Friday, December 30, 2016

Top 5 Most Disappointing Books of 2016

Let's talk about some of the most disappointing books of the year for me. I read a lot of great books this year, but there were some that I was excited about that just...fell flat. Books that had potential and just let me down. This doesn't mean that I hated all of them, just that I thought these could have been a lot better...let's talk about them...

The Heart of Betrayal
by Mary E. Pearson
Now, just because I was disappointed by this book didn't mean I disliked it. I liked it just fine, but I didn't absolutely love it. There were times when I had to force myself to keep reading. I enjoyed reading more about the characters and the world, but this installment definitely had the second book slump. It wasn't as good as the first. This one seemed to drag on and on but never actually go anywhere until the last 50 or so pages. I didn't hate it, but it definitely didn't live up to my expectations. 

The Love that Split the World
by Emily Henry
I was pretty excited to go into this book, but in the end I kind of regretted reading it. The premise was cool, but it was not what I was expecting. I was disappointed by this book in almost every way possible. I'll link my review here so you can see more of my thoughts. 

Etiquette & Espionage
by Adriana Mather
I was excited to read this as it sounded like such a cool book. And then I read it. I had to force myself to read most of it, which lowered my enjoyment of this book even more. I can't even remember most of the story, just that I had high hopes and I didn't like it very much. 

How to Hang a Witch
by Adriana Mather
I enjoyed this book quite a bit, but not as much as I expected. My OTP was split up at the end and I was kind of disappointed by that. I think that everything was resolved just a little too easily for all of the panic it was causing. I did enjoy it, but I just thought it fell a little flat. 

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, & John Tiffany
I loved this book. Of course I loved this book. It was a new Harry Potter book. I loved it simply because it was more adventures with HP and his son. But it was also extremely disappointing. Yes, J.K. Rowling's name is on the front cover because it was based on her story, but she didn't really write the play. I think that sometimes the characterization was off, the writing style seemed off, and everything seemed a little off. I loved it though. I just wish it had been more of J.K.'s writing. That was the main reason why this was such a big disappointment to me.


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