Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Top 8 Books I Almost Put Down But Didn't

1. The Summoning: The first part of the book was a little slow and I remember that when I was reading about Chloe putting red streaks in her hair between classes after she got her first period and her being weirdly happy about it I thought to myself  'why am I reading this book' by the end of the chapter she sees her first ghost so that got me interested again and I'm overall extremely happy that I did because The Darkest Powers series is now one of my favorite book series.
2. Heart of Darkness: I hate this book it was written way too densely for my tastes and over half of the book was descriptions of landscapes seriously this book is about the dark creepy forbidden forest since the author decided to neglect both plot and characters to focus more on setting. I also hated how only three characters were named through out the whole book which just made it needlessly confusing and I hate the format of the book at least the edition that I read it had around every single paragraph in the whole book so I never new when someone was talking or if the narrator was just describing things and there was no space between paragraphs and sometimes the paragraphs would go on for three or four pages and the font was like size ten. I hate this book and the only reason I finished is because I read it for class.
3. Taming of the Shrew: This play I hated because all of the characters were very unlikable and the story is extremely out dated with how it treated Katherine and Petruchio they were both unlikable characters but it felt better gross that Petruchio abusing Katherine into submission was considered a happy ending, also the play wasn't funny if you want a good and funny version of this story watch the movie 10 Things I Hate About You. I also only finished this because I read it for a class.
4. Evermore: I really wanted to like this book but the main character Ever never really seemed to do anything but try to block out her powers and date this guy that was really creepy so I thought about quitting this book a bunch of times but I ended up sticking to it until the end.
5. Wings: I didn't hate this book or anything I just wished that it was more exciting than it was in the end I felt the book was okay overall but I also thought it was pretty boring.
6. Anna and the French Kiss: I know this is an unpopular opinion but I hate St. Clair both because he doesn't feel like a real person do to being French-American with a British accent seems like he was just designed to make girls swoon which I might've been able to forgive if he had actual been able to make me swoon. I hate St. Clair because through out the majority of the book he has a girlfriend named Ellie who has done nothing wrong accept embraced college life but St.Clair spends most of the book ignoring Ellie in order to flirt with Anna and he even admits that he has known that he had strong feelings for Anna since thanksgiving but doesn't break up with Ellie until after his friends catch him with his tongue halfway done Anna's throat and even then the only reason he breaks things off with Ellie is because he's afraid his friends would tell her. Through the whole book St. Clair treats Ellie like crap which shows that he's a bad boyfriend and doesn't respect Ellie at all since he moved on before he even let her know that the relationship was over. I also really hated how Anna fantasied about smashing Ellie's head against a brick wall because Ellie dared to kiss her boyfriend, seriously Anna is stealing Ellie's boyfriend and I'm suppose to root for a girl that not only feels no shame about this but feels she has the right to wish violence on someone she doesn't even no and has done nothing wrong. I finished this book but I didn't like it and while I feel bad about that I can't force myself to like a guy like St. Clair.
7. The Lovely Bones: This book was pretty disturbing at parts, sad through out the story and there wasn't a real strong plot so I thought of quitting it at times. Overall I didn't dislike the book it's just I didn't like either.
8. 1984: This book just felt a bit dense at time and I wasn't really invested in the characters but the world and plot were pretty interesting and I actually really do love the book even if it was a bit hard to get into.


  1. Evermore... LOL. Yes, Damen was creepy. I gave up on that series after the first two books. I'll never get those hours back...

    My feelings about The Summoning were a bit different than yours. I actually really liked the first book... but that was about it. I did read the whole trilogy, but I felt kind of betrayed at the end when nothing was resolved and there was another trilogy that was supposed to answer the unanswered questions. I didn't like that.

    1. Thanks for the comment. I agree that I also really felt like I wasted my time after reading Evermore and Damen is one of the creepiest love interest I have ever encountered which just really hurt this already bad book.

      I love The Darkest Powers series and I really felt like the book would probably have to be like 10 books long to answer all the questions that were asked in it so I liked that the series was open ended since it felt like the right ending for these characters at this time but I can also see why you wouldn't like that.

  2. I haven't read any of these, but I go back and forth with wanting to read Anna and the French Kiss. I think I will stay away for now, it definitely doesn't sound too appealing to me!

    1. Thanks for the comment and I'm so glad that I was able to warn someone away from Anna and the French Kiss because the more I think about that book the more problems I have with that book.

  3. I'm pretty sure now that I should go pick up the entire Dark Powers series. The Summoning was definitely great and I should really stop getting distracted by other books whenever I see it on the bookstore :3

    Whenever I look back at the books I read back then, I really can't believe that I was able to read 4 books from the Immortals series. Maybe I actually liked Evermore back then but right now, I'm pretty sure it's something I'll drop right off the bat (because I did tried to reread it a few weeks back and didn't even get pass the first chapter, literally).

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project. new GFC follower, bytheway :)

    1. Thanks for the comment, You should read the whole Darkest Powers series since it's such a great series. Yeah I don't know how I even got through Evermore because it's just so bad and it really never gets better as the story goes on although it did have chance to be good it just never took it.