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!