Showing posts with label red queen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label red queen. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

10 Most Disappointing Hyped Books I Read in 2016 feat. Red Queen, Soundless, Cinder & more

Sometimes hyped books end up disappointing unfortunately. Here are the ten biggest disappointments of 2016 for me. 

THESE BROKEN STARS - Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner
Another one that makes me want to cry. My favorite thing ever in Sci-Fi is people exploring foreign planets. Why is this such an instant love romance, come on, give me space exploration!! (Dec 2013, Disney Hyperion) Goodreads

THE SIN EATER'S DAUGHTER - Melinda Salisbury
So many people told me to read this and the title sounds fantastic and so does the premise of this girl working as an executioner at court with her poisonous touch. But well, the book really isn't about anything. Nothing happens. Aside from a love triangle. (Feb 2015, Scholastic) Goodreads

This is the dangerous thing about hypes. You never know if you can trust them. I genuinely don't understand what I just read ????? (Feb 2015, Tor Books) Goodreads

RIDERS - Veronica Rossi
Boy, am I sad about not liking this. I love apocalyptic books and a book about the four horsemen of the apocalypse pretty much sounds like it's made for me. Sadly, I found this super boring. (Feb 2016, Tor Teen) Goodreads

SIX OF CROWS - Leigh Bardugo
This upsets me so much!!!! I love reading about thieves. I really wasn't a fan of the way Bardugo twisted European cultures and mashed them up together for The Aesthetic. (Sep 2015, Henry Holt & Company) Goodreads

CINDER - Melissa Meyer
I honestly looked forward to this so much, I love space, I love Sci-Fi things. But then this: POC for the aesthetic, Asian cultures mashed together completely detached from their meaning. I want to cry. (Jan 2012, Feiwel & Friends) Goodreads

SOUNDLESS - Richelle Mead
I was rooting for this. I keep trying out new books by Mead and end up disliking all of them for some reason. I was rooting for you. We were all rooting for you. But this one really takes the cake. Magically curing your disabled protagonist for plot reasons and belittling blindness. (Nov 2015, Razorbill) Goodreads

TALON - Julie Kagawa
Dragons. That's all it took to get me interested in this. Unfortunately this isn't High Fantasy but a paranormal shifter romance with a love triangle. (Oct 2014, Harlequin Teen) Goodreads

RED QUEEN - Victoria Aveyard
I should've seen this coming because it generally received mixed reviews. But yeah, the reviewers are absolutely 100% right about this. (Feb 2015, HarperTeen) Goodreads

So many people recommended this to me and asked me to read it. I had high hopes because there's a biracial protagonist and an Asian girl on the cover and I liked the premise! In the end I found it really dull and couldn't quite get into it, unfortunately. (Apr 2014, Simon & Schuster) Goodreads

Have you read any of these books? Which hyped books disappointed you in 2016?

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Monday, October 10, 2016

6 Popular YA Books That I'm Scared Of: A Look at my TBR

I've already confessed to you guys that I usually shy away from popular books. So, sometimes they really have a great premise and I'm still intrigued despite being a snobby closet book hipster. Here are some books that are quite popular and that I haven't read yet, or read recently.

I heard so many good and equally as many bad things about this book. Some people praise it for being heart-breaking and beautiful, some people demonize it for glorifying suicide. I kinda want to read it but I'm scared I'll agree with the latter group. After disliking HOLDING UP THE UNIVERSE I don't know if I want to take any chances.

LEGEND - Marie Lu
The premise is wonderful. I read a couple of pages in a book store and absolutely adored it, but so many people praise this book that I just keep putting it off.

I have read two other novels by Sarah Dessen before (arguably some of her very early works) and wasn't really a fan.

RED QUEEN - Victoria Aveyard
Honestly, the premise isn't even anything I'd usually go far. I avoid high fantasy at all costs, because it's hardly ever for me. So many people love this. Sadly, I didn't in the end.

MORE THAN THIS - Patrick Ness
The idea sounds intriguing, but this whole phenomenon of Patrick Ness is insanely intimidating. I don't know anyone who dislikes his books.

I've never read a Neil Gaiman novel, believe it or not. Even though this one is the most intriguing to me because it's so short, I'm still kinda intimidated.

Have you read one of these?

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn't | Top 10 Tuesday

So many great books have been released in 2015 that it's very hard for me to only pick 10. I'm very bad with keeping up with recent releases, so it's not a surprise that my list is veeeeery long.

I haven't read Throne of Glass and probably won't in the near future, but this new release would have been a great way for me to test out whether Maas' style works for me. I didn't buy the book yet and I feel like it's too late now anyways, haha.

9. ANOTHER DAY - David Levithan
Sequel to favorite book, yadayada, you've heard it before.

8. RED QUEEN - Victoria Aveyard
Everyone and their mothers were talking about this book. I have no idea why I didn't get my hands on this.

7. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES - Jennifer Niven
To be honest, I had no idea this book existed up until the movie was announced. I'll definitely read it before I watch the movie.

6. THE WRATH & THE DAWN - Renee Ahdieh
Man, I'm bummed that I didn't get to this. I love books about evil kings.

5. AN EMBER IN THE ASHES - Sabaa Tahir
Had I seen this in a book store I would have bought it without hesitation. The opportunity didn't present itself, sadly.

4. MAGONIA - Maria Dahvana Headley
Man, I saw this everywhere but I never read the blurb until now and now IM MAD that I didn't read this book.

3. VANISHING GIRLS - Lauren Oliver
I loved Before I Fall and was weary about Delirium, but I definitely wanted to give this a chance. Weird.

2. SAINT ANYTHING - Sarah Dessen
I definitely wanted to give her next book a chance, why does she write so quickly!!

1. SIX OF CROWS - Leigh Bardugo

I'll probably never read her Grisha trilogy but this would have been an A+ way for me to dive into the world without committing to the Grisha books!! Ahh, I'm mad at myself!!!

What's the book that you wish you had gotten to read in 2015?

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme originating from The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they choose topics that we are supposed to create a list about, considering our personal reading preferences.

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