This is a post about a bunch of books I didn’t like because I read a whole collection of duds in a row. It was actually a pretty depressing time as far as reading went. So here they are.
Sadly, this is the first Richelle Mead I’ve ever read, and even though some people really love her, I’ve heard nothing but negative reviews about this one. I’m questioning whether I’ll read anything else by her because holy hell, this book went from bad to worse. It was SO bad. Boring, not at all plausible, lazy writing, and an absolutely atrocious ending. I don’t care if you like this author; don’t read this book.
So many people told me that they love this series, and I absolutely adored Wicked, but this book put me to sleep. It was so difficult to want to pick up this book and keep reading. It was so boring and even when things were happening it felt like nothing was happening. There wasn’t a single sympathetic character for whom I cared a fig. This book was a depressing pile of “nope.” Will not be continuing the series.
I don’t know if it’s because I’m mostly over dystopian fantasy, but this conclusion to the Pure series was really underwhelming. Even while I was reading I felt my eyes glaze over all the time. I finished it, but it was not enjoyable reading. That’s a total bummer because I really enjoyed the rest of the series. Sadly, the wrap-up just felt sloppy.
I really wanted to like this book. It was about a young, single, gay American man living in Prague just after the Velvet Revolution. He teaches English there, and since I so recently did the same thing in a different country, I was really fascinated by the premise. Unfortunately, I just don’t think this type of literature is my type of literature. It’s just the details about the everyday life of the character. Despite the fact that he was in a different country at a relatively interesting period in that country’s history, I still found this novel about his year abroad incredibly sluggish and not at all engaging.
Now that I’ve got all of those behind me, and you know which books to avoid, I can spend the next few posts writing about books I actually liked.