I normally don’t “hate” books but this week’s topic at Top Ten Tuesdays (A weekly meme created by the The Broke and the Bookish) was Ten Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would (recently or all time). And I couldn’t get 10 books and i have just listed 5.
These are books for which I had great expectations owing to hype created by other bookworms or they were written by favorite authors.
I know some of the books that i didn’t like might be a big shock for a majority of YA lovers. Some of these are bestsellers, but still these are the books that I didn’t finish reading because I wasn’t hooked or simply didn’t like it.
- Dreamology by Lucy Keating
I’ll admit i picked the book for its pretty covers. And it did seem a bit intriguing with the title but threw me off with all “meets in dream- meets in real life” crap. Hellooo, they made a movie in Tamil in the 90’s where a guy meets the girl who he dreams of in real life and tries to woo her. Atleast that movie wasn’t this bad.
- Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Don’t know what the hype is all about in here, i felt like the first half was like watching Merida.
- Shopaholic to the stars by Sophie Kinsella
Sophie Kinsella is one of my favorite authors and i was beyond devastated at this 7th book in the shopaholic series. The series should have just ended with book 5.
- Royal Wedding (Princess Diaries #11)
Another series that i loved, grew up reading with and became a part of my teen years was Princess diaries. And when i heard there was a 11th book after so many years, I did have some doubts and I was right. The book was nothing like the first 10 books. I didn’t like it at all.. 😦 I did manage to read it fully though.
- The Crown (The Selection #5) by Kiera Cass
I have already rambled enough about how this book was a huge disappointment. Ms.Cass should have just stopped with book 3.
What were the books that disappointed you recently 🙂 Just to have a fair warning..