I feel like over the years I have gotten better at picking books that I know I will enjoy. That being said every year there are books that I think I am going to like that end up being disappointments. That is what I am here to talk about today. I only give a 1 star rating to books I DNF and luckily I didn’t have any of those in 2019. I did however give out seven 2 star ratings. I give 2 stars to books that I didn’t like at all for various different reasons. I’m not going to be talking about all 7 of my 2 star books today because some of them I didn’t have any expectations going into them but I did have some that I expected to be better than they were and one more so than any of the rest. Enough rambling here are the books that disappointed me in 2019 in no particular order.
I’m going to start with the book that let me down the most this year. I read the entire The Darkest Minds series this year including all of the novellas. I enjoyed every single one of them except for book number 4 The Darkest Legacy. I was told by several different people that this book wasn’t as good but since I had enjoyed all of the others I went into this hoping that I would love it. I don’t want to spoil the book if you haven’t read the series but basically I was annoyed throughout the entire book. I felt like I was reading about different characters and it felt like we were right back where we started in book 1. If you want to read my full thoughts on this book you can read my spoilery review here.
I read this at the beginning of the year as part of romanceopoly when I was still participating. I didn’t know much about this going into it but the synopsis sounded really intriguing and it was a recommendation for whatever prompt I read it for. Unfortunately this ended up being a no go for me. The main character was so judgmental of her friend for certain things and then she ended up doing the same things and it just really got on my nerves. You can read my review of it here.
The last book I am going to be talking about in this post is The Space Between Time. I read this as part of a blog tour and it ended up not being for me at all. It’s a very slow character driven book and I struggled the whole time I was reading it to even get through it. The big downfall for me was that there was so much science and math talk included and I’m just like no. I do have to point out that I seemed to have an unpopular opinion on this book so if it sounds interesting you should definitely still give it a shot. You can read my full review here.
That’s all I have for you today guys. What books disappointed you in 2019? Have you read any of my disappointments? What did you think of them if you have?