Hi everyone! I hope that y’all have been doing good! Today I wanted to talk about some of the disappointing books that I’ve read over the year! Overall, I would say that 2019 was a pretty successful reading year. Sure, I had read less than I did in 2018, but my life had gotten a lot busier, so I’m not complaining. Some of the books were good but wasn’t living up to the hype I had expected while some were just straight up bad. Keep in mind that all of the opinions in this post are mine, and the best way for you to truly decided if the book is good or bad is to read it yourself.
Wolf Bound by Holly Hook
No surprise that I’m a huge werewolf reader. Don’t ask me why because I was Team Edward when Twilight was thriving back in the day. I had asked for this book and another werewolf book for Christmas of 2018. This was the first book I had read in 2019 and it started off fine, the storyline was a little unoriginal when it comes to werewolf stories, but I kept reading in hope that it would develop into something more. As the story progressed, the plot started to thicken, but not really to the point to make it memorable (and to be honest, I couldn’t tell you much about this book a year later, so take what you will from this). By the time the book ended, I think I was more relieved that the story was over with than wanting to read the next book.
After by Anna Todd
I still haven’t gotten over this book (and not in the good way). I was super excited to read this book because of my love for all things Harry Styles. Up to the point of reading this story, I hadn’t seen any body really talk about After despite for the movie being in the works during this time. So I went into this book very open minded because my thoughts of this book were yet to be decided. I couldn’t under stand why the author would put Tessa through all of Hardin’s ****, when it was very obvious to me from the first few interactions that they were going to be on a vicious circle of hurt and controlling each other. I wanted to love Hardin because I’m a romantic but he has a lot of unresolved problems in his life before he can treat anyone with respect without wanting some in return.
Trickery by Jaymin Eve & Jane Washington
This was the first RH book I had read outside of the Ghost Bird. So I wasn’t sure what I was getting myself into. I didn’t realize that this was a bully RH honestly until right now as I look back on it. The story line was interesting, but I didn’t like how the MC and her friend was chosen from her town to go to a ‘gods in training’ school so they could become servants for them. Then the MC was always tripping over everything including her own feet and it got real old about 5 trips into the book. She could be walking and carrying on a conversation then face plants. The guys that she ends up dating (?) are complete a-holes to her then one by one they start to see her differently and want to protect her at all cost and I’m like really, why the sudden change of heart? You treat he like the actual dirt you walk on then you want to put her on a pedestal. *sigh*
They Called Me Wyatt by Natasha Tynes
Yes. I read this book, but it was before everything with this author happened, and I wasn’t aware of the situation until after I had finished to book and was getting my review ready. This book was… interesting to say the least. I hadn’t read any book with the whole reincarnation thing going on, but at times it became a bit much because both the MC from the before life and the current life was speaking at the same time and there was a lot going on. Plus while it was being to in the current life, the guy was obsessed with the past life because of the MC and it made my head spin because he went to her family and was telling them of things that only she would have know and just so much going on.
The QB Bad Boy and Me by Tay Marley
This book. Where do I even begin? Drayton is swoon worthy. I’ll be honest about that, but I saw trait of Hardin in him that I didn’t like. He thought that he could instantly make things better with Dallas by saying sweet nothings and boom everything is better. Plus, he didn’t acknowledge her until she threw the football back to him even though she’s a cheerleader and he’s on the football team. *yea, really*. Then there’s the whole situation of Dallas’s brother taking care of her and giving her such a wonder representation of how relationships work, that causes Dallas to have a phobia of anything long term even in means of friendship. So, yea this book is interesting to say the least.
Truly, Madly, Royally by Debbie Rigaud
There’s a lot of potential with this book. I can see where greatness could have been achieved, but I think emphasis of things where placed on the wrong things and at the wrong time. Maybe if the story had been longer, things wouldn’t have felt so crammed together. I love that Zora is ambitious and wants to help the children in her area and spread knowledge of African American history, but she doesn’t know how to deal with all of her emotions that she doesn’t even know that she has been holding onto for years, and it keeps her from being able to fully appropriate the simple things that life has to offer.
What are some books that you were expecting more from? Let me know below!
Happy reading until next time,