I was watching some BookTube videos when I came upon this tag. At that time I was in a bit of a blogging slump, so I thought posting some tags would be a good idea. Obviously, being in a slump, I didn’t finish any of these tags, which now means I have no idea whose video I got this tag from. But the original tag was created by ReadLikeWildfire, so you could check that out! Anyway, here’s the Totally Didn’t Book Tag. Note: Also I’m going to try to post tags every Thursday and make a sort of ‘(Book)Tag Thursday’ meme.
Totally didn’t need to have sequels
The first book I can think of off the top of my head is Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake. I thought it ended ‘well’ View Spoiler »ok it ended with Anna being dragged to the depths of hell or whatever but I mean a good ending for a ghost right? « Hide Spoiler, but then Girl of Nightmares happened. And nope, could have lived without it.
Totally didn’t need to have more than one POV
Well, I personally don’t like multiple POVs in most books, though sometimes it is necessary to tell a full story. I do believe Allegiant could have worked out without two POVs, although maybe near the ending it would have been a bit more difficult. Partly because Tris and Four just sounded way too similar, in my opinion.
Totally didn’t need to have a cover change
ACROSS. THE. UNIVERSE. I am still a bit pissed about this, and I think this is why I still don’t own physical copies of the second and third book, even though I really loved this series. They decided to change the cover style right before Shades of Earth came out and went from these amazing covers to this. Ugh. Why.
Totally didn’t need to have a love triangle
Every book that has a love triangle could totally live without having a love triangle. I think love triangles (which aren’t even actual triangles, more like ‘two guys love this girl’ rather than ‘all three people in the triangle love each other’) are horrible and I really wish they did not exist anymore. I really can’t think of any specific book where it was most cringe-worthy because honestly the moment I suspect a love triangle is going to occur I will probably be cringing nonetheless.
Totally didn’t need this book to even be included in the series
The Shade of the Moon by Susan Beth Pfeffer totally didn’t need to exist. I mean I really enjoyed the first two books in the series, and I kind of enjoyed the third one as well, but the fourth book felt so different and Miranda’s brother had such a personality change from the previous books that I really did not enjoy it at all. Also, it had an open ending, kind of, and I hate that.
Totally didn’t need to have a cliffhanger
I hate cliffhangers, especially when it’s the first book in a series and you need to wait a year for the second book to come out. Or if it’s a book that you’re not entirely sure you like and you’re not sure if you even want to pick up book two, but then a cliffhanger happens and you kind of feel obliged to pick up the next book. The last book that had a cliffhanger that I could totally have lived without was Traitor to the Throne. BECAUSE OH MY GOD WHAT THE HELL.
Totally didn’t need to have one POV
Hmm, like I said I am not a huge fan of multiple POV stories, though I think I would have loved to see Harry Potter in multiple POVs. Maybe from both Harry, Ron ánd Hermione’s perspectives? That would be cool, I guess?
Totally didn’t need that much hype
The last book I picked up that did not live up to the hype it had created was Carve the Mark, I guess. I love Veronica, I love the Divergent series, but I just couldn’t really get into this book.
Totally didn’t need a relative book reference
To be honest, no book should need to have an ‘if you love … you’ll love …’, I mean I do write this sometimes at the bottom of my reviews, but I honestly think most books don’t need these things. I did, however, discover some great books because of those stickers/blurbs but yeah people will pick up certain books anyway so I don’t think any book really needs a relative book reference.
Totally didn’t deserve my time
The Mortal Instruments, Endgame, The Cursed Child, Stolen, The 100, The Grimm Diaries Prequels… do I need to continue? There have been lots of books that didn’t deserve my time, to be honest, even books that I rated three stars, but these are some of the books that I kind of regret ever having picked up.