When I first saw this tag on Marija’s blog @ Inside My Library Mind, I was so entertained that wanted to try it as well. Definitely checkout their blog for much more fun bookish content. I don’t know if I can make this post as salty as Marija was able to, but I’m gonna try 🙂
1. A Book That Tried But Failed to Tackle an Issue
I seem to be the only one around who gave Things You Save in a Fire less than 5 stars (it actually made it to the final round of GR awards in the romance category ughhh), but I really didn’t enjoy this book. The author definitely tries to tackle issues like a badass woman trying to make it in a man’s profession like being a firefighter, and also showing us the longterm affects of trauma – but I never felt that the issues were tackled in a substantial way. It all felt pretty superficial with a love cures all ending 😦
2. An Intriguing Series That Did Not Pay Off
I won’t deny that the premise of this series is very intriguing and the characters are good, but the ending just wasn’t worth reading through four books.
3. A Great Beginning With a Mediocre Ending
Furyborn has one of the most explosive prologues ever, but then it’s mostly downhill from there. I won’t call the ending mediocre, but I found most of the book to be.
4. A Last-Minute Twist That Ruined It All
The ending twists of Descendant of the Crane ruined me, in the sense that they gave my heart a huge jolt and then ended, without the possibility that we would ever get a sequel. It’s just not fair.
5. A Great Plot With Some Boring Characters
The plot of the Red Queen series wasn’t very great but it had potential, it was interesting in parts, but ultimately it was bland fare due to the boring characters (except Maven who could have been so much more).
6. A Character Death That Ruined a Book (SPOILERS)
The death of Jesper at the end of Relic didn’t totally ruin the book for me but it was a very unexpected shock, and I really thought she would have a much more important part to play in the sequel.
7. A Romance That Ruined the Book For You
Romances mostly never ruin my reading experiences, because I’m pretty careful in what I choose to read. But I can say that I have never found Jude and Cardan from The Cruel Prince to be a good romantic couple, and I still don’t understand why they are together. I still haven’t read The Queen of Nothing, so I can’t say if it’ll change my opinion.
8. A Romance That You Wanted to Happen
This answer has been the same for almost two years now, and despite hoping that Nikolai would be getting his own romantic plot in the sequel of King of Scars, I will forever be disappointed that Alina and Nik never got to explore a romantic relationship.
9. A Scene You Have Petty Beef With
This is definitely petty on my part because the final scene in The Marriage Clock is one of the most significant in terms of Leila’s character development, but I just thought it was selfish of her to make an event dedicated to her parents all about herself and essentially hijack it.
What do you think of my answers? Do you like ranting about books too? If so, please consider yourself tagged and link back to me so that I can get to know all your salty views too…