Hi friends! I’m so excited to be participating in another Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the fantastic blogger Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm, so go check her blog out!! Today’s topic is one that I’m so excited to do because sometimes I’m just that girl. NEGATIVITY* FOLKS.
*if only you knew how I originally spelled that word before proof-reading took care of it
I was expecting, to steal this word from the amazing Paper Fury, a “stabby” dark tale full of plot twists. Instead, I got a lukewarm insta-love story packed with annoying characters.
Everyone and everything screamed “FEMINISM” at my face. Sadly, I felt the feminism was more of a plot device. The world-building was non-existent. ROMANCE SUCKED. PLOT? WHAT PLOT???????????*
*and here we see a wild Kaya losing her cool and glaring at the book
BEFORE YOU GUYS KILL ME* let me explain. I don’t dislike this book by any means, I just think it’s a bit overhyped. My main problem is that I was expecting something a lot different than what I got??? Ya know???
*i’m laughing cuz I’m pretty sure there’s a rule that exists somewhere saying you can’t mention Paper Fury and then down Maggie Steifvater in the same post
This was my only one-star read of last year and there honestly aren’t enough words to describe my dislike for this book??? I had just read important books such as The Hate U Give, The Sun Is Also A Star, etc. I was expecting a timely book about school shootings, instead I got some wishy-washy shallow drama tale about nothing. WHO THE MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP-
All I knew was that people HYPED THIS BOOK UP. I even listened to the audiobook because I heard it was one of the best ever. But I was just confused and bored??? Like, the last third was super suspenseful (hence the high rating on Goodreads I still need to fix) but I was ridiculously disappointed by this. I’ve tried to get into Gemina but 3 hours into the audiobook I gave up*.
*two reasons: I was bored and I hate Hanna with a passion
So those are my picks for the week! Who knew I was so negative? NOT I DEAR SIR. Anyway, what are some books that didn’t live up to the hype for you??? Catch ya later, au revoir!