This subject I feel could cause some ‘BUT BUT BUT’s. I’m excited :”D
5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
4. Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes
3. Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
2. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
1. Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
And before you start, no, I have nothing against Sarah J Maas. I’m sure those books I’ve listed are good (since a lot of people seem to like them). The reasons I’ve chosen these books is pretty much similar for all of them. Each one has either gotten a huge, huge rush or readers who absolutely love it and gush about it like it’s the second coming or they have gotten ripped apart by reviewers I find myself having similar tastes with (or what’s worse, sometimes it’s both – Falling Kingdoms for example. Gets a lot of love to the point where I feel like it wouldn’t meet my now super high expectations, and it was also ripped apart by Michael from Bitten by a Radioactive Book (whose reviews are awesome, btw. Check him out))
So essentially, if it gets too much of a rush, I feel disenchanted and feel like it could never meet my expectations. So I’d rather read a book I haven’t had as much of a set up about.
Or if it gets a really bad review from a reviewer I find similar to myself, it puts me off as well (though this one has a smaller effect than the first reason, honestly).
Occasionally I’ll read a super hyped book and find it decent, which is always nice. And if I do that, I tend to wait until ‘the fad’ of it has passed enough for me to forget what I’ve been set up to feel about it. (Though I will be more likely to read a really popular book if a friend recommends it or reviewer with similar tastes really likes it)
I’m not trying to be a book snob, I promise. xD Do you do similar things, or do you find the large hype for a book makes you love it more? I’d love to discuss! 😀