What is your unpopular bookish opinion?
Theres a right way to dog ear if necessary. And just because a book is really popular does not mean it was written good at all. *cough* daughter if the pirate king *cough*
*cough* fifty shades *cough* #AbsoluteTripe
@Cory I couldn’t get past the first chapter. Couldn’t handle it
Forced myself to finish the book and it gets gradually worse, too much cringe
@Cory remember yall, it would be rape if he wasnt a billionaire?
Also pulling a tampon outta your lovers vagina os not sexy ? everyone conveniently forgets that cringe fest. That didn’t make it to the films either lol
@Cory I got through one page and dnf it
@Rei totally agree on the daughter of the pirate king.
Shatter me is trash
I gotta a agree with this. I don’t understand the hype.
I liked the first book and thought the concept was interesting. Then the characters started getting whiney…so…whiney.
No, I totally disagree
@Rachel And so predictable. Oh, the bad boy wasn’t really bad after all? And the good guy goes bad? And it’s ok that the bad boy emotionally tortured the MC in the first book because he;s just oh so hot
@Emily couldn’t stand the crossing out every other word. And I counted in the first 20 pages she wrote the word “shatter” at least 15 times. So bad.
@Emily yes! Gosh, it was so bad. After the second book I thought perhaps it was just a fluke in the series. Every series has that one book that was ehhh, you know? Nope, consistently bad. I read Shatter when it first came out and I enjoyed it for the most part. Then I bought the entire series last summer and started it again and yea, I finished it because I was invested but man was it frustrating.
@Sydney yes! That drove me insane.
@Rachel Yep, I liked Shatter Me okay but then it took a major nosedive from there. I wrote my own dystopian where the love triangle was wrapped up at the end of book two so it would go against this cliche norm of dragging it out. And there’s a plausible realistic reason for my MC getting involved in a love triangle other than just the guy is hot and seductive. And it’s not the main focus of my books either
A lot of books coast by simply based on creating “book boyfriends” and angst
So much truth in this.
The Selection series was slow and whiny.
I agree. I didn’t care for that at all.
Cassandra Clare books are overrated ?
I hate Reverse Harem books.
@Misty they should sell them over in sci fi and fantasy next to the dragon books. Actually I think I’m more likely to find a dragon in my backyard than five hunky dudes magically in love with some girl that they would be completely besotted and faithful to her while she went to bone town with all of them.
Red Queen was boring and disappointing.
@Jess i feel like this was the popular opinion lol only first one was good
I didn’t like Circe ? I loved The bone witch and Forest of a thousand lanterns ?
I also loved the bone witch !
@Maria I want to read bone witch
The shades of magic trilogy is boring
@Belu ahh I’m about to start that one! Lol damn!
I ended up not liking the shatter me series. Disappointing because I heard how good it was and ordered 4 of them. I also became so bored with Red Queen that I bought the last one and never read it.
@Izzy I did the same thing with Shatter. ?
Sarah J Maas is overrated
ACOTAR is a glorified romance series. It lacks all other aspects to a good Fantasy.
Harry Potter is overhyped. I’ve dnf’d the series multiple times and unhauled all the books from my shelves. Marissa Meyer books are bland and boring.
@Maegan how old were you when you first started reading HP? I have several friends who started reading it when it was well below their reading level and they hate it…. its little surreal to me but I can understand that.
I was in elementary school when the first book released. I tried as each new book came out through the years (movies too) to get into it, but it never could.
I was also really heavy into fantasy and read the Lord of the Rings trilogy in the 3rd grade, which really sparked my love of reading. After that, I just stayed with high fantasy. I’ve branched out with more genres as I’ve gotten older, but HP still doesn’t click with me.
I haven’t even seen all the movies even though my friends say I’m a slytherin and I got picked for a wand in Harry Potter world against at least 30 die hard fans in Orlando haha.
I didn’t like Daughter of Smoke and Bone at all – couldn’t get into it
House of night series and Shatter me series are horrible and the characters have terrible development.
