When a hyped book comes out, sometimes everyone does this:
And everyone reads the book, and they lose their minds, and they all say:
And some of us are all like:
This week, Pixie and I share what hype trains we have never boarded.
1. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
I was SO EXCITED about this one. However, after scanning the reviews for this one, and taking into account which readers match my taste the best, I have to say my feelings on it waned. There are too many books that are waiting to be read to skip them for a book I am pretty sure I will not enjoy.
2. Paper Towns by John Green
I’m over him.
3. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
I actually bought a copy of this one used, and I just sold it last week. I never had it in me to finish off the series. The second book really soured my feelings for the series, and I can now just go look it up online to read the end of the story.
4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
I actually plan to rectify this soon! I never read this in high school, and I wish I had this one assigned in English. I really enjoyed comparing my feelings of teen Lyn vs Adultish Lyn when it came to rereading 1984, and I am disappointed that I will not have the same experience here.
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Once again, I plan on reading this one. Since I was not in AP English until my senior year, I missed out on a lot of reading, and this was one that just slipped under my radar.
1. Looking For Alaska by John Green
I’ve only read one book by him (The Fault in Our Stars) and while I did love that particular read–because it was a me read at that time, but I won’t re-read to ruin my experience–I’m not interested in reading anymore of his books. They’re way too over-hyped and some things just have turned me off. I don’t want to mess up the one good experience anyway. That’s that.
2. Vicious by Victoria Schwab
I still definitely plan to read this!
3. The Giver by Lois Lowry
I have heard about this book so so much, but have never really thought to pick it up. I feel like it’s one of those things where if I do, I’ll have really high expectations because of everything I’ve heard… only to get disappointed. So I always change my mind. I think I’ll read it eventually. I just need to find the right moment for me.
4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
This one got a lot of hype when it first released and I jumped at the first opportunity to buy it. Then it has sat on my shelf since collecting dust. LOL. Maybe I’m a little wary about being disappointed with this one also.
5. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth E. Wein
OMG. I just haven’t got around to this one, but I really do want to! I plan to soon!
Have you read these books? Are there any hyped books that you have skipped? Is it temporary or so you plan on never reading skipped hyped books?