Tuesday, May 5

Ten Books I Will Probably Never Read

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Hello sweeties. You know what I love more than lists? Negative lists, like, the top ten most hated characters. (Wonder what that says about me.) Unfortunately Top Ten Tuesday topics never seem to be about most hated things *sad sigh*, but today's topic is a close call. It's the ten books I'll probably never read. Hope you'll enjoy. :)

1. Any book by Kathleen Hale

Do I have to tell you why?

2. The Wicked Will Rise and the rest of the series

I was ready to dismiss my opinion of what the author had to say about Hale, I really was. Then I read some reviews that made me think this book is NOT the amazing, action-packed sequel I was waiting for. So no thanks. 

3. After Trilogy

I'm a bit freaked out over how many people read and ACTUALLY ENJOYED THIS. I've never read it (thank god) but read quotes from it and read reviews about it. Obviously, this is a "no-thanks". 

4. The Heroes of Olympus

I've never been really interested in this series, even though I loved the original Percy Jackson books. Anyhow the following tweet convinced me not to read this series and to only read his other books if they interest me. I'd like to check out how fast he reads. 

5. Shadowhunter Books


I really loved the first three books of TMI but then everything went downhill. It's a "bit" too much after god knows how many books. Although, I'd be interested in other books by Clare because I read a novella by her and liked it.

6. The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I enjoyed the movie but didn't love it at all. Not sure why but I couldn't relate to any of the characters or understand them for that matter. Obviously, after that the book is not something I'm interested in. 


7. Caster Chronicles and Dangerous Creature

I've read the first two books but that was that. Thanks, but I'm not interested in reading the characters feel sorry for themselves for the same things, have the same relationship drama, just with a little change in the plot. I've already did that with the second book. The covers are gorgeous, though. 

 8. The Maddox Brothers

I was excited for this book until I read Walking Disaster and found it bad. Like really bad. I went back to Beautiful Disaster to see what I'd think of it with fresh eyes and I realised it wasn't the awesome read I remembered. I think it's better if me and Beautiful Oblivion will never meet. 

9. Fall Away series

I read Bully but that was more than enough from the series for me. 

10. Addicted series

I know you guys love this series to pieces but I looked into it at the bookshop and wasn't too impressed. It's not that this series is not good, I know it is great based on the opinion of bloggers I respect, but it's not for me.

Have you read any of these books? Want to convince me to give them a chance? What are the books you'll probably never read? 

Share with my your TTTs and I'll check them out. :)



46 comments:

  1. I've not actually read any of these but Dorothy Must Die is on my TBR - is it worth the read? x
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    1. I really enjoyed Dorothy Must Die, rated it 5 stars actually, so I hope you'll like it if you choose to read it.

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    2. Thank you! I think I'll give it a go then. x

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  2. NEVER EVER read After, it ruined my life. It's the first book in a while that I DNF'ed. I did like The Heros of Olympus series, but not as much as Percy Jackson.

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    1. Haha, believe me I won't. My friend said the same about The Heroes of Olympus and I don't feel like ruining my opinion of the Percy Jackson series because of a series I don't even want to read that much.

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  3. I've read and enjoyed te heroes of Olympus books , have one more book then I finish the series . I find that tweet funny lol. A friend gave me the addicted to you book a while back I couldn't finish the book because I found it utterly stupid and not an interesting read , so do not bother yourself . I've not had the opportunity of reading or watching the perks of a wallflower but I plan to do so soon. Great list Veronika ��

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    1. I guess I didn't find it funny because I saw it on tumblr and a girl gave totally good reasons of why some parts were indeed rushed and how Riordan should take the critic. Hope you'll enjoy The Perks.
      Thanks. :)

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  4. Haha.Good old Kathleen Hale.That woman is unbelievable!I still shudder when I think about what she did.Thank God I don't live in the US.

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    1. My thoughts exactly. I usually feel unlucky not to live in the US, because of author signings etc, but not after this.

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  5. The heroes of olympus is my series tbr for this year. I don't know but I really am into any books of Rick Riordan. So after finishing the percy jackson I think I should get into this one. And I love The Perks of being a Wallflower. I read it first ages ago before it was turned into the movie so I have it the other way around, i love the book more than the movie haha but i still love the movie.

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    1. I really hope you'll enjoy The Heroes of Olympus. Also, I'm glad you enjoyed The Perks but I'd rather stay clear of it, even though my friend keeps nugging me to read it. :)

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  6. Um, egh yes I don't think I'll ever be reading reading No One Else Can Have You after THAT. 0-0 I was actually looking forward to it and everything, but some things are just TOO FAR. That saying, I mean, I think that Riordan tweet was pretty rude and kind of stupid for him to say and mock his own readers (!?) but that series is really really good and MUCH better than his first one. *shrugs* IDEK. I don't know how I feel about authors behaving badly!
    Here's my TTT!

