There were so many reads I had anticipating this first half of 2016. A lot of them were amazing, and definitely made the hype. But there were a lot that I was disappointed by, I wasn’t wowed in the way I want to be. Today, I’m going to be telling you some of the most disappointing releases of 2016 I’ve read.
1. The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye
I was really looking forward to this book. Like REALLY REALLY looking forward to. I was over the moon excited when I got an ARC of The Crown’s Game at YallWest this year. Unfortunately, the book fell short. Poor characters, poor plot, and an insta-love relationship that I didn’t like at all. In the end I rated this book somewhere around 2.5-3 STARS.
2. Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Everyone was raging about how fantastic Truthwitch was. The street team was HUGE and looked totally fantastic. But the problem with Truthwitch was the hype. Hype is good, but Truthwitch got overhyped. Wayyy overhyped. When I read Truthwitch, I was expecting it to be mindblowingly fantastic, like Sarah J Maas fantastic, but it wasn’t. It was good, character wise, and writing wise this book was amazing, but what made it disappointing was the fact that I just thought it would be so much better.
3. Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
Though this book did give the classic Shadowhunters novel, it lacked an original plot. I felt that the plot was very similar to The Infernal Devices and felt that Clare could have done a lot more with the plot and made it whole new story. I loved the characters and seeing old characters though. Another thing I thought would have made the story better was the fact that it was really long. Like, way too long. I was very disappointed by Lady Midnight.
4. Into the Dim by Janet B Taylor
Into the Dim was said to be like Outlander but in YA form. If you don’t know, I LOVE OUTLANDER. Like a seriously problematic obsession. I stood in line for 3 hours in the early hours of the morning last year at SDCC to get tickets to meet the cast. It was totally worth it….Anyway, I was so excited for Into the Dim. I was almost sure it was going to be awesome. But when I read it, I was disappointed, the concept was nearly identical to Outlander, and even some of the characters had the same names as Outlander characters. Overall, the plot of Into the Dim was not what I thought it would be and I wasn’t a fan of the book.