So a while back I was tagged by Lina, and now I’ve been tagged by Meg, so it seems it’s time for me to get a move on with this tag that honestly terrifies me a little… I mean, I have to select books I might hypothetically be willing to burn? It just seems so wrong! But it’s also all in good fun. I used a random number generator to help me select my read books from Goodreads by row and column. Here we go…
Round One: The Naturals, These Broken Stars, Insurgent
BURN: These Broken Stars
Let me be clear: I do not hate this book. I rated it 3.5 stars. It’s not even my least favorite out of this group. But… I just don’t have to have it. I’m terribly sorry; I do love that cover.
This one is my least favorite of this round, yet it was easier for me to think of how to rewrite this one than These Broken Stars, plus it is kind of in the middle of a trilogy. What happens in the end of the book that sets up Allegiant is great. Almost everything else… ehhhh. And ugh, this book crushes me with Caleb being bad. And I never even get to find out why! And Tris and Four are in the worst relationship ever… just break up already… so yeah, this one could benefit from some rewrites for sure to help make the trilogy stronger.
REREAD: The Naturals
The Naturals could use a little bit of rewriting too, but oh well. I do like it the most out of all these and it is a fun/plot-twisty story that I probably would like to reread again one day. Just that love triangle, UGH.
Round Two: What’s Left of Me, Not A Drop to Drink, Across a Star-Swept Sea
BURN: Not A Drop to Drink
I could not connect with this book at all. Don’t need it.
REWRITE: What’s Left of Me
This one was enjoyable but not perfect. Though I think the third book would benefit most from a rewrite, this one could benefit from it as well, especially more detailed worldbuilding.
REREAD: Across a Star-Swept Sea
This one’s a 5-star book for me; I adore it! Definitely a reread!
Round Three: Seraphina, The Shack, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
BURN: The Shack
This book fell pretty flat for me. I understood its intent, but there was so much talktalktalk and it wasn’t all interesting.
OK, so I really love a lot about Seraphina. In fact, I’m even rereading it right now! But the beginning is a bit slow and feels a little… wandering… like what’s the purpose/plot of the story? I don’t think it’s going to bother me much during the reread, but it’ll be nice for new readers to be engaged a little more quickly because SERAPHINA AND KIGGS. I ship them for life. And Orma is fabulous.
My favorite of the Harry Potter books (so far, I’ve still got two to go), a solid 5 stars from me, and I just think it’s pretty close to perfect.
Well, round one was a little rough but thankfully those next two were easier! I’m tagging:
– Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy
– Kayla @ The Thousand Lives
– Shannelle @ The Art of Escapism
– And anyone else who’s interested!
Do you agree or disagree with my choices?