I have decided to finally join in on Shanah @ The Bionic Bookworm’s weekly meme! She is one of my favourite bloggers and I am so excited to be posting these every tuesday from now on!
I was excited about this week’s topic because there are quite of few books that I did not like but I know that other’s loved and I am happy to have an excuse to talk about them. I am looking forward to everyone else’s lists as well!
Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Goodreads Average Rating: 4.11 stars| My Rating: 2 stars
I was completely ready to fall in love with Uprooted. I love Beauty and the Beast but I have yet to find a retelling that I enjoy. I could not connect with these characters and I despised the romance. I found myself bored a lot of the time. There was a lot of potential but it just never clicked with me. I am interested in giving her new book a chance!
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
Goodreads Average Rating: 4.55 stars | My Rating: 2.5 stars
I can not put in to words why I did not love The Nightingale as much as everyone else. I think it is because I have read so many WWII novels, that they have to be quite unique in order to stand out. I found it to be quite predictable and I never truly connected with the sisters. I did really enjoy the ending though!
Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon
Goodreads Average Rating: 4.10 stars| My Rating: 2 stars
I have talked about the problems I had with Everything, Everything many times! The one thing that I am thankful for is the fact that this is the book that inspired me to start my blog. I just needed a place to write out my feelings on it. The ending was very predictable and I kept hoping that it wouldn’t happen. I hated the way that the whole situation was handled! The romance was cute though!
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Goodreads Average Rating: 3.91 stars | My Rating: 2 stars
Before I Fall is another book that I have talked about a few times on this blog. I have discovered that books where the same day repeats over and over again is not for me. I grew bored very quickly! I was also hoping for a lot more character growth than I got!
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Goodreads Average Rating: 4.08 stars | My Rating: 2.5 stars
There is something about Stiefvater’s writing that I just do not connect with. It took many attempts to finally get through The Scorpio Races. I loved the idea of the book but did not enjoy the actual execution. I think the main problem for me is the pacing. It takes a long time for anything to actually happen! I had a similar problem with The Raven Boys.
I would love to know what your thoughts are on any of these books! Are they some of your favourites? Please let me know in the comments!