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Ten Six Books I Can’t Believe I Read (all of)
I only have 6 because if I’m really not enjoying a book I’ll DNF it, and then generally I don’t rate books I don’t finish. I’m only using 6 books I can’t believe I read all of because they’re either so ridiculously stupid or I genuinely thought they would get better and didn’t.
Prom Impossible by Laura Pauling
Cutest cover, most ridiculous, stupidest, inconsistent storytelling. A hateable character whose main goal in life is to have an awesome prom yet ruins everyone else’s, steals property yet is never punished for it, and she’s just generally so awful and nasty and wants you to feel sorry for her. And she is really fucking stupid, like wrapping a bandage around her SNEAKER to fake an injury, pretending to order drinks for her friends but has no money so simply says it takes a long time, breaks into her cousin’s house to steal a dress to wear it to TWO dances her cousin also attends… yet there are NO consequences for her actions.
I read all of it because I love those books where horrible characters get their comeuppance, but that never happened.
Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter
Loved The Goddess Test, but in this one the main character changed from this awesome sassy chick to this whiny horrible self-absorbed bee-atch, and the love interest completely flipped and was awful as well.
And oh my god the amount of girl hate! For no reason! Just, here’s a female character, we all HATE HER FOR NOR REASON.
I read all of it because I was reading the entire series and I really enjoyed the first one.
Also, this was my very first one star review on the Moonlight Library!
Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
I read this during the teen paranormal explosion post-Twilight and it was seriously so awful. I’m glad that sexual assault against women is becoming more of a thing people talk about, but this book is so full of rape culture and sexual-assault-as-sexy and the heroine is a complete dumbass who can magically feel her iron tablets dissolving in her blood (then magically doesn’t need them in the sequel) and the story is dumb and the love interest sexually assaults her and it’s just AWFUL.
I don’t even know why I read all of it!
Crewel by Jennifer Albin
God this was dumb, the writing was pretty awful and the thing I most remember is the heroine was spoon fed by one of her love interests! And it was supposed to be SEXY? She was simultaneously the most powerful and the most helpless character in the book, and that trope, whatever it’s called, REALLY REALLY ANNOYS ME.
I read all of it because it was a review copy.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The blurb promised this awesome story about two competing magicians and their epic love story but they barely even spoke to each other and didn’t know they were competing! It was a series of (very well written, beautiful) vignettes, basically a whole lot of lovely descriptions of this interesting circus and nothing more!
I read all of it because it was hyped and BELIEVE ME I LEARNED MY LESSON.
My Immortal by Tara Gilespie
Basically a giant troll fiction, allegedly created by the author on Fanfiction.net to help find her brother in foster care. But I did read all of it. Not sure why.