Happy Friday everyone! Hope you have a great weekend. Today, our question from Parajunkee and Alison is:
What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?
This is a hard question for me, because in choosing a book for this question, I rely on my personal opinion. Just because a book wasn't my thing, doesn't mean it isn't a great book for other people.
So, with that said, my choice is The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. Here's my thoughts on DNFing this book There's nothing wrong with the writing or world building or anything. I loved Kagawa's Immortal Rules. I just knew going in that fantasy is one of my least favorite genres, and this book was just to "fantastical" for me. I don't know why. For example, I enjoyed Daughter of Smoke & Bone, despite all it's weird creatures. I think a fantasy book has to have roots in reality -- on Earth, or some Earth-like place -- or I won't enjoy it. I felt like The Iron King was going to stay in a fantasy world for way too long.
I don't mind the hype that books receive. I read a lot of hyped books. Most of them deserve it, in my opinion. There are also great books that don't get the hype they deserve, so I try to review those and do what I can for them.
I really feel guilty when I don't like a hyped book. Or, I feel like there's something wrong with me. Do you feel that way too?
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