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Disappointing Books of the Year (Mini Reviews)

So before I tell you in a couple of days what my favourite reads of the year are, I thought that we could go to the darker side of my reading habits for the yeat and look at my most disappointing reads of the read. So let's get started...

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

I am a massive fan of Marissa Meyer's Lunar Chronicles series and was really excited about reading Heartless but I can't help but feel slightly disappointed with Heartless.
This isn't to say that I didn't like it, it was a good read but I was disappointed in comparison to how much I adore her other series. 
I did like the characters to some extent but the plot was quite weird to me so I just couldn't connect to it as much as I wanted to. I did really enjoy it towards the end of the book but it was a little hard for me to get into which was a little sad for me. 
I will continue to read her books, however, and am excited about her future releases. 





The November Criminals by Sam Munson 

So although I normally think that I am quite reasonable when reviewing books, I feel like I need an except to the rule and this is how I feel about the November Criminals. I just don't like this book. 

There are lots of bad reviews for the book but after seeing the film trailer, I still wanted to read it but I feel like they are different and I can see why because the plot of the book was just not good. The only reason that I wanted to finish it was that it was short and I wanted to do a review. 

I didn't really connect to the characters and really didn't like the way that the characters reacted to each other. There are also holocaust jokes throughout the book and there is a massive paragraph of them and I just don't accept this and am surprised that this was published. I also just didn't like the writing style.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Although enjoying Caraval after reading it, I feel that my opinion on the book has changed over the time. When I first read it, I did like it. It was a fun book that was quite easy to read and it got me out of my reading slump, however, on reflection, it was quite similar to other YA fantasy books out there and the main characters were not that likeable. I would have likely to see more from her sister in this book but this did not happen. I also am not really sure if I would continue reading the last book in the series and I am just not sure if I liked it as much as everyone else did. 






Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why is a YA book that everyone was raving about in YA past and when I saw that it was available on NetGalley after the show was released, I jump at the chance to read it, however, I did not think that this was worth the hype that it has and had back in the day. 
I hate to compare it to the Netflix show but I felt that the pacing was much better in the show than it was in the book as it did just feel really rushed in comparison to the show which had better pacing. 
The characters were also not as fleshed out as I would have liked and they were not as developed as a whole in the book. I also really didn't connect to Clay as much which is the biggest shame about the book. 
Overall, while I did enjoy 13 Reasons Why it did not live up to Netflix counterpart which was really disappointing. 

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Milk and Honey
After reading The Princess Saves Herself In This One, I was really excited to read Milk and Honey, however, I was let down by it and didn't enjoy it very much. This maybe that I just didn't connect to it or that I just did find it similar to The Princess Saves Herself In This One but I just don't know. I did read nore Rupi Kaur this year and I did enjoy that so...













What are your most disappointing books of the year?

See you soon,

Amy

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