Friday, September 14, 2012

Feature Follow Friday

It's Feature Follow Friday!  If you don't know what this is you should go over and check out all the fun at Parajunkee's or Alison Can Read.  Basically it is another blog hop where you answer a question and meet a ton of new bloggers.  This weeks question is:

What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?

I don't have very many books that I have read but haven't liked.  Maybe it is because I mostly stay within the genre I enjoy  (*cough* dystopian *cough*).  The only book that really comes to mind when I think about this question is Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer. 

Now before all you Twilight fans jump all over me, I have to tell you that I was one of you...when I read them in eighth grade.  I think they were good during that particular part of my life.  I had yet to really get into the dystopian craze and I had just begun writing myself.  My standards for writing were low.  By the time I read Breaking Dawn, though, I realized the difference between good writing and not so good writing.  For me Breaking Dawn fell into the second category.  The biggest problem I had with it?  I could guess most of the major plot points before reading them.  I was fairly sure what was going to happen halfway through the book which made the last 300 pages incredibly boring. 

Oh well, we cannot love everything.  Still, it is upsetting when a book you cannot wait to get your hands on ends up letting you down.  It is a disappointing topic, but what are your feelings about this question?


  1. Great minds think alike!! This was my choice as well and you make some valid points!

  2. Hello, just hopping by the FF and became a new follower

  3. new follower through GFC as lucyatmax/no pic......Please visit follow me at . Not a follower of the Twilight you I pick what I read by my preference for reading subject/genre.
    Have a great weekend

  4. I wasn't that impressed with them either. New follower via GFC :) Hope you have a great weekend!!!

    Chrystina @BookLiaison

  5. I agree! It's really upsetting when a book you've been DYING to have never fell into your expectations. Apart from that, you'd wish the money you bought with it was used to other things..or books.
    Here's my FF..
    Have a great day!
    *New GFC follower. :)

  6. Old follower,

    The Twilight Series was my choice... and I agree that the last book was the worst of all... but I think these books *did* do a wonderful thing, pulling so many young folk into reading... and getting so many more YA books published.

    1. Very good point. Twilight opened up a ton of new doors for writers and readers. In today's society I don't think we read nearly as much as we should but books like these are the doors to reading more novels.