If I’m being honest, there is only ONE book I won’t let anyone touch. Won’t let anyone borrow. It’s a look, don’t touch situation.
My signed first-edition Kingdom of Ash (which I’m fortunate enough to have two copies of). But since I have a third copy that is the B&N special edition I would let people borrow that one. JUST NOT THE SIGNED ONE.
So instead, I turned this post on its head and decided to now give you nine books I refuse to let anyone touch because I don’t recommend them.
I apologize now for any ranting that may occur. But I’m hoping to also explain why I wouldn’t recommend, but you could still enjoy (…in some cases).
Dorothy Must Die (Dorothy Must Die #1) by Danielle Page
I gave this 3 stars by the skin of its teeth. It dragged on soooo much. I started book two, and realized I was OVER IT. So now I have the first 3 on my shelves and really need to unhaul them. I think my biggest turn-off was that I realized I’m not a Wizard of Oz fan in general. It’s fine, and I’ve seen the original movie, but that’s it.
Rock-A-Bye Baby (The Sand Maiden #1) by L.R. W. Lee
Purely a oh look it’s free on Kindle and I love this artist who created the cover! kinda buy. Y’ALL. I didn’t even write a review because I made it 30%. I had briefly heard this was like ACOTAR so why not? WRONG. WRONG. WRONG. WRONG.
THIS IMMORTAL, 400+ YEAR OLD ACTED LIKE A FULL BLOW CHILD. She has a stuffed unicorn that she had to sleep with every night (and I can give you more ridiculous things) and the time line was all over the place. I never knew what year it actually was and what in the world was happening.
Me and Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter
…I made it 8 pages. That was it. The amount of f-words and just poor writing in that small time span had me question every thing in my mind as to why I picked it up in the first place.
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
I feel this was a money grab book. She is a very popular blogger and owner of a media company that kept trying to tell me stories so I could feel like she was connecting with me. It instead felt like a celebrity trying to tell me how to fix my life, and I was NOT into that at all.
Carry On (Simon Snow #1) by Rainbow Powell
I never connected on this and I know it’s loved by a lot of people. I made it through maybe half of it before I set it aside and never picked it back up. Because of that I generally wouldn’t recommend it if I couldn’t bother getting through it. It’s been 2 years now and I still have no desire to finish it.
I’ve heard a lot of people thought it was Harry Potter-ish so that’s probably why I didn’t like it, I’m not a HP fan anyways.
The Dysasters (The Dysasters #1) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
My original review here. This was all sorts of hot mess and I ranted about it on my review. Just…no.
Evermore (Everless #2) by Sara Holland
I WISH SO MUCH THAT I HAD LOVED THIS. I loved book one so much and am still upset that this was such a big letdown. My original review is here!
The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick
This had some of the least likable characters ever. I thought it would be a cute quick read, NOPE. There was SO MUCH DRAMA and like crazy, what is happening, why are we throwing that into the plot, drama. I was so annoyed with the insta-love and the way everyone acted.
The Crown (The Selection #5) by Kiera Cass
I absolutely ADORED books 1-3. Then with 4 and 5 there was a change of main characters and it ruined it for me. I was really attached to America and Maxim. Then moving to everyone else left me hanging. Oh well, I know others did love this whole series!
Did you hate or love any of these on my list? Would love to hear other opinions! Lets talk in the comments!