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