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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#CrushYourTBR May 2015 Wrap Up!

Hey! So, the past weekend was the #crushyourTBR read-a-thon.  To see my TBR list for this read-a-thon, click here.  Overall, this was not the most successful read-a-thon, but it was fun to participate in and do the sprints!

I wanted to finish 3 books this weekend: Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, The Young Elites by Marie Lu, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. 

I managed to finish The Young Elites and I adored it! To see my full book rambling, click here. I loved the characters (especially Raffaele), and the twists and turns that Marie Lu took us readers on were intense.  Also, this novel has a very, very dark narrator, a dark anti-hero type, and it was so fun to read from her perspective! Definitely recommend.

Then, instead of reading my other two chosen books, I chose to read Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater instead.  I thought her writing was very beautiful, but I developed no attachment or interest towards any of the characters or their relationships.  The ending was much better than the beginning, but it was too little, too late in my opinion.  I will NOT be doing a book rambling on this novel, and I probably will not continue the series, which does make me sad because I don’t like uncompleted series, but there are so many other books I need to get through. 😦

I ended up not picking up Game of Thrones this weekend because it was just too heavy after The Young Elitesbut I did start The Book Thief!

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