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Top Ten Books I Thought I'd Like More Than I Did

I hate making sad lists like this, but this year has been a year of disappointing sequels, and I just had to vent.

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Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like More Than I Did

rebel heart by moira young

1Mockingjay– Omg I can’t even describe how much this book was a crazy disappointment. I didn’t hate it or even dislike it. I just didn’t know what was coming at me until it was too late.

2Shape of Desire by Sharon Shinn– I’m not joking when I say this book seems like it was written by another author. Totally out of left field entirely!

3Rebel Heart by Moira Young– Saba, what the heck?!? Ughhhhhh.

4Something Strange and Deadly– This was one of my first forays into the world of zombies, so my expectations were fairly high.

5Of Triton by Anna Banks– I loved Of Poseidon so hard. Of Triton just did not deliver. This blog is making me seriously sad, guys!

6Reboot by Amy Tintera– This debut had me so pumped. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t terrible but it just wasn’t everything I hoped and dreamed.

7Pretties by Scott Westerfield– In this book, Tally got on my nerves something fierce. I haven’t finished the series and I don’t plan on doing so soon.

8Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout– Aliens and hot boys – What could go wrong. Everything apparently.

9Sever by Lauren DeStefano— I did like this final book in the Chemical Garden series, but I was hoping for a bang and got a plop instead.

10Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore— This is another final book in a series that just didn’t do it for me. Maybe it’s just me??

Have books did you think you’d like more than you actually did??

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Lisa Schensted

    I know your feels with Rebel Heart and to an extent, Bitterblue.

    I think with Rebel Heart Saba was just the WORST which made reading anything to do with her absurdly difficult.

    With Bitterblue it was more of a change in tone that caught me off guard. While Graceling and Fire seemed like close companion novels with a strong, misunderstood heroine and a unconventional love interest that led to some serious swoony moments in a rich fantasy world, Bitterblue borrowed from Graceling so we didn’t have the rich worldbuilding for the first time and there wasn’t a OMG romance going on, you know? Plus it was super political which is FINE but just not what I was expecting.

  • Epiphany Renee

    I hate the trilogy curse! The last book almost always falls short. sad.