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The Worst Books I Read In 2019

I’m so used to seeing lists of the best books people read in the previous year, but isla @ A Whisper Of Ink posted a blog about the worst books she read, and now I’m stealing that idea for myself.

I was originally going to do a longer list of books that I disliked, but I decided to keep it short and put the only books that I gave two-star ratings to this year.


36531579._SY475_The Smoke Thieves by Sally Green

The beginning of this book was so promising. Soft girl and angry man duo catching demons? Sign me up! And then it went downhill. The only chapters I enjoyed were the demon girl (I forgot her name I’m sorry) ones, but there was still a lack of demon hunting and thieving smoke.


17334079What Really Happened In Peru by Cassandra Clare

Also by Sarah Rees Brennan (and Maureen Johnson depending on which edition you look at, I think). In my opinion, having a cowriter really toned down what I loved about Cassandra’s writing style, and this book read more like a Wikipedia page of what was happening, rather than what I know and love from her.

I always say that I will read whatever Cassandra Clare writes, but this series will now be an exception. I have a huge respect for her and her ability to create so many series out of the Shadowhunter idea and I loved so many of them, but now I think some of the spinoffs are getting a bit unnecessary.


34510711._SY475_Infinity Son by Adam Silvera

I genuinely hate talking about this book because it was so hugely anticipated and hyped up and I was excited to get an eARC copy but it just… fell flat. And it’s painful seeing how many negative ARC reviews there are but now excited people on Twitter are that he’s currently writing the sequel.

review here


51US9dqTOfL._SX323_BO1,204,203,200_Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Mass

I read this because my friend loves it a lot. It’s the kind of book that, instead of growing on me, it did the complete opposite. The plot focuses on all the parts that aren’t interesting, and so many of the characters simply aren’t likeable. I will always fail to understand why the hype doesn’t correlate with how good a book is.

review here


What were your worst books of 2019? Do you love end of year posts?


I like words, I like them a lot. I hope for the best but expect the worse. I'm not good at talking about feelings so I post song lyrics, my favourite ones being the ones above. I think too much. I generally write the worlds I want to live in and the characters I wish were real. I find it impossible to be only a casual fan of things. I have a weird explosion of emotion whenever I get nice comments or any kind of compliment.

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