Friday, December 3, 2010
Book Blogger Hop
Jennifer from Crazy for Books asks for this week's Book Blogger Hop question:
"What very popular and hyped book in the blogosphere did you NOT enjoy and how did you feel about posting your review?"
Oh gosh... This is a hard one. I feel like a lot of books that I read in the beginning of this school year were more than a little disappointing and some of them I did not enjoy reading whatsoever. I would have to say that "Halo" by Alexandra Adornetto and "Raised by Wolves" by Jennifer Lynn Barnes were two of the biggest let-downs I have read recently. Both had beautiful covers that I was immediately attracted to, the plotlines of each sound amazing, they both had pretty good reviews (well more so "Raised by Wolves" than "Halo"), and they both had so much potential, but they did not live up to that potential whatsoever. I seriously struggled to finish "Raised by Wolves", I wasn't too concerned if I didn't finish it because I hadn't bought a copy of the book, I had just lent it from the library, but "Halo"? Well, I bought that book (unfortunately) and I wasn't not going to finish it- I spent good hard earned money on it! And you know what? I didn't like "Clockwork Angel" by Cassie Clare as much as I would have liked to. Cassie's other series "Mortal Instruments" is my favourite series of all time, and so maybe I was trying to compare the series too much, but "CA" just didn't really do it for me. I found the characters in both series to be pretty much the same, save for the name... I mean, aren't Will and Jace pretty much the same, but Will is all dark haired and Jace is all golden?
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