Hi friends! It’s Tuesday, so it’s time for another Top 5 Tuesday hosted by the spectacular Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm, so go check her blog out!! Today’s topic is one that I’m so excited to do because I looooooove emotionally draining reads. Seriously, if you don’t turn that last page of the story and feel like you’ve just been through Lauv’s i met you when I was 18 album and then go to the acknowledgements for comfort, then what was the point*? But anyway, here are my top 5 emotionally draining reads!
*I do accept this Emmy for Started Out Normal But Then Became Unrelatable And Just Ended Up Being Weird
Um. Yeah. After reading this, I felt like I had just been through all seven years of Harry’s life. Finishing it was so ridiculously bittersweet, I don’t even know how I’m still alive. Not to mention those deaths…
What is possibly the most emotionally destructive book of my reading life: Clockwork Princess! Actually, probably the entire TID series but mainly this one. The pure pain of it, the joy, the heartbreak, the feels – I don’t know if there has ever been a series tha has drained me of everything as much as this one? The entire time, I laugh until my stomach hurts, cry over every single thing that happens, and am shook by the twists and turns. It’s not fun but I love it all the same.
I love these characters so much it’s not even human. I was rooting for a happy ending but you already know: there is no happy ending with this book. But APPARENTLY your girl has to give her whole heart to books and that leads to serious emotional burn out, especially when it comes to this book. Which reminds me, I still need to write up that review…
I cried 50 pages in for literally no reason but that I was already emotionally exhausted. Sabaa absolutely pushes each and every one of her characters as far as they can go without being completely broken. Sarah J who? I’M GENUINELY TERRIFIED FOR THE FINALE. I will probably die.
DON’T JUDGE. But like there were so many ships, and so many deaths, and so many prophecies, I was constantly being shocked and surprised and my emotions were torn in two. It’s a hard-knock life!
So that’s it! Tell me: have you read any of these? What’s a book that emotionally drained you???