Happy Wednesday, everyone!
This week’s topic is “Disappointing Eye-Candy: Books that looked beautiful, but were awful.”
I’m not usually a person that compares a pretty book cover to its contents, so I have nothing to add to this topic of conversation. Instead, I’ll be counting down a topic that appeared before I started my blog.
Top 5 Books I’ll Never Read. Ever.
#5 – The Mortal Instruments/The Infernal Devices/Shadowhunters – Cassandra Clare
Sorry, guys. I have never been interested in any books by Cassandra Clare. I’ve read so many wonderful things about them, but I can’t get over the fact that she started her writing career by plagiarizing works for her Harry Potter fanfiction stories. I just can’t get past that. If I hadn’t been around, lurking on the internet when that whole debacle went down, then maybe I could try her books anyway. However, I’ve been completely turned off to her writing and will most likely never pick up a Cassandra Clare book.
#4 – The sequels to The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Ugh. I couldn’t stand The Maze Runner. It was over dramatic and withheld too much information from the reader. I groaned through the whole book and will not pick up any of its sequels.
#3 – The Maximum Ride series by James Patterson
I was kind of excited for the original release of this YA series. I was excited because I had read the original adult fiction books by Patterson that this series was going to spin off from. I love When the Wind Blows and The Lake House, which was written about Max and the band of winged children. Once the YA spin off was released, I heard too many negative reviews for me to give it a go. I don’t want to taint my love for the original duology.
#2 – Grey by E.L. James
I’ll admit it: I read the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Ugh, there. I said it. I read the first one to see what all the hype was. I hated it. When I discussed my hatred of the book with others, the general response was, “You haven’t read all the books so your opinion doesn’t matter.” Of course I had to read the rest of the trilogy!
Still hate it. I will not read the latest book, told from Christian Grey’s perspective. I can’t go for that. No can do.
#1 – The Vampire Diaries/Vampire Academy/ANYTHING VAMPIRES
I think the Twilight phenomenon ruined vampires for me. Plain and simple. No interest for any book or series involving vampires.
What book or book series will you never, ever read? Which books do you have reader’s regret?
I’ll see you later, friends.
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