- Answer the weekly discussion topic.
- Discuss your chosen hyped book of the week.
- Optional: Talk about your progress on the BOTM.
December’s BOTM: A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray
This week’s topic: top over-hyped books of 2016.
Oh, do I have some over-hyped books. I think it’s hilarious that almost every book we have read for our BOTM this year we either didn’t like or, in Jill’s case, didn’t finish. For some reason, I tend to not agree with the hype on majority of the popular books. I went with the first book in a series so I wouldn’t go all over the place.
One of my biggest disappointments of the year was Passenger by Alexandra Bracken. The cover is beautiful and the synopsis really struck me. The book, however, was a complete snooze fest. I didn’t get along with Etta. The plot took forever to get started and then when it did, it all happened at once. I did not have fun with this. Review here.
I ended up DNF’ing Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes because I literally COULD NOT with this anymore. It was terrible. The more I talk about it the angrier I get. UGHHH. I don’t get it!! Please explain to me why it’s so hyped up.
I’m not sure if I should include this one because I do understand why this book is hyped up, but I still didn’t enjoy it all that much. While I loved the family dynamics, I didn’t get along with most of the characters.
Jeb is the worst. That is all.
I was going to list all of the books I didn’t quite enjoy, but decided 4 would be a good place to stop.
Do you agree or disagree with any on my list? Let me know if I should attempt to continue with any of these series or not! Be sure to leave me a link to your Hype or Like Friday posts!