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Disappointing 2018 Reads

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I tried to think of a funny opener to this post but I’m ill and hungry and my mind isn’t cooperating so let me just say hello and welcome to me reliving my sadness because today I’m talking about my most disappointing 2018 reads.

So far this year I’ve read 88 books which is totally crazy to me, but of course in that mix there were some books I had pretty high expectations for and that ended up disappointing me.

It was really annoying because there was about a month where I read a bunch of books that didn’t live up to what I thought and it was just depressing. Also for the record I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy these books just that something was missing from them.

Ok here goes.


Rogue by Gina Damico– I read this whole trilogy this year, starting with rereading the first book Croak and absolutely loving it but unfortunately I didn’t enjoy the others half as much.

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson- Unpopular Opinion but I didn’t enjoy this much as everyone else did and that breaks my heart. I enjoyed the flashbacks to the thirties and also the character Nate who was a writer and incredibly relatable but the other things, while pretty interesting just didn’t engage me as much and I finished feeling like I was missing something.

Undead Girl Gang by Lily Andreson- I gave this book two stars. God it seemed so promising at first. Great cover, great synopsis but alas … I didn’t enjoy this. I didn’t like the ‘twist’ at the end and for me the mystery was pretty weak.

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro This was painful to read. I’d been looking forward to this for actual years and I finally bought it, even splashing out for hardback. And yet I didn’t like the character who’s point of view we read from, I didn’t like the writing style. It was a sad time.

Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann- This book was sweet. The only problem that it was more romance heavy then I expected and romance isn’t exactly my favourite genre.

The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan- This one was truly painful. Again, I still had a good time reading this and I’m looking forward to book 4 but this one just wasnt as good as previous book. And I know I shouldn’t compare books but I before this the last Riordan book I read was the last Magnus Chase book and Burning Maze didn’t live up to my love of that trilogy.


So there we go, 6 books that disappointed me this year. I’m sure there will be more in the coming year and I’m excited to complain about them again next year 🙂

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