Top Five Wednesdays started on Goodreads back in 2013. At the beginning of every month Lainey from gingerreadslainey posts a topic for each Wednesday and bloggers, vloggers and overall book fans are encouraged to respond with their top five.
This week is your five least favorite books in your favorite series. That being said, these are all still really great stories.
Check out my top five picks below and let me know what you think in the comments!
I enjoyed being back in the Graceling world—and it was nice to revisit Bitterblue as a character—but the series’ first book will always be my favorite. Cashore delivered another kick-ass female with Bitterblue, but I found the romance a little disappointing.
I mean that ending. I could see it coming since Roth introduced a duel perspective, but I’ll still never get over it. Plus, the setting of beyond the wall didn’t live up to the city in my mind.
The dynamic of this book was very different than the rest of the series. There wasn’t as much romantic tension since Eadlyn wasn’t competing for anyone, but instead was being competed for. The same goes for political tension, there’s some unrest but it doesn’t seem as high stakes as the original trilogy. I mean I just really loved America and Maxon.
Lola and the Boy Next Door was kind of a let down after Anna and the French Kiss. I just didn’t connect with Lola as well as Anna, and let’s be honest not many boys can measure up to Étienne St. Clair.
For me, Catching Fire was a tough act to follow. Mockingjay was the first book not in the game, and without that setting it just seemed a little slow at times—especially in the beginning of just being stuck in District 13.