Hi friends! I decided to do a backlist Top 5 Tuesday topic today: books I liked that others didn’t! I guess I’m controversial in more than one way! Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm is currently taking a break, but she’s the host of this great series!
When I first read this book, I had no idea how polarazing it actually is??? Like, 2017 me was just happily flipping through the pages, dreamily imagining circuses and magical dresses and having no idea what was real and what wasn’t. I genuinely love this trilogy for several reasons, but I can totally see how some people might not. Although, Jack* is worth at least 2 stars all on his own so DON’T BELIEVE ANY ONE STAR REVIEWS (jk jk).
*it’s been a hot second since i’ve mentioned him hasn’t it? i’ll bet y’all were relieved…HA. JUST WAIT UNTIL I REREAD.
This is such a good political fantasy!!!! Unfortunately, many people were disappointed by this one. Which is understandable! I don’t hate you! At least I don’t think so…JK. Anyways, I loved the Chinese influences, and the twists, and the characters. ALSO how on earth can you gaze at this cover and argue with it…? IMPOSSIBLE I TELL YOU.
Now this is what I call a “love it or want to throw it into the dumpster pit of fire” kind of book. It’s a YA thriller, so we have an unreliable narrator and lots of teenage drama. Usually, I wouldn’t adore the drama but it actually worked in this book for me. AND THE ENDING. Okay, I can see how some people might hate it, but this was my first experience with that particular ending. Like, I was so shook I just sat and cried for a while. And sniffled at my bathroom curtain*.
*in retrospect…i’m not sure why? possibly because it’s beach-themed and this book involves the beach? idk i made zero sense
I seriously enjoyed this! This was quite literally a fantasy Project Runway and so obviously I just had to fall in love. Like, the cover is beautiful, the competition aspect is intriguing, and I love fashion. Even if I have no taste. This is just amazing!
Okay I don’t know if I still love this trilogy, but this was basically my Hunger Games. I hadn’t read YA before this trilogy, let alone dystopian, so this was like entering a portal to a brand new world. This gets a lot of hate but honestly? I would probably still sob reading the first and third books. They were excellent at making me cry.
So that’s it! Tell me:
What’s a book you loved that others didn’t?