Most Disappointing Books of 2017

2017 is a year of “Hit and Miss” when it comes to the books I’ve read compared last year. The books I’m going to mention on my list were rated 2 stars and below and they’re in no particular order. Without further ado, here are the books that disappointed me:

  • Trusting Tanner & Chasing Xander by Lexi Lawton – These two books are New Adult debuts and both are disappointing. It dragged a lot and the characters irritated the crap out of me. They’re so petty and overdramatic. I’m not going to read the last book in that series.
  • The Gift & Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts – The Gift is an okay-ish holiday read. The stories are forgettable in my opinion. As for Happy Ever After, some scenes are fillers and unnecessary. Parker was an uptight heroine and it kind of irked me. I like Malcolm though. The ending was meh and that proposal in the end could have done better.
  • Finding It by Cora Carmack – Such a disappointing series ender. Kelsey complained a lot of things and it’s annoying. As for the romance, I wasn’t as hooked as the previous books. Good thing Jackson Hunt is great guy or else. *shrugs*
  • Every book I’ve read by Abbi Glines  – These books have annoying and weak characters and ridiculous drama especially Sweet Little Thing and Sweet Little Lies. I used to enjoy Abbi Glines’s books because they’re quick to read and I can tolerate the drama. This time they gave me a migraine. I cannot. Sea Breeze meets Rosemary Beach series needs improvement. What the heck happened on their spawns?! They’re either spineless or douchebags. Smh
  • Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook – I’ve been hearing great thoughts about this poetry collection so I decided to give it a try. The poems have potential but I wasn’t hooked with it nor it left an impact on me.
  • Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet – I don’t mind erotic poetry but this one was too forced. It’s awful and not romantic.
  • We Were Young by Fortesa Latifi – Messy and random. Not a fan of the arrangement of poems.
  • Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell – Some of the poems were cheesy and lacked the substance. This collection isn’t for me.
  • Love Her Wild by Atticus Poetry – This book has stunning photos but unfortunately I don’t find the poems here as beautiful and emotional as I’ve wanted. Such a let down.
  • the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace – I’m one of the minority who finds this poetry collection unimpressive. The topics are good but the execution of the poems are rundown sentences, confusing and bland. I wasn’t touched by any of it.
  • The Hero by Donna Grant – Though the book was written good and well detailed, the story was prolonged and I keep waiting for something exciting to happen. The main characters’ chemistry was forced and for me it flopped.
  • Bound by Vengeance by Cora Reilly – I started Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles early this year and it started good but slowly went downhill from the third book. Bound by Vengeance is the worst so far and this series needs salvation. It lacks the
  • Exploited by A. Meredith Walters – I believe this is A. Meredith Walters’s first romantic suspense novel/series. Unfortunately the flow of the story was too slow, predictable and boring. I’m really disappointed because I love her books.
  • A Love of Vengeance by Nancy Haviland – The romance between the characters was an insta-love plus it lacks the suspense and thrill. For a mafia book, this is weak for my taste.
  • We Can Be Mended by Veronica Roth Note: I’m not in the mood to read this closure and purposely spoiled myself on the content. Well, the closure to the Divergent trilogy rubs me off the wrong way and I’m still in denial. My heart can never be mended.
  • Stars Over Castle Hill by Samantha Young – I don’t like Joss overthinking. Woman, you got the hottest and most loyal husband who can tolerate your shit. No wonder Braden is mad when you changed his personality on your short story. Nah I don’t like an alternative On Dublin Street.
  • Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin – I despise the hero. He’s an arrogant, disrespectful prick and I don’t think I can forgive his insulting comments on the heroine. He belittled her too much. Someone kick Finn McCormick’s butt. *rolls eyes*
  • Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick -The protagonist has a poor survival instincts. All her decisions puts her in danger and she never learns. I hate her bestfriend more. The girl is sarcastic and mean.  The plot twist is predictable. *sighs*
  • Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer – Genre swapping of the original characters is a clever idea but this 10th Anniversary edition was unnecessary. I’d rather stick to the original ones and I’d rather have The Host sequels. Thank you very much.
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne – RIDIKULUS. RIDIKULUS. Seriously, the events here are ridiculous and it shook me the bad way. Haha! I only like the Malfoys. Enough said.

These are my disappointing books of 2017. Have you read any of these books? What are your worst reads of 2017? Feel free to share in the comments!

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