Every year there are books you are excited for and yet they end up disappointing you for various reasons. This year these are the books that ended up disappointing me.
The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab – I found this so boring to read and honestly how is a girl who wants to see the world not set foot in Asia or Africa in 300 years. I guess she only wanted to see the white world. The erasure of BIPOC in this book was another reason I really did not like this book.
More Than Just a Pretty Face by Syed Masood – This book was full of one dimensional stereotypes and even the cute romance couldn’t save it. My full review is here
Once and Future Queen by Clara O’Conner – I dnfd this book it moved too slowly and I got bored.
Make Up Break Up by Sandhya Menon – This was probably the book I’m most sad about because I love her YA books but I just didn’t enjoy this and ended up dnfing.
Hijab and Red Lipstick by Yousra Imran – This book had me filled with rage. My full review is here
A Curse of Gold by Annie Sullivan – I really loved the first book so I was sad I didn’t love this one as much. I liked it but I didn’t love it unfortunately.
Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly – Another book that didn’t live up to my expectations. After loving Stepsister I had high hopes for this. Unfortunately I didn’t love this one as much.
To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini – I loved the beginning but then I got bored and I just couldn’t deal with the MC constantly looking at herself in the mirror and commenting on her body. I dnfd this.
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi – Everyone seems to love this book but I just didn’t. I think it was more the writing style than the story though because I struggled to really get into it despite being interested in the storyline.
Anyways these are the books that disappointed me this year. Are there any that disappointed you?