T5W: Disappointing Eye Candy (January 27th, 2016)

Top 5 Wednesday

Welcome to Top 5 Wednesday! If you don’t know what this is, Top Five Wednesday was created by Lainey, or Gingerreadslainey. She creates a different topic each week, and BookTubers and Book Bloggers can discuss their favorite (or least favorite book) based off of the topics! The Goodreads group can be found here, feel free to join in!

Today’s topic is disappointing eye candy – books that look good, but were bad.

Okay – this may get a tad controversial…


Uprooted by Naomi Novik – Okay, this is a very LOVED or HATED book.  I was in the latter category. I never wrote a review because I DNF’d it, but I did write an explanation somewhere in a comment explaining my dislike: romance ick. magic boring. 


Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes – STOP. DON’T HATE ME. I did not hate this book, but it was disappointing.  I gave it 3 stars, and my review is here.  It was very hyped, and I don’t think it lived up to that hype.


The One by Kiera Cass – It wasn’t the best, and the whole premise is some ridiculousness fun.  But, if you go in expecting a lot, there will probably be disappointment.


Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi – Book 1, Shatter Me, was okay.  This one was also okay.  But, Juliette annoys me so much, and it’s also just another book that did not live up to the hype.


Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – This did not work for me.  The romance was weird, and I couldn’t really get into the plot.  The writing, however, was beautiful, and I loved Raven Boys from Stiefvater’s other series!

What are some of your disappointing eye candies? Link your T5W post/video/comment below!

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  1. Im so glad im not the only one who thought Falling Kingdoms was overly hyped. I read the first book but didn`t get to desire to read more.

    I finished the Shatter Me series but hated Juliette though the whole thing. I was in a stage where i felt like i had to finish ever series i started :/


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  2. Yikes.. I’m reading Falling Kingdoms right now so hopefully I like it more than you. I checked out Shatter Me a year ago and I just couldn’t get into it :/. I don’t know if it was bc of my age or if it was bc the book was truly boring so maybe I’ll try again.

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  3. I haven’t read most of the books on your list, but I’ve heard VERY mixed things about all of them. My most disappointing eye candy book ever is probably Winterspell by Claire Legrand. It was one of my most anticipated books of 2014, pretty much entirely because it was a Nutcracker retelling, and I’ve loved The Nutcracker forever. On top of that, the cover and the premise are amazing, but the actual book was just really weird, creepy in a bad way, and generally underwhelming.

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