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Top Ten Tuesday | Popular Books That I Don’t Like

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Hello Lovelies! Today’s Top Ten Tuesday topic is an Audiobook Freebie, but considering I don’t read many audiobooks, I decided to do another topic. That topic is Popular Books That I Don’t Like. I went with this topic because I like to dip into the shadier side of things and create a post like this every once in a while.

I’m going to go ahead say that I am sorry if my opinions offend you by me disliking your favorite book. That is not my intent. Everyone is different and there are going to be books that you love, that I do not. For instance, my favorite author Sarah J. Maas is one of the most hated on authors out there and I see negative comments about her books everyday. I’m simply stating my opinions in this post, not trying to make you feel bad.

Now that that is out of the way, let’s get into the Popular Books That I Don’t Like. These are in no particular order.


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  Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy #1) by Leigh Bardugo

I HATED the plot twist. I spent 350 pages of this book falling in love with the Darkling and shipping him with Alina only to have everything flip and to find out that he was the villain?! I was SO angry and, as soon as I was done with the book, I refused to read the next one. To this day, whenever someone recommends this book to me, I immediately say NOPE, no way.

P.S. Mal was a horrible love interest and he only wanted Alina when he saw someone else giving her attention.


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  Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer #1) by Laini Taylor

My review and the reasons why I dislike this book can be found here.


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  Queen of Air and Darkness (The Dark Artifices #3) by Cassandra Clare

My review and the reasons why I dislike this book can be found here.


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  The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games #1) by Suzanne Collins

I tried to read this book a few years ago. It was so popular at the time and I liked the movie. I started reading this book and I immediately noticed that I didn’t like. I kept pushing and I got about halfway through before I just couldn’t do it anymore.


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  Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer

I wanted to like this book, it just didn’t grab me. The pacing felt off and I didn’t ship Cinder and Kai at all. However, I did continue the series and absolutely loved Scarlet.


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  Dreams of Gods & Monsters (Daughter of Smoke & Bone #3) by Laini Taylor

My review and the reasons why I dislike this book can be found here.


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  Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo

My review and the reasons why I dislike this book can be found here.


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 The Raven Cycle Series by Maggie Stiefvater

I read this whole series and I must say, I was disappointed. Certain things were entertaining, but the series felt drug out and the final book was a complete waste of my time.


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  Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin #1) by Robin LaFevers

My review and the reasons why I dislike this book can be found here.


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  Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely #1) by Melissa Marr

My review and the reasons why I dislike this book can be found here.


I am actually really curious if anyone else felt the same way about these books. Please let me know your opinions on them and any other popular books you don’t like.   ~𝒜𝓊𝓉𝓊𝓂𝓃