Do you ever feel like you're the only one on the planet that just doesn't get it sometimes? Like everyone on earth obviously has amazing taste in books, and you're just a complete literary loser? I can't tell you how many times I've heard people rave and rave about a book, and then I read it and I'm like.....er.....(crickets)....I......uh......must have missed something.
So here's my list of books that ALL THE GLOBE thought were amazing, and I just didn't. If you're the author of one of these books, just take comfort in the fact that it's OBVIOUSLY me, not you.
by Cat Winters
I swear this book is EVERYWHERE right now! Every. Where. When I Goodreads'ed it, all the people said, "That books is freaking awesome! You will love it!" But....I didn't. So I'm obviously lame. I just reviewed this one, so I won't bore you, (unless you want to be bored, and then by all means, click here) but this book and I are sadly not besties.
by Andrea Cremer
It killed me not to love this book. I met Andrea right before Nightshade came out. It was my first ALA, and she was my first author-stalk. I loved her, I loved the (this) cover, and I loved the premise. But I just couldn't get into the story. I was bored. I admit it!! It's obviously because Andrea's mind is too brilliant for my puny brain to comprehend. Now in full disclosure, I did finish the series on audio and ended up loving it, and I'm IN FREAKING LOVE with Rift and Rise. So, does that make up for my Nightshade betrayal?
by Marissa Meyer
*Hides not only from book world, but also from my own daughter* It's not that I hated this book or anything, I liked the idea, I thought it was cute, but I just couldn't connect with it. The whole time I just thought, "I bet younger readers will like this." I wasn't wrong about that, they love it. My daughter ADORES it. But everyone else seems to love it too! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? I just got bored, and I honestly struggled to finish it. Please don't tell Reagan!
by Sarah J Maas
Geez, another completely amazing and adorable author that I love, but.....erm....yeah. So, I'm still hearing people rave about this book. People are SO spastic about the sequel coming out they can hardly contain themselves. They scream and shout (and let it all out), "This book is the most amazing thing ever!!" And all I can think is, "Did my book covers get switched?" Before you ask, I'm a HUGE high fantasy/historical fantasy fan. They are my favorites. And maybe that's the problem. Most books in that genre are more complex and seem to be written more for adults than for teens. Throne of Glass seemed kidish to me. Ugh...well aren't I just so sophisticated (read: snotty)?!
by Maggie Stiefvater
I finally got this book because everyone, including Amy, loved it. As I was reading it, I just thought, "Seriously?? This is it?? What on earth do people see in this book?" I found it to be one of the most boring books, and the characters were just so lame! I mean, this can't actually be true, I know, because you all adore them and want to have their babies. That is, never-the-less, how I felt while reading. I will proceed to therapy now.
by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Oh, Lord, PLEASE do NOT let Amy see this post. Lord, while I'm at it, please don't let Kami or Margi see it either. Actually, please keep all the authors away so they don't hate me. -Amen
I can not believe I'm actually admitting this.....IN PUBLIC. But I didn't like Beautiful Creatures. There! I said it!! I got 1/4 through it and quit. Then because of Amy's COMPLETE INFATUATION with it, I got the audio and finished it. The audio was great....the book.....not so much. Without getting into too much detail, there were things I liked about it, but I thought it was slow, I thought Ethan was a big weenie, and Lena was a *bleep. Oddly enough, I did like the movie! But I have no desire to go any further in the series. *Wails*
So, that's it for me for now. I've dug myself into a big enough hole for the time being, now let me have it! Or, if you're brave, you can tell me in the comments what books you've hated that everyone else loved. If you're really brave, you'll write a post about it :D