Let me tell you, for a long time I refused every ticket for the hype train that was shoved into my hands.
I loathed hyped books, I rolled my eyes at them and did not want to read them whatever happened. I had to very good reasons for that:
1 – Reading a book just because everybody else was reading it? Nope! I had my own tastes and I didn’t want to change my little corner that was built by books from not more than three different genres, thank you very much. The books I was reading were so much better than the ones every body else were reading anyway.
Yes, you are allowed to laugh now. I know. What an ignorant little book snob I was.
2 – Hyped books confused the heck out of me. How was it possible that one book could appeal to so many different people with so many different tastes?
3 – How could I be sure wether I really liked a hyped book because it was so good or if I only thought I liked it because everybody else liked it?
So I just deadass refused to read them.
But it came how it had to come and I discovered Instagram and blogs so pretty and funny you would want to cry and other blogs that made compelling cases why you should read that one hyped book and somehow I just got thrown under the hype bus. (I know, but it’s a bus now. Shhhhh.) I wanted to try. And some of those hyped books are really good. And some I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole.
And if you are still reading now I will show you some of the ten-foot-pole books. And since I’m a little turncoat, until the end of the post I might have changed my mind again!
Linked in with the Top Five Tuesday by Shana @ Bionic Book Worm.
I know that somehow everybody loves it but I just don’t know about fairies.
I read this review from one of my favourite bloggers about this book and it made such a compelling case that I better stired clear from it. Apparently there are just a real lot of plot holes in this?
I might be totally wrong but it sounds like there is a lot of drama in this. Is there a lot of drama in this?
I’ve heard from several people now that the main character is pretty much a Mary Sue and rather unlikable. What do you think?
Well, maybe this whole long introduction was completely for the birds and I will still read all those books in the next week. I don’t know.
Have you read any of these books? Did you like them? Why did you like them?