Hey guys! Today I am bringing you my least favourite books of 2019 – these are all books I rated one star. I really didn’t enjoy these but that doesn’t mean that they’re bad books, they just weren’t for me. So let’s get into it!
How I Lost You by Jenny Blackhurst: I was super disappointed with this because it was one that I’d been really looking forward to reading; I was intrigued by the synopsis and I enjoyed the first couple of chapters that I read on my phone. It’s about a mother who believes she murdered her baby after suffering from postnatal depression. But her world is turned upside down when a recent photograph of her son is pushed through her letter box and she questions whether her son is still alive after all. I struggled so much with it and there was so many times that I nearly didn’t finish it. I didn’t like any of the characters, especially the mother. I thought the plot was incredibly far-fetched and very messy overall.
Cross Her Heart by Sarah Pinborough: I know I rated all of these books one star but I think my most disliked book was most definitely Cross Her Heart. I said the plot for How I Lost You was bad but this was even worse. Two 11 year olds make a pact and when one of them breaks it, the other can’t move on and bides her time, determined to get revenge. She literally waits until they are adults to get her revenge and I thought that was completely ridiculous. Who even takes pacts seriously when they are 11? Just forget about it and move on like normal kids. I couldn’t stand either of them, both as children and as adults. This was a huge struggle to finish and I wish I didn’t because the ending was not worth it.