Hello everyone! I’m doing The Disappointments Book Tag today which was created by Brooke @ The Reader’s Game. I was tagged by Jenna @ Embers of Eleanor. Both their blogs are awesome and have amazing content so do check them out!
On with the tag:
🌾Tag at least 3 people
🌾Do each of the prompts unless you have never read that type of disappointing book
🌾For some of the prompts, you can twist them into what fits your book
A DISAPPOINTING DEBUT
I’m thinking so hard but I can’t find a debut book that I hate, or I was disappointed reading in. Maybe Shadow and Bone – I was a bit bored reading it. It took me a week to finish, that must be a good indicator.
AN AUTHOR WITH A NOVEL YOU LOVE, AND A NOVEL YOU DISLIKE
Hmm. This has to be Charles Dickens. You see, I really enjoyed reading Oliver Twist, but I only made it through around 20% of Great Expectations before dropping it and hating the book. Actually, I can think of quite a handful of authors to go here. I liked Veronica Roth’s Divergent and disliked the sequels. I liked the whole Harry Potter series and then ended up disliking The Cursed Child. (Jenna actually captures my thoughts about this book exactly) I liked the Hunger Games books but got a meh feeling overall after reading A Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. I did not appreciate being inside a psychopath’s head for three hours.
A DISAPPOINTING SEQUEL
This has to be Insurgent and Allegiant. I loved Divergent (cliches and all) but Insurgent just wasn’t up to the same quality. Then I read Allegiant and I just felt like what the freaking heck happened to the story? Nothing even made sense anymore.
GREAT IDEA, POOR EXECUTION
I can’t really think of anything for this, so I’ll keep it at that.
SEQUELS WHERE THE CHARACTERS CHANGE IN A BAD WAY
Haha. Sorry for mentioning the same book twice, but this will have to be Allegiant. In the first book Tris was this really relatable girl who just wanted to fit in, dystopian shenanigans aside. In Allegiant it felt like she was a totally different character. She was suddenly Miss Perfect and was pretty much I-told-you-so-ing into Four’s face all the time. And I really dunno what went on with Four, he acted weird. You’re telling me Four, who was a freaking military instructor, trusted a random girl he’d known only for a few days enough to let her order him around on a questionable secret mission? Or maybe I had too much high expectations when I went into this book.
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Abby @ Beyond the Read
I read the Six of Crows duology! I liked it very much, even though I’m not on the ‘this is THE best book I’ve read in my whole life’ train. My favourite characters are Inej, Wylan and Jesper. Kaz was okay I guess, but every time he started acting like Sherlock Holmes I felt myself resisting the urge to snort. And it got me thinking that if the Artful Dodger and Peter Pan raised a kid together, that kid would be Kaz. He certainly did have a ‘leave Hook to me / Hook is mine / Hook or me this time’ thing when it came to Pekka Rollins, lol.