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What book/books got a lot of hype but were a disappointment for you?
(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)
I am not someone who is typically attracted to hyped books. The hype usually has the opposite effect on me than intended. I don’t know why. I guess I just have a rebellious nature. Well, maybe not guess I have a rebellious nature, but more like I know that I do. I own it. I do it with a smile though – doesn’t that make it better?
My daughter, on the other hand, gravitates towards hyped books, and her list for this question would be long judging by our discussions of what she’s reading.
I do read a few, though. I don’t usually know they are hyped when I pick them up. I just think they sound interesting. My girls have also inspired me to read some for a themed birthday party or because they wanted me to see a movie based on the book with them.
Mostly I have enjoyed those books, but there was one that disappointed me. Allegiant, which followed Divergent and Insurgent, took the story to a place where I was just like, “What? How did we get here?” It was a very unsatisfactory ending to the trilogy for me – enough so, that I haven’t gotten over it nor have I forgotten it in all these years.