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Top 5 Wednesday #14; Most Disappointing Reads of 2018


Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme in Goodreads, where you list your top 5 for the week’s chosen topic. You can check the group here for more discussions and topics.


This week’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is Most Disappointing Reads of 2018Unfortunately there’s always those kind of books that expected more of…

5. After by Anna Todd

I’m a little embarrassed to say that I tried rea– that’s a lie since I was rereading these. I finished the first two books before I couldn’t take it no more. I remember them having way too much drama and that  I only bought all of them because I wanted to see what happened. But I didn’t remember how toxic their relationship is– and I ship Spuffy so I rarely use the word toxic.

4. Firewalker by Josephine Angelini

I found this one seriously lacking. Once again book one cheated me to buying the second book, thinking it would be as great as the first one. It was just were slow and left me confused. The last book was disappointing too but at least a little better than the second one.

3. Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

After the awesomeness that was book one I couldn’t have been more disappointed. I loved Passenger so much and this one was so slow.

I didn’t care for Nicholas’ POV like at all and the only scenes I actually liked were when Etta was with Henry and when Etta and Nicholas finally reunited.

Sophia reminded me of Nesta and I couldn’t stand her. I know she has her reasons for acting like she does but just no.

2. Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

I loved this series so much but the second book was so boring. I wanted to even some action to happen but no. That was too much to ask. You can read my review here.

1. Shadow And Bone by Leigh Bardugo

These books are so hyped that I was sure I was going to love them. I couldn’t have been more wrong and wish I could forget they even exist. I ended DNF’ing Six of Crows in 2017 and I felt very accomplished when I finished Shadow and Bone in 2018. I think I would’ve left that unfinished too if it wasn’t for The Darkling.

What books were you disappointed with in 2018?

24 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday #14; Most Disappointing Reads of 2018

  1. Ohhhh I love The Grisha, but nope nope nope Six Of Crows. Actually, Crooked Kingdom since Six Of Crows was fine. I heard so many mixed things about After but nahhhhh not gonna try.

    My most disappointing read was When The Surface breaks by Louise O’Neill, along with Ash Princess by Laura Sebastian. Oh and The 100, The Hunger Games, Ready Play One, We Were Liars……


    1. I actually like the 100. I’ve seen a lot of good things about Ash Princess but it didn’t sound like it was for me. The Hunger Games went downhill from book one and I don’t really get the hype of Katniss/ Peeta after finishing the third book. Peeta deserved better tbh.


  2. So much mood to this! I can relate to all of these. especially leigh bardugo and Stone Cold Touch. I honestly felt like SCT was a filler book for the first and last books. like you could skip it and not miss much.


    1. Me too! It was like JLA tried to please everyone by doing what she did in book two but I think only hardcore Zayne fans liked it. I’m not even sure if I’m going to read the spin off unless it has some Roth mentions.

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  3. YES YES YES! I am so with you on STC. I hope the spinoff has some Roth in it, otherwise I’ll be soooooo pissed! I need my Roth fix! And…listen, I get you with The Darkling thing. I loved him, even though he was a villain. I’m curious about SoC but…we’ll see.


  4. Haha I tried reading like the first few hapters of After on Wattpad back in the day when I was a smol bean and it was just so terrible I couldn’t make it through! Great post 🙂


  5. I actually didn’t really like Passenger, so it sounds like I dodged a bullet on the second book 😂 totally agree about the Grisha trilogy; I barely finished the first and it only got worse from there (though I personally loved SoC). I got a lot better about DNFing books that weren’t catching my attention, but I remember that Young Jane Young & The Bird and the Blade were among those that I had high hopes for and was disappointed by 😕


  6. Oof I love SoC but I read Shadow and Bone…a while back and like it was ok. But I just…I didn’t love it as much as I loved SoC. As for most disappointing read…probably Ocean of Secrets because I DNFed that one. The cover is gorgeous but wow was the story just…lacking in pacing and yeah such a shame >.>


  7. I read the entire After series several years ago and even though I kind of hated each book as I read it, I also couldn’t stop myself. LOL It was like a train wreck I couldn’t look away from. The Grisha trilogy is so hyped and I finally read Shadow & Bone last year. I though it was… okay, but I don’t know if or when I’ll continue the series.


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