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i'll probably never read...
|one||obsidian||I know everyone loves her, but I just don't think these books are for me. They sound like too much stereotypical bad-boy-who's-probably-a-creep romance. I've had enough of that. |
I have the ARC, but I'm not sure I'll ever bring myself to read it. Mostly because of her last series. Based on what I've heard of Hush, Hush, it has a lot of the same creepy-bad-boy problems as Obsidian. I'm sensing a theme...
|Good girls meets bad boy. Hatred. Romance. Sexy times. (I'm really hating on the bad boys today, aren't I?) You could insert any NA book in here, but this one always comes to mind. |
Not to pick on this series, but REALLY!? The same story told from the boy's perspective? I thought Stephanie Meyer was crazy for doing this with Midnight Sun. Now someone actually did it. Nope.
|five||marked||Insert other Twilight-a-likes here too. First, the cover screams "don't read me!" Second, I just can't do another vampire novel unless it's original and/or blurbed by someone like Anne Rice. |
|six||linger||I really wanted to like Shiver. I admire Stiefvater and find her, as a person, funny, charming, and clever. But I couldn't get into the book, the weird connection between girl and random wolf, the tenuous plot. Not sure I can do another, though I'll still try Raven Boys. |
|seven||gone with the wind||Everyone raves about this, but I just can't. I think I got about 10 pages in before I was sick of Scarlett's simpering, saccharine personality. Maybe I'll see the movie and make a final decision. |
|eight||notebook||Oh hello, Nicholas Sparks. I see what you're doing there. You're purposefully writing heart-wrenching sap fests with endings that will make people cry. You also once said that women write romances but men write love stories, for which I dislike you. |
|nine||walk two moons||Apparently everyone but me read this in middle school. Eh. I really can't get on board with anything primarily described as "heartwarming." My cold little heart needs some grit and teeth. |
|ten||atonement||I made the mistake of seeing the movie first. It was so horribly depressing that, even though I tried to read the book, I just couldn't bring myself to re-suffer what I had already gone through. |