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Unfortunately, not every book can be loved. Even if other people love a book, it is impossible for every reader to love it too. But the good news is that we don’t have to take it personal if a person hates the book you love. Some of my most hated books are beloved by some of my best friends, and thats ok!
So here are my biggest disappoints of 2018. Be warned that there are some very popular and loved books in this list.
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
- The writing style killed it for me. I kept getting lost and my mind would wander frequently. It was an easy decision not to pick up the second book. Watch my video review here.
- My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix
- This book was not what I thought it was about. I was expecting a really cool ghost story but what I got was a cheesy story of friendship.
- The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
- Main character was annoying and the obsessive focus on their size difference turned me off. Read my full review here.
- The Oracle Year by Charles Soule
- The summary drew me in but the story was bland and did not draw me in enough to want to see what would happen.
- The Rules Magic
- What the hell is the point of this book? I got well over half way through and was still waiting for a climax to happen. I did listen to this on audiobook so maybe that had something to do with it but it just wasn’t exciting enough to keep me intrigued.
- Heartless by Marissa Meyer
- I know it is an origin story but I felt like the characters decent into “evil” was way too rapid and quick which made it not believable.
- City of Bones by Cassandra Claire
- I was kind of digging it for what it was up until the twist at the end. Absolutely a hard line for me. I don’t know why the author made “the thing” an entire plot line for the series. YUCK. Here is my video ranting about this book.
- The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
- The insta-love killed it for me. They both obviously love each other but they each seem oblivious to how the other feels about them. It was eye roll-y and predictable. The main character did make me laugh and I can appreciate the neuro diversity!
- Circe by Madeline Miller
- This read more like an epic. The time line was too huge for me to really care what was happening. It was interesting but I don’t think it was executed very well. The ending was bizarre as it wasn’t really concluded fully.
- Looking for Alaska by John Green
- I don’t even know why this is a book. I could go my whole life without reading this and not feel like anything is missing. I don’t think I am a YA contemporary fan because this was DRAGGED. I couldn;t figure out why I was supposed to care about a teenage boy being in love with a rebellious teenage girl. borrrrinnngg.
*hides* Alright, do you hate me now?😉 I hope not! Were you surprised to see any of these books on my list? Do you agree with me on any of them? let me know in the comments!