Coming in hot on the heels of my My Best Reads of 2018 post, I knew I had to share what books disappointed me the most this past year. Lucky for my I had a lot more hits last year than misses, so this post should be short and (bitter)sweet!
Let’s get to it, shall we!
Sky in the Deep
What should have been a supreme debut, Sky in the Deep was probably the book the confused me the most in 2018. Everyone loved this one, raved about it and shared it and posted it on Instagram all year long and I was graced with an ARC that I had to force myself through. It was just so boring.
It had a bomb premise and the romance aspect was there, all the elements that could have made it a hit for me were present and accounted it for but when it came time to deliver it just fell short. I still think about this book, even now I feel sad that it wasn’t everything I hoped it would be, I just wish it would have been a little more.
In the Woods
This book will forever ignite a rage in me. In the Woods will probably go down as the book I’ve hated the most ever and I’m fine with that. It was a big hot mess and only had one redeeming quality. Read the review if you dare, it’s full of spoilers and angry yelling.
Up in Flames
This one is painful for me. Abbi Glines is one of my go-to authors; I love her work, have since I was in high school. She’ll always be one of my favorites. Up in Flames is the finale to one of her best series but hot damn was this book bad. I wish I would have never read it, let alone paid $10 for it. It was like she just wanted this series to be over and wanted Nan written and over with, it was so rushed and terrible. Do yourself a favor and skip this one if you’ve read the series.
There you have it, my worst reads of the year! I know, three is a really low number, but I’m glad it’s low rather than reading a ton of bad books in one year. I had a few that disappointed me or weren’t what I expected of them, but these were the ones that had me wanting to throw my Kindle across the room. I also DNF’d two books this year; Tess of the Road and Ruby, both were just boring and I was too tired to waste my time with trying to push through.
Let me know what books you didn’t like this year or what books weren’t really all that you’d hoped, or even what you DNF’d! I’d love to hear all about your 2018 reading year!