2017 Look in Review

Most Disappointing Reads of 2017

These books were not particularly ones that I disliked, but I was expected to love them but sadly didn’t. Luckily there were only five which really disappointed me, and I know many people enjoy these books so these are my opinions. I rated these around 3 stars, so I still enjoyed them, but was expected to give them 4 or 5 stars.



5/ Code Name Verity by Elizabeth WeinWhat are the best children's books on the second world war ...

This wasn’t completely disappointing, just that I was expecting to love it a lot more than I did. I found it slow in the beginning and it took me a long time to adjust to the writing style. The changing of the main protagonists name was a bit confusing, as was the switching between different characters/time lines as it wasn’t very clear who we were following.





210998284/ Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

This was picked up in anticipation of the movie release. It looked really good and had a lot of prestigious actors I was excited to see. But when I read it I was disappointed with the ending. It was enjoyable reading through the facts and the evidence as the plot unfolded, but I felt let down with the reveal and the ending was anti-climactic.





3/ One of us is Lying by Karen M. McManusMama Mummy Mum: One Of Us Is Lying February Book of the Month

This was so disappointing because I was really enjoying the book until it got to the ‘reveal’, and I thought it was a poor choice and such a negative stigma over depression. I found that to be a big let-down, as you were expecting someone to get outed and be revealed as the killer. It felt like the author got fed up and decided to go with the easy ending and I really didn’t think it paid off.





267953522/ My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows

I have now put this down temporarily because I wasn’t really enjoying it. It was supposed to be so funny that you ‘laugh out loud’, but I only merely chuckled at a few little areas. I just don’t get my head around the magic system and I can’t find any reason to carry on as of yet.





1/ Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor13600168

I was expected to be blown away by this, but I just spent the first half of the book waiting for something to happen. As many people have this as their favourite series of all time I was kind of expecting to be blown away. The last 100 or so pages picked up and made it more enjoyable, and I will try and read the others, but I haven’t found the motivation yet.




So have you read any of these? What are your opinions on them? The ones which are series, are they worth continuing? I’d love to know!



Abbie xxx


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