This is something no one of us likes to talk about. But they are there – these disappointments in books. Sometimes we loved the first book so much, that the second book just didn’t make the cut. Sometimes we love an author, but the new book isn’t what we wanted to read from them. And sometimes wer have these cover buys, where the cover is the only beautiful thing about the book.
I know you will hate me for some of them – but sadly not every opinion is popular 😀
Anansi Boys (Neil Gaiman)
- well it should have been a funny read – but wasn’t so much for me. Imagine my eyes rolling in the sockets like a maniac
- This one wasn’t bad at all – but nothing like I expected it to be and it was a bit too less of everything I wanted it to be!
The Brightest Stars – attracted (Anna Todd)
- That was a big one after I loved the “After” Series by her so much. But the characters were just a bit slow and not really relatable.
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
- a very great idea, interesting characters and good secrets. But the fat shaming and the ever returning repetitions were just too much for my dear heart.
We were Liars – (Lockart)
- What a hard book! I loved the ending!! It was a huge shocker and a good story but that’s it. The plot was too confusing for me and I didn’t get the point of the book to be honest.
Jane Unlimited (Kristin Cashore)
- how could she do this to me? The Fireheart series is a favorite of mine for all times and I wanted something like this again. Instead I got this crazy girl and a zillion other worlds I didn’t need…
The Girl with all the Gifts (M. R. Carey)
- what shall I say? Only one word: Zombies. This book surprised me a lot and I dove through it – but in the end humans eating other humans is just something I don’t like to read about.
The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern)
- Please don’t burn me alive – but this book was plain boring for me. The writing was great and lush and mysterious and the idea of the story just great. I also loved the ending and all the magical aspects – but in the end it didn’t live up to the high expectations I had for it because everyone was gushing about this book like crazy.
To All the boys I’ve loved before (Jenny Han)
- well I barely ever say that – but the movie was better. The book was a little bit too much of everything for me. Too cute, too naive and too childish. I wasn’t like that back then when I was 17, that’s for sure.
The Queen of the Tearling Saga (Erika Johansen)
- The first book was so great but after it things just got really weird and crazy and the plot was lost to me
The Scorpio Races (Maggie Stiefvater)
- First. I don’t like horses 😀 But I tried this book anyways and it wasn’t just the horses that kept my excitement at bay. I loved (as always) Stiefvaters writing and the characters were amazing. But the story idea itself? Wasn’t so much for me.
The Ask and the Answer
- I just couldn’t get into the whole story. I don’t like reading about kids and the writing style just wasn’t enough for me to keep going. I didn’t like the characters or the story at all.
The Darkest Minds
- don’t get me wrong. I didn’t hate this book/series BUT it wasn’t what I had expected after the big hype. I liked the characters, but often I couldn’t understand their actions. More than one time I was confused by the story and the plot and asked myself why this story was stretched into 3 (soon 4) books. It was a good solid story, but sadly sadly no highlight for me.
The Hazel Wood (Melissa Albert)
- yes this book was really dark and promising, but in the end I found it only confusing and it didn’t grow into my expectations. The idea was pretty good – the writing lush and dark – but in the end there was no spark for me.
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