Reading as many books that I did during the year I was expecting some I wouldn’t like, but I never expected to be actually disappointed in any of them, it didn’t even cross my mind that it might happen. So in this post I will write a little bit about the books I found very disappointing.
A little disclaimer before we begin. Nothing against anyone who might really love these books! These are just my opinions and I don’t expect everyone to think the same as me about a book. I didn’t hate these books, they just weren’t my cup of tea. We are all adults here so please respect my opinions and I will respect yours.
There might be some spoilers (small ones) so if you think you might be spoiled, don’t read this post, otherwise, read on your own risk, you have been warned!
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
It’s been quite a while since I read this book so I don’t even remember it that well but I do remember that feeling after finishing it and thinking ”is this the book everyone is talking about and loving?” Because I really didn’t. I remember I did like the idea behind it and it could have been really good but it fell flat in my eyes, and I really didn’t like the romance in it, it just felt awkward and not really believable. And the writing was something that bothered me too, it made it hard for me to read and get into the story. I started reading the second book but DNF’d it after about 50 pages because I really didn’t care about what would happen, I just didn’t care.
The Shatter Me Trilogy by Tahereh Mafi
This is a trilogy I really wanted to love, and I thought I would. It was ok, but nothing more. I really loved the idea about this as well since I had heard a lot of good things about it, but while reading I got annoyed by a couple of things; the repetitive words from Juliet, though I kind of understand why it’s there and in the end of the series I had accepted it. I just ignored the repetitive words it in the end because it was just too much of it. The other thing was the world-building and story development, it was just… weak, nothing really happened or moved forward despite the war going on and stuff… Things just should happen, and I had the feeling during this entire trilogy that it just stood still. One more thing, I didn’t get the hype about Warner, he f*ing freaked me out throughout the books and I didn’t understand what was so great about him in the end and why people loved him(?) I was truly confused to say the least. I mean, even in the last book I seriously had shills going through my spine whenever he entered the room.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
I had really high hopes for this and I was so sure I would love it, but I didn’t, because… It was f*ing boring, it was just soo boring and when I put it down I just didn’t have the urge to pick it up again. I did finish it but I think I just rated it 2 stars if I remember correctly.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
I didn’t really know what I expected from it except that i read everywhere that it was so funny and so on. It wasn’t. I don’t think anything in this book was funny, I mean it tried to but tried way to much. The dialogues were all over the place and made my head hurt. The main character and his friend were just really weird and awkward and blah. That’s really the only way I can describe them, they weren’t really believable (I can’t see people really reacting like they did, in real life).
Every Day by David Levithan
I don’t even know what to say about this. It was the second biggest disappointment of these books. When I bought the book I had heard from a lot of places that this was such a good book and that people really loved it. And when I read what it was about and all i thought was that this was the kind of book that I would love, but no, no, NO! I didn’t like the writing style, the characters or anything at all except the idea of the story, it (again) could have been a really good book, but no, it just didn’t happen.
Atlantia by Ally Condie
Blah, just blah. I can’t even bother to write anything more about this.
Miss Peregrin’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
Oh man, where to begin with this one…
Since october 2014 when i discovered BookTube this was one of the first books I really, really wanted to read because everyone said it would be so scary and awesome because of the pictures. I was really expecting a book where I would curl up in (or under) my bed while reading it and biting my nails to stumps, but, no, NO!! That didn’t happen, not once, and it wasn’t scary at all. The only thing I really loved about the book was the pictures, noting else! Ok, I’m lying a little bit, I loved the beginning, about to after the part where the ”children” got introduced and the story about this second world began. After that it all went downhill and ended up as my biggest disappointment of 2015.
I don’t need to remind you that these are just my opinions, there’s no personal attacks here to anyone who loved these books.
That’s all for this time. Hope you enjoyed this post. Take care! 🙂