Top 5 Wednesday – Least Favorites of 2018

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My Least Favorite books of 2018

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Lainey at GingerReads and Samantha at Thoughts on Tomes.  You can find the group on Goodreads. 

2018 was a pretty great reading year.  Most of the books I read were really good.  But I did have a few disappointing reads last year.  A couple that made me sad even, because I had high hopes for them.  

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Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscula

Escaping from HoudiniI shouldn’t have been surprised by my disappointment of this book.  Although I really liked the first book, the second one fell a little flat for me.  But I gave that up to sophmore slump and really looked forward to this one being good.  But alas, it was not to be.  I probably won’t be continuing with the series, unless I see some really good reviews of it that make me want to read it.  The cover is really pretty though!


Furyborn by Claire Legrand



This disappointing read was on me.  I kept passing it up on Netgalley as a book not for me.  But then I started to listen to all of the hype around it and finally requested it.  I should have gone with my gut.  It just wasn’t the book for me.  I know lots of other people liked it though.  I’m not feeling a huge compulsion to continue with the series either. 


From Twinkle with Love by Sandhya Menon

From Twinkle with Love


I loved this author’s first book, but this one just never quite connected for me.  I didn’t care for Twinkle and felt very sorry for the way she treated her love interest.  The format of the diary didn’t really work for me either.  I will say that I will give this author another try with her next book. 




Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

A Reaper at the GatesI know, I know! How can I say that this was a disappointing read?  Well I just have not been happy with the way some of the characters story lines are going.  One of the things I loved about the first two books was the connection between Laia and Elias and that just seems to be disappearing.  Still I liked Helena a bit more in this book.  I will finish the series and I plan on rereading all of them, so maybe that will help me like this book more.  


Song of Blood and Stone by L. Penelope

Song of Blood and Stone


This book mostly left me confused.  I was lost through out most of it, and the magical system just never made sense to me.  The characters were okay, and parts of it I enjoyed. I guess I just wanted a bit more from it in the end.  This was another hyped book that that just didn’t live up to it’s expectation.  


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I am looking forward to what other people thought were their most disappointing reads last year.  Don’t forget to stop by the Goodreads group to see what others have posted.

What was your most disappointing read last year?


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