Welcome to another book tag! I came up with an idea for a book tag the other day! (Let me know if you have seen this tag before and I did not come up with it)
- Tag at least 3 people!
- Do each of the prompts unless you have never read that type of disappointment
- For some of the prompts, you can twist them into what fits your book. For example: Sequels where the characters change in a bad way could change to Good story, bad characters or Good characters, the rest was mneh
- Have fun!! (I sound like a parent wow)
A disappointing debut:
This is an incredibly complicated topic. I’ve read some ground-shaking debuts such as Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi! But I have had one disappointment. I know that you can’t expect perfection from a debut novelist but my low expectations have gone AWOL.
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Rosanne A Brown
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin was very good, but it still had a few flaws. You can find my full review <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3373975163?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1″>here!</a>
An author with a novel you love, and a novel you dislike:
I read These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly, and it is one of my favorite it books! I also read Lost in a Book, and it was very good. (<a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3747056665?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=2″>These Shallow Graves review</a>)
I am currently reading Poisoned, and it’s not my favorite. I’m patiently waiting for the character arc. I’m semi enjoying it, but the characters and book falls into a lot of tropes and there are just some elements I don’t love. But- my heart beat x20 faster at the These Shallow Graves reference.
A disappointing sequel:
This was a no brainer for me. I loved the first two books in The Red Blazer Girls series by Michael D. Beil but the 3rd book, The Mistaken Masterpiece, was not it. No. The reasons I gave it 2.75 stars
One: It was set in New York City and I learned a little about the city.
Two: I was waiting for the romance. I did not get romance but I applaud Biel for at least making me care about the romance.
You can find my full review <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3775937301?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1″>here.</a>
There are two more disappointing sequels, the third Mysterious Benedict Society book, Prisoners Dilemma, and the fourth MBS book, Riddle of Ages. No. Riddle of Ages was a lot worse. The characters were not good, especially a new character. I thought there were some really good creative spy elements in both, but they just were not half as good as the previous two.
Great idea, poor execution:
There have been book with AMAZING concepts, but the idea wasn’t carried out well.
My choice is The Giver by Louis Lowry. This hurt me a lot. I was so excited for this book. I thought is was going to be PERFECT. It had been constantly recommended to me and I love the idea of the story. But The Giver was not for me. <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3336338588?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=7″>Here is why I didn’t like it.</a>
Sequels where the characters change in a bad way:
I loved all of Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi and I adored Children of Virtue and Vengeance- for the most part. I LOVE the characters in Legacy of Orisha, they are some of my favorites, but a few of the characters just went in ways I did not expect or want them to go. Not all of them, but a two of them. Maybe there is more that will be revealed in book 3, but I do not know. I just felt like Amari changed from someone I adore to someone I think could use the help of her friends for more reasons other than saving the world. My full review is <a href=”https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3374158797?book_show_action=false&from_review_page=1″>here</a>(That review needs an upgrade but for now it will do)
I hope you enjoyed this! I had a lot of fun coming with ideas for this tag!
I’m tagging Mash @Mashlovesbooks, Katie @Whispering Pages, Em @Tea for Teens, and Jenna @Embers of Eleanor!