6 Popular YA Books that Disappointed Me


As readers, I would say that generally, a lot of the books we read have been recommended to us. I’d like to believe that’s incredibly common. So what happens when we’re recommended books and we end up not liking them? Well, I actually have no clue.

I get most of my recommendations from Goodreads. So when I poorly rate a book, I both get recommendations for that same kind of book, and also receive different recommendations.

Being on the internet, and on booklr (the book community on tumblr), I’ve come across quite a few book recommendations. And a few of them have disappointed me. As much as I enjoy being a part of booklr, both recommending books when asked, and reblogging peoples recommendations both for my liking and maybe yours(?) I am generally skeptical of these recommendations. The downside to these book communities is that when a book gets hyped up, it [the book(s)] get really hyped up. And that could be a bad thing, because these high expectations can lead to huge disappointments. Here are a few “popular” YA books that have disappointed me. Continue reading

Half Bad by Sally Green | Book Review #116


Wanted by no one.18079804
Hunted by everyone.

Sixteen-year-old Nathan lives in a cage: beaten, shackled, trained to kill. In a modern-day England where two warring factions of witches live amongst humans, Nathan is an abomination, the illegitimate son of the world’s most terrifying and violent witch, Marcus. Nathan’s only hope for survival is to escape his captors, track down Marcus, and receive the three gifts that will bring him into his own magical powers—before it’s too late. But how can Nathan find his father when there is no one safe to trust, not even family, not even the girl he loves?

Trigger Warning: Abuse, Kidnapping, & Self Harm

I picked Half Bad up randomly when I went to the library. I had been hearing stuff for a while that this book was so good. Unfortunately, I can’t say that’s true. Continue reading

Library Reads | #12


My hope is by posting these “Library Reads” is that: 1 – I remember what I’ve borrowed, when I borrowed it, and 2 – is that maybe you’ll borrow them too! And lastly, these are my  thoughts on the books I borrow. Whether I’m looking forward to the story, or am iffy about everything a book promises. All is here!

This month I’ve borrowed, Continue reading