January 16, 2019 by elnadesbookchat
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.
Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscula
I 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
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
I 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
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.
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.