Yesterday I shared 5 books that are worth all their hype. Today I’m bashing some of your faves 😅
Okay I’m not really “bashing” anything. But these are 5 seriously popular books that I don’t think are worth the hype. If you’ve been around for a minute you probably already know what books I’m going to mention.
As always: These are simply my opinions. Love the books you love!
1. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – 4.45⭐
I thought I’d just get this one out of the way right away 😅 I’ve been pretty vocal about my opinion on this series. I just… don’t think it’s that great. I personally didn’t love the characters nor the heist. But I’m clearly in the vast minority with this crazy high average rating!
2. Illuminae by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman – 4.29⭐
Another book-world fav. This was fine. But I don’t understand the fanfare over this book/series. The format is unquestionably cool! But beyond that, I found the characters and plot to be quite average. I will say this has a pretty cool twist at the end! Just not enough so that I ever picked up the sequels….
3. On the Way to You by Kandi Steiner – 4.27⭐
This book has significantly less ratings/reviews than the others this list but I still wanted to include it. This is the highest rated book by one of my favorite romance authors and I just don’t understand why… I’ve enjoyed Kandi’s other books so much more!
4. Regretting You by Colleen Hoover – 4.26⭐
I feel like Colleen Hoover fans fall into one of two categories: either you love her romance and hate her contemporary OR you love her contemporary and loathe her romance. I definitely fall into the first category! This contemporary was boring and I couldn’t stand a single character.
5. Vicious by V.E. Schwab – 4.23⭐
Another popular book I’ve been pretty vocal about. I just don’t get it! This book was the epitome of a 3 star read for me. I finished it, thought it was fine, and promptly I’ve never thought about it again 😅
What are some books you think are over-hyped??