Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Top 5 Wednesday: Disappointing Eye Candy

Hey guys and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni and today I am participating in the weekly meme Top 5 Wednesday! It is hosted by Lainey of gingerreadslainey. If you want to know more information, click here to go to the goodreads post!

This week's topic is disappointing eye candy. Esentially, we are showcasing some beautiful books that weren't as pretty on the inside as they were out. Here are my top five disappointments and reasons why I don't judge a book by its cover.

5.) Dark Metropolis by Jacyln Dolamore
I put Dark Metropolis at the end of the list just because the cover wasn't as beautiful as the others. However, the typography is downright amazing! Dark Metropolis left me disappointed. You know when a book doesn't speak to you when you forget the characters names soon after, and that is what happened to me.

4.) The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
I read The Luxe a while back, and the main feeling I remember reading this was me being underwhelmed. The ending was interesting and at first made me want to continue the series, but I decided against it. I didn't care for the characters and if the first book left me confused, I would be even more so continuing the series.

3.) Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike
Earthbound wasn't necessarily bad, it was just un-compelling. The novel didn't do anything for me and I will not be continuing on with the series. While the premise was promising, the book just didn't deliver to me. Besides that, the characters never made me feel anything and I hated the love triangle.

2.) The Fill in Boyfriend by Kasie West
Would you expect anything less than this book on my list? If you're new to my blog, you should know that I was beyond frustrated by this novel. If you want to check out my rant review, go check it out here! This book was also featured on my list of biggest disappointments and least favorite books of 2015. The main character annoyed me to no end and I could not connect to the story at all. I should probably stop mentioning this so much on my blog! XD

1.) The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
When I read Fallen, the first book in this series, I absolutely hated it. I decided to give the series one more go, and read the second book, Torment. Let me tell you, it was a torment to read the book. Because I like torturing myself, I even went to read the third book and DNFed around half way through. While some people absolutely loved this series, I just couldn't do it. The main character and love interest were both frustrating and they never seemed real. There are some times that I even stop and think about continuing on with the series even though I hated the first two books. I'm crazy, I know!

Those are my top five disappointing eye candy novels! What are some of yours?

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. You're a better person than me for finishing Fallen and The Luxe - I DNF'd both of them!

    1. I've actually wanted to be more open to DNF-ing more books. While I respect the decision, I never like going through with it because there is always that question of what if for me!

  2. I wasn't a fall of Fallen, either. I wish I was brave enough to give it another read, but quite frankly, I did not enjoy it. I've seen The Fill-in-Boyfriend around, and given all the reviews I've see, I don't think I'll be reading it anytime soon. It can be really frustrating sometimes!

    Erika @ Books, Stars, and the Pages in Between

    1. Hey Erika! It's so nice to see you commenting again! :) I'm interested to see how the adaption of Fallen will do and how accurate it is so the books. To be quite honest, I wouldn't mind some big personality changes with some of the characters! :D What was surprising to me was that all my friends on goodreads liked The Fill in Boyfriend, so I was shocked to see such a difference of opinion! I definitely understand your frustration!

  3. The idea for Fallen was good, but the book was poorly written. Such a shame because the cover is gorgeous...

    1. I definitely agree with you! I want to read a fallen angel book that's actually good that isn't Angelfall. I'm finding it harder and harder to find substantial YA paranormal books nowaydays. The covers are beautiful! If only every cover could be that beautiful. :)