Woohoo, it’s Hype or Like Friday again! This meme and Goodreads group were created by myself, Jill @ Rant and Rave Books, and Britt @ Geronimo Reads. To join our group and find out more information about what it’s all about, please go to our Goodreads page HERE.
The December BOTM is A Thousand Pieces of You (Firebird, #1) by Claudia Gray.
- Answer the weekly discussion topic.
- Optional: Discuss your chosen hyped book of the week.
- Optional: Talk about your progress on the BOTM.
TOPIC OF THE WEEK: Worst Reads of 2016 – A little different than top over-hyped. What books did you read this year that you absolutely couldn’t stand?
Ascension by Christopher DeSousa
Y’all, I made it through almost 100 pages in this book and literally had no idea what was going on. I mean thank you, NetGalley, for sending me a free ARC… but who the hell decided this book was fit to be publishing?!
The Siren by Kiera Cass
So I read The Selection series, or at least the first two, and found it to be pretty juvenile. And there was some extra plotline about rebels that I guess was thrown in there to cause tension and action, and it was just BLAH and literally didn’t end up doing anything. I figured I’d never read another book by Cass. But then I heard Cass was coming out with a new standalone, and I thought, I’ll give her one more try. While, The Siren had a tad more depth to it, I’ve just realized that Cass is not the writer for me. I think I originally gave this book 4 stars, but looking back on it, it probably is really closer to 2 or 3.
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1) by Sarah J. Maas
NOW HEAR ME OUT! Y’all know I’ve really gotten into this series, but that first book.. but if we were just going off of my impressions of the first book, well that would be a different story. For me, this series is almost completely different in terms of plotline, characterization, scale, everything than it was in Throne of Glass. I really didn’t find Celaena to be all that interesting or “badass” in this first book, and I found the plot to be fairly slow in some places. However, I knew how beloved this series was and chose to continue with it. Thank goodness I did, too! Because this first book wasn’t enough to convince me it was worth it.
What were the worst books that you read this year? What did you think of the ones on my list? Leave a link to your Hype or Like Friday post in the comments below!