If you’re like me, and you hate giving out negative reviews, then you tend to avoid posting them. I can’t tell you how many books I’ve been so disappointed in. Well actually, that’s a lie. I’m about to lay down all the reviews I wanted to get out the way before we go into a new year. So, buckle up, because this my list of books I didn’t enjoy reading this year.
First of all, I should have known with this book. When I first encountered The Bad Boy’s Girl, it was on Wattpad. The author dedicated a lot of time and effort into writing the plot, and I absolutely adored it. However, the book was written years ago and I was a lot younger. I recently revisited this, but bought the version available on Amazon. I’d expected there to be a brush up, it to be a little more professional but I was wrong. The plot seemed to drag on forever, the story seemed a little problematic and though I eventually started to enjoy it a little, it should not have taken so long to get into the story. The only reason I stuck around was because I was stubborn and didn’t want to add it to my ‘did not finish’ list. And the worst part? It ended on a cliff-hanger – and I really don’t want to have to read the second book and go through this all again.
I read Towne Square months ago – I mean, actual months ago. The book was released in February and I got it around that period. I hadn’t read the first book, so that really didn’t aid my case. My main issue with this book was that I didn’t think it really stood out. It was an enjoyable read at the time, and I finished it. But I can’t remember the plot or the characters. I wouldn’t happily read the author’s next work or even continue down the line of the series. I don’t even want to check out the first book.
The Tethered Mage was a bargain buy at my local TheWorks shop. It was cheap, thick and promised an interesting storyline after hooking me with the first chapter. But somewhere along the lines, my interest in the story just fizzled out. Fantasy books have never been my calling, and I generally struggle to get to the end. So I wasn’t surprised when this book made it onto my ‘did not finish’ list. Though, I will admit I’m not ruling this book out completely. There is definitely potential for me to revisit this in the future. Until then, I’m good.
I don’t think I ever really understood the real buzz that circulated Furyborn. I was drawn in by the promise of assassins, but couldn’t really focus my attention any further than the first few chapters. It was disappointing, as I heard nothing but good things from other people. However, in hindsight, I see I’m not the only one who didn’t finish, as the ‘did not finish’ genre was tagged by 136 other users on Goodreads.
Released back in 2013, The Rosie Project went on to win several fiction awards. It didn’t win over my heart. I read this book as part of The Book Club, here at Peaceful Oblivion. I found the ending predictable and dull.
I won’t be checking out the next book in the series for this, no matter how much other people enjoy it.
I’ll be leaving these books back in 2018, but feel free to check them out. I’m loving the new feature which allows me to easily add links to the picture. So (all being well), you should be able to just click on the picture now and it’ll take you to Goodreads.
Peace out guys x