|Top Ten Tuesday is hosted at the Broke and the Bookish|
This week's prompt is: Books I Loved Less/More Than I Thought I Would (recently or all time) -- or you could do something like books I like more/less than everyone else. Explanations aside, as you have guessed, I'm doing something like: Books I Liked LESS than Everyone Else.
Don't hate me, okay? --not gonna say this every time I talk about a book. I'm just going to talk about why it didn't work for me, okay? Are we good? All of these are obviously a case of it's-not-you-it's-me, so don't hate.
Let's go then!
*Photo Description: books I unhauled last year.
Anna Dressed in Blood & Girl of Nightmares | Kendare Blake.
I bought this duology together because people were raving about this. And I'm like, I've never read something horror or something with ghosts as characters or something. Gotta try them. AND surprise!, it didn't work for me. Aside from the fact that Cas and Anna has an obvious romance going on (which didn't exactly work for me), Cas's narration didn't working for me. He sounds quite feminine for me, sorry
Winter (the Lunar Chronicles #4) | Marissa Meyer
Before you scream at me and enumerate your points on why Winter is the best thing ever, I have to tell you that I LOVE it. Just not as much as you did. I see Winter almost on everyone's fave list and while I love it, I just can't add it to my fave because I didn't like the uprising parts of the story -- it felt forced and highly convenient. And I like dystopian novels and the planning and plotting their uprising is my fave part and I think that it just didn't felt strong for me here.
The Eye of Minds (the Mortality Doctrine #1) | James Dashner
I've never read any other book by James Dashner. I was so scared to read The Maze Runner ('cause hyped books make me stay away from them. I know, the hype gives a different effect on me. Weird.). ANYWAY, the Eye of Minds didn't work for me. It didn't absorbed me. It bored the hell out of me (I know. Weird because it's supposed to be action-packed or something. My mind just didn't ride that hacking and switching from one game to another. Sorry.
A Court of Thorns and Roses (A Court of Thorns and Roses #1) | Sarah J. Maas
I grabbed this because I enjoyed Throne of Glass and everyone be like: it's better than ToG!! aSDFGHJKL!!!. Sadly, it didn't work for me. I like it but I don't love it. I'm not even motivated to pick up A Court of Mist and Fury and the longer I hold off reading it, the lesser I feel interested. My sister enjoyed it though, so I might end up giving it to her.
Shadow and Bone (the Grisha #1) | Leigh Bardugo
This is my first high fantasy novel. I tried it because Lauren deStefano keeps on shoving it into my face: like read this beauty!! or something like that. I can't remember, okay? But I liked her books then (by that I mean Wither and Perfect Ruin, now I don't even know why I liked them then but I might still read her new YA novel. who knows?). But you know, I realized that fantasy isn't really my thing. I wish it is because everyone loves fantasy. and I don't.
My Heart and Other Black Holes | Jasmie Warga
Nothing against this beauty. I think that the idea was unique but the story was such a cliche, it didn't move me. Sucks, I know. Because other people whose opinions I strongly trust, loved this. And as much as I'd love to love this, I was just not move.
A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird #1) | Claudia Gray
I ranted about this book a couple of years back. I like the idea of parallel universe but I think that while it graciously worked for me on anime, it doesn't really work for me when it's in books. Then there's the romance which overwhelmed the story (for me, that is). It pained me, really, because I want this series on my shelf because THAT COVER!!
HOW ABOUT YOU
What books did everyone love but you ended up disliking or feeling 'meh'? Do we have anything similar? Do you ever share unpopular opinions with everyone? (honestly, I always feel scared of sharing things like this)