Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t (72)

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Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t

But I wish I had:

Goddess Interrupted (Goddess Test, #2)
A waste of my time. The main character wasn’t consistent with her portrayal in the first book.
Fireblood (Fireblood, #1)
Love triangle! I had read a book previously that did the whole ‘stolen bride’ thing much better.
Falling Kingdoms (Falling Kingdoms, #1)
Way too many points of view and unreliable narrators made for a mess of a fantasy novel, and also Mary Sue characters.
Words Once Spoken
NOT high fantasy, this was paranormal romance with yet ANOTHER Mary Sue, and also the terms of address were never right.
Crewel (Crewel World, #1)
I still don’t know how to weave despite reading a book about weaving. Another ‘dystopian romance’ that is all romance – but between brothers this time!

But I’m glad I didn’t:

The Lovely Bones
I did put this down after the first chapter – to cry! Then I picked it back up again, because it was awesome.
Knife (Faery Rebels, #1)
I was bored through most of this, and found the plot meandering and goals undefined, although I did enjoy the main character.
Shift (Shift, #1)
The first chapter was a stupid ‘dream sequence’, but the rest of the novel was really good.
Wither (The Chemical Garden, #1)
I did put this down – twice – to cry! It was amazing.
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
I put this down only because I wanted to save it for a holiday where I could read it all in one go, rather than in bits and pieces. It really was an amazing book.

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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8 thoughts on “Top Ten Books I Almost Put Down But Didn’t (72)

  1. ChrissiReads

    I absolutely loved Wither and the rest of the series. I’m so glad I didn’t take too much notice of the negative reviews and gave it a go!

    1. Nemo

      I think it’s a divisive series and it depends on how much you can suspend your disbelief. Even though I had a few issues with it, I think the strength and beauty of the writing really won me over.

  2. Reviews from a Bookworm

    Great list, I like how you did five of each. YAY! I am happy you went back to The Lovely Bones and stuck with it, that’s one of my favourites and I adore that book. I’ve been tempted on Grave Mercy a few times, hopefully will be able to get to it soon. Nice picks 🙂 Here’s my TTT.

    1. Nemo

      The Lovely Bones really triggered some awful memories for me in the first chapter alone, so it was tough to read it, but I always intended to finish it. I hope you get to Grave Mercy soon, it really was a lovely book

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