Top Ten Hyped Books I’ve Never Read
Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
I should want to read this. It’s about a slave girl who dresses as a boy to spy on the bad guys, right? But I have absolutely ZERO interest in dystopian fantasies that are really pseudo historical fiction. I don’t want to read a bout a society influenced by a real ancient society – I want an honest to god made up one. I want my fantasies to have actual magic. I’m sick of all of these books trying to emulate the brutality of Game of Thrones. Just stop.
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
I have zero interest in reading a Harry Potter fanfiction repackaged as original fiction.
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire
I have no interest in reading about an abusive relationship packaged as romance when the author can’t even decide if this book is for children or grown ups. This is just a sick, sick joke to publish this ‘romance’ and I for one cannot find a physically, mentally and emotionally abusive character ‘sexy’.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Somewhat interested in seeing the film, I just have no desire to open these pages, especially when pretty much every review I’ve ever read said there was issues with the juvenile voice used.
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
Again, this is the kind of book I should want to read: a kick-ass girl protagonist fighting an alien invasion. And the film has cast one of my favourite actresses, Chloe Moretz, as the lead. But I just can’t manage to give any fucks about this book at all, despite many of my reviewing friends reading this early and loving it to bits.
Looking for Alaska by John Green
I tried The Fault in Our Stars, so I get bonus points for that, but I’m just not into self-congratulating authors and their whimsical quirkiness that always comes off as pretentious characters and especially not the manic pixie dream girl dream.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Again, a book with a film I’m somewhat interested in, but that interest does not extend to the source material.
Angelfall by Susan Ee
Initially i was interested in reading this, but as time moved on and the hype fell away I realised I just really was not interested. Every time a new book in the series is released I kind of look back on this one and think sadly, “We could have had it all.”
Legend by Marie Lu
Marie Lu is a legend among my reviewing friends, but I just can’t gather any interest in reading this book. I just don’t want to read this kind of dystopian.
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Just LOL, right?