10 Books That Were Crushingly Disappointing
Disappointment is something we all dread. Whether it be from books or our parents ( you know what I'm talking about ) it's never a good feeling. So here's a post of me dragging all of the books that disappointed me. If you're thinking about picking these books up, but have seen nothing but good reviews . . . uh, here's an alternative perspective?
Alice in ZombielandI love Alice in Wonderland retellings, or rather the idea of them. I’ve only read one other retelling (two if you count the sequel), the review of which you can find here, but I’m defintely working on making that number a little bigger. I expected this to be so so much better. At the time of reading this, I was pretty into zombies. I was watching that Walking Dead, and occasionally uh, never mind that was all that I was doing. I did like them though, then this book came along and ruined it all. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t the zombies that made me roll my eyes into the back of my head, it was the characters and the insta love. Such a disapointment, when it had so much potential!
Glass ArrowTo be honest, I wasn’t expecting too much from this book. However I do expect a little more from hardback books, so in that aspect, it was a little bit of a let down.
The Kiss of DeceptionI had hyped myself up for this book to the point where I was convinced it was going to make my faves list. Hell, I went out and bought the second / third book in HARDBACK without even reading the first one. Hmph, maybe not such a good idea. That’s not to say it was bad, don’t get me wrong. It just wasn’t . . . we just didn’t connect in the way I thought we would. The story wasn’t really what I thought it was going to be about, and there was a love triangle ugh.
P.S. I Still Love YouI did like this book, I really really did, but it was just so damn cliché. I knew what was going to happen in the book, I spent the whole time I was reading it hoping that I was wrong, but it worked out the way I though it would. Yes, okay it was still cute but maybe there should have at least been a switch in the order of how things got worked out?
The Unbecoming of Mara DyerI did not enjoy this book when I first started. The way that Mara and Noah meet is horrible and utterly cliché. Throughout the book Mara calls him and asshole without really meaning it, she should mean it. Noah latches onto her without giving her the option to say no, he takes advantage of the fact the she 'owes' him something and manages to snag his first date with her. True he does get better as the book goes on but if someone was doing that to a friend of mine, my advice would be to stay the hell away from him.
The BeautyThe plot just wasn’t . . . that great.
The Imposter QueenIt was okay. I read the first 100 pages and just wasn't getting into it yet I still wanted to know how it turned out, so I flipped the book and read the last 100 pages as well. So technically, I did finish the book. The book also moves wayy too fast. In one paragraph Sig goes from happy to angry to sad with no apparent reason. I could understand this if this were a moment for him to be emotionally unstable, but it's not. There's a fight, a near death and the sad conclusion all in one paragraph. So much for the epic battle scenes.
SeraphinaDragons are meant to be cool right? In this book . . . well they weren’t as cool as I wanted them to be. A big part of that was that I just wasn’t really a fan of the plot and the characters. I felt very diconnected with them, I think some of it was due to how the flashbacks were done. All we get once they're over is a couple of lines on how Seraphina feels and then they're never really mentioned again. It's like her mother only has an effect on her when it's relevant.
The Winners CurseUghhh. Long story short, this was horribly stupid for a book I thought was going to be nothing but cleverness. I loved the authors writing, I just didn’t respect that choices that characters made AT ALL.
HalfbadI heard so many people rave about this one, but in the end it let me down big time. The writing was annoying, and the romance was confusing to say the least. It just didn’t make sense that he would be so devoted to a girl who he barely knew. Not only that, but I’m pretty sure her older brothers would be totally down to kill him. Where’s your self preservation dude?
If you want to read about some other books that disappointed me, click here to go to my book break ups post and click here to see some books that I DNF.