Friday, December 29, 2017

Worst Books of 2017!

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog! I'm Genni, and today I'll be talking about my least favorite books of 2017. As always, these are just my opinions, and if we differ, don't take it personally! I would love to hear why you loved a book I hated. :) At the time I am writing this, I have read 99 books, and am close to finishing three more. Without further ado, here are the books I rated two or less stars.

All of these links are to goodreads, and I'll leave my review (if I have one) right next to the goodreads link. 

1) Never Dare a Dragon by Ashlyn Chase
(my review)
2) Winter Kisses by Addison Moore
3) Plague Land by Alex Scarrow
(my review)
4) A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart
5) Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
(my discussion on why this was disappointing)
6) Recreated by Colleen Houck
(my review)
7) Unblemished by Sara Ella
(my review)
8) Better than Perfect by Simone Elkeles
(my review)
9) The Last Virgin Standing by Tiffany Huynh
10) Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller
(my review)

Looking at these books, most of of them I rated two stars. The only ones I rated one star was Winter Kisses and Never Dare a Dragon. Out of those two, my least favorite was Winter Kisses; the novella really wasn't for me and I got nothing out of it. If I were to recommend any book out of these, it would be Mask of Shadows. I was the odd man out with this one. A lot of people loved this, but the writing style just didn't mesh well with me. Also, Throne of Glass is so well loved, and I will eventually be contnuing on with the series. 

I think it's also notable that the majority of the books were traditionally published. By worst books generally weren't ones that were self-published, on wattpad, etc., so let's get rid of that stigma that books that aren't traditionally published are bad! The Last Virgin Standing (which honestly, why did I even read it?) was written on wattpad, with no editors, which is completely different than books that are self-published or traditionally published. So if you are hesitant about reading self-published books because you don't think they'll be good, don't! Most of the time, self-published books do not disappoint. 

Have you read any of these books? What did you think? Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you soon with another post!

Happy Reading!

Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!


  1. The only one I've read on this list is Throne of Glass, and for the most part I enjoyed it.

    I know to avoid the other books, so thanks for the heads up! The covers do look interesting, though :) But I guess you should never judge a book by its cover, haha.

    Have a great 2018, Genni!!

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

    1. While I didn't like Throne of Glass that much, I completely understand why people enjoyed the book!

      Most of the covers are pretty great! Recreated, for instance, has a wonderful cover, but I felt like nothing actually happened the whole entire time i was reading it.

      Thank you Amy!! You too! :D

  2. I tried that series by Houck, and I believe I dnf'd book one... On the other hand I really enjoyed Throne of Glass. To each their own! :)

    1. I should have DNF'd the series, to be honest, but I still want to finish it. I tried reading the third book earlier in the year, and just couldn't get through it. But I'm determined to try again!

      Throne of Glass is so well loved, and I'm definitely the odd one out when it comes to it. :) I've heard even better things about Crown of Midnight though, so fingers crossed I'll like it more. :)

  3. I didn't hate it but I was disappointed by Plague Land. It wasn't what I had hoped it would be, but I could see others enjoying it.

    Happy New Year!

    1. Plague Land wasn't horrible at all, it just didn't mesh well with me. But I agree; I can see a lot of people enjoying it!

      You too Kay!