Book Lists, Wrap-Ups

Top Books that Disappointed me in 2018

SO MANY of these (if not all of them) are books that people are actually obsessed with, but it just so happens to be that my own reading tastes do not align with these… (there are some very unpopular opinions coming your way).

The Darkest Minds

If you’ve read my most recent post you already have an idea about why this disappointed me, and if you’ve read my review then you definitely know. I already just talked about this book on my last post so I’m literally just going to link my review here, so you guys can check it out and see for yourselves why my predicted 5 star read turned into 2 stars.

Kingdom of Ash

Before you slaughter me, I rated this book 4 stars. The fact that I ploughed through these almost 1000 pages is something in itself which should be applauded to me and any other individual which read this book, because no matter how good or bad it is, it’s still 1000 freaking pages.

Of course if I rated it 4 stars it can’t be a completeย disappointment, but it did disappoint me to some degree. Obvious things first, it’s way too long. I feel like the story was really stretched out and could’ve been done with a lot less pages involved. Because it just dragged in so many scenes and so many battle scenes were just so boring. Yes, it’s a book about war so there should be battle scenes, but not so many pointless ones that it loses it’s importance. That’s just my take on it, anyway.

I also felt like the ending was such an anti-climax. I can’t point out on anything particular, but I was just left with that feeling of being robbed of a good climax. I feel like what made up most of my 4 stars was just the characters and the whole meaning of the story as a whole. That being said, there were a lot of other things I liked about this book, which you can see in my review here.

Ash Princess

I ended up rating this 3 stars, but looking back I feel like I should have rated it 2. It just felt like such a mediocre, meaningless read that left me feeling nothing. Of course it must have some good things to get to 3 stars, but this post is on why it was a disappointment, and that is why. Ended up feeling like any old cliche fantasy, unfortunately because the cover is a stunner. Read my review here.

Clockwork Princess

My final rating for this was 3 stars. Cassandra Clare just seems to drag everything out! I didn’t notice this when reading The Mortal Instruments because I rated all the books rather highly, but then I’m blaming that on the fact I was a very new reader to YA fantasy and literally the only books I’d read before was Throne of Glass.

Things were super dragged out, there were loads of random bits where Will was just riding on his horse (exciting), and then the ending felt like such an anti-climax and the epilogue ruined any chances of 4 or 5 stars for me. No. That is just wrong, I’m sorry. See my review for more.

This Savage Song

Ended up being a 3 star read for me and even I’m confused. It just fell flat for me. See my review for more.

Ruin and Rising

The bottom line is that it just fell rather flat for me at times and so I ended up rating it 3 stars. See my review.

The Cruel Prince

Now this is a controversial one. I ended up rating it 4 stars and genuinely cannot wait to read The Wicked King, and I fully agree when I say it’s a great story, great characters, great plot. But that’s as far as it goes with great. I wouldn’t say amazing-super-ultra-fantastic-fabulous-totallyย mind-blown, but I get how others would. See my review.


Sooo those are my top disappointments of 2018… phewww. That was – not as hard as I thought it would be lol. Please let me know in the comments what you think of them and what are your top disappointments were?? Speak soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

9 thoughts on “Top Books that Disappointed me in 2018”

  1. I feel the same way about The Cruel Prince. It failed to wow me, but was still a really good book and I honestly cannot wait to read The Wicked King ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ

    Also, hopefully 2019 is the year i finally finish the ToG series ๐Ÿ™

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  2. Lol some favorites of mine in this list ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ but I was slightly disappointed by Ash Princess too ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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  3. Ah Iโ€™m sorry to hear these books disappointed you! I rated Ruin and Rising 3 stars as well – it was just such a weak conclusion. Iโ€™m reading The Cruel Prince soon and Iโ€™m thinking Iโ€™ll probably have the same opinion as you do!

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