T5W : Disappointing Eye Candy

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This week’s topic is about books looked beautiful but that were pretty bad. I don’t buy books because of their cover so I don’t have lots of “disappointing eye candy” but I found five, so here they are :

WARNING : this post may or may not turn into a huge rant. Prepare yourself.

  • Dark Matters by Michael Dow

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I have to say that the main reason I requested this from Netgalley was the cover. I don’t know what it is about that I like so much but I find it beautiful. However, even if the book wasn’t awful, I did not enjoy it… The plot was too conveniant and I didn’t especially like how women were portrayed. You can read my review here if you are interested.

  • Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes

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Another case of “it wasn’t awful but it wasn’t good either”. The covers of all the books in the Falling Kingdoms are gorgeous but the story isn’t especially wonderful. I don’t think that it is a bad YA fantasy series but it is definitely not the best.

  • Air Awakens by Elise Kova

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This is a case of “this book was awful, don’t let the cover tempt you”. I tried to read this this month and ugh, it was pretty bad. I DNF’d it toward the 75% mark because I couldn’t do it anymore. The main character is stupid, her love-interest (or should I say love-interestsince it’s a love-square) is completely schizophrenic, disrespectful and possessive and the story has no plot. DO NOT RECOMMEND. This is one of the worst YA fantasy I read in my entire life.

  • The Red Knight by Miles Cameron

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Look at this cover. GOR-GEOUS.

It is one of my favorite cover of all time.

Well, the story did not live up to my expectations. The whole concept was pretty interesting but it was told from a ton of different POVs and because of that, I did not care for 95% of the characters. Also, at the beginning of the book, one of the main character (The Red Knight actually) almost rapes a girl and just after that he thinks “maybe I should have done it. I’m sure that she was faking her fear. I’m sure she liked it.”

This is not how it works buddy. Not. At. All.

Just after that I decided to read a couple of reviews of this book to see if other people had problems with how female were portrayed, however, a lot of them said that they love the fact that one of the soldiers was a woman (which is great) but also the fact that at the beginning of the book, the Red Knight could have raped a girl but that, because he’s such a great guy, he didn’t do it. Great right? He’s such a gentleman…

Sometimes, I am tired of human beings.

(As you ay have guessed, I also DNF’d this.)

  • The Dinosaur Lords by Victor Milan

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Let’s keep the best for the last.

Look at this cover. Look at this title. Look at this blurb.

Awesome no ?

Well this book was my least favorite book of 2015. I am not even going to talk about this more than that. If you are interested by my thoughts and feelings (and I have a lot), you can read my review of it here.

If you are not convinced that this book is awful, I am going to leave you with this quote and I’ll let you decide by yourself.

“Rob would rather have sat beside a female. The Garden grew some lovely specimens.[…] Her age didn’t bother Rob; the older ones were more appreciative of his attentions, if not outright grateful for them”

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What about you? Any disappointing eye candy?

Disclaimer: I am sorry if I mentionned books that you love but, hey, everyone’s opinions are different.

 

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4 thoughts on “T5W : Disappointing Eye Candy

  1. I actually liked The Dinosaur Lords! Though in the portrayal of women, I think he was trying TOO much to be like Game of Thrones. I also enjoyed Falling Kingdoms – definitely not the best YA out there, but entertaining enough that I can’t seem to quit the series 😀

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    • I had other echues with Milan’s book but I’m still glad that you enjoyed 🙂
      As for Falling Kingdoms, I don’t think that it is a good series but it is incredibly addictive haha. I read the first three books and I do think that they get better. I have an ebook version of Frozen Tides so I will probably pick it up sometimes this year.

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