Yesterday, I talked about books that surprised me in 2017, because they were better than I expected them to be. Today, I want to talk about books that I was disappointed with, not necessarily because they were bad, but because they weren’t as good as I expected them to be.
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
I was so intrigued by this book, the cover looked great and I had heard so many amazing things, that I was simply expecting more. I thought this was a good book, but some of the big reveals felt forced and the ending wasn’t my favorite. Actually, I’m not excited to continue with this series, I gave it 4 stars but I think I was generous.
The Fate of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
I saw the ending coming since the beginning of the book, which wasn’t good, and I hated the ending, which was even worse. I ended up feeling like the three books had been for nothing, like I got no pay off after reading the entire series. I gave this book 3,5 stars and I think I may have been a bit generous.
A Courts of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas
I really liked this book , I gave it 4,3 stars, but after the amazingness that was book 2 in the series, I was expecting so much more out of the ‘final’ instalment in every sense. Also, there’s some bisexual representation and I feel like it wasn’t handled that well, which frustrated me a lot.
The Melody of You and Me by M. Hollis
I had really high hopes for this book bacause I had heard nothing but good things. I recognize that this book does a god job with representation, it has a pansexual main carácter and a Lesbian filipino love interest, BUT the writing is terrible and I could get pass that. I gave it 2,8 stars at the end.
Animal Farm by George Orwell
So many people say that Animal Farm is their favorite book and that George Orwell is a genius for writing it, so I had huge expectations for this book and I was completely disappointed. I know this book is a clever allegory, but I found reading it to be tedious and I actually thought this was boring. The only part I really liked was the ending. I gave it 3,2 stars.
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
I have seen this book around a lot, but i didn’t know that much about it before reading it, but after seeing this everywhere I was expecting it to be amazing. At the end, I hate the way this was written, aspects like the fact that it’s told in vignettes, the lack of punctuation, and the lack of real plot confused me and made me not enjoy reading this at all. I gave it 3,4 stars.
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
I loved the first book in this series and I was expeting to love this one as much, but that did not happen. I still enjoyed it, but it wasn’t as good as I wanted to be. I gave it 3,8 stars.
Tell me in the comments, what books were disappointing in 2007? I would love to know!