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