Reading Positive Reviews About Books I Hated

Hello everyone! Last month I read the incredible Daisy Jones & The Six, and I just got this thought in my head… How can people not love this book? There were very little reviews that said anything bad about the book, and then I got to thinking… What about books I hated?? Are there good reviews for any of those books? Of course there are because everybody is entitled to their own opinion! So today we are going to be looking at some of those positive reviews on books… I thought nothing positive of lol. Let’s get right to it!

Basically what I’m going to do is just post excerpts of what people have said, not their names or anything since I have no one’s permission. I won’t post their full reviews, just parts. All these reviews are from Goodreads.

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1) – Danielle Paige

Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die, #1)

Okay so I didn’t like this book for two major reasons, 1. the main character was horrible and just not very likeable, kind of whiny and annoying and 2. THE ENTIRE PLOT TWIST IS ON THE BACK COVER OF THE BOOK. The thing that was supposed to blow your mind, was on the back cover and apart of the book description. So let’s see what people say.

So good!!! Lots of action and twists that I didn’t see coming. One of the most brutal and violent YA books I’ve ever read

I mean.. it was violent I’ll give it that. I think you just have to really like that and be okay with brutal violent acts to enjoy it. But I don’t agree with twists you didn’t see coming. Unless the hardcover doesn’t give away the plot twist on the back lol.

I like this story better than the original one!

Honestly, yeah I do too. I never cared for the Wizard Of Oz like the movie, it was repetitive and annoying and ehh. But this book? I think it was just slightly more interesting because the whole purpose is to kill Dorothy. I gave this book 2 stars, and it was mainly because the idea for this book was really creative, and I have to give credit where it’s due.

806 – Cynthia Weil


A couple reasons why I didn’t care for this one was just the unbelievable events that took place. Everything was just way too out there for a contemporary. The main character was also pretty unlikeable.

I was glad that it was a fast, light read.

That it was. I’ll give it that.

This book made me laugh out loud on numerous occasions at the humorous trials and tribulations the characters face.

It also made me laugh, but because those trials were so unrealistic and out there lol.

I found myself hoping throughout the book that this guy would end up being the most amazing and wonderful and welcoming man ever

See, I’m probably horrible for not agreeing with this, but I had good intentions! I felt like the father should have been horrible and didn’t want to know them or have anything to do with them for a few reasons. 1. I feel like the characters we followed needed to learn the lesson to love what they had, which they all had amazing parents. The main character was mean to her mother for a good 90% of the book, and finding their father made it change. I felt like she needed to realize just how much her mother had actually done for her. 2. He was on the do not contact list, and realistically, people who do go on this journey of finding their father don’t always get the father they are hoping for.

Did that make any sense? I hope so lol. Well, it was fun reading through these reviews. Did it change any of my opinions on these books? Nope. But I did understand why people may have liked these books and I get it lol. Have you read any of these books? What did you guys think of them?

7 thoughts on “Reading Positive Reviews About Books I Hated”

  1. Haha, I hate reading positive reviews for books I didn’t like. They make me feel so sad and annoyed. I do like sharing them, though. I think it’s great for others. Depends on the book, in the end, though. I don’t think I could ever share a positive review for a book I didn’t like because I found it problematic.

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