Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Top Ten Tuesday (#14) Books that I almost put down but didn't

Top Ten Tuesday this week is about 

 Books that I almost put down put didn't 

1. Demonic Dora (The Demon Diaries #1) by Claire Chilton. I should've had put it down when my instinct told me so. Despite the few occasional laughs, I'm not sure how much good I have to say about this book. It was just plain weird and illogical, and not in the interesting way.

2. Unearthly (Unearthly #1) by Cynthia Hand. Yes. I'm ashamed. The beginning of the story was a bit too cliché for me, but I'm so glad I decided to continue reading - the trilogy is so great!

3. Fifty Shades of Grey (Fifty Shades #1) by E.L. James. I was curious, so I read this (actually all three, don't ask me why, I'm not even sure myself). 

4. Mila 2.0 (Mila 2.0 #1) by Debra Driza. Again the beginning was somewhat predictable and I was a bit bored with the story, but luckily I continued. Somewhere at 50% the story just picks up and all these amazing things are included. I can't wait for the book two!

5. Dracula by Bram Stoker. I did give this novel 3 stars, but occasionally it was a bit dull and I just kept waiting something to happen. Yes, lots eventually happen in the book, but I would be lying if I said that I didn't expected something else.

6. Fallen (Fallen #1) by Lauren Kate. Why didn't I put it down? I think private school setting is a bit ruined for me thanks to this book. I can't really say I liked anything about Fallen. Sorry to all those who liked this, but I just didn't - at all.

7. Shattered Secrets (Book of Red) by Krystal Wade. You know when an author is trying too much and decides to include everything?

8. Hexed (The Witch Hunter #1) by Michelle Krys. I hate high school/cheerleader drama and the beginning of this book definitely gave a large serving of it. The book eventually changed its direction to focus more on the supernatural which suited me just fine, and the change made me like Hexed more.

9. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. Another confession - I almost put down Fangirl. Now, don't get me wrong - I looooved it. But sometimes I just felt like I was experiencing all that  shit that Cath was going through, and the reading became really difficult emotionally. Good thing that I never put it down as I ended up really enjoying the novel.

10. City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments #1) by Cassandra Clare. So I was quite late with this series and I read the first book after lots of people had created this huge hype around it. City of Bones didn't exactly meet my expectations as I imagined it to be so different that I almost stopped reading it.  I stuck with it, nevertheless, and it turned out to be an okay read. I still have to read the rest of the books which I'll most likely do, but maybe not in the near future. 

So okay, whoa, there were lots of confessions in this list. What books did you list, and do you share any these opinions with me?


  1. Your #3 made me snort out loud-same here lol.

    1. Haha, it's my dirty, little secret I don't like to boast about. :D Glad I'm not alone though!

  2. I didn't like Fallen either and I DID put it down. I didn't almost put down Unearthly, but I put it off for a loooong time and only ended up reading it because I needed a Wyoming book for my 50 states of YA list and I found a group that was doing a read-along for it. And then I loved it! I read the second one a couple of weeks later, but I haven't finished the trilogy...yet. I will be reading Hexed soon.

  3. Uh-oh, I have a copy of Fallen on my bookshelf waiting to be read. I've heard lots of bad things about it, so my expectations of a good read are non-existent!

    The start of Unearthly was pretty mediocre I totally agree, but during the middle things sort of picked up, and I ended up loving it. I haven't continued the series yet, but I'm looking forward to getting the next two :) And yep, the City of Bones, it was just meh for me too. Great list Sofia =)

    Alma @ Journey Through Fiction


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