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Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

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Top Ten Books I’m Not Sure I Want To Read

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1. Tiger Lily– by Jodi Lynn Anderson. You guys. I bought this on sale, and I’m STILL worried about starting it because so many people have talked about the feels, etc. But then awesome peeps who I trust like Lisa is Busy Nerding loved it. I just dunno…

2. The Hunt -by Andrew Fakuda. I have a finished copy on my shelf, but I almost think I waited too long. And I’m totally over vampires, like, completely.

3. Second Star -by Alyssa B. Sheinmel. I don’t know who I’m pretending I’ll read this for, but I’m actually pretty sure I’m going to skip this. YA Heart’s review totally killed it for me. (Thanks, Jen! I mean it! :) )

4. Lark Ascending-by Megan Spooner. So, I loved the first book, and now by book three I’m just tired. It’s one of those issues where I just lost interest over time because it’s been so long and because the second book was tough to get through.

5. Days of Blood and Starlight – by Laini Taylor. UGH!! I started it and have borrowed it from my friend Mary, but YIKES! I’ve heard so many iffy things that I’m just not sure.

6. Dangerous– by Shannon Hale. So, I started reading Dangerous, and it just didn’t hook me soon enough, and I stopped reading, promising myself I’d start it back up. And now it’s been like 5 months, so….

7. Hidden -by Marianne Curley. I flippin love this author’s Guardians of Time series, but the reviews on this one are ROUGH.

8. Chasing Before– by Lenore Appelhans. Another where the ending was odd, and I’m not motivated enough to get excited about the sequel.

9. The Distance Between Us -by Kasie West. I KNOW, I KNOW! I should be all over this considering my love of Kasie West, but I’m worried I wont’ like it, and my lovely adoration of West will be tarnished.

10. Into the Still Blue -by Veronica Rossi. I’ve lost all interest. Can someone just tell me what happens?

What books are you unsure about reading? What made you start questioning?

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.
  • Jen

    Tiger Lily and The Hunt are sooo good, and I promise the vampires are different enough in The Hunt that you won’t even feel like you’re reading a vampire book. But yeah, definitely skip Second Star.

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Ok, Jen! I’ll trust you on The Hunt!

  • Lisa Schensted

    YES TIGER LILY.

  • Elizabeth

    Oh, yes, you should definitely read Tiger Lily! It’s one of my favorites.

  • Brittany Kelley

    You absolutely need to read Tiger Lily! I wasn’t sure about it, when I first started reading it, but Peter Pan enters the picture, and pretty soon the book ends and the FEELS commence. And it’s just all amazing and incredible! lol

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Brittany, you make a wonderful case for Tiger Lily! :)

  • Geniece Brenneman-Baer

    Into the Still Blue is good and wraps up the trilogy nicely! Days of Blood and Starlight was just okay for me and Dreams of Gods and Monsters was not much better. The first book was so good but for me the second and third just didn’t hold up. The story just got to big for the author and became kind of like a fun away train. But I know lots of people rave about it so IDK maybe it’s just me.
    What I have discovered about trilogies is I’m more likely to read them all if I marathon…the longer time between books the less likely I am to read them especially if book one or two doesn’t blow my socks off!

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      That’s what I’d heard about Days of Blood and Starlight! I should definitely marathon books too -but I’m so impatient to wait! lol Thanks for your reccs!

  • http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/ Mel @thedailyprophecy

    TIGER LILY. That’s all I want to say, haha. It’s my favorite fairy tale retelling – and possible one of my favorite books too.

  • Kayla @ The Thousand Lives

    Second Star was pretty bad in my opinion… I just remember being totally pissed off by the ending – I think I gave it one or two stars, and would have DNFed if it wasn’t so short!

    NOOO Days of Blood and Starlight is my favorite of the series!!! It’s SO good! Just get like 1/4 in and you’ll be hooked 😀

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      I’ll try, Kayla!!!

  • Stephanie

    I know what you mean by Days of Blood and Starlight. I really couldn’t finish even though I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Into the Still Blue was a great series end though.

  • Mandy R

    Ok, I didn’t love Tiger Lily. I also didn’t love Days of Blood and Starlight. Neither were really my thing. I haven’t really heard of the others, so I can’t comment.

  • Rose Deniz

    Please give Days of Blood and Starlight another chance! Pretty, please! Of the three, that was my favorite.

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Ack, ok, Rose!!!

      • Rose Deniz

        I was so engrossed that I honestly didn’t look at the feedback other people were giving, so I don’t know what is turning people off in particular. I will say that it does have problems, and there are things that I don’t like, and there are a few characters I want to give a neck-wringing to, but I was swept away by the whole series. Could totally be a preference thing. :)

  • Coach Taryn

    I actually liked Second Star.. until the end. That ruined it for me a bit. I definitely want to read Tiger Lily now though!

  • Alyssa

    I LOVED Into The Still Blue! So wonderful!