Happy new year everyone! 😀 I hope all of you had an amazing christmas and new year and having a enjoyable year on 2018. I apologise for not being able to blog as much as I want as I hadn’t been reading at all and don’t have time due to my plans I had on Christmas and New Years, however I hope to get back on track once all the plans are over.
On this post it is going to be another Top 5 Best and Top 5 Disappointing books of 2017.
Just to point out this is only based on my opinion so don’t be disheartened if I put your favourite books on the Disappointing list as I just find them disappointing personally, it doesn’t mean it is the same with everyone.
So I hope you all enjoy 😀
Top 5 Best Books
5. Warrior Cats: Into The Wild and Fire and Ice
Warrior Cats have got to be somewhere in the top 5 as it will be suited to both children and adults. It has the innocence of just seeing through the eyes of a cat and understanding how to live as a cat yet at the same time has action, adventure, suspense and excitement that anyone can get into.
4. Saga 1, 2, and 3 by Brian. K. Vaughan
Beautiful art and fantastic story that will grip you and makes you want to know more and what happens next. You can get sucked into this world and can see there is so much depth, especially the characters. If you like Star Wars and Game of Thrones then this is the series for you.
3. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
The world building is astounding to the point where you can suck yourself in, the characters are uniquely designed, so much action and tension and the photographs give the book a creepy feel which makes it more enjoyable.
2. Sheer Madness: A Buffalo Steampunk Adventure by Laura Strickland
A super natural Steampunk book with a hint of romance. I am putting this on second because I feel like it is too underated and need to be shown as much as it can. It has a strong female character who does tons of fighting and speaks her mind, it also focuses on rape culture that women suffer in Victorian times along with twists and turns around the end of the book. Anyone who wants to start somewhere on Steampunk books I recommend this book highly.
1. Vicious by V.E. Scwab
Not a typical book about people with superpowers. It’s full of dark twists, betrayel, and having characters living in the world that is shade of grey. In this book there are no fully good or bad characters, but just people having different opinions on different situations that most people can relate. Overall, it is a fantastic book and it is a good start to V.E. Scwab books.
Top 5 Disappointing Books
5. The Assassin’s Curse by Cassandra Rose Clarke
It’s not a bad book but it is also not great either. I can see what the author is trying to do and I do love the characters but the world seemed a little flimsy and it is hard to keep track where they are going. I think it is also a bit of my fault for having quite high expectation as well so I will read the second book but I will lower my expectations a little bit.
4. The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee
The ending did save this book to make it only in fourth place of this list. The ending has a cliffhanger with a massive impact that changed the aspect of the book, but everything else was a complete blur and kind of forgetful. I shouldn’t have to wait till the end for something to happen. While I enjoy looking into different pespective of each character I couldn’t feel any kind of connection for those characters until the end which unfortunately is not enough for me.
3. A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan
This is probably a little petty of me but when I was reading that book I was expecting dragons even just a pet dragon, but there wasn’t any until the end where you would only catch a glimpse. It is just a book about Lady Trent joining with her husband and his group looking at unknown discoveries being made by gang that is effecting a small village. While this group is looking for any life from a dragon, they also seem to be a bit distracted with something else that doesn’t connect with the title or the cover itself. So I find it a little bit deceptive.
2. Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
I am all for authors doing re-tellings of classics that is not my biggest concern. In fact, this book being the dark version of The Wizard of Oz has gotten me interested. The world building is fantastic but it is all ruined with stale characters . I didn’t mind the Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion and Dorothy to be evil, it’s the new characters that are blindingly boring, particularly the main character Amy. Also if you want people to be surprised by the twist at the end, don’t put it on the blurb.
1. Mask Of Shadows by Linsey Miller
I will not beat around the bush with this one. It is absolutely dull and boring. That is a little harsh but it is unfortunately true. The world building is completely vague, the characters are lifeless and there is about 5 chapters of two characters just learning to read. What?? And saying it is like ‘Throne of Glass‘ is an over exageration, the writing style is very sloppy and I had almost DNF it.
That is my list I hope you enjoyed it!
Happy Reading! 😀