Bookish Friday | Overhyped Books

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Today I will be adding books that I think are way too overhyped in my opinion.

S I X    O F   C R O W S

Don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy this one when I finally got around to it, but the beginning I struggled like fuck with, I must have put this down so many times because I couldn’t get through the beginning. I did give this four stars but I don’t understand the hype around it, same for Shadow and Bone, I read it a few years ago and loved it but sometimes looking back I feel like my thoughts were too caught up with the hype surrounding it. 

S T R A N G E    T H E    D R E A M E R 

I DON’T GET IT. It wasn’t that amazing, I found book two even more interesting than the first. It was a lyrical read but I didn’t find it had a lot of plot.

A   D A R K E R    S H A D E    O F    M A G I C 

This one is so hyped, I finally read A Darker Shade of Magic a couple years a go and I gave it 3 stars, it was a little bit boring, I didn’t get the hype however I did find book two a lot better than the first but I haven’t yet read the final book, which I will at some point.

T H R O N E    O F    G L A S S 

I ADORED THIS SERIES, I was a part of the hype, until Kingdom of Ash, that one for me, FLOPPED. Like it was just dragging, I felt it could’ve been cut in half, the first two books are good, I loved rereading them, but when I got to Heir of Fire and finished it I couldn’t be bothered with the rest of my reread to get to Kingdom of Ash.

T H E    G I R L    O N     T H E     T R A I N

A friend in back in college really wanted me to read this one, so I gave it a go, and I HATED IT. My gosh, I found it so boring and just awful, I wanted to DNF it but I felt that I should finish it.

What is an overhyped book to you?

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