Top 5 Wednesday: Forgettable Books

Hey guys! So like an idiot I read the list of topics for January in a rush and accidentally ended up posting the topic for the 17th on the 10th! I thought ‘Forgettable Books’ was this week but it was actually ‘Books You Didn’t Get to In 2017’! Sorry for the mix up and enjoy my picks for ‘Forgettable Books’ a week early, I guess!

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I was actually really excited to get to this topic because it seems like such an interesting one. I’m really excited to see what books people find forgettable and if we share any! I’m just revisiting old favourites and realising they are no longer my favourites because I can’t remember nothing about them. I don’t have a clue what happened with regards to plot and characters, even though they are 300-400 pages. So they have made my list for forgettable books! 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.

insurgent1) Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Quite an old book now but I’m being completely honest with you all when I say I have absolutely no idea what happened in this book or what it was about. I have read this book twice and I just have no clue what happened. I can’t remember anything about it. I really hope no one asks me what this book is about because I wouldn’t have a clue what to tell them. Even the first book, I have a vague idea of what happens but I can’t remember it fully. So this series is just very forgetful for me. I mean I loved the books when I read them but obviously the writing isn’t that memorable if I can’t remember anything about the plot or the characters.

 

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The Book Sacrifice Tag!

Hello everyone! Here is another tag that I have been wanting to do for months! Again, no one tagged me to do it, I just thought it would be really fun and interesting tag! Personally, I love watching people rant about books and seeing them pick apart everything they hate about it. It’s just so funny and it really made me want to do this tag!

So for this tag there are four scenarios and you just have to choose a book that you are willing to sacrifice in each scenario! Please don’t be offended by my choices these are just books that I personally did not enjoy and if you enjoyed them, great! I wish I could have!

Original video: Ariel Bissett

An Over-Hyped book: Let’s start this off with a Zombie Apocalypse! Let’s say you’re in a book store, just browsing, when BAM! ZOMBIE ATTACK. An announcement comes over the PA System saying that the military has discovered that the zombies’ only weakness is over-hyped books. What book that everyone else says is amazing but you really hated do you start chucking at the zombies knowing that it will count as an over-hyped book and successfully wipe them out?!

Rebel of the Sands

I would gladly chuck dozens and dozens of copies of Rebel of the Sands by Alywn Hamilton at a whole horde of zombies because this book was so awful and it was so badly written! I don’t understand why everyone likes it?! What is so good about it?? I noticed so many spelling errors and mistakes which made me question if anyone even bothered to edit it and just published the first daft? I hated all of the characters and the plot was so boring half of the time nothing was happening and when something did happen it was over in seconds! Please zombies take this book, just take it!

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Least Favourite Books of 2016

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!

Rebel of the Sands1) 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.

 

 

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May Wrap Up!

I didn’t get a lot of books read this month because I had a lot of work for university and spent half of the month writing essays. Here is a list of what I did manage to read:

Snow Like Ashes1) Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch

This book was so good! I loved everything about it: the characters and the world they lived in. I don’t think there was anything I didn’t like about it and would definitely recommend it. I haven’t read a lot of books like this before and I think that’s what really drew me in. I really liked the magic side of the story and I just found it a really unique idea to write about. I couldn’t put it down and completely devoured it. You can read my full review here.

 

 

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REVIEW: Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch (Snow Like Ashes #2)

Ice like fireTitle: Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Pages: 479
Published by: Balzer + Bray
Publication date: 13th October 2015
Genre: Fantasy/Magic
Format: Hardback
Amazon UK – Waterstones

Synopsis:

It’s been three months since the Winterians were freed and Spring’s king, Angra, disappeared—thanks largely to the help of Cordell.

Meira just wants her people to be safe. When Cordellan debt forces the Winterians to dig their mines for payment, they unearth something powerful and possibly dangerous: Primoria’s lost chasm of magic. Theron sees this find as an opportunity—with this much magic, the world can finally stand against threats like Angra. But Meira fears the danger the chasm poses—the last time the world had access to so much magic, it spawned the Decay. So when the king of Cordell orders the two on a mission across the kingdoms of Primoria to discover the chasm’s secrets, Meira plans to use the trip to garner support to keep the chasm shut and Winter safe—even if it means clashing with Theron. But can she do so without endangering the people she loves?

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