5 Least Favorite Books of 2017

Hello lovelies! We have finally reached the end of the year, and with that comes the time to discuss our least favorite books of the year. This post might go live a bit earlier than the official end of the year, but I think I am done with reading. I would like to get through four more books, but I do not think they will make much of a difference to this list. I’m in the middle of Blue Bloods by Melissa De La Cruz. I have started Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater. Finally, I will be trying to read The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, and The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson.

*I am not basing these lists on star ratings. I do not think these are the worst books ever, or at all really. I could see why some people loved them, but they just weren’t for me. These are the ones that came to mind whenever I thought about the books that I didn’t really like this year. Again, THESE ARE MY OWN OPINIONS. 

5. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz:

This book had beautiful writing. I enjoyed reading about the characters, and I loved the representation. As a Mexican-American, I loved reading about someone who had similar experiences to myself. It was new and refreshing because I had never read a book with characters like this. However, I felt there was no real plot. I also felt like there were a few things unresolved. For example, I wanted so much more about his relationship with his brother. This is why it was one of my least favorite books of the year.

4. The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan, and Maureen Johnson:

SHOCKER. Cassandra Clare is my favorite author. I love her Shadowhunter books. However, I was not very happy with this book. I did not like most of the stories. Don’t get me wrong, Magnus Bane is one of my favorite characters. However, I felt like the stories were kind of disconnected from who Magnus is as a person.

3. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell:

When I first started this book, I was loving it. However, I was very disappointed by the ending. I felt like many things were left unresolved, and that really bothered me. I had to find out through the author’s website what happened to some of the characters. However, I did enjoy the romance and the representation.

2. The Cellar by Natasha Preston:

I had been so excited to read this book. Many times I considered purchasing it. However, I am so glad I didn’t. This is probably the only thriller I read this year, and it left me pretty disappointed. I didn’t like how the main character spoke about the antagonist’s mental health. I also didn’t like that the identity of the antagonist was revealed early in the book. Also, the reader misses a good chunk of what happens when the MC is rescued because she is knocked out. Furthermore, there weren’t enough details used to describe the fighting scenes. Overall, this book sucked.

Drum roll, please…

1. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart:

I really didn’t like this book. There was no real plot. The writing made everything very confusing. I also wasn’t a big fan of the characters, especially Gat. I didn’t like the romance between him and Cadence. Many people have said that the audiobook is good. However, I did not like it. Overall, I can’t think of a single good thing when it comes to this book.

Okay guys, that is it for now. I hope you enjoyed that. Stay tuned for my top favorite books of the year. Let me know in the comments about your least favorite books of the year, and let me know if you have read any of the books I mentioned. Until next time, my friends!

XOXO,

Jovanna

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