Booksish Discussions

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?

Friday Favourites

Friday Favourites – Books That Were Recommended To You

This is hosted by Something of the Book who created this tag out of a love for lists. There are different topics for us all to be able to take part and you can find the prompts here. There isn’t a specific number of favourites so it’s entirely up to you how many you share. You can share your most or least favourites too!

So this weeks topic is books I was told that I would love and should read. While I was thinking about the books I have been recommended I realised that a lot of them were from my sisters, who basically told me to read it so they could fangirl with me!

So these are the books my sisters have recommended:

The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare – they basically told me to read all the shadowhunter books because they knew I would love them. And I do, TID is definitely my favourite though!

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – I don’t usually read contemporary books but my sister kept insisting I would love it and you know what I really did! I’ve reread it three times since.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas – my sister was obsessed and so of course I had to see what the fuss was about lol

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi – another series my sister basically shoved in my face insisting I read it. I’ve read the first two so far and although I wasn’t a fan of the first book I did enjoy the second a lot more so I will be continuing it

Also thought I would share some that have been recommended by fellow book bloggers and just generally on bookstagram:

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – I wasn’t sure whether I would like this book but @violettereads said it was amazing and if you know me well…you know that these books have been my obsession for the past year!

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon – another one I kept seeing on bookstagram and @fictiontea kept saying it’s amazing so I thought I would pick them up and I really loved it!

So these are some of my fave books that have been recommended to me!

Have you had a book recommended to you and completely fallen in love with it?

Booksish Discussions

Characters Who Deserve Their Own Book

So this is something I was discussing recently with some of my friends and now I really want a book for each of these characters. They may not be the main character but they are so important to the story and I just want to see more of their arc and point of view!

We’re also getting stories from some of my favourite characters (Nikolai Lanstov, Alec and Magnus) and it made me think of the other characters who I feel deserve their own book

So here are some characters that I wish would get their own book or at least a novella!

1 Nico Di Angelo from the Percy Jackson series – he is part of several of the Percy Jackson series but we don’t get to see a lot from his point of view or what he does when he’s not with the other demigods and I adore him so much and wish that Rick Riordan would write a series centred around him!

2 Sevro from the Red Rising trilogy – he is one of my favourite characters in this trilogy and he deserves all the love! I really want to see more from his view on things, I think it would be quite funny

3 Shahrzad from Rebel of the Sands – she is a badass and even though I adore how much we get to see of her in the story she’s missing from large parts of the story as we only see Amani’s POV and I want to know more about her, how she ended up as a general of the rebel princes army and just more of her!

4 Jalal and Despina from The Wrath and the Dawn – they were amazing together but we don’t see more than the role they play in helping Shahrzad and Khalid and I want more of them please!

5 The Darkling from the Grisha trilogy – so this is probably the one I want most because I am completely and entirely in love with the Darkling! I want a prequel so bad! To know him before he became the Darkling, how he became the Darkling that we see in the books

6 Kenji from the Shatter Me series – so although I haven’t finished the series I already love Kenji and I hope we get to see more of him and more of his backstory

7 Yumi from Flame in the Mist – we get a short story from her POV and it made me fall in love with her! So I think a novella or a longer story from her POV would be amazing!

So these are the ones I can think of right now, it will probably increase as I read more books too!

What characters would you love to see more of and see that they get their own book?