In celebration of Halloween today, I’m talking about a serious scary topic–books that disappointed me this year! I’ve picked out five and I’m going to tell you why it is that they didn’t quite live up to my expectations!
We Come Apart by Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan
I love the two books I’ve read by Sarah Crossan more than anything so I had super high hopes for this. Unfortunately, it fell flat for me. It felt like nothing happened for 98% of the book and then suddenly, everything happened.
Sabriel by Garth Nix
I know people love this. Val had been pushing me to read this as well as a whole lot of you, apparently, since it won my Make Me Read poll. I read it. I didn’t enjoy it. I’m sorry. I think I was just too late to the party on this one.
The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil
There, I said it! I didn’t love this book. It made huge waves in the #LoveOZYA community, but I just wasn’t feeling it. I love Melissa Keil’s books, but I just couldn’t relate to this one. It sucks, but it happens.
London Belongs To Us by Sarra Manning
I love the book Adorkable. In fact, it was one of the first books Mich ever recommended me. I again had big hopes for this, but it was a disaster. The characters annoyed me and it all seemed a bit too ridiculous. I might leave my Sarra Manning reading here.
The Last Star by Rick Yancey
The 5th Wave is one of my favourite books, and then the series just flopped for me. The thing is, I didn’t hate this at all, I just thought it was really boring. I wanted the fast-paced tension of the first book…I didn’t get it.
So those are five books that disappointed me this year. Do you have any big disappointments?