Scrolling through the pages I follow I saw that Ally Writes Things had posted about the lowest rated books (on Goodreads) and what she rated them.
Y’all. THIS WAS A BRILLIANT IDEA.
So here I am, definitely doing this. Let’s go. This will be a handful of the lowest rated books based off of Goodreads and then what I ended up rating them. I hope to do one with the highest rated books from my GR as well, future post alert!
Things I’d Rather Do Than Die by Christine Hurley Deriso
Goodreads Rating: 3.25 || My Rating: 2.50
You can actually find my review for this here. Though please pardon the baby blog formatting as it was one of the first Netgalley reviews I ever did. I could not believe this book at all. It tried way too hard to create drama and purpose, but not. Just no.
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith (original story from Jane Austen)
Goodreads Rating: 3.29 || My Rating: 4.00
I can’t help it, I thought this book was fun. I even loved the movie (and that never happens!). It’s quirky, ridiculous, but that’s the whole point if you ask me.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Goodreads Rating: 3.39 || My Rating: 2.00
Granted, I read this in high school so it probably deserves a re-read to get a new rating, but I have NO DESIRE to do this.
The Dysasters (The Dysasters #1) by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Goodreads Rating: 3.41 || My Rating: 2.00
If you want to see a rant filled review: click here! My first physical ARC was unfortunately…an absolute dud. Really, a dud. *sigh*
Beowulf by Unknown (Seamus Heaney — Translator)
Goodreads Rating: 3.43 || My Rating: 3.00
This was another read in high school. I remember thinking it was fine overall. Interesting enough.
The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman
Goodreads Rating: 3.45 || My Rating: 3.00
Tried my best to enjoy this because I thought the story was amazing, but unfortunately the way this was portrayed I couldn’t get into the story. I hardly remember it now because I scanned so much of it.
Evenfall (Shadowfire #1) by Gaja J. Kos & Boris Kos
Goodreads Rating: 3.51 || My Rating: 4.00
This was my version of a tale of two books. The first half almost had me DNF but then somehow the second half was astounding enough for me to think highly of it. I’m actually excited for the second book! (AND ALSO SHOUT-OUT TO THIS GORGEOUS COVER Y’ALL)
Have you read any of these? Did you love them more than their average rating? Lets talk in the comments!