Top 5 Wednesday: Most Disappointing Reads of 2018

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at Ginger Reads Lainey and is now run by Sam over at Thoughts on Tomes. Today’s topic is disappointing reads, so I’ll be discussing the books I was excited for that didn’t live up to expectations. So, let’s get started.

5. Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

This is the third book in the Percy Jackson series. The first and second books were solid 4 star reads and the fourth was a 5 star read, but this one was a 3. The pacing was off, we were introduced to some new characters who were killed off not long after we met them and some things just didn’t make sense. I was so excited to read this because I love the rest of the series, but this one was just so disappointing.

4. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard

I read this because of the show. The show was great and the stakes got higher every season, so I thought the book would be similar. It wasn’t. It was just a teen drama and the girls were very unlikable in my opinion.

3. Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

I needed something that included the circus or a carnival after reading The Night Circus. The atmosphere in this book didn’t disappoint, but the story did. I found our main character to be a real let down in this book. She couldn’t make her own decisions. And the twists weren’t that great. Even though it did disappoint me, I may reread it in the future.

2. Caraval by Stephanie Garber

If you’ve read my Half Year Reading Wrap Up, you know how much I hated Caraval. It was the most disappointing book I have ever read. I had such high expectations for it because it promised a magical game within the bounds of a carnival and it didn’t deliver on it.

But my most disappointing read was…

1. The Immortal Circus by A.R. Kahler

This one was so disappointing that I couldn’t even finish it. The premise was what intrigued me and it sound like the circus book I needed. There was supposed to be murder, magic and mayhem all within the confines of a circus. Great, right? Wrong. All I got was our MC fawning over the circus magician for 10 chapters straight. The start was great, with us getting to see some performances and finding a dead body, but that was all I saw of what I wanted before I gave up.

That is all for my top 5 Wednesday. Comment some of your most disappointing books of 2018. Byes 😀

Also, I thought I should mention that I am skipping next weeks top 5 Wednesday as I have already discussed the books on the top of my TBR in a previous blog post which you can read here. Thank you and bye again 😀

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