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Monday, May 15, 2017

10 Overhyped Books I Disliked in the First Half of 2017 feat. Caraval, Firstlife & more




Sometimes you're really looking forward to reading certain books because all your friends love them. Sometimes I genuinely question my friendship with these people after reading these books. Hm.



THE GRACES - Laure Eve
I've never read a book so racist and homophobic and biphobic in my life. It's beyond me how anyone can recommend this with a good conscience. And beyond that, it's TWILIGHT just with witches instead of vampires.

THE KISS OF DECEPTION - Mary E. Pearson
The hype absolutely killed this one for me. I was expecting excellence, looking at how much bloggers hyped this! I really don't know what to do with books that have no plot. Not my cup of tea.

ARMADA - Ernest Cline
Welp. This was hyped way too much and my expectations were way too high. I love READY PLAYER ONE, but not so much that I'd enjoy the same thing all over again minus world building plus homophobia and ableism.



STATION ELEVEN - Emily St. John Mandel
Not sure what happenened here - I had no idea this was going to be so literary and so much more talk than actual gritty dystopia. Not my cup of tea.

SHUTTER - Courtney Alameda
This has been hyped for years and I actually was really excited for a super scary read. Unfortunately I didn't like this for very arbitrary reasons and it went more into the gore than scare direction, which I just really, deeply dislike.

FIRSTLIFE - Gena Showalter
At some point, this book was everywhere! I really love afterlife setting, but this one was really awkward, poorly written, and just reads like every other dystopian book from the last 5 years or so. Super uncreative. No thanks.



THE MERCILESS - Danielle Vega
I just couldn't. Gore and racist micro aggressions and a non-existent plot were way too many things to complain about for me - I really really didn't enjoy this.

CARAVAL - Stephanie Garber
This is the disappointment of 2017. Nothing has been hyped more than this book, and I'm genuinely shocked with all the things that I found in this that are downright dangerous for readers.

THE DEAD HOUSE - Dawn Kurtagich
Sigh... another horror book whose scariest feature is the insensitivity. If you are picking this up looking for DID representation, don't.




THE AMATEURS - Sara Shepard
I've never read any of her PRETTY LITTLE LIARS books and was very curious to find out what the fuss is all about. But this one hit me hard with racism and sexism. Hard pass.


What books disappointed you in 2017?

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

10 Books I'd Buy NOW If Somebody Got Me a Gift Card - feat. Cyn Balog, Lauren Oliver, Danielle Vega & more | Top Ten Tuesday





This is totally not a (not very) subtle hint that I wouldn't mind a gift card. 10 books I'd totally buy right now:






ERASING TIME by C.J. Hill
Twins waking up 400 years in the future! Hell yeah! I love books that involve travelling to the future, bring it on!

GEMINI by Sonya Muheerje
I'm still bitter that I got declined for this on Netgalley. Two words: conjoined twins. Gimme.

A LONG LONG SLEEP by Anna Sheehan
Sci-Fi and fairytales! This is about a "sleeping beauty" waking up in the future. I need a physical copy of this masterpiece!




REPLICA by Lauren Oliver
I've read BEFORE I FALL and DELIRIUM by her and I've been meaning to give her other books a shot. BEFORE I FALL was the bomb and this is a flip book. I need this. Desperately.

THE MERCILESS by Danielle Vega
I'm physically upset that I haven't read this yet. The book's ridiculously expensive in my country, twice the price of a regular paperback. But exorcisms!

THE BLESSED by Tonya Hurley
This is about a boy who thinks he's a saint chosen by a God. I need.



MARY: THE SUMMONING by Hillary Monahan
This is a bloody mary retelling and y'all know how much I love scary novels. I'm ready!

FURIOUS by Jill Wolfson
I love my Greek mythology retellings and I adore everything related to the furies. This retelling especially caught my eye because there are poc cover models. Hell yeah!

SLEEPLESS by Cyn Balog
Balog convinced me of her incredible writing skills when I read her most recent release, UNNATURAL DEEDS. Though that one missed the mark slightly, I want to give her another shot. I definitely think she could become one of my favorite authors. This is a story featuring the sandman, by the way.



BETWEEN THE DEVIL AND THE DEEP BLUE SEA by April Genevieve Tucholke
I'm reading an ecopy right now and I already know I need a physical copy. Oh April, you're so fab.

Which books would you buy if you were given a gift card?

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