The bad before the good… I have quite a few posts coming up about my favourite books of the year, new authors I’ve discovered, UKYA & more! So I thought I’d get this post out of the way with first. I’ve had a pretty good reading year when it comes to the enjoyment and rating of reads, especially in comparison to 2016. But here are some books that just didn’t live up to my expectations. This is just my personal experience.
A Thousand Pieces Of You by Claudia Gray
This one I had such high hopes for, mainly because the cover is beautiful.This book simply wasn’t for me, at least not anymore, maybe if I had read this years ago y thoughts would be different. But the story was just too ‘tropey’ for me, it’s not even because of the love triangle, because done right love triangles don’t bother me. The story just wasn’t executed right in my mind, the male characters being too overprotective of the female lead is just *eye rolling*. I ended up DNF’ing this one.
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
I didn’t hate this book, in fact, I read the whole thing. It’s just I expected to like it more than I did. I ended up giving this one a 3-star rating. The story felt very predictable. Also, the romance element of the story did not work for me at all. More interesting characters were pushed to the side in my opinion.
Frostblood by Elly Blake
I really wanted to like this one, so many people I follow on social media love this series(?). But unfortunately, it just didn’t stand out for me, it read like something I had already read before, nothing new here. I think that might just be me, and my changing of reading tastes perhaps. Ended up DNF’ing.
There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
This might be my biggest disappointment of the year. I love Stephanie’s contemporaries, they hold special memories for me. I’ve read ‘Anna’ more times than I care to admit. When we found out she was writing a YA horror, I was really excited, not just because we get a new book from her after so long, but because of its something completely different from what we’ve read from her before. Unfortunately, I ended up DNF’ing, the plot just wasn’t working for me and I didn’t have much interest in the characters and it wasn’t scary at all for me.