I tend to read a lot of books that people recommend to me because then I have someone to talk to when I undoubtedly fall in love with them… right? No. I normally end up not liking them and then I just get disappointed.
I think I should do a disclaimer saying I’m sorry if your favorite books are on this list. I don’t mean to offend you etc. etc. But really these are just my opinions. Some of these it just wasn’t the right time to read them or just not a genre I like to begin with.
If you want more in depth about any of these just DM me on Twitter. I don’t want to do any spoilers on here.
- City of Bones- Cassandra Clare
I’m going to start off with probably the most controversial one. This was just full of cliches and predictability and I had to force myself to finish it. Even the predictable things where I was thinking “she wouldn’t do that.” Yep. She did them. The characters were all one dimensional and the writing was kind of bland. I really really wanted to like this series. Especially with everyone going on and on about Lord of Shadows. I wanted to read them all so I could join in. If I had read this when I was in high school I probably would have loved it… until the “plot twist” where I didn’t. I just couldn’t.
- Illuminae- Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Again, this was a book I really wanted to love. I enjoy books that don’t take on the regular form just to mix it up and while I’m not a huge sci-fi fan, everyone was talking about this one so I had to read it. This dragged on and on. Also I don’t remember much about it, just that I knew I wasn’t going to read the next one. Anyway, my review of it is right here.
- Nevernight- Jay Kristoff
I might just not read anything else by him…. I mean I tried. I really did. I was very bored the first half of it. It took me over a month to get through the first half of it. It took me so long that one of my friends was telling me to DNF it. With hyped books I just really really want to give it a fair shot and read it all the way in case the good parts are at the end. Every time I started to got distracted by the footnotes. I hate footnotes. They make me feel like I’m reading for school again. In addition I just didn’t vibe with the characters. I loved the idea of Mia, but I just didn’t really love her as much as everyone else.
The thing is the sequels to these novels are getting so much hype as well that I may just end up reading them anyway despite the fact I don’t actually care about them or like them and then I won’t like them anyway. It’s a never-ending cycle.