The entire month of March has consisted of me having no reviews to post. So instead of lavishing praise, I’m going to rain down with some hate. Don’t take it personally, but here are some popular books that I don’t like.
1. We We’re Liars by E. Lockhart
A beautiful and distinguished family. A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy. A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive. A revolution. An accident. A secret. Lies upon lies. True love. The truth.
Drown me in unnecessary metaphors and call me bored. I mean I get it, sometimes my writing can be a little bit melodramatic too, but sometimes you need to just stop. I didn’t find the writing to be exquisite or unique, only distracting and painfully pointless. Don’t even get me started on the “unpredictable” twist ending, sure it was okay but a few good pages don’t make the rest of the book suddenly amazing.
2. Paper Towns by John Green
Margo has always been a great mystery. She’s everyone’s obsession, including Q’s. Now she’s gone with only small clues left behind. But as Q get’s closer to finding Margo, the girl he knew get’s further away.
John Green seems like a great guy, but I’m starting to notice a pattern in his characters, there all the same. There all unrealistic teenagers who are all overly sophistically intelligent. While the movie was okay, the book was just a mess of frustration for me. Margo is a terrible person and while I understand the message, the delivery was a letdown.
3. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis.
I apologise to all the adoring John Green fans who are now coming for my head. But come on, this book doesn’t even have a plot. What really happens? Like seriously. I found this book utterly boring and the characters fell extremely flat. While this book is relatable for some, for me personally it was just torturous to read.
4. Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
As the world outside dies Juliette sits locked in a cell. Her disease kills and no one dares to touch her. She is a monster, she is cursed, she is power.
Shatter Me was a bearable and slightly enjoyable book but Unravel Me was 450 pages of hellfire (too dramatic?). This book was the filler book from hell, let’s throw out character development, plot and anything that makes a good book and call it a day. The main character’s thoughts were a constant stream of the same boring ramblings over and over again. While I said in my review, which you can read here, that I would be finishing this series, I will not. I’ve decided to be nice to myself and not torture myself with this series a second longer.
Please remember that all opinions are my own and that if you love these books then that’s okay ❤