I know I only just recently posted an Unpopular Opinions post, but you know what? I feel like being a bit more negative. (Just kidding…)
I didn’t quite talk about every single book that I wasn’t a fan of so today I thought I’d talk about the topic of books everyone loved…but I didn’t.
There are ten books on this list. Fair warning, if you’re sensitive to having your favourite book discussed negatively, maybe don’t read past here.
- Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Okay, granted I did read this ages ago but when I did read it I could not understand the hype. I found it kind of dull to be honest. I was not a fan of the love triangle at all and now I know what happens in the last book and I am not happy about that even more. I think I just can’t connect with Cassandra Clare’s writing. Oh well. MAYBE I’ll give this another go because of how long ago I read it but don’t hold me to that.
2. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
By god did I hate this book. One of the most boring and stupid plotlines I have ever read. The characters and their decisions made no logical or personal sense. So slow and uninteresting. Pass.
3. Ugly Love and Slammed by Colleen Hoover
I cannot understand the huge love for these two books. Both were pretty awful. Ugly Love is a romance between the two main characters? Yes? No. It’s a romance between the male character and his ex. What an interesting read. Slammed was just cringy and weird. Not my cup of tea.
4. Half Bad by Sally Green
Witches, magic, good vs evil. Sounds like my favourite thing in the world. I could not have been more wrong. Totally unlikable characters and the plot was so uninteresting, I literally skimmed the ending. Such promise!
5. The Fault In Our Stars/Paper Towns/Looking for Alaska by John Green
This is the big one. The one where I hide from all the rotten food being thrown at me. When I heard all the hype around TFIOS I immediately jumped on it and prepared myself to join in all the teenage fangirling and experience all the feels. I was…let down. It was kind of unrealistic to me and I didn’t like any of the characters. Same for Green’s other two books.
6. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
Okay, this one wasn’t bad. In fact I generally enjoyed it. But I didn’t love it. The first book was so good and then the next two plodded along with no drive. Ugh and the romance. Noooooo. Alina was so annoying.
7. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
I think I actually DNFed this book. I was reading it and not really enjoying it. Too much science for my taste. So I read a review for it to see what other people thought and discovered all about Mr Card. Needless to say I am not a fan of him as a person and that’s when I lost all motivation to read his book. A lot of people say separate the person from the work but that will not work in this case.
8. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
I could not for the life of me connect to the story or the characters in this book and I didn’t enjoy the writing style, it was very strange to me.
9. Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
I know a lot of people think the last book in this trilogy isn’t the best but I really hated it. It didn’t flow at all. Nothing made sense and I no longer was as invested as I felt in the first two books. Such a disappointment.
10. Every Day by David Levithan
Many people who complain about instalove end up loving this book. This is quite possibly the most instalovey book besides Romeo and Juliet I have ever read. It was also badly explained and delved shallowly into the paranormal side of things.
Again, these are just my opinions. Feel free to disagree.
But there you have it. The books everyone and their mothers loved but I didn’t.
Let me know if you have read any book that you didn’t like but everyone seems to love. Do you agree or disagree with me?
Thank you so much for reading and I’ll talk to you in my next post!