Hi everyone! So today I decided to talk a little bit about popular books and series’ that I didn’t enjoy. I don’t tend to review these books because usually I don’t finish them, so I figured that my blog probably looks as if I love every book I read. So here are the most popular books that I really didn’t like….
The Vampire Diaries by LJ Smith
I loved this series so much on tv that I couldn’t wait to get stuck into the books because how could they not be amazing? Except after I’d bought the whole series of some 20 or so novels, I discovered they were absolute garbage. That’s harsh, I know but I just really hated everything from the writing style to the characterisations to the plots. It was just poor. I persevered through 2.5 books and then took them all to the charity shop.
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
I did write a review for this one which can be found here: https://lifehasafunnywayofsneakinguponyou.wordpress.com/2017/01/31/ragdoll-by-daniel-cole-review/ there was a lot of talk about this novel and how good it was supposed to be. But to summarise what I didn’t like; the writing was mediocre, the fact it was originally written as a script was oh too clear and the plot was very unrealistic.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
I also wrote a review for this one, found here: https://lifehasafunnywayofsneakinguponyou.wordpress.com/2018/03/14/children-of-blood-and-bone-by-toni-adeyemi/ dubbed one of the hottest new releases in YA fiction I found the story to be incredibly boring and ‘done before’ and the characters to be flat and two dimensional.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
This book had a lot of potential but for me, too much was crammed into too little pages, leaving a lack of room for world building and character development. I do want to read the sequel though to see if it’s improved as I do believe the potential is still there. My previous review is here: https://lifehasafunnywayofsneakinguponyou.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/caraval-by-stephanie-garber-review/
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstein
One I’d been looking forward to for a while but I just couldn’t get into it. I found it at best confusing and disorientating and not in a good way.
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
I can’t even remember why I didn’t like this book or even what it was about beyond a dragon. I just found it again to be quite two dimensional and not written particularly well. I remember I disliked it enough to take the full series to the charity shop without finishing it.