Hey guys! I thought this would be a really interesting post to do where I look back on all the books I’ve read this year and focus on the ones I really didn’t enjoy and actually found to be quite disappointing! I am in no way saying they are awful books because lots of people really liked them but sadly this wasn’t the case for me!
1) Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
This book was just full of so many spelling mistakes and punctuation errors it was like no one had even bothered to edit this and just published a first draft. It might seem harsh but I really wasn’t impressed with all the mistakes I was noticing. The characters really didn’t stand out for me either and I found it hard to like the main character. The story was alright but not the best it didn’t really intrigue me or make me want to continue the book. I did finish it eventually but I am definitely not reading the second book anytime soon.
2) Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
I read Snow Like Ashes earlier this year and I absolutely loved it! I thought it was an amazing fantasy book and it had some impressive plot twists and very likeable characters. But then the second book happened and it all just went downhill. The plot was so boring and dull with very little action or interesting scenes happening. It was such a nightmare to read it took me weeks because I just did not want to pick this book up again after I put it down. I have bought the final book but I just don’t know when I will read it because Ice Like Fire was such a disappointing read.
3) Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One & Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne
Please don’t hate me for this but this book was absolutely terrible! Albus was such a horrible character I couldn’t stand him! I also felt like Harry, Hermione and Ron were very different and I didn’t like them as much in this one. The plot wasn’t very good either I found myself getting bored whilst reading it. It just felt like such a disappointment after all the hype leading up to it. It definitely did not live up to the hype and I am hesitant to read Fantastic Beasts now because of it. The only thing I liked about this book was Scorpius because he was such a funny and entertaining character.
4) Library of Souls by Ransom Riggs
I would really like for the whole of Library of Souls to be re-written because it was an incredibly disappointing end to this wonderful trilogy. Half the characters disappeared and we were left with Jacob and Emma who were not enough to do this book justice. It needed all the characters because these are the ones we fell in love with in the first book and to take them away for the whole of the last book – what was he thinking? The plot was so boring it took me forever to read this and I hated parts of it. The last hundred pages or so were much better and really action packed but it still wasn’t the best conclusion to this story. The ending gave me no closure and I finished this book feeling disappointed.
5) A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
I am going to get so much hate for this but it has to go on the list because I disliked this book so much I didn’t even finish reading it! I got two hundred pages in before I decided to DNF this book. The plot was just so boring it was irritating me and the sudden change in Tamlin’s character was a big no no for me. I just really did not enjoy this book but I am going to try and read it again before the third book comes out, if that makes you feel any better?
So these are five books that were my least favourite and most disappointing reads of 2016! I would love to know if you agree or disagree with any of my choices, feel free leave a comment down below or leave a link to your post if you published something similar!