Have you ever saw a book everywhere and people are always talking about it, but when you read it, you were like “huh? is that it?”. It’s not that the book is bad exactly, but it just doesn’t live up to the hype.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
Mini Review: I remember my friend recommending this book to me when it came out and she was so excited about it that I had to give it a chance. Well, I actually gave it two chances, because when I finished the first one I honestly didn’t like it, so I tried it again to see if maybe I missed something, and I did like it a little bit more, but overall, it was still very meh to me.
The story is so slow paced that I was bored through most of the book, the romance was cute but I still didn’t feel anything towards the characters.
Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James.
Mini Review: I actually only read the books recently because I sort of liked the second movie so I decided to give it a chance. Boy do I regret it. Look, there are so many things wrong with these books that if I started naming them I’d never stop. It’s just utterly ridiculous.
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.
Mini Review: This book wasn’t necessarily bad, it just didn’t catch my attention as it did everyone else’s apparently. I honestly thought about dropping this book around a hundred times during the first half of it. I didn’t like ANYTHING about it throughout most of the book. Which didn’t make any sense to me because I loved Since You’ve Been Gone so much.
The writing is good, I like Morgan Matson’s style and I wanted to like this book. So I started focusing on the things that I could relate or enjoy reading about and not the main plot and characters. And those things turned out to be mostly just the girls friendship (only at times) and Clark (rarely).
Nevertheless, Andie was still so annoying and Toby reminds me of an old friend that I have mixed feelings about so I don’t completely love her.
Bri was so relatable to me and I think once we started seeing more of her without Toby (which only happened by the end of the book and there was so little of it) I started enjoying the reading a lot more.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater.
Mini Review: When I started reading this, I actually enjoyed it. I fell right into the hype and I was super excited about everything. But then when The Raven King came out and I had to go back to that world, everything was so messy and confusing. So I looked back to the other books and I realized that although I did care for the characters, the main plot was so flawed and complex that it was impossible for me to actually enjoy it.
The writing is horrendous and by the end of it I was just done with everything. I just feel bad that even though the characters were great, the story couldn’t deliver anything worth reading.
Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver.
Mini Review: I read this series years ago, I was so attracted to the plot that I thought it’d be an amazing series. Well, it wasn’t that it was a bad trilogy, but when I got to the end I was not only disappointed but also indifferent towards basically everything. I didn’t really like the characters, Alex particularly, they were just overall annoying to me so it made me not enjoy the books as much as I could I guess.
Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard.
Mini Review: I have not yet read the third book of this series and I probably won’t to be honest. But the two books I did read didn’t really make me want to continue on with this saga. Look, it’s not that story is bad, it’s just too much. The whole thing feels like a mixture of a bunch of young adult series put together. The only character that I liked was Cal but he was not enough to make me want to go through with this. I just hope he gets the ending he deserves and please, for the love of God, don’t give Maven a redemption arc. He does not deserve it.
Paper Towns by John Green.
Mini Review: Honestly, how can people actually like John Green’s books? They’re just soooo boring I can’t even handle. I mean, sure his ideas aren’t bad, but he stretches it out so much it ends up more of a annoyance than something I’d enjoy reading. And this book was no different. The characters were dull and I didn’t care for any of them to be honest, and the ending was so unsatisfactory yikes.
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.
Mini Review: I really don’t understand how this book is so hyped up. Yes, it is cute. But that’s all it is, the plot is lacking, as in, basically nonexistent outside the romance and the characters aren’t relatable or endearing. And the ending was just disappointing really.
Mockingjay (The Hunger Games #3) by Suzanne Collins.
Mini Review: I loved, absolutely loved, the first two books from this trilogy. And it’s not that I hated this one per se, but it was just ridiculously unfair. A lot of characters died for literally no reason. The ending was disappointing and honestly just wrong.
City of Heavenly Fire (The Mortal Instruments #6) by Cassandra Clare.
Mini Review: One of the things that bothered me the most in this book is how much it showed Emma and her gang, I mean it’s okay to introduce the characters but to make them such a huge part of the book when the story isn’t around them it’s preposterous. I was so annoyed by that it put me off from reading the series those characters actually belonged to.
The writing was not only bad but it completely ruined everything that had already been built in the past books.
Another thing that was ridiculous was the hype Cassandra Clare made about a lot of main characters dying when in reality that didn’t quite happen. I don’t like when something is build up and it isn’t delivered.