I’m kicking off my end of the year series with my 5 most disappointing reads of 2019!
Not all of these necessarily received super low ratings. I just had really high expectations for these and sadly they didn’t live up.
These are ranked from least to most disappointing.
I had heard such amazing things about Jenn Bennett’s books so I had some high expectations going into this. Unfortunately I was pretty disappointed by this book. I found it really slow and drawn out. And I never 100% connected to these characters.
This book was crazy hyped this year! Unfortunately it didn’t live up to all that hype for me… This book was extremely atmospheric and creepy. But unfortunately I didn’t love the pacing of this and the ending was a major disappointment.
A large chunk of my disappointment with this book had to do with my own expectations. I was in the mood for a light, fun witchy read and this… was not that. This was dramatic and much darker than I was looking for and expecting.
2. Wilder Girls by Rory Power ⭐⭐⭐
I didn’t have the same visceral reaction other people did to this. I thought is was fine. The ending was a major flop but overall I just thought it was slow and underwhelming. Not bad by any means, just not the same hit I was expecting it to be. I am however super excited to read more from Rory Power!
This was my biggest disappointment of the year… The Light We Lost was one of my favorite books of 2018 so I was hyped for this release. But unfortunately I just found this extremely pretentious and disappointing.
What was your most disappointing book of 2019?