Biggest Book Disappointments of Recent Memory

So, obviously, I fell off the wagon with my book review plan. I have no excuse. It's just a fact. In lieu of trying to catch up on all the many books I have read I am going to list the many disappointments and a few goodies in between.

Don't waste you time on...

Linger byMaggie Stiefvater : So maybe I am not being fair because I am actually only 40 pages in to this book, but it is SO SLOW. I loved the prequel and anxiously awaited the release of this book. I have owned it for over a month and there is no send in sight. Apparently, they are making a third book in this series, but I have no clue why. If this book redeems itself I promise to write a detailed review of it and its prequel.

Any of the Vampire Diaries Books: So the guys in the show are super cute so it is understandable why I would watch to read these books, but unless you want to be transported to a dorkier Sweet Valley High with bloodsuckers don't waste your money on this one. Elena is nothing but a caricature of a blond high school prom queen whose deepest thought is her nail polish color. Talking about her is making me nauseous so moving on...

Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris: No one has ever accused Ms. Harris of being a literary genius, but her books are usually a good beach read. A little, on the trashy side, but the characters were believable. This book, however, was a waste of 10 hours for me. Sookie was so depressed the whole time and the end was left you saying, that's it? A disappointment to say the least. I smell the end of this series, and I am not sad about it.

Son of a Witch by Gregory McGuire : I know a lot of people didn't like Wicked because it was very long, and very so, and very weird, but I was one of the few who liked it. I appreciated the use of literary technique in a modern piece, but my patience was tried on Son of a Witch. Talk about trying to cash in on people's curiosity without actually paying out. Again, I did not finish this book. The best thing I can say about it is it looks nice next to my copy of Wicked.

Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr: My question is who keeps publishing this woman? She is clearly a one hit wonder, but they keep cranking our sequels? Why? How long can you bank of of one good character. Stop now and retire off of your earnings so far.

Sea Glass by Maria V. Snyder: I loved Snyder's Poison Study series and was happy she decided to continue her fictional world with a new character. However, the feminist in me just couldn't like this series. Yelena, the heroine of Poison Study was a strong and courageous female character whom I loved but, Opal the main character of Sea Glass, was just bag of insecurity who I can't relate too at all. There is one more book in this series and I have my fingers crossed Snyder will redeem herself.

Give these a try...

Need by Carrie Jones : I had zero expectations for this book and was pleasantly surprised. Besides the main character's bizarre obsession with mini cooper's this book was ok. Not great, but a decent beach read.

Shiver by Maggie Steifvater : Avoid the sequel like the plague, but give this book a try. It really pulled on my heartstrings. I love stories of unrequited love that you actually want to believe in.
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1 comment:

dani said...

i loved Wicked too. And could not get more than a few pages into Son of A Witch.