T5W : Least Favorite books in my favorite series

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Top 5 Wednesday was created by gingerreadslainey and if you want to know a little bit more about them you can check the Goodreads group here.

This week we are talking about our least favorite books in our favorite series! I struggled a bit to find books for this one but I managed to find five after many hours of deep and intense reflexion (okay, 5 minutes 😛 ) but here are my books:

  • The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn #2)

I don’t really think that Mistborn is a favorite of mine, I enjoyed reading it, the ending of Hero of Ages blew me away but I am not that big of of Sanderson’s books in general. The Well of Ascension was an okay book, the ending was fantastic (which is usually the case with Sanderson) but a huge chunck at the middle of the book was slow and Vin was incredibly annoyin. When I finished it, I rated it 5* because I loved the ending so much but some months later, I realized that I had very mixed feeling about it and I changed my rating to a 3*.

  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #1)

The first book in this series is pretty weak. When I first read it, I really enjoyed it but when I reread it last year I realized that it has a lot of problems. Fortunetely, the other books in the series are way better and I definitely count ToG as one of my favorite YA fantasy series.

  • Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter #2)

It is my least favorite HP book because it scared the shit out of me when I was young and so, even now that I am “a big grown up” I can’t bring myself to reread it. One day, I will. (Maybe.)

  • House of Chains by Steven Erikson (The Malazan Book of the Fallen #4)

This book wasn’t bad but it took me ages to read. About 2 months if I remember correctly, it was extremely slow and the resolution was very frustrating.

  • The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien (Lord of the Rings #3)

I love this trilogy, I read it three years ago and it is the books series that really made me realize that I loved adult fantasy. It is not perfect but it has a big place in my heart. However, the ending of this series is 1)probably going to rip your heart out 2) frustrate you because once all the things that need to be solved are solved, Tolkien continues to ramble on for more than a 100 pages. It was almost as if Tolkien was thinking “I don’t want to leave those characters so I won’t. This will never end mouhaha”

 

Well, it was prettty funny to do! What about you? What are your least favorite books in your favorite series?

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4 thoughts on “T5W : Least Favorite books in my favorite series

  1. Oh my goodness, what a painful topic this must have been to do, I know personally it would be so hard to pick on my favorite series. At the same time, it’s also true not all the books can be 5 star reads. For me, the third book of Mistborn and second book of Throne of Glass! 🙂

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    • Yes at first I like “I don’t know! I love those books, how can I do this to them!” and then I realized that even in my favorite series, some books weren’t as great as the other ones 🙂
      It’s funny, Hero of Ages is probably my favorite Mistborn book so far (I haven’t read Shadows of Self and Bands of Mourning yet) and I really enjoyed Crown of Midnight (because in my heart Chaol and Celeana are still together :P)

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  2. It’s so true, closing The Lord of the Rings is almost painful – you don’t want to say goodbye to these characters and places, and even though the ends are tied nicely you perceive that the story is not over, and want to know more. There’s a way to end the pain though: start all over again! 🙂

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