I have been a busy bee this week and haven’t had time to look at a book or the blog. It’s been bad times but I finally have a free hour, and what’s better than a Top 5 Wednesday to get back in the blogging swing?
Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Ginger Reads Lainey and currently hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes. I have found another Top 5 Wednesday I’m interested in! More tea shall be spilt this week, mwahaha.
2018 was a pretty good year for reading but some of my reads stick out in the worst way. From ‘meh’ all the way to throwing the book across the room. So let’s get into it:
Nightblood by Elly Blake
I feel like I’ve grown a lot from when Frostblood came out to Nightblood being released. The series just didn’t grow with me. I loved Frostblood, the fantasy and the relationships. In Nightblood I realised just how controlling Arcus is and it just ruined the book for me.
Shadow Play – Jill Ramsower
I was so looking forward to Shadow Play, it was a fae urban fantasy based in my city. I have learned the problem with a book being based where you live is that you can be put off by any small details that are incorrect. The story was sadly not enough to save it for me.
Empress of All Seasons – Emiko Jean
Empress of all Seasons had such potential, the synopsis had me. The first twenty pages sucked me in. The village Mari grew up in was the most interesting part. I feel it would have been so much better if it was a duology. It just felt rushed.
The Truth and Lies of Ella Black – Emily Barr
The Truth and Lies of Ella Black wins the award for most hateable main character. Ella has no redeemable features. She treats her parents like dirt and has the worst attitude. There is the worst case of insta love in this. When this happened I chucked the book across the room, I was done.
I can’t actually think of another disappointing read, so my year must have been pretty good!
Did you have any disappointing reads in 2018?