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Books I Loved More Than I Thought
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater: I held off reading this book/series, because I thought it was about boys that could turn into ravens. I didn't even read the synopsis and decided that I wasn't going to like it. But, I kept hearing how good it was, so when I saw it for sale in the Kindle store for 0.99 I bought it.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer: I honestly didn't want to read this solely for the reason that I kept hearing about it. Everybody was reading it so I stubbornly decided to not read it.
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson: I was just a little intimidated by this author. With so much high praise for his High Fantasy, I was scared. I knew I was going to like this book, because who would be turned off by the idea of a book with superpowered people and they are all villains? I just didn't know that I was going to fall in love with this book/series.
Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare: Honestly, I felt a little burnt out on Shadowhunter books. And with how terrible the show is, I just wasn't feeling it. So, I borrowed it from the Library and ended up loving this book.
Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski: I was honestly mostly turned off by the cover. I was, and still am, kind of tired of seeing girls in pretty dresses on my book cover. I hate the cover even more after reading the book because it has so little to do with the book itself.
Books I Loved Less Than I Thought
FrostBlood by Elly Blake: There were just some things about this book that felt a little unfinished and fleshed out. The romance also felt painfully forced.
Gilded Cage by Vic James: I am realizing that the main reason I don't like books is when things feel forced. This book had promise, just everything fell flat for me.
Dreadnought by April Daniels: I just couldn't connect with anybody in this book, and I felt like some of the plot points were a little forced.
The Iron Trial by Holly Black, Cassandra Clare: I state this in my review, but it felt like a Potter clone not because they were in a magic school. It was the characters that felt like Harry Potter clones. Especially the three kids. If you've read it re-read it and take off the rose tinted glasses. I was let down by this book because I expected better from these two authors. Especially Holly Black.
You by Caroline Kepnes: I wasn't expecting to get as creeped out as I did. I couldn't finish it. I made it about half way. But I started having nightmares. It was just too real, and being in that type of character's head, I just couldn't do it any longer.