Everyone has books they don’t enjoy, and it was definitely fun thinking of which books I’d choose for each scenario on this tag, however I don’t think I could ever bring myself to destroy a book, no matter how bad it was. I was tagged by Kirstie at Upside-Down Books. Thanks so much for the tag Kirstie, I had a lot of fun with this one so I hope you enjoy reading my answers just as much.
An Over-Hyped Book
Situation: You’re in a store when the zombie apocalypse hits. The military informs everyone that over-hyped books are the zombies only weakness. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you disliked do you start chucking at the zombies?
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
I know a few other people who aren’t keen on this book, but it does seem like we’re the minority. While I enjoyed Red Queen the first time I picked it up, when I re-read it I couldn’t understand what it was I liked so much about it. There was so many unanswered questions surrounding the characters and their world and I just couldn’t connect with Mare, two problems that only got worse in the second book.
Situation: Torrential downpour. What sequel are you willing to use as an umbrella to protect yourself?
Remembrance by Meg Cabot
When I heard that Meg Cabot was writing a sequel to the Mediator series, one of my favourite series in high school, I was thrilled. Unfortunately, and maybe this was because my expectations were too high, I can’t say I enjoyed Remembrance that much. It discounted everything that happened at the end of the sixth book, and after everything they went though in the original series I did not like Suze or Paul’s characterisation in this one.
Situation: You’re in English class and your professor raves about a Classic that “transcends time”. If given the opportunity to travel back in time, which Classic would you try to stop from ever publishing?
Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare
Classics are a genre I don’t think I’ll ever be able to enjoy the same way I do YA books, and that’s mainly because of the required reading I had to do in high school. Of all the Classics I have picked up Julius Caesar was probably the one I enjoyed the least. I only read two scenes, not even getting to the part where he was killed which is likely the most interesting part of this play, and looking back now I can’t remember anything I read.
A Least Favourite Book
Situation: Apparently global warming equals a suddenly frozen wasteland. Your only hope of survival for warmth is to burn a book. Which book will you not regret lighting?
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan
This was probably my least favourite book that I read last year. I had high hopes for Reign of Shadows as I normally love fairytale retellings, but I was really let down when I actually read this book. It felt like there was no real plot, no real world building, and no real character development. Normally no matter how bad a book is I have to carry on with the series to see how it ends, I won’t be doing this with the Reign of Shadows series.
- May at Forever and Everly
- Meghan at Meghan’s Whimsical Explorations and Reviews
- Pierina at Pierina Reads
- Steff at Little Booky Nook
And if there’s anyone else out there who wants to take part, consider yourself tagged. Just send me a link to your post in the comments so I can see what your answers are.