Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Did (33)

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This week’s list:

Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE/LESS Than I Did

Five books I thought I’d like more:

Zenn Scarlett

Zenn Scarlett by Christian Schoon
It was less about an adventure and more about ‘Hey, look at these cool aliens.’ And the aliens weren’t all uniquely imagined. I just wanted more.


Fury by Shirley Marr
Shirley is one of the biggest sweethearts I’ve ever not met, and I absolutely love mean girl stories. But this book just lacked that special something to jack it up to my favourite books list, which I was expecting it to land on. (BY NO MEANS IS THIS A BAD BOOK, I was simply expecting it to be 5 stars and it was only 4.)

Crewel (Crewel World, #1)

Crewel by Ginnifen Albin
Just a hot mess. I spent most of the book confused at the worldbuilding and plot and angry at the heroine, whose name I can’t even remember, because she was whiny and self-entitled when she should have been kick-ass.

Stormdancer (The Lotus War, #1)

Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff
Beautiful descriptions, and wonderful writing, but I was just detached from the whole thing. It’s hard to describe why, and better to experience this book for yourself.

Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)

Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
Too many unreliable narrators made this book a chore, as well as way too much showing the opposite of what we were told. I wanted to love this SO MUCH. I was so disappointed.

Five books I thought I’d like less:


Adorkable by Sarra Manning
I didn’t expect to love this, but I adored the fumbling relationship between Michael and Jeane, there was a realistic sex scene, and also, the audiobook narrators were AMAZING. A completely unexpected gem. This audiobook has ruined all other audiobooks for me. I’m totally serious.

Bitterblue (Graceling Realm, #3)

Bitterblue by Kristen Cashore.
It made me cry 3 times, and was just incredible. I put off reading it for nearly a year because I was so afraid i wouldn’t love it. I DID.

Wings (Wings, #1)

Wings by Aprilynne Pike
I went into this expecting just another Mary Sue paranormal romance, and what I got was some weird addiction and guilty pleasure. I like this series!

The Goddess Test (Goddess Test, #1)

The Goddess Test by Aimee Carter
I’d heard some things which turned out to be wrong, and I thought Henry was a great love interest and Kate was a strong heroine, and I liked this book!

The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
I didn’t know what to expect from this dystopian, but it was unique, beautifully written, and just plain awesome.


About Nemo

A lover of kittens and all things sparkly, Nemo has a degree in English Literature and specialises in reviewing contemporary, paranormal, mystery/thriller, historical, sci-fi and fantasy Young Adult fiction. She is especially drawn to novels about princesses, strong female friendships, magical powers, and assassins.

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