Topic: Books or Characters You Felt Betrayed By
I thought this would’ve been a lot harder than it actually was to find 5. Turns out it was harder working out which books/characters I wasn’t betrayed by :). As always click on the book title to be linked through to it’s Goodreads page.
A little bit of a controversial choice to kick this week off. I felt so betrayed by this book, as a rule this should have been everything I love in a novel. A historical fiction book set in WW2 would usually tick all my boxes but this was just dull and bland and the characters were so 1 dimensional I couldn’t feel anything for them.
I can only really comment on the first book in the series because it’s the only one I read. This is one of the very few I have read just because of the hype around it and it is the main reason why I don’t as a rule read hyped books. Everyone was raving about this before it was even released and I was excited to pick it up. Boy was I disappointed it was the first book that really brought to my attention how cliche a lot of YA Fantasy is. The chosen one, insta-love, family secrets, a royal family that are nasty (with no other dimensions to them). Blah Blah Blah!
I didn’t completely adore Throne of Glass and Crown of Midnight but this third book in the series left me feeling really angry and betrayed. The introduction of the violent and abusive Rowan and the normalisation of his actions towards others including Celeana angered me so much that I had to boycot the series from there. I am not here for that at all!
This was quite a different premise to books I had read in the past but the sound of it really intrigued me. The longer I waited for it the more excited I got, all the arc reviews seemed to be positive and then I received it the first day it was released and was so incredibly bored! So much potential was squandered with this book and I really felt like re-writing the whole book myself after reading it.
I’m not angry at how this book betrayed me and I didn’t hate it either. The end was terrible there’s no other way around it! The whole premise of the book and the message of the book is smashed to pieces at the end.
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