Even Kenji? Because no one better be hating on Kenji! ?
@Jordan the House of Night series is legitimately one of the worst series I’ve ever read, agree 110. Very poorly written in my opinion
@Melissa Kenji was one of the only characters I enjoyed in Shatter to be honest. ?
Shatter me is awful and I’ll Give You the Sun is so boring.
Cassandra clare and colleen hoover are shit writers and most of thier relashinships (in books) are abusive. Leigh Bardugo is over rated, six of crows way overhyped.
@Bianca I agree about Colleen Hoover. Her relationships are gross. I needed a hot shower after Verity (and not the sexy kind).
My favorite thread is back again *grinch smile* I ?? hate?? Shatter Me ??AND ?? Juliette’s dumb ass
Juliette is not a compelling character and the only reason I continued reading the trilogy is because I was expecting an epic Avengers: Infinity War-like final battle in the end, which of course I didn’t get.
most of the ya writers are shit writers and are praised for writing like twelve year olds
I hated the grishaverse books
I love this thread! “Yes” to unpopular opinions! “Yes” to independent thinking! I “loved” (or at least liked, as button was glitching) every comment. As it turns out, I agree with all of you! ??
The vampire academy series is written like a really bad wattpad book I hate them
I hate the red queen series. It had so much potential, but the characters were stupid
I hate the classics ?
The Selection was written for lazy readers who enjoy shallow, cliche characters and soap opera rip offs with predictable plots.
That’s a bit judgy and I haven’t even read them yet.
@Pamela warning, not worth it. The writing is terrible and the MC is whinier and more one note than Bella
@Emily I liked Bella so it’ll be fine. If that makes me a lazy reader, then so be it.
@Pamela that’s just a tip of the iceberg. I read the opening three chapters which were slow and boring, I skipped the rest of book one and book two and 3/4 of book three, predicted the ending. And it came true. That’s how terrible it was. When a writer doesn’t bother to use any decent prose, poor world building, predictable plot, cliche boring characters, they are not a good writer and the book is not even decent writing. So, if you want to read bad writing, be my guest. So many w9men have. It’s why fifty shades became a best seller. I choose not to encourage low quality writing
Well I choose to encourage men and women to read whatever they enjoy as reading is not a sport for some of us.
Idk why tf people wanna find their “Romeo”. Have you read the book, lmao?? It does not end well. I’ve never been a fan of R&J.
I KNOOOW The story of Romeo and Juliet tells about a three-day relationship between a 13-year-old and 17-year-old that resulted in six deaths. So. Nope. Not a fan.
People always say how it’s the most romantic story ever or whatever. But I’m like??? They both kill themselves cuz they are stupid kids! Maybe it became famous when it came out cuz they defied their parents and despite dying they didn’t succumb to anyone else’s wishes but ugh. I don’t care. I don’t like it.
@Vince who am I missing. I can only think of 4 deaths.
Tybalt killed Mercutio. Romeo killed Tybalt. Romeo killed Paris. Romeo killed himself. Juliet killed herself. Lady Montague died of grief over her son’s exile.
@Vince how did I miss the Paris part and lady montague…
It’s okay ? I’ve got them (almost) memorized because it’s one of the pieces we’ve read back in high school.
The Red Queen series is way overhyped , The Fallen series by Lauren Kate was soooooo boring!, I couldn’t make it through the first book and ended up just looking up everything else that went on in the other books, and the Selection was cheesy
@Kira I loved the Fallen series when I was younger! Not so much as an adult though. It’s funny how that changes as you get older. They made a movie and it was the worst thing I’ve ever seen. ?
@Kira lol I read the first couple chapters of the selection which were sloooooow as heck and boring, I skipped all of book two and went to the ending few chapters of book three, predicting exactly how it would end. And I was right!
The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo had a terrible ending and I wish i went into a different direction.
Most popular books don’t live up to all the hype they receive.
