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You never really know why a book is liked less than you thought, especially after you hear all the hype. Maybe it’s because of all the hype or whatever and your expectations are higher, I don’t really know but here are my 1o books I liked less than I thought I would.
RoseBlood by A.G. Howard
I had such high hopes, no it wasn’t the hype it was just the fact of who was writing the story and that it was a YA version of The Phantom of the Opera. Some liked it and I’m glad they did for me…I was just bored.
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
This was a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice, nobody recommended it but I’d seen it plastered everywhere so I picked it up because I thought it was shouting at me that it was amazing….yeah nope. Hated it. Like literally hated it. I have no idea how I finished it.
The Heir & The Crown by Kiera Cass
I so enjoyed the ridiculous-ness of The Selection trilogy and thought I’d love the continuation too! Oh nay nay! I couldn’t STAND the main character and hated how quickly it all went down. Boo. Give me more and no annoying main character. Blah.
Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor
With all intents and purposes I should’ve loved this story. Again couldn’t relate and get into the main character she kinda bugged me and by half way through the book, I was just done and bored. The romance didn’t seem believable the main love interest was eye rolling so yeah, not a fan.
The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins
I thought I’d love this book because I was really enjoying her other series Sweet Evil. Needless-to-say this book was a huge disappointment. I didn’t understand why the author made the main girl was attracted to the “hot guy” who was rude, crude and disrespectful to her. UGH! Bad romance if you ask me.
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
I think what did it for me or rather what didn’t do it for me was the hype. I tried reading this book when I was younger in my teens and didn’t finish it, again I tried again and kept rolling my eyes. People LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this book and I’m just not seeing it. Jaime, sure awesome guy, plot-good idea but I just wasn’t able to love it and get into it as everyone else. I guess I should give the show a try.
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
I got interested in the book because of the movie, it seemed cute. So I picked up the book…I get the point, I get what the author was trying to make. I just didn’t like how the author went about making her point. The movie wasn’t that great either.
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
I really enjoyed the first book in this trilogy and hoped for the best on this one. Nope, again the main character bugged the crap out of me! She was SOOOO frustrating and stupid. I felt like she was super shallow and was upset over the dumbest things and couldn’t believe that THAT was her grudge. nope.
Onyx by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Ugh. The romance killed it. It was all steam and no plot. okay very little plot. I know people love this series but this second book killed it for me and so I haven’t finished. By the end of the book I just wanted to shout, “ok you two GET A ROOM AND GET IT OVER WITH!” sheesh. the sexual tension was over the top for me and that is a major turn off for me.
So what were some of the books that you liked less than you thought you would, and why? If you liked or loved any of these books then GREAT because how I see it, is, if we all liked the same things, than life would be so boring! Don’t you agree?