Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Disliked but Love to Discuss

Hey guys! I think this is a really interesting topic because although you didn’t like a book you read, you’d still like to have a heated debate about it with other people! I love having an intense discussion with other people about certain books, it’s a lot of fun because you both get really passionate about the story and the characters! For this post I’m just going to pick out 5 books I wanted to like but sadly didn’t and then talk about what I’d like to discuss for each book with other people! Enjoy!

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

Lord of Shadows1) Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare

I really didn’t like this book and thought it was really boring but I have noticed so many other people loved it and gave it five stars. So I’d love to discuss it with someone to see what they liked about it and if there was anything they disliked. The ending also shocked me to the core and I was utterly devastated when I read the last few pages. I’d love to discuss the ending with other people and see what they thought of it. Honestly it destroyed me because I was not expecting it at all. I want to know if any other readers were expecting that ending and if they were upset by it also.



the-chemist2) The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer

One of the things that really irked me about this book was Daniel. He was the most ridiculous character I have ever come across. I hated him so much and I think he was the most unrealistic character. The things he said and did just would not happen in real life. It was so cringey and eye-roll worthy. There’s one scene in particular that just shows what an utterly ridiculous character he is. I want to discuss this with other people and see if they thought he was a stupid character also.




Chimera3) Chimera by C.D. Bell

This was another book I had really high hopes for but ended up really disappointing me. It was really boring and the plot dragged out so much. It was a chore to read this book but then the ending completely exploded! The ending was so unexpected and so shocking, it left me reeling! I don’t know anyone who has read this book which means I can’t talk about it with anyone. I’m curious to know if other people saw the ending coming and if it left them reeling as well. Plus I’d also like to know if they thought the plot was really dragged out as well or if it was just me.



Emma in the Night4) Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

I hated this book so much and gave it 1 star. It frustrated me and made me angry because I found it really boring and confusing. But there was one aspect I didn’t consider about this book: Narcissism. This is a key theme throughout the story and I have no knowledge of narcissism. This is probably why I disliked this book so much because I didn’t fully understand what it was about. Maybe if I discussed it with someone who loved this book it might help me understand the theme more. Hopefully I can revisit this book in the future with a better understanding of the story.



Allegiant5) Allegiant by Veronica Roth

This book is really old but even now I still love discussing it with other people. I think this book was such a let down to the first two books and there’s a lot about it that you can take apart and attack, pretty much. Obviously a lot of people didn’t like the ending (myself included) but also I had problems with Tris and Tobias sounding almost identical in their chapters. I’d get halfway through a chapter thinking it was from Tris’s POV but then I found out it was actually Tobias’s POV so I’d have to re-start the entire chapter. Not good! I’m always curious to see if other people had this problem as well!


So these are five books I disliked but love to discuss with other people! I think it’s good for you to discuss books with your friends or even fellow bloggers because it gives you a different perspective on the story! I find myself agreeing with something my friend said about a book that I hadn’t even considered whilst reading said book! What are some books you dislike but love to discuss? Feel free to leave a comment below or a link to your Top 5 Wednesday post!I hope you guys enjoyed this post and thank you so much for reading!

10 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Disliked but Love to Discuss

  1. Originally Lexy says:

    I had the exact same problem with the POVs in Allegiant too!! I also didn’t like the ending, I felt it was done to have a surprise end rather than what actually worked for the story 🤔 great post! X

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    • Beth says:

      Same! I think she wanted to shock everyone because we were all expecting the traditional happy ending but got that disaster instead! Was not a good ending to the series in my opinion 😦 Thank you! 😊❤️

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    • Beth says:

      Completely agree! Literally nothing happened! It was pages and pages of nothing! Definitely didn’t need to be so long and could have done with way more editing. That book was a mess!

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  2. peaksandpages says:

    This is the first negative perspective I’m reading for Lord of Shadows! Did you post a review? I’d love to hear more of your thoughts on it.

    I 100% agree about the perspective problem with Tris and Tobias, even though I really liked Allegiant.

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  3. Katie G says:

    Totally agree about Allegiant… such a let down and I also remember the POVs confusing me a bit. But Lord of Shadows I did like! It’s definitely not my favorite one in the shadowhunter world because it was slower and mostly focused on how Emma and Jules wanted to be together and tried to force their feelings away which was frustrating and got annoying at times. But the ending… oh I cried. Did not see it coming AT ALL and I am interested to see how the next book starts because of it.

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    • Beth says:

      Totally agree! Nearly every page was Emma and Julian talking about their love and honestly it just bored me to the point I got sick of it. It made the book less enjoyable and I’m surprised Cassie dragged it out so much. I cried so much at the ending! I felt like such an idiot for not expecting it especially after the comment that character made if you get me 😭 Me too will it start right after or like six months later? Really wish it was out in April or May instead of December now 😭

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