Seriously, I find myself enjoying less hyped books more than those that are receive the most favor
@Arielle except for Hunger Games. That deserved all the hype. And Harry Potter
@Emily there are some books that have a bunch of hype that live up to it but others don’t. Or books that deserve tons of hype don’t get it
@Emily i recently read the hunger games series, it was sooo good ?
Throne of Glass series is overhyped. I find the world building lacking and the magic system absurd. I don’t hate Sarah J. Maas (please let’s not hate writers, any writer; they’re doing their best in entertaining us) but I think she should put more thought in the very world where her stories take place, especially since she writes series.
Red Queen was too much like the hunger games, even down to the story line and writing style, and The Mortal Instrument Series would have been better off without the constant lgbt representation.
The ending of What If It’s Us was a massive cop out where the authors tried to please both sides of their fandoms and failed epically. (Which sucks because I was totally looking forward to this one).
I’ve seen way too many mixed reviews for the book so I put off reading it:/ It’s still on my TBR but who knows when I’ll get to it. I was already debating reading it because of Adam. I’ve read one of his books and didn’t really fall in love with it. I am planning on giving him another chance tho.
I didn’t like The Cruel Prince. It felt like a cheesy high school drama with dashes of faeries. I also just didn’t enjoy Jude as a character.
@Danii finally someone else who doesn’t like that book
Books are meant to be written in. And torn apart and made into art. And dog-earned. And just loved in more ways than the reading of the story.
I hate HATE hate the sun is also a star by Nicola Yoon. Went on Goodreads and it has a 4.10 rating. How? What? I was leaving my one star like…
A court of thorns and roses is average at best and vastly overhyped. Books written in the 80s and 90s are sometimes better than a new hyped up release so sometimes it’s better to not follow trends. There aren’t enough stand alone ya fantasy books
hardcovers look so much better on shelves than paperbacks
@Alexa I thought this was a fact ?
@Vanessa you never know with some people ?♀️
@Alexa too true haha
I agree. I wish all my books were hardback, but I’d be even more broke if they were ??
Being a book snob doesn’t make you any better than anyone else. Reading only classics doesn’t make you smarter.
@Pamela hell yes
That stuff is really outdated and I can’t stand most of it
Harry potter..read the first one and totally not interested. Will never read the rest and im not sad or unhappy about it.
I loved Twilight ❤️
@Belinda me too
I was bored to tears with Red Rising
@Kelley I dnfed it. Hated it
Same here – couldn’t get into it
So glad I’m not the only one. I waded through the second book waiting for it to get as crazy good as everyone said it was aaaand nope. Never happened for me. ??♀️
The winner stands alone by paulo coelho was so boring ! I dont know why but toooo much detail of everything just bored me ! Otherwise I like almost all books of paulo coelho
Strange The Dreamer is overhyped!
Paperbacks are only slightly better than hardcovers
I don’t like hardback books…
@Kat finally… me neither!
Ebooks are better than all the other types of books!
@Melissa pretty dang convenient
Plus they have all sorts of cool features that analog books don’t have.
@Melissa I have been known to push my finger on an unfamiliar word on a paperback waiting for the definition to come up.
@Tricia yes! I love that! Also, you can highlight and add notes!
I love being able to build my vocabulary while I read! Don’t get me wrong, I can generally figure out what the word means from context, but you get a more technical shade of meaning from the definition.
I’m a total nerd. But, I like to guess what it means, then look it up and see if I was right ?
@Melissa I like automatically adding them to goodreads too!
I did like it…until my daughter and I started sharing my account. So, she has added a couple of her books to my Goodreads ?. I had to explicitly tell her she couldn’t do that.
@Melissa I had to delete a bunch of dumb kids books that my daughter accidentally added to my account. I didn’t want my 10’s of fans to suddenly think I was reading and reviewing “100 Knock Knock Jokes for Kids”.
Mine keeps reading books about YouTubers ?
I didn’t like the cruel prince or wicked king and I still love twilight.
Dog earing pages is not book abuse !
@Lacy truly it’s not
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