Hello! Buckle up people because today I am being a negative Nancy and talking about the worst books I read in 2018.
So I have five books for this list which to be honest isn’t that bad considering I read over 90 books this year. Reading bad books isn’t a bad thing, it makes you appreciate those truly amazing books more. Also I have a decent amount of pent up rage to let out on ranting about bad books. Here we go:
Away We Go by Emil Ostrovski
What was the point of this book you may ask? Well I have no idea.
This is about a hospital rehab centre where loads of kids live because there’s a virus going around killing all Americas adolescents and they get shipped off to these centres where they inevitably die.
Except the book doesn’t delve into this much. It focuses more on the life of a boy whose name I cannot remember as he screws everyone? Idk there’s a lot of sex in this book.
I ended up wanting to DNF this but it had been on my shelf for so long I just wanted to say I had defeated it and read it although the time I spent reading this is time I will never get back.
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
This book really was not for me. I went into this first of all ashamed of the cover and trying my best to hide it but overall hopeful.
This had a lot of 4 star ratings from Goodreads friends and I thought maybe itd be a cheesy but enjoyable series.
But it was not. The main character was whiney and annoying . She had a crush on her older brother, sure she was adopted into the family but it’s still weird. And it just didn’t work for me.
It did however serve as great example of how much popular YA has changed and developed over the years which was interesting.
Fix Me by Lisa M. Cronkhite
I got this as an ARC from Netgalley and the premis sounded interesting enough: new drug craze which causes hallucinations and this girl keeps seeing her imaginary friend and girls are going missing.
This wasnt all that interesting, I really was not invested and it took me a long while to read. Even the sort of mystery aspect wasnt enough to keep me engaged.
Black Widow Red Vengeance by Margaret Stohl
(wrong cover just pretend its not)
Last year I read book 1, Forever Red, and it was enjoyable enough, I had problems with the insta love and the writing style but the story was decent enough.
With the sequel though it was like the reading equivalent of nails on a chalkboard. None of the book made sense, the writing was weird and I just did not like it.
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Hann
I get really worked up about this book.
Basically I read it for free (thank god) on Riveted after finishing an amazing book at 1am and needed something to help calm my brain.
I chose this. I was up till 4am finishing this and then ranting to myself about it.
The main character is bratty and annoying and a total hypocrite. The guy she kind of dated to make a boy jealous deserves so much MORE.
My whole hatred more or less rests on the shoulders of the main character Belly and I don’t understand how this is such a beloved book. Please anyone if you liked this please tell me why and help me get rid of some of this anger I hold inside.
There we go. All the books that caused me some irrational anger this year. Thank you for reading 🙂