Thank you Jill for keeping this meme alive!! I’m a pretty shitty co-creator.
- Answer the weekly discussion topic.
- Discuss your chosen hyped book of the week.
- Optional: Talk about your progress on the BOTM.
This week’s topic:
5 Things They Hyped About You aka 5 books that you thought were extremely over-hyped.
- The Wrath & the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
- Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
- To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
- Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
- Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover
I recently read The Wrath & the Dawn (review here) and I didn’t hate it. I can definitely see why people do enjoy it, but something fell flat for me. Same with To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. I can totally see why people love it. I just recently finished another Jenny Han book, and I’m beginning to think that it’s the writing that I’m not agreeing with. I feel like I would have enjoyed it a lot more if I read it say.. 10 years ago or so.
I hated Passenger. Here’s my review so you can see how I really feel. Obsidian annoyed me to no end. It reminded me of Twilight but instead of vampires, you deal with aliens. I literally had to force myself to finish this book.
Now Ugly Love is weird for me. I stayed up until 4am reading this because I couldn’t put it down. That’s just how Colleen Hoover books are for me — they’re addicting…even if they’re terrible. This one pissed me off because the characters were just dumb as hell. It sends so many bad messages to women and it makes men look like complete assholes. I just had so many issues with this.
My hyped book for this week is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard, which I am actually starting today. I’ve heard so many mixed things about this one. I’m extremely curious to see how I end up liking it.
I haven’t started The Song of Achilles yet, but will hopefully pick it up soon. I’m very interested to see what I think about this. I don’t think I’ve really read anything set during this time period, besides The Odyssey, which I had to read in high school and didn’t understand a single thing. This should be fun!
What hyped book are you reading this weekend?