I’ve had some serious hype problems lately. I dig into a book that has gotten RAVE reviews that people won’t stop talking about. And lo and behold. It’s a total dud.
Discuss: What Books Don’t Live Up to the Hype?
(If Oprah likes it, it’s a bestseller).
So the question I have for you is:
What books have you read that have gotten ALL THE HYPE that totally let you down??
We’re talking Twilight, The Da Vinci Code, The Notebook.
For me, the books that let me down the most were YA specific hyped books. Recently…The Maze Runner. I hate admitting it, but I just don’t see how it rocked people’s worlds! It was good, don’t get me wrong. But it wasn’t great.
I feel like there should be a support group for people who don’t like hyped books. It’s like if you say you didn’t like Pride and Prejudice or something and people turn on you (but, seriously, if you didn’t like P&P, we can’t be friends…).
Another recently was Red Rising. I couldn’t turn around online without tripping over a 5-star review of this book.
For me, it was a kind of a dud. I got why people liked it, but I just didn’t connect.
Am I totally alone on these?! Or do you have your own guilty hype-hating feelings?