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    1. I was interested in No One Else Can Have You but all the negative reviews made me reconsider reading it. And then THAT happened. No way am I reading it now. Or ever. I don't know what to do with the Riordan books! People either tell me to read it because it's better than Percy Jackson OR they tell me that I should leave it alone bc it's nothing compared to the original series. Choices.

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  7. I agree with every book on your list with the exception of the Addicted series haha. I totally understand how it's not for everyone though. And OMG Kathleen Hale! I will never, ever pick up a book by that woman.

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    1. I'm glad you liked the Addicted series, I might decide to pick it up one day. :)

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  8. I agree with you on some of those book but sometimes its not that I wouldn't read them more like I forget I have them and forget to read them. The ones I would read from your list is the Shadowhunters even though I haven't quite finished them yet, Addicted series and Beautiful Oblivion. Great list though Veronika! :)

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    1. Believe me I forget about many books too. I'm thinking about doing some kind of chart for it. I've read a lot of books from The Shadowhunter world, all the Magnus novellas, TMI, the first two books of TID... it's just doesn't interest me anymore. I hope you'll like these books, though! :))
      Thanks!

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  9. Yeah, Kathleen Hale didn't do herself a favour by doing and saying what she did. I mean I understand authors can get angry with bad reviews and stuff but it's not a good enough reason to behave like that. Nope.... Same applies with Page. I own Dorothy Must Die and I will read it but I'm not sure I will like it now. And don't even get me started on the After series. Jeez.... Why things like this keep getting published? Seriously? Why?!?!?!?!?! I mean, I would rather die that call that literature. My sister and I went the other day to have a look at my local bookstore and we decided to open the book and read a page. I wish we hadn't. I wanted to take my eyes out. And to think young girls are reading it makes me sick to my stomach.
    I guess Riordan's tweet wasn't his greatest (one of those moments you try to be funny and it fails LOL) but I do love Percy Jackson's series because I do love greek mythology and his books are so fun to read and highly entertaining. I actually prefer the original series but I know why most people prefer his second, especially if they are teens. I mean, the first series is middle-grade and to connect with a 12 year-old boy can be hard sometimes. I didn't have a problem though and I read them in 2013 when I was 22. You know I love middle-grade hahaha. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of my faves but I understand your position so it's okay. I know not everybody is gonna like or be interested in the same books, which is very normal.

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    1. And I just wrote the biggest comment in the history of comments. Sorry :/

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    2. No problem at all! I love long comments, it's always better to read a longer opinion then a two sentence one where you're left trying to figure out what to write back. On some levels I get that a person can hit rock bottom and go crazy BUT Hale does not feel sorry. She's quite proud of herself actually, and instead of apologising, she's trying to make herself the victim. Also, I don't get why they're planning on publishing other books of her, she kind of ruined her career. What she did is not something anyone will forget. And I'm pretty sure no blogger is going to promote her books.
      I have NO IDEA. I get that many people love fanfiction, there's nothing wrong with that, but please don't publish it because it's not original at all. It's even worse if the writing sucks, and god how it sucks in this case. Though I don't blame the publishing industry, they kind of have to publish what seems like it'll benefit.
      I don't think I'll read The Heroes of the Olympus, I think it's better if I only remember Percy Jackson as something amazing and funny and not as something that had a weaker than the original spin-off. Also, I know it has various POVs which is usually not something I like.

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  10. I feel the same about TMI and Heroes Of The Olymp and I won't try to convince you to read them ;) Check out my TTT

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    1. Oh well, I'm glad I'm not the only one then. :)

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  11. The Perks of Being a Wallflower in my opinion is very over-hyped, I didn't enjoy it as much as I hoped I would :/
    With the Beautiful Creatures I was tempted to pick them up, until I saw a lot of bad reviews and decided against it. I was surprised a film was released!

    Interesting selection! Hope you're having a great day! Here's my TTT if you would like to check it out :-)

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    1. I heard others say that it's quite overhyped, and there's nothing I hate more than overhyped books. I saw the movie but I wish I hadn't. I liked the settings but it was made even more dramatic than the novel. I honestly didn't think that's possible.

      Thanks. :)

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  12. It always makes me a little sad when I see a book on a list like this that's my favorite. The beauty of the world though, right? We don't all have to like the same stuff. The Fall Away series is one of my favorites, and there's fifth book titled Aflame, the continuation of Jared and Tate's story. (Also, I felt that Until You was better than Bully, it's the same story just from Jared's POV.)

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    1. I know, me too. It was kind of traumatic to go visit others TTTs and see my favorite books on them. But I still love negative lists haha. I'm glad you liked the series but my hatred for Jared made me hate the whole book.

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  13. I read Beautiful Creatures, but I just wasn't into it enough to merit continuing on with the rest of the series. As for Cassandra Clare's books, I think I actually preferred The Infernal Devices series to The Mortal Instruments.

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    1. You made the right choice. The second book... *shudders* I really enjoyed the first two books of TID but then I don't know, I kind of felt like I had enough of this series. All shadowhunter series, though I read the Magnus novellas... I wish I hadn't.

