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Hi guys, today it’s unpopular opinion time! Today I chose to go a very uncomfortable path for me and talk about a few books I read recently that were just a bit disappointing. This is uncomfortable because I always appreciate any author and the hard work they put into writing a novel, but sometimes I just… don’t love them as much as I thought I would.
I just want to point out that I did enjoy these books overall, but there was just something about them that didn’t click for me personally. I’m not here to bash these books at all, I’m just saying they were a bit disappointing to me in some way. Most of these book still got at least a 3 star rating from me. So I hope that if this list contains any of your faves, it doesn’t mean we can’t still get along 🙂
Anyway, on to my list:
While I totally loved the whimsical atmosphere and the complete unpredictability and fast pace of the plot, I had trouble getting connected to the characters and the romance.
This book had me so pumped because it features my favorite romantic trope set in space, but I was a bit disappointed. Mainly because I thought the book was just too short to get invested in any of the characters or their adventures.
Don’t get me wrong, this was a REALLY CUTE LGBTQIA+ contemporary about two best friends falling in love. But it felt like it was written for a way younger audience and was ultimately rather forgettable.
Another unpopular opinion here. And I know, this book did have some great aspects – it’s diverse and fun and unique. But the truth is that I was just a bit bored throughout the story.
I so wanted to love this one. It features a diverse cast of characters, body positivity and the fake date trope. But I didn’t love it because the writing seemed full of mistakes, I did not like any of the characters and the fake date trope was a bummer.
I LOVE Kasie West. She writes such adorable contemporaries and I will always automatically buy any new book by her. But I must say that By Your Side was my least favorite of her so far. I still liked it, but the whole ‘trapped-in-a-library’ element was not as awesome as I made it up to be in my mind and the characters felt a little one-dimensional.
I’m a sucker for fairytale retellings, and especially Beauty and the Beast retellings. And Cruel Beauty was definitely fun and unique, but again I had trouble connecting to any of the characters.
I read this book last year and remember nothing. Absolutely nothing. Except the fact that I had high hopes but ended up disappointed and had no need to continue the series. I’d prefer the Truthwitch series over this one.
Another series that sounded sooo good to me but when I read book one and two I just felt an overwhelming ‘meh’. Not a fan of the characters or the love triangle.