TGIF is hosted by Ginger at Greads. It’s about answering/asking our readers a random book related question. The question posted by Ginger today is..
Book Disappointments: Have you ever come across a book you were so stoked to read, but it failed miserably in your eyes?
The Ending of the Fever Series by Karen Marie Moning
I Loved this series. Seriously, LOVED. It follows this one girl, MacKayla a.k.a. Mac through this transformation from spoiled pretty-girl to kick-a$$ unseelie fighter. Oh, and then there was that AMAZING sexual tension between Mac and Barrons, the hotter than hot, bookstore owning, slightly supernatural, maybe villain, guy. A hook-up that is books and books in the making.
The first four books were so strong! And then the last one, it just didn’t deliver. A big poo poo on the entire series. I was so disappointed in the end I don’t even recommend it to others. Which is so horrible because I was ready to run off to Vegas and marry the first four books.
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Before anyone freaks out…this is a “sort-of” answer (note the ‘sort-of’ in my title). Every review I read loved this book. Like LOVED, Where-has-this-been-all-my-life LOVED. I Liked the book, I enjoyed the book, I’m going to finish the series eventually and will recommend the book to my students…but I don’t feel the need to bring the L-word into my relationship with this book.
Sometimes these are the worst fails. The “Likes” when you were expecting to “LOVE!!!”. Just a little reminder to TheLibrarian, that not all books are for all people…
Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause
Publisher’s weekly said this was: ”darkly sexy prose and suspenseful storytelling”
On Amazon and Barnes and Noble hundreds of readers give the paranormal novel a combined star rating of 4.5 stars along with reader reviews titled things like “Highly Recommended”, “Yummy”, and “My Absolute Fav”.
I HATED this book. HATED. Look at that…two complete capitalization hates in a row, that means I really mean it. Probably the only review I’ve ever written in which I seriously hate-on a book. Ugh, it was bad. I couldn’t even BookTalk it! And we all know how I can craft a BookTalk outta just about anything…
Anyone else out there disappointed? It’s ok…feel free to whine along with me, lol.