With reading comes the great, the good, the bad and the ugly, and well I thought as I am always recommending you all the books I love (you can follow my progress on my current book here), I thought I would tell you about some books that just didn’t cut it in my world of a ‘good novel’.
Gun Control – Peter Corris
I had high hopes for this novel. I bought it through a ‘don’t judge a book by it’s cover’ sale which is one where all the books on the stand are wrapped up in plain brown paper with only a couple of words on it to describe the story that lies inside.
With the temptation of ‘thriller’ and ‘crime’ (alongside a couple of other words that I do not remember) on the cover, I just had to test it out.. In some ways I wished I had have picked out something else!
The storyline had potential for sure, but the potential was not fulfilled at all! It was disappointing to say the least! The first one hundred pages were quite interesting but I got lost easily in the story with the number of characters that just continued to pop up in different points of the storyline. Some characters would be mentioned in the first 50 pages but the not mentioned again until the last 20 pages of the whole novel.
The story also felt as though it went round and round in circles, and at each new chapter there would be yet another ‘twist’ with a new crime event involved and it just turned all too predictable. I really had to push to finish the last 60 pages, which is nothing I ever like to do with a novel.
Girl Online On Tour – Zoe Sugg
I absolutely love Zoe Sugg’s Youtube channel and her blog, but I was not a fan of this novel. The first one was okay as an ‘easy read’, but this one was predictable and too similar to the first novel for my liking. Although I am one who doesn’t mind a simple easy read every so often, but this one was too simplistic and too easy.
I guess the only way I can describe this novel, despite it being quite harsh, would be that it was almost childish. I would recommend this for the ages of 10-12 years, but anything really above that it would seem childish.
Every day – David Levithan
I read this novel a few years ago and I have kept it sitting on my bookshelf as a reminder that not all novels are great. This one was incredible I loved every minute of it, until it came to the ending. The ending made me so angry!
With the plot of a boy who cannot stay in the same body, the story line was thrilling to say the least. With a twist of romance in the midst of it all, it entraps you into the storyline and makes you not be able to put the book down no matter how much you want to! It is one of the books that you whine ‘just one more chapter’ after each chapter.
It sounds amazing right!? Well everything is amazing about this novel BUT the ending! The ending made me so frustrated! I could have written a better ending... A YEAR 5 COULD HAVE WRITTEN A BETTER ENDING! I can honestly say that once I finished this book I threw it across the room; that is how angry I was at it!
So unlike what I usually say, if you see these three novels on the shelves of your local bookstores, DO NOT BUY THEM! You will just be disappointed!
Have you read a book that you got so annoyed at that you threw it across the room? Let me know in the comments!!