Totally Didn’t Book Tag

We all have opinions about books that differ from the usual and we don’t get a lot of opportunity to share them with everyone. So, when I saw this tag being done at Madame Writer’s blog, I knew I had to do it. Make sure to checkout their blog for more amazing bookish content.

1. Totally didn’t need to have a sequel/sequels.

The sequel to Handmaid’s Tale,  The Testaments released a couple of months ago and even won the Man Booker prize. I read it because it’s just not easy to escape the hype but my strong feeling is that it wasn’t a particularly necessary sequel.

2. Totally didn’t need to have more than one point of view.

American Royals

One POV would probably be too few, but American Royals has four and it could have definitely done with two less.

3. Totally didn’t need to change cover art through the middle of a series.


I don’t exactly know when the cover change for the first two books happened, but I own the original covers and I find them more beautiful and representative of the actual story within as well as Lia as a character. I guess the newer ones match the cover of The Beauty of Darkness (with Lia holding a sword), but they just don’t make much sense to me.

4. Totally didn’t need a love triangle.

I think many of you readers will agree that the love triangle in Hunger Games felt pointless.

5. Totally didn’t need this book to be included in this series.

Hunger Games2

This might be slightly unpopular, but I actually found Catching Fire to be very repetitive and maybe it could have had a different plot, but I don’t know. I just didn’t enjoy it.

6. Totally didn’t need a cliffhanger.


War Storm doesn’t exactly have a cliffhanger, but the two main characters are left with an open ending and it frustrated the hell out of me, because I felt cheated. Thankfully the author gave a better ending in the short story collection, Broken Throne.

7. Totally didn’t need to have just one point of view.

The Lost Vintage

The Lost Vintage has only the main female character’s POV and I feel that I couldn’t get invested in the love story because I knew nothing about the love interest and what he was thinking.

8. Totally didn’t need that much hype.


I’m sorry for this massively unpopular opinion, but I think The Cruel Prince trilogy is hyped too much, and it’s entertaining but not as awesome as it’s made out to be.

9. Totally didn’t need a relative book reference. (Eg, For example: Hunger Games fan would love Divergent.)


To be clear, I think Descendant of the Crane is brilliant and I was on the edge of my seat most of the time while reading this one. But it’s comp title is Game of Thrones and I feel that’s really a disservice to the novel, because GoT has a cult status and I don’t know what good it would do to compare a debut to it and raise expectations monumentally.

10. Totally didn’t deserve my time.

I don’t really want to talk about The Seduction Expert, but it’s the best answer I can come up with when I want to get salty. And there has been no other book in recent times that I regretted reading and found a waste of my time.

What do you think of all my opinions here? Do you agree or disagree? Let me know what you think of them and hopefully, we’ll have some fun discussions in the comments below… Also, please do the tag if you find it interesting and link back to me so I can see all your answers..!!!!

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    1. Haha it really is a salty tag 😂😂 I don’t rant a lot so this gave me a bit of an opportunity 😜😜
      Ohh that Hunger Games love triangle is one of the most pointless ones I’ve ever read 😬😬


  1. Ooh, I love this book tag! I don’t want to say I’m a person who loves to be negative, but…I’m really good at it! I have so many books that spring to mind for these prompts! I totally agree with your Handmaid assessment! I’ve said before that I didn’t think it needed a sequel and I was shocked that I actually liked The Testaments, but I could have lived without it, for sure! I’ll definitely be doing this tag! Thanks for the fun read!

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    1. That’s awesome… I had to think a lot but if you already have a lot of answers, you should totally do the tag and I would love to see your answers !!!
      I didn’t mind The Testaments either, but just didn’t feel the need for it. And it didn’t feel as groundbreaking as HT either…


  2. OH this is good! And since when did the that cover change? It’s sooo awful! I also own the first version and I had no idea it had changed… And so true: I hated the open ending in War Storm, but I’m super happy you read Broken Throne and could spoiler the happy ending for me haha! happy reading!

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    1. Even I have the original boxset, so thank god I didn’t have to buy the new covers.. they don’t suit the books at all… 😬😬
      War Storm was such an annoying end.. I had to slog through an almost 24 hour audiobook and that’s what I got 😂😂😂
      OMG I didn’t realize I spoiled the ending for you.. sorry 😜😜
      Happy Reading to you too !!!


        1. Ya.. it was a slog because the narration was sloooooow 😂😂 and we were on a trip to Niagara Falls, so I kept listening to it all through my trip lol
          I don’t even remember that I had spoiled it for you then but I recall now… no body should have to read another book just to know the ending… I just hate such tactics..

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  3. I had never seen the Remnant Chronicles cover change before, or if I had I had removed it from my memory, because… that’s just bad. Why did they even do that? It’s not like Lia is that much of a warrior anyway, it’s almost as if they think fantasy won’t sell if it doesn’t look like Throne of Glass

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    1. I think they changed it after the third released… I don’t know when exactly … I’m glad I have the original covers because they are gorgeous…. and I completely agree, this whole obsession with warrior women in YA is a bit much 😬😬😬

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