Happy Friday, bibliophiles!
(Is there any better liberation than finally being able to dump all your old homework in the recycling?)
I feel like I haven’t done a book tag in a while, so I thought I’d give this one a go. I found it over at Cherry @ Letters to the Lost. (She has a lovely blog, so go check it out!) The tag was originally created by Brooke @ The Reader’s Game.
- 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. For example: Sequels where the characters change in a bad way could change to Good story, Bad characters or good characters, the rest was meh
- Have fun!
Let’s begin, shall we?
😑 THE DISAPPOINTMENTS BOOK TAG 😑
A DISAPPOINTING DEBUT
Part of why Crown of Coral and Pearl was so disappointing for me was the fact that I thought that there would be mermaids (oops), but even with that aside, I found this novel to be rather dry. Save for a creature or two, there’s hardly anything “fantasy” about it.
AN AUTHOR WITH A NOVEL YOU LOVE AND A NOVEL YOU DISLIKE
Adam Silvera is a hit-or-miss author for me; I liked They Both Die at the End a lot, but I had to DNF Infinity Son because it was such a mess. Maybe contemporary is just more his speed.
A DISAPPOINTING SEQUEL
Speaking of books that were kind of a mess…
Book 1 was a lot of fun, but Blood & Honey just dragged so much…so much filler, and then a whole bunch of twists that made no sense crammed at the end.
GREAT IDEA, POOR EXECUTION
It always pains me to think about this one…
Cinderella is Dead was one of my most anticipated releases of 2020 – the premise of a dystopian kingdom 200 years after Cinderella found her prince sounded incredible! Alas, the worldbuilding was sloppy, none of the characters had much personality, and the commentary on misogyny/abuse/etc. was very forced, and relied more on telling than showing.
SEQUELS WHERE THE CHARACTERS CHANGE IN A BAD WAY
I wouldn’t say that it was the characters themselves in Cold Falling White that changed in a bad way, but the way Prendergast handled them. Most of the characters that died in Zero Repeat Forever were resurrected in a really weird way, and the characters that survived were either separated or shoved into a plot that made no sense. Sigh…
- Ritz @ Living, Loving and Reading
- Bertie @ Luminosity Library
- Rania @ Rania’s Rambling Reads
- Elli @ AceReader
- Cherelle @ A Bolt Out of the Book
- + anyone else who wants to participate! If you see this tag and want to do it, I’d love to see your answers! And if I tagged you and you’re not interested, no obligations to do it.
That’s it for this book tag! Have a wonderful rest of your day, and take care of yourselves!