Since I am completely blocked in writing reviews lately I went on a search for fun book tags. I saw this one over on Inspired by the Page and decided to give it a try.
1. Totally didn’t need to have a sequel/sequels!
The Mortal Instruments after the initial trilogy. It really should have ended after book 3 and even then it felt drawn out…
2. Totally didn’t need to have more than one point of view!
Untold (The Lyburn Legacy #2). I’m generally a big fan of multiple POV and I didn’t really mind it in this book, either. My main problem was the POVs that we got in addition to the MC – Holly and Ash when all I wanted was Jared’s.
3. Totally didn’t need to change cover art through the middle of a series!
The Dark Elements by JLA. Not that I don’t think this series didn’t needs a cover change, but it definitely didn’t need THIS cover change. Like, it’s really no better.
4. Totally didn’t need a love triangle!
Ummmm, pretty much every book ever. But I’ll go with a love triangle that I thought was one of the most horribly done ones – Requiem (Delirium #3). Don’t even get me started on how this series ended.
5. Totally didn’t need this book to be included in this series!
Blood Promise (Vampire Academy #4). Ughhh. This book was the biggest waste of time. Just page after page of whiney, heartbroken Rose.
6. Totally didn’t need a cliffhanger!
Boy Band by Jacqueline E. Smith. I’m not sure if it can technically be considered a cliffhanger, but I was expecting the book to be a standalone and it definitely wasn’t! I am looking forward to the next book, though.
7. Totally didn’t need to have just one point of view!
Emmy & Oliver. Oliver’s POV would have added SO MUCH to this story. Especially since Emmy often rubbed me the wrong way.
8. Totally didn’t need that much hype!
Red Queen. And also, Emmy & Oliver again. Sorry, not sorry.
9. Totally didn’t need a relative book reference! (e.g. Hunger Games fan would love Divergent.)
Black-Eyed Susans. It referenced Gillian Flynn and this book is good enough it doesn’t need it.
10. Totally didn’t deserve my time!
There are many books that I end up not being impressed by, but there are just a few that I very actively dislike and I think Allegiant takes the cake. I just like to forget that this book exists.
Feel free to tag yourself if you like!
25 thoughts on “Totally Didn’t Book Tag”
Wow I like this tag, Steph! :))
Thanks, I thought it was fun!
And I agree with you, especially with WHK’s new cover. XD
I know, right!? If it’s going to change, why not really change it?
That was pretty much my grandson’s feeling about Allegiant. He read all of the books and this was the one he felt didn’t live up.
Yes, it was awful!
This is a really fun tag! I totally agree about Blood Promise. After that book I really struggled to get back in the series and eventually just stopped. Nice post! 🙂
It was fun! And I don’t think you’re missing much by not finishing the VA series.
Not only is the White Hot Kiss cover no better, in many ways I think it’s worse. And what’s up with that font?
100% with you on #10!
I thought the Bitter Sweet Love cover was better – it was basically the same picture, but with better coloring – but I agree that the cover for the other two aren’t improvements. I love me some JLA, but I HATE the covers for basically all of her books, except for Don’t Look Back.
Yeah. I did, however, think the new covers for the Lux series were a HUGE improvement.
I wasn’t a big fan of the new covers. But I really hated the old covers…so kind of another toss up for me.
This is so fun! I couldn’t agree more with you on Black-Eyed Susans. Doesn’t even need a comparison! I’ve heard the same thing from lots of readers about Allegiant, and that’s why I never continued the series. City of Bones – YES! I only read the first 3 books and then got so bored I gave up.
It was a fun little tag! I’m so glad you liked Black-Eyed Susans – it’s definitely one of my favorites of the year. I definitely think you made the right decision not finishing the Divergent or TMI series!
I agree with City of Bones. It was simply too much. And the books got longer and longer. So sorry to hear that you didn’t much like Emmy and Oliver.
Yes and then the last book in TMI included a “backdoor pilot” for ANOTHER Shadow Hunter series. It’s just too much. I didn’t hate Emmy & Oliver, but it definitely did not live up to the hype for me. it was just ok.
While I love TMI, I agree that the last 3 books weren’t really needed.
But you nailed it with Requiem and Allegiant! Those two are probably two of the worst trilogy concluding books I have ever had the displeasure of reading. Both were extremely disappointing to me!
While I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy them, I’m so glad to have someone agree with me! Those books were just awful and it makes me actually angry to see people give Allegiant or Requiem 5 stars haha.
My 15-year-old daughter was speculating yesterday that Allegiant read like she was afraid to show it to any beta readers or critique partners.It wasn’t just the ending, but the writing was very different than the first two.
Exactly. It wasn’t just the big controversial ending, but the whole book was just…blah.
Haha I know right? I often wonder if I’m reading the same thing as people when that happens because it seems so clear to me!
You are so right about JLA’s cover art change (why do they always change it mid-series?), the way Requiem ended (still not over it) and that Allegiant was a waste of time (I’m definitley scarred from this one and would like to forget it exists as well.).
And if they insist on changing cover art for JLA at least make it an improvement! I’m glad you agree on Requiem and Allegiant. They were just awful and when people say they were good it just makes me angry haha.
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