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Hyped Books I Didn’t Love

So this post is probably full of unpopular opinions as I know many of you loves these books but I just…didn’t. Some are books that I hope will get better as the series progresses, some were books that disappointed me as I thought I would love it.

So here are books I didn’t love:

1 Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – the story itself was quite intriguing but I just didn’t like how slowly the story progressed and the writing style. I got bored and forced myself to read to the end of the first book and then just gave up

2 Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor – I hadn’t planned on reading this but everyone kept telling me I would love it so I thought I would try but again I just didn’t get on with the writing style. Though the story itself was intriguing I just wished more actually happened in the book.

3 Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – I mean the book is okay but I just don’t love it. I don’t know if it’s the footnotes that put me off or the story was slow at the beginning but it took me ages to get through the book.

4 A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas – I cannot explain how much I did not like this book.

5 Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – I really struggled to get through this book but then I found that the books actually get better

6 Vengeful by V.E. Schwab – I absolutely adored Vicious but I didn’t enjoy this book as much I felt like the story dragged too much in the first half especially

7 The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – this series was such a chore to read. By the end I was only here for Malec. Which is strange because I adore The Infernal Devices!

8 King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo – I was so disappointed by this book. I was expecting Six of Crows level of epicness and it just…wasn’t

9 Legendary by Stephanie Garber – having loved Caraval I was hoping this would be just as great but I just didn’t enjoy it much

10 The Cruel Prince – a book that I was actually struggling to get through but the ending saved it.

So there you have it, books that have been really hyped but I just didn’t love. These are just my opinions and if you loved them then I’m glad you did!

Are there any hyped books that you didn’t love?

14 thoughts on “Hyped Books I Didn’t Love”

  1. I completely agree with ACOFAS. I’ve tried reading it twice and both times couldn’t make it past page 100. It’s a shame because I adore the other books in the series so much! ACOMAF is one of my favourite books ever.

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  2. *high fives* I haven’t read some of these, but I find it rare to see someone who does not love DOSAB. I think it’s beautifully written, sure but it definitely has its pacing issues. Same with Cruel Prince – this one is pretty divisive, but I didn’t love it either until the ending. Hopefully Wicked King will rectify that. 😛 Excellent list!

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  3. hmm, so the Shatter Me series gets better…I bought the trilogy (as it was at the time) in a boxset and then floundered with book 1 and never made it to the end, let alone book 2. but if it improves, I guess I’ll try again…

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