I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and Boxing Day! Welcome to one of my favourite posts of the year: disappointing books. I didn’t hate of these per say, except the first book on the list, but I hyped for most of these and they let me down hard.
If you haven’t seen my best books of 2018, check it out here!
**Clicking each picture will direct you to my review.
The one word I would use to describe All the Little Lights is irresponsible. This is easily the worst book I read in 2018 and it’s the only book I rated one star.
Everything about From Here to You is just annoying. The characters, plot, and romance are all cringe and eye roll worthy.
Future Home of the Living God is a blatant rip off of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and offers absolutely nothing to the dystopian/speculative fiction genres or the feminism conversation.
The Chalk Man is a disappointing mystery that hardly focuses on the murder. Instead, it’s a novel about the main character’s life as a memoir.
Providence bit off more than it can chew by trying to be a mystery, romance, and science fiction novel all rolled into one, but, unfortunately, never expands adequately on any of them. Had Kepnes solely focused on the mystery and romance, I think the novel would have been more successful.
Whistle in the Dark is a slow burning mystery where the mystery is an afterthought. The synopsis of this book intrigued me, which is why I requested it on Netgalley. Unfortunately, Whistle in the Dark is an incredibly slow moving, boring mystery that doesn’t deliver.
Kings of the Wyld is a rock and roll kind of fantasy novel (see Eames playlist) that just didn’t work for me. I loved the characters, but not much else.
Find You in The Dark has an interesting premise that fails to deliver. If you’re an avid reader of thriller/mystery novels, you will most likely find this novel underwhelming.
I think I might have outgrown these novels because I found Cracked Kingdom to be tedious, annoying, and problematic.