Top Five Tuesday: Books that didn’t live up to the hype

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. This week’s topic is Books That Didn’t Live Up to the Hype. I normally do top ten Tuesday, but I switch with the top five topics every once in awhile.

And oh, look. Today’s topic is my middle name practically! As we all know I’m pretty picky about books, more importantly, fantasy books. Let’s revisit my DNF hall of shame from this year!

1. Children of Blood and Bone. I just lost interest in this book and it ended up not being for me.  This was a library ebook.

Children of Blood and Bone (Legacy of Orïsha, #1)
2. Furyborn by Claire Legrand. I don’t even know what I tried reading here. I don’t remember much, and I kept trying to get past 50-100 pages like reviews said but this was a library book and I am trying not to feel guilty for DNFinishing library ebooks.
Furyborn (Empirium, #1)
3. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Koang was just not the type of fun chick lit type of read that I was looking for.
The Kiss Quotient
4. Stay Sweet was a little bit slow and unrealistic. A summer teenager job that pays $15 an hour or more for the leader?
Stay Sweet
5. My Lady Jane. The reason why I did not finish this book is a spoiler, but you may message me on one of my book social media accounts to find out why if you want to be spoiled still.
My Lady Jane (The Lady Janies, #1)
Follow ups: The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas, One of us is Lying (I’m trying to reread this one again), I have lost my way by Gayle Forman, Save the date by Morgan Matson,  Now a Motion Picture, and Chemistry Lessons by Meredith Goldstein. These are all young adult.

What do you think? Do you have a hard time leaving a book as DNF? I hate doing that because it is the author’s work, but sometimes books just don’t work for everybody and I’m working on trying not to feel guilty about this.

9 thoughts on “Top Five Tuesday: Books that didn’t live up to the hype”

  1. I’m so sad that you didn’t like CoBB because that’s one of my fav book. I understand why you didn’t like My Lady Jane, that book is not for everyone I guess. Great list!

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  2. I felt like CoBaB was pretty okay and that’s about it, too, so I don’t blame you for DNFing it. xD Shame, though, I ended up really liking Furyborne! I agree that it was really slow and confusing for … quite a while. And Rielle’s parts were horribly boring until about midway through.


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