Sometimes I wonder what on earth is wrong with me. Is it the expectation? I don't think so. There are plenty of books that are super-hyped that I end up loving right along with everyone else. But every once in awhile, everyone I know absolutely adores a book, and I just don't get it at all.
Such is the case with a recent UBER-HYPED releases.
Ugh. Here it goes...
YADC friends who basically wanted to slap me with this book.
At first I thought maybe I just wasn't in the mood. I mean it took me a bit to get into the Throne of Glass series (like until book two...) so I put it down and decided to try again later.
Over the months one person after the other went on and on about their undying love for this book, and over and over I picked it back up and gave it another try.
"JUST GET TO CHAPTER 27!" they all said. It was hard to make it that far. Really hard. I just thought it was pretty boring. I really didn't like Feyre all that much. She was just kind of dull. And she drove me absolutely nuts with the way she was always letting her family stomp all over her while she fretted about their well-being. THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU! It just annoyed me.
"BUT WAIT UNTIL YOU GET TO CHAPTER 27!"
Tamlin was another character that just didn't do that much for me. I mean, first of all, he has claws. That's gross. And secondly, he's supposed to be so BA, but it didn't feel that way. All the action took place off-page, and when he was confronted, he cowered.
I finally made it to the infamous chapter 27. And . . . I laughed. I'm sorry. I know everyone on earth thinks they're so hot, but I found it completely cheesy. Not to mention the scene a few chapters before where he just HAD to have sexy times with some random girl to basically fertilize the land. I know, that's not exactly what happened, but still. I just . . . can't take this seriously.
I finally had to concede that this book is just not for me. It's not that I don't like fantasy. I love it!! It's seriously my favorite genre. I like Faeries, I like action, I like romance, but this was just missing something for me. Maybe one day I'll finish it. I hear the end has a lot of action, but to be honest, I just don't know if I can trust all you crazy people!
Alright. Let me have it . . .