. And then Renesmee happened. That was so icky.
3.) Fifty Shades of Grey Series
The Bella Swan of Contemporary: Ana. And that’s understandable as this is a fanfiction of Twilight. God I hate this series.
4.) Graceling Series
I must admit, at first I loved Graceling but the second half was really tedious. And then Fire and Bitterblue. I didn’t like the protagonist in Fire who if memory serves had relationships with more than one guy. Not at the same time but they weren’t ideal relationships. And then bitterblue where the two main characters had sex (I’m not sure of this) but didn’t end up together. They kinda decided to go separate ways. (please correct me if I’m wrong with this series. I really forgot but I’m sure of my feelings about it,)
5.) The Mortal Instrument Series
Guys, don’t shoot me. PLEASE.
It’s not that I don’t like these books. In fact, I can say they’re one of the fine series out there. But 6 books is kinda long and it might not be an issue in other series, but in TMI, I felt like some parts of the story are dragged. So yeah for me this is overhyped. They’re fine reads but not really great. 😦 😦
So do we share the same opinions on this book? It’s okay if we don’t. Let’s chat below. And what books you think are overhyped? Or maybe underhyped?