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Disappointing Eye Candy (books that looked beautiful, but were awful)
I am a sucker for a beautiful book cover (as I am sure you all know by now), but here are some books that that I read that had awesome book covers, but the story inside was not as great as the cover was.
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Flier
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle
A few of these were just plain blehhh for me. I had high hopes for The Shock of the Fall, The Dead House, and We Were Liars but they fell SOOOO flat for me. I really didn’t enjoy them much at all. The Wrath and the Dawn was just an okay read for me. It was more confusing than enjoyable. The last few chapters were good enough to give me hope for the second book though. Vivian Apple at the end of the World had it’s good moments, but I just felt like it was lacking a lot. I love the book covers for all five of these books, but the stories themselves didn’t meet the expectations I got from looking at the book covers.
What is some of your disappointing eye candy? Let me know and link me to your posts!
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13 thoughts on “Top 5 Wednesday #2.”
It’s so funny (and quite great, actually), you’re one of the very few people who aren’t head over heels fot The Wrath and the Dawn. It’s refreshing, and it makes me feel less guilty about not being sure to want to read it!
Yeah, everyone loved it so much. I had so much trouble connecting with the story and characters. It didn’t help that each character had multiple names and names and words were hard to pronounce and remember. So it just got so confusing and just ruined the entire thing for me.
I’ve been going back and forth on whether I should read Vivian or not. I saw the cover and fell in love but then I read the synopsis and was like ehh… Now I have my answer. I gonna stay away! The cover is SO pretty though! 😦 Great T5W!
My T5W! 🙂
The cover for Vivian is so great, but the story was a little weird for me. It had it’s good parts, but it wasn’t the best.
I wasn’t wowed by the shock of the fall either. Cool T5W
I wanted to love it so much, but just couldn’t do it!
Sad to hear about Dead House and The Wrath and the Dawn, they aren’t for sure on my TBR list yet, but I’ve been thinking about it.
I was so sad that I didn’t like any of these two books, because they were high on my TBR!
I’d been really wanting to read The Shock of the Fall and The Wrath and the Dawn, in no small part because of their gorgeous covers! I’d heard mostly good reviews for them, but it’s good now that I have tempered expectations knowing that you weren’t all too thrilled with them
I’m still sad that The Dead House and The Wrath & the Dawn didn’t work out so well for you. I loved both lol. But totally agree about The Shock of the Fall. I was not a fan of that one.
BOOOO! lol 😛
Yeah, I wanted to love them so much but just couldn’t do it. The Dead House bored me to death. The Wrath and the Dawn confused me to death, haha.
The Shock of the Fall was just a complete no. I just didn’t get it.
Oh no! I’m so sad to hear that you didn’t enjoy The Shock of the Fall and The Wrath and the Dawn! 😞
I wanted to enjoy them so much, but sadly couldn’t. 😦 I guess not every book is for everyone!