This weeks topic is Disappointing Eye Candy, or books you picked up because they were beautiful and they didn’t live up to your expectations.
In no particular order…
1. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
I am in the minority with this one, I know, I’m sorry. I didn’t enjoy this at all, the writing style was unique but I didn’t enjoy it. The story had too much “woe is me” and “I’m so in love with the boy” elements and it just wasn’t for me. But the covers of the whole series are gorgeous.
2. Jackaby by William Ritter
This is a Sherlock Holmes type story, and I love this topic so much. However, this one didn’t deliver for me. The story line was flat, the characters were annoying and I didn’t enjoy the plot. I also read this around the same time as the Lockwood and Co. series by Jonathan Stroud which I adored and was so much better.
3. Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson
I have never read the Bluebeard fairy tale, so I honestly don’t know if it was close to being a good retelling or not. I thought the main character was stupid and the bad guy was sadistic and I didn’t like the writing style of this story either so… Just a big no.
4. Lost Voices by Sarah Porter
I’m not usually a mermaid fan but I was drawn to this, it is beautiful. The story was pointless, it had a ton of characters with very little backstory. The plot was a little weird and so many things were introduced but not explained and it left me asking myself what the point was.
5. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
If you read or noticed my previous post, I didn’t like this book. The characters were annoying and unrealistic, the plot line was so heavily influenced by the insta love romance that I wanted to throw the book so many times… I couldn’t because it was a library copy, but I wanted to.
So that’s my 5, what are some that you’ve picked up for their covers and were disappointed?
Thanks for reading!
Until next time, bye 🤗