Hype or Like Friday #1

Hype or Like Friday is a meme created by Jillian, Larkin, and Britt to discuss about hyped books and see if they’re hyped up or not. There would be book of the month that you can read, and the post your review for it on the end of the month, then rate it whether it’s a hype it or like it.

For this week it is Top 10 hyped up books. For this it doesn’t necessarily mean bad, I just felt they were over hyped. If you like any of these books or series that’s fine.

Top 10 Hyped Up books: not in any order

The Darkest Minds Trilogy

This is a book series that had a great premise but the story and execution was poorly done. I mean, kids with powers should be a great premise alone, but the problem was the powers were not clearly defined.

The Mortal Instruments Series

Talk about an over hyped series. Everyone kept saying its Harry Potter meets Buffy, and of course not a bad combination but I really hated the love story, and I actually like the supporting characters better than the two leads. I only read the first two, so tell me that it gets better.

The Winners Curse 

If you read my T5W DNF, this was on the list. I felt the characters were boring and flat and the plot was messy, and when the story finally picked up I didn’t feel anything for the characters.

John Green books

Ok, the only book I actually liked was the Fault in our Stars. But than when I read his other books I felt the tropes were very repetitive. It was Paper Towns that kinda had me lose interest in his books.

Nicholas Sparks books

A Walk to Remember was a book I really likes, I also enjoyed the Notebook. But like with John Green books the book tropes become so repetitive that every book is the same story.

Shadow and Bone trilogy

I read the first book, but it was such a chore to get through and I could see the plot twist coming a mile away. I though the book was okay but no where near the level of hype.

Alice in Zombieland

The title alone should have made this awesome. But what ruined it was the dumb insta-love and the poorly written plot.

Fifty Shades of Grey

In the end the book is just Twilight fan fiction, that is really poorly written and with poorly developed characters.

Thirteen Reasons Why

Okay you probably think I am a heartless bastard but hear me out. I thought the book was good, but I think because when I read Shooter by Walter Dean Myers, that book didn’t hold back. I also felt that Hannah was a thinly developed character.

Throne of Glass

I actually really like this series so far, only in the middle of Heir of Fire. I think the character of Celaena is not the bad ass female character that everyone says she is. I also sometimes feel the romance is taking too much time from the action that everyone wants to see.

Those are my choices for the Top 10 over hyped books. Hope you enjoyed it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 5 Wednesday: DNF-Did not finish

This is something that I wanted to do but never had the time, so this is my top 5 Wednesday which was started by Lainey and theirs a group on Goodreads.

This week is Top 5 DNF or Did not Finish, which is the top 5 books you didn’t finish. This was tricky because  I usually try to finish a book no matter how boring it is, so I am going to included series I didn’t finish as well.

Disclaimer: I know some of these books has fans, but this my opinion. If you like any of these books fine, they just weren’t for me.

  1. The Winner’s Curse:

I just couldn’t get into this book. I heard great things so I decided to read it, and it was such a chore to get through, and I also felt that the characters were very bland and uninteresting.

2. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

This is a case of when I though I was getting one story, but I wound up getting a different story. I thought it would be a retelling of Alice in Wonderland with zombies, but what I got was a story that is basically Gossip Girl. The beginning I thought was really good, but the book as it went on failed to live up to expectations and I got bored.

3. The Quarantine series by Lex Thomas

 

When I read the first book, I thought it was all right. The premise excited me, but when I read the first book the story was cliched, and the characters were uninteresting and dull.

4. The Girl Who Would be King: by Kelly Thompson

This is another example of excited by the premise, but disappointed in the story. I like that it dealt with powers that the two leading girls had, the execution of the story was disappointing and boring that I couldn’t finish it.

5. The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo

This was a series I felt was over hyped. I was a little underwhelmed by the first book and the world building which I felt was confusing and it had a twist that anyone could see coming. I may pick it up again because I heard the book series gets better, so I may finish it.