Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Top 5 Wednesday - Disappointing Eye Candy

Hello everyone!

I am back with another Top 5 Wednesday! If you want to check it out, you can go to the Goodreads group and read more about it. 

This week's topic is top 5 disappointing eye candy books, or books that look gorgeous but didn't live up to their wonderful covers. I have to say, this was not as hard as I thought it would be! Apparently I'm a bit of a cover buyer, so many of my books are ones that I picked because I liked the cover, and maybe not the synopsis. 

Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley



Storywise, this book just didn't do much for me. I lost interest as things became more and more far fetched and confusing.

That being said, I will probably be reading the sequel because if the cover is as gorgeous as this one, I cannot say no! *sigh*












No Place to Fall by Faye Robin Brown



The cover of this book was just so misleading.

I was expecting an epic road trip. That's not what I got! It wasn't that I hated this book, I didn't. And it deals with some serious issues, but I just kind of felt like it was an Eleanor and Park knock-off.













The Last Place on Earth by Carol Snow



Again, not a horrible book, just a misleading cover.

I was expecting a cutesy little romantic novel with a mystery of a girl trying to find her friend.

Not dooms day preppers. Yes, thats right. 

I just didn't love the storyline and felt ripped off.











The Way We Bared Our Souls by Willa Strayhorn


OH how I wanted to love this book so very much!

Five teens pull a Freaky Friday around the camp fire and wake up the next morning with a problem that isn't theirs.

Sounds great right? Nope! It got weird and confusing and I was not a fan.











Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern



I love a good typographical cover, and the story of this book sounded great.

What I got were two whiny, 12 year old sounding main characters who, *create* a conflict that is so left field I was dumbfounded. 

Ugh.












So yeah, that's that! This post was quite cathartic for me. I will say though, just because I didn't like a book, that doesn't mean that you won't like that book. Everyone is different and everyone likes different things.