It’s Top 10 Tuesday (hosted at The Broke the Bookish) the topic is:
Top Ten Books Hype Killed
We’ve all come across books that were hyped up and super loved, and yet they fell short. The topic for today was books I didn’t love as much as others (or visa versa), but we decided to harp on the hype train.
Top Ten Books (or characters) Hype Killed
- Manon from Throne of Glass series (Sarah J. Maas). VERDICT: Loren- I wanted to skip her chapters that’s how much I didn’t care. Jess & Aleya- Just keep reading, she’s worth every word.
- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard. VERDICT: Not as original as everyone likes to say.
- This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp. VERDICT: Jess- Supposedly THE best and most intense book about its subject matter and it didn’t have the impact I’ve gotten from other books on the same topic. Loren- See, I loved this book. But I also read it six months before it was released and before all the hype.
- The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey. VERDICT: Jess-The 5th Wave was THE most hyped book at the time and the anticipation to have it and read it was unbearable. It took two attempts to even get through it and when I did was left just a little, meh. I’d rather read The Host.
- The Young Elites by Marie Lu. VERDICT: Dear god, please make this character shut up.
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner. VERDICT: Jess-more like the last book in this series. Aleya-I just couldn’t get they hype at all.
- Tales from Shadowhunter Academy by Cassandra Clare. VERDICT: Loren- Killed by Anticipation, can’t get past the first story. Jess & Aleya- skip ahead and go back later. It’s worth it.
- Allegiant by Veronica Roth. VERDICT: Major hype but the book killed itself.
- Court of Fives by Kate Elliott. VERDICT: Aleya- It was just meh. I was moderately interested in the characters. Doubt I’ll even continue.
- Roseblood by A.G. Howard. VERDICT: Jess- this book made me want to stab my ears out so instead I just deleted the audiobook 3/4 through and asked Aleya how it ended. Aleya- I really enjoyed it, but I read the print. That may make a difference with this one.
The Selection series by Kiera Cass. VERDICT: Oh god whyyyyy can’t we stop reading these? Have they put something in them that is subliminal messaging so we can’t help but come back.
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. VERDICT: Jess-Liked the books but the insatiable love people have for them I do not get. And I hate the endgame so I just decided not to finish. I tried to finish R&R twice and it ain’t happening. Aleya- I finished them, but they weren’t all they’re cracked up to be. Mostly I hated Mal. Jess and I both agree Sturmhond is the best part of that book. Six of Crows, however, is totally worth the hype.
What books were so hyped up and fell short when you read them? What do you think of our choices? Let us know in the comments!