Okay, so I think I'm falling into a blogging slump. Not good, eh? Anyway. I'm going to try and stop it by doing something fun and light-hearted - a tag!
Most of you have probably already heard of this tag - The Book Sacrifice Tag. It was created by the awesome booktuber, Ariel Bissett, and pretty much every booktuber in the community has done it since. I always find the tag videos so entertaining to watch so I thought, heck, why not bring it to blogger!
DISCLAIMER: I am in no way trying to offend any authors or any readers who love the books I'm going to talk about. Truth be told, I've never really hated any books. Maybe disliked them because of a certain aspect/aspects but I really can't think of any off of the top of my head I really hate. So, yeah, I'm not going to trash any authors!
For this one I'm going to have to go with The Iron King by Julie Kagawa.
I'd been wanting to read this book for AGES before I finally bought myself a copy. I remember being so excited to start this, and then, what happened? I felt literally nothing whilst reading it. I'd been expecting way, way, WAY too much of the storyline, the world and, in particular, the love interest, Ash. So everything just seemed to fall flat. I didn't even connect with Ash, the 'bad', brooding boy who I was sure I'd love. The MC wasn't engaging or anything special to me either. I was just so disappointed. However, I didn't hate hate this book - I simply expected a lot more from it. I'm glad to say, though, I do love one of Kagawa's other books, The Immortal Rules!
Crossed by Ally Condie.
This one was just so slow. Like, really, really slow. I'm not one to read a book little by little so I can appreciate it and absorb it all in (one of the main reasons I don't enjoy classics), I need a fast but steady pace to keep my attention. When I was reading this one, my attention was constantly wavering. I actually put it down during my first attempt. Due to the pacing, everything else just seemed to suffer so, yeah, I'm guessing my new hair cut will stay nice and dry with this book shielding it. I gave it way too high a rating in my review. *headdesk*
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.
Okay, so before people hit me, let me lay it out. I had to read this one for school. Getit, for SCHOOL. You're kind-of already programmed to dislike books you have to study from the get go. Or is that just me? :3 When I was reading this one, all I can remember is how bored I was of it. I literally had to pull myself together to face another chapter. BUT - yes, but - this was a couple of years ago. Looking back now, in some ways, I can appreciate it. But not then. Oh, no. I really didn't like it then.
This one's really hard for me because, as I've said, I really don't hate any books. But I think I'll go with The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda. I have a good reason for this though.
I despise the main character in this book so much. Hate him actually. Like, a lot. He is arrogant and thinks so much of himself and, ugh. Let's just not go into it too much. It makes me too angry. The plot line was also not as amazing as what I'd expected but it was the MC that made me truly not like this book. He was just... despicable.
Easy. Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare.
I really don't like this ending. Really, really, really don't like this ending. I'm not going to go into it because I'll have to reveal spoilers but if you've read it and are wondering why I hate it so much, check out my review/ramble about the book and its ending HERE.
Now I tag:
- Hawwa @ It Was Lovely Reading You
- Jack @ The Book Stop
- Holly @ A DayDreamer's Thoughts
- Sunny @ A Sunny Spot Blog
- Francoise @ My Crazy Bookish World
- Cat @ Life Through a Cat's Eyes
- Ruby @ Feed Me Books Now
- Zoe @ Bookhi
- Kezia @ Chapteriosity
- Lucy @ Queen of Contemporary
- Kyra @ Blog of a Bookaholic
- Everyone else!