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  14. Interesting list! I haven't heard of most of these, but I can already tell they don't appeal to me either. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is one of my favourites though, but I found the movie version wasn't as good or as touching as I found the book to be when I first read it. Also, that Kathleen Hale book cover is one of the strangest looking covers I think I've ever seen, haha. :)

    Here is my TTT this week, if you'd like to check it out: http://thedarlingbookworm.blogspot.com/2015/05/top-ten-tuesday-4.html

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    1. Thanks. :) Everyone has so different opinion of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, it's like I decide to read it bc someone gushes about it but then someone tells me that I shouldn't waste my time.

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  15. Yeah, I won't be picking up anything by Kathleen Hale either.
    I personally love the Shadowhunter world - I do agree that things went downhill from City of Glass though, I wish it had ended as a trilogy, but I adore The Infernal Devices. So I will most likely be reading The Dark Artifices, it's just a matter of when.
    I also read the first two books of The Caster Chronicles - there's no way I'm picking up Beautiful Chaos after the mess of Beautiful Darkness. It was way too boring for me.
    Once I finally get around to the first Percy Jackson series, I will decide whether I read Heroes of Olympus or not aha.
    Nice list! :)

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    1. I wish it was only a trilogy too, I think that way I wouldn't have so terrible feelings toward the series and she could have already published The Dark Artifices.
      Finally! Someone else who suffered through two books of The Caster Chronicles. The first one was bearable, but the second.... I have no idea why people enjoy that series.
      I really hope you'll like Percy Jackson! :)
      Thanks!

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  16. I have quite a few of the books you listed on my TBR pile but I really have no inclination to run out and read them. Jamie McGuire made my list as well.

    Sharon – Obsession with Books

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    1. I wish more people would see that the relationship of Abby and Travis is NOT healthy. At all. And they'd stop calling him a great book boyfriend... really agree with your choice of not reading it.

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  17. I read Bully and liked it. I did not like Beautiful Disaster because I absolutely like these types of stories, but I was greatly disappointed by this one especially because I heard such good things about it!

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    1. People seem to love Beautiful Disaster waay too much. Why, I have no idea, it features one of the unhealthiest relationships I've ever read about.

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  18. I must admit No One Else Can Have You has definitely aroused my curiosity, but I'm not entirely sure I'd read it any day soon. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is one of my favorites (at least, it was back when I read it). The main character, Charlie was highly relatable and so was the story- finally it's all about being able to relate to the story, isn't it? It was a very delicate book (I can't think of any other word for it, sorry) and I felt the author had done it justice. You could just try giving it a chance someday :) The movies never do live up to the books, right?

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    1. I'd only read it to see what Hale is so proud of when most reviewers hated her book. But I don't plan on supporting her, not even with a negative review sooo. I'm glad you liked The Perks but I personally don't think it is for me. I might read it one day, but at the moment I don't want to waste time for books I'm not even interested in. It really never does, that's why I'm always wary of book to movie adaptations.

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  19. I don't think you're missing anything by passing on The Caster Chronicles. It could have been such a great story but I could barely get through it. Great list!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. The idea is really great but the realisation. Such a let down. Thanks!

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  20. I liked Heroes of Olympus but not as much as Percy Jackson. In some ways I'm glad I read them, because I love some of the new characters, but at the same time, they're not as good as Percy Jackson and the last book is a really unsatisfactory ending, I think the ending of The Last Olympian was better, so I respect that you may want to leave it at that. I had The Mortal Instruments on my list too, and I don't think I'll ever read Beautiful Creatures.
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/05/top-ten-tuesday-3/

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    1. Yet another person telling me that The Heroes of Olympus is not as good as Percy Jackson. I'm kind of becoming completely sure in my decision to pass that series. You really shouldn't read Beautiful Creatures. It's extremely long, and boring. Plus the characters are horrible.

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  21. I definitely won't be reading anything from Kathleen Hale. I actually read her book before the situation happened and ended up DNF'ing it around a couple of pages because the writing was just so damn weird! Idk if I'll ever read the Percy Jackson series, not because I heard they weren't good, but because I'm still not that good with committing to series unless the first book blew me away, and I don't know if that'll happen for me. The only reason why I purchased After and it's sequel is because I never seen so many 1 star ratings and reviews for a book on GR in my life! I'm probably going to hate it, but my blog needs some diverse ratings anyway lmao.

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    1. That book sounded so bad based on the reviews. Before that I was interested but then everyone seemed to hate it. And of course Hale made sure to scare me away from all her future novels. I'm so glad you purchased After, you write very funny and witty reviews, I can't wait to see what you'll have to say about that book.

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  22. I have been meaning to read Dorothy Must Die. Sorry to hear the sequel doesn't live up to book one, but I'm intrigued by the idea.Personally hated Beautiful Disaster and don't get me started on Hale. She got issues.

    Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy Dorothy Must Die, and possibly the other books in the series too. The opinions vary so there's a chance you'll love it.

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