Reading Negative Reviews About Books I Loved

Hello everyone! I’m excited for today’s post since my original post, people really seemed to love and enjoy the idea. I originally did a post called Reading Positive Reviews About Books I Hated, and put them in a blog post. A lot of people really loved the idea I got and I wanted to of course do the opposite for you guys.

So this post I will be reading negative reviews about books I loved. I’ll be reading 1-2 star reviews on some of my favorite books, all ratings found on Goodreads. I won’t put anyone’s username from Goodreads out there, and I will only quote what these people have said, not post their full reviews. Now that we got that out of the way, let’s get onto this post!

Daisy Jones and The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid

One of the best book’s I have possibly ever read.. I didn’t think I would even be able to find a negative comment on this book… but ladies and gentleman, I did. And I am shocked.

had they mentioned texting, and changed the ONE SINGLE MENTION of the Vietnam War to one of the current overseas conflict, this could have taken place today)

Okay, I would have to strongly disagree with this person haha. One of the reason’s why I loved this book was that it was very much taking place in the ’70’s. I feel like to fully enjoy this book, you have to know a little about the culture before hand, which I did due to my father’s love of a band during that time.

Remember when VH1’s Behind the Music was big? And eventually all the rock band stories started to sound similar? Struggle, success, creative clashing, musical epiphanies, drugs, band hookups. Every story was the same. Now imagine shelling out $17 to read the snooooooziest transcript of that story.’

 It just goes to show you, people really do have very different opinions. The reason why I was able to read this book so quickly was because of the fact I felt like I was watching a VH1 Behind The Music episode and not even reading. I used to love these shows! Honestly, if you hear that story within that show regarding multiple bands, doesn’t it sound like that the most accurate description of a band in the ’70’s? *sips tea*

Legendary (Caraval #2) – Stephanie Garber

If you’re new to this blog.. Hi, I’m Ali and I’m a HUGE Caraval fan. This is going to be hard to read reviews on this book as it is easily one of my favorites of all time… let’s just get this one over with lol!

I didn’t even like Scarlett in the first book but having Tella as the POV this time was infinity worse.

Oh my god… my heart! Okay, I don’t know how, but I strongly disagree haha. Oh my god Tella is so much more interesting than Scarlett. I’m crying on the inside a little bit.


Strangely, I see where this person is coming from. But in Caraval, I already saw what Caraval was! I needed a deeper story, and that’s what Legendary, it made it a deeper story rather than just simply a game that ends. Honestly, think about it! Who would want to read another book about another Caraval, that at the end you would know it would end and everything would be all fine and dandy again. Legendary put in place a back story to this magical world. Just how I see it I guess.

Okay, I did it lol. Maybe I’ll continue on with this in the future, I’m not positive. I know reading the negative reviews about these two books was rough, but I got through it, and I don’t know if I’ll be able to read reviews about Finale when I finish it haha. Have you guys ever done this to yourself and read negative reviews about books you loved? If you haven’t its torture I promise you.

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January TBR

Happy Saturday everyone! I didn’t know if it would be a little too late to say my monthly TBR this month, but its better than never. So here are some of the books I want to read this chilly month of January.

Legendary – Stephanie Garber

This is one I have been super excited for to read this year. I bought it last year in like October, waited as long as I could, hoping to make it until April to read it to be prepared for Finale in May, but I realized I need to read this book right. now.

In the first book we follow a woman named Scarlett, who goes to an isle to play a game created by the ‘master Legend’. In the first book her sister Tella is kidnapped by the master Legend and the winner of the game must find Tella in order to officially have won. In Legendary we just folloe Tella’s story in the midst of a new game.

I’m super excited for this one, and I’ve already started it and I definitely plan on finishing it sometime this weekend.

Dry – Neal & Jarrod Shusterman

I recieved this book for Christmas and this is another one that I have just been dying to read, it looks so good! If you didn’t know Neal Shusterman is also the author of the really Popular Scythe, which I also plan on reading this year at some point.

Dry is about a drought occuring in California, until it finally reaches the point to where there is no water at all. We follow a girl named Alyssa who’s once lovely quiet neighborhood turns into a warzone of neighbors fighting for water. When her parents dont return on night on the search for water, Alyssa must make a choice for her and her brothers lives in order for them to survive.

I mean, come on. This sounds so intriguing and I am so excited.

Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi

I have been putting off this read for a long time, and I think with the new year, means I finally pick it up. This would be my first Tahereh Mafi read (I know guys, it’s unreal), and honestly I don’t know all that much. All I know is that its about a woman that cant touch anyone, because her touch is fatal. I want to be surprised going into this so, I think thats all I need to know.

The Sun Is Also A Star – Nicola Yoon

Last but not least, The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon. I also received this book for Christmas and I have only been waiting to read it due to me wanting the collector’s edition. I love her writing style, I love the feeling her writing gives me, so I knew I wanted the signed special edition with purple edges.

This book is about a girl named Natasha and a boy named Daniel and basically it’s a romantic YA contemporary. Don’t know much else, all I know is it’s kind of insta-lovey, which is a trope I dont really care for but, we will see how it goes.

What is everyone reading this month of January?