Top Ten Tuesday #13: Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE Than I Did

Posted April 23, 2013 by Debby in Memes, Top Ten Tuesdays / 1 Comment

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Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE Than I Did

How about a little post of bitterness? Yeah, here are some books that just didn’t meet my expectations. (I’ve only focused on the MORE because I feel like praising the books I liked more than I expected would be the equivalent of beating a dead horse. You all know my favorites.)

1. Across the Universe by Beth Revis

This freaking book. It’s on number one because I’m still amazed that there’s a pure space travel sci-fi book I did not like. Dull, static characters, bad romance, and predictable story lines. Just no.

2. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Yeah, sorry guys. This is a case of it’s not you, it’s me. This book just doesn’t get along with me.

3. Insurgent by Veronica Roth

*STAB* *STAB* *STAB* You awful disappointment! Apparently I’m like the only one who didn’t like this, and considering how I loved Divergent, it’s just even more depressing.

4. Matched by Ally Condie

There was so much potential in this concept to make it a believable and chilling dystopia, but it never became much more than a love story. *sigh* Serious disappointment there.

5. Prophecy by Ellen Oh

I love Asian cultures so freaking much but this book was just terrible. So much potential with the setting, but everything was rushed, the main character was completely bland, and just no.

6. Dualed by Elsie Chapman

The main character becomes a mercenary… but can’t kill her Alternate. *headdesk* You’re kidding right? How did you think that was a good idea?

7. Half-Blood by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I love Greek mythology, but this didn’t feel remotely like a Greek myth-inspired story. Vampires were just rewritten into demonic creatures. *sigh* I’m still planning on continuing the series since this book alone was really short, but I had way higher expectations after loving the Lux series so much.

8. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Flashback to 2008 and everyone was in love with this series… I thought, wow, I haven’t seen people this obsessed about books since Harry Potter. It’s gotta be good right? Yeah, no.

9. Delirium by Lauren Oliver

I think in this case it’s mostly how everyone else praises this book like it’s pure gold when I never thought it was much more than average. I expect more from dystopian novels. Much more.

10. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

I read this after watching the movie, and I dunno. The book was different and made me realize that I mostly liked the movie for its visual effects. Stories related to death like this are apparently not for me.

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One response to “Top Ten Tuesday #13: Top Ten Books I Thought I’d Like MORE Than I Did

  1. Megan

    Shout out that Insurgent was one of the most frustrating sequels I have ever read! Divergent was enjoyable, with some questionable plot points, but Insurgent was impossible and a complete turn-around to teenage angst and wallowing from the first book. I can appreciate moments of self-doubt and loathing, but for the whole dang book? I lost my sympathy and rolled my eyes, flipping through the pages as quickly as possible in the desperate and increasingly waning hope that anything good would happen. The third book was…wow. A mess is a nice way of putting it.

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