Do you ever look at a book or its summary and go, I’m going to love this? Or have all your hopes and dreams pinned on a book, totally placing it on a pedestal that it can’t possibly be all that you clearly want it to be?
I tend to do this a lot with my most anticipated books. I’ll sit there, going, “This book must live up to my super high expectations, this must live up to my super high expectations – this clearly will not live up to my super high expectations.”
Therefore, it leaves me with a lot of books that I wished that I liked so much more than I actually do, and a lot of books that just never will live up to the hype that was around them or the hype that created in my head.
Here are my Top 4 books I wished I loved so much more than I do and totally did not live up to my crazy expectations I had:
- The Edge of Everything by Jeff Giles. I totally thought that I was going to be in major love with this book – and I totally was when I started this book. It was funny, cool, and so wonderfully original. I got a bit lost somewhere in the middle of the book, and it kind of did not redeem itself for me by the end fully. I thought this would totally be one of my best reads of 2017; however, I wanted to love this more than I actually did. It was still very good and worth the hype – I just expected it to be a favorite when it was just a good book. (My full review is to come a little bit closer to the review date for it, so be on the lookout!)
- Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes. I accidentally stumbled upon this series a little bit earlier this year, and I totally thought I came across a hidden fantasy gem – only to find out it’s pretty popular in the book world. There went that fun. 😄 However, I totally thought I would find a Game of Thrones-like book to entertain me while I was in Six of Crows withdrawals. It just…didn’t wow me. I would more often than not just stare at the cover, wondering how I could write like the text on the cover and be as impressive as it was (truth: no, no I could not).
- All the Feels by Danika Stone. This would one of my most anticipated reads this year, and I had all my fangirl nerd-hot dreams on this book…only to be totally and completely bummed out (yes, that is a very technical term). I had so many issues with this book (as you can in the review up above), and I totally thought this would be a favorite of mine. I wish I could love it more for its geekiness, but I just sadly can’t.
- Of Metal and Wishes by Sarah Fine. Two words: Phantom retelling. While in the agonizing wait for Roseblood by A.G. Howard, I decided to read this book, which sounded amazing. Steampunk Phantom of the Opera retelling? Okay, kind of insane, but we’ll go for it. It’s kind of a given I’ll love anything Phantom…just not the end part of this since I couldn’t bring forth the feels when I was bored out of my mind.
I know, I know, I did four and not three! Be impressed? I ended up having a lot more thoughts…and apparently I am realizing I hold a lot of book expectations that I didn’t realize I had. Interesting.
Anyway, what are some books that didn’t meet your book expectations? What books do you wish that you loved more? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments below!