It is Day 8 of the 30-day book challenge, which means we are officially into the second week! Today we are going to be talking about the book I think is the most overrated. This was a really hard prompt for me to think of a book for because I generally don’t read many books that I have given a low rating. I consider myself to be very good at picking out books that I’ll enjoy because I know what do and don’t like to read. This is a great thing because I’m not wasting time and money on books I don’t like, but it also means that questions like this are very difficult.
I have read some books I don’t like, but those books aren’t very well known at all, so I can’t say that they are overrated. I therefore could only think of one popular book that I have read that I didn’t really like and that book is ‘The Hazel Wood’ by Melissa Albert. I know a lot of people loved this book, but I just didn’t I didn’t hate it, but I think I only gave it about 3 stars, which is a pretty bad rating for me as I rate a lot of my books quite highly.
I am not a fan of scary or creepy things at all and I struggled to read this book because it would set me on edge, but the fact that I’m a bit of a chicken aside I just didn’t think it was that great. I liked the fairy tale aspects of it and I thought the idea was great, but I don’t think it was executed all that well. I predicted the ending in the first few chapters and I couldn’t stand the main character. I found her annoying and quite frankly rather stupid. I spent most of my time reading being annoyed with her because she did things that she obviously shouldn’t do and missed so many red flags that I just couldn’t understand how someone could be so stupid.
This post has been quite negative, so I wanted to finish it off on a positive note. I didn’t hate every aspect of this book, but I did hate some of the bigger things, which meant that the negatives outweighed the positives for me. The Hazel Wood isn’t a bad book, but it just wasn’t my favourite and I don’t really understand the hype around it. Have you read the Hazel Wood? What did you think of it? What is your most overrated book? I’d love to know!
Goodbye for now!
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