A little while ago I posted reasons I still read dystopian novels. To go along with that post I planned to recommend a few that I enjoyed, however my list got so long that I decided to make it a completely separate post. This is that post, but to make it a bit more interesting I thought I would look at the categories that my recommendations fit into.
Dystopian novels were really big a few years ago (around the time of The Hunger Games), but they seem to have gone out of fashion recently. I’m guessing it’s because the genre got over saturated with too many books, most of which were pretty tropey. There was definitely a formula for how dystopian novels would go which got old pretty quickly. You know the typical…
Today I’m going to be doing mini reviews some books that are being released around this time of year. Firstly I will be reviewing Black and White by Nick Wilford which I was sent by the author for review, and secondly I will be reviewing The Shadow Cipher by Laura Ruby (identifiable as YORK which is the series name).
This is a topic I can really get behind as there are several benefits to reading older books. Firstly, they’re cheaper (sometimes) and your friend/library is more likely to have them. Secondly, you can binge the whole series all in one go. Thirdly more people have read them so it is easier to get a sense of whether they are good books.
Also, in honor of the topic, I am going to be using the original covers of each book in this post.
There are so many series out there with a massive amount of hype. Some of these series are deserving of it, others are not. However this is largely dependent on personal preferences.
There are many series that I find undeserving of the hype, so today I thought I would share a few of those. I want to take a moment to thank Ellyn from allonsythornraxx for giving me this idea with her overhyped books post.
Obviously this is just my opinion, so if you think otherwise that’s okay. I would be interested to hear your thoughts on these books in the comments so please do let me know whether you agree that they are over hyped or not.
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme run by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is top ten books you liked more or less than other people did or than you expected you would. I decided to go with comparisons to other people using the compare feature on goodreads to see which books I rated drastically differently than some of my friends. There were also a bunch of books more than one person had a differing opinion on so that got interesting.