Thursday, 30 July 2015

Discussion Time: Second Chances for Books

What books I’m deciding on rereading!

We’ve all read books we haven’t enjoyed whether it’s the writing style, the characters, the plot or we might not be in the mood to read it. I’ve made a list here on books I didn’t in particular like the first time and am deciding if I should reread them. 

Twilight Saga – I first read the books when they started to get popular with the movies getting released and my friend was obsessed with them. She loved the books and Taylor Lautner and so naturally she spread the love and I ended up reading the books. Honestly I remember nothing from the books and I don’t exactly know if I love them, like them or hate them. If I do decide to reread the books I don’t think I would like them but I do want to have an opinion on them. 

Across the Universe – I do remember parts of this book and I do enjoy the concept of the book but I don’t think I was really into the entire space thing back when I read it. Recently the author released a new book ‘The Body Electric and I honestly loved that book so much – everything was so good and I loved the plot. Also as the trilogy is complete now I could just binge read them. 

Shatter Me – So many people love this book and I just don’t get it. I didn’t like the characters or the plot and worse was the writing style however so many people talk about the growth of the characters and great plot throughout the trilogy that I’ve always been curious about it. But I really didn’t like it the first time so I don’t want to get my hopes up. 

Shiver – The entire trilogy for me was okay but it definitely improved throughout. My biggest annoyance with this book is that it was really boring – I don’t remember much of the story or the characters. But I think now I would enjoy slower paced books more and I’m always hearing about how good the author’s writing style is for some people. 

The Selection – I think a majority of people feel the same way I do, the main character is really annoying. From the reviews I’ve read of the series it doesn’t get better and the writing style is bad. However my friend was telling me that though the books aren’t perfect they are enjoyable reads like a good sort of bad. She recently read The Heir, the fourth instalment in the series and says the author’s writing style improves a lot and there is another perspective which is the main character’s daughter.   

Stormdancer – This book had its great parts – her friendship with the Griffin but aside from that the story sucked. I didn’t like the main character she was manipulative to this poor guy and the plot was overtaken by romance. However I really liked the Griffin section and it’s always stuck with me also one of the (minor) characters –someone’s sister has the same name as me. Which is rare considering my name is Aisha and though YA is becoming more diverse I doubt there’s books out there with a main character called Aisha. 

Shadow and Bone – I don’t remember anything from this book except some kidnapping or something along that line which is surprising because the book is really popular and everybody raves about it and the Darkling. So I’ve always been interested in it but recently a lot of people have been talking about it on Tumblr so I’m like should I reread?  

The Pledge – I honestly love the sound of this book and was so excited to read the book, sadly I didn’t love the book. It’s always disappointing to look forward to a book for so long then end up not liking it and I think it was the plot and how boring it was. However that disappointing feeling has always stuck so I’m debating rereading the book to see if I’ll enjoy the book the second time around. 

Throne of Glass – Now I didn’t hate this book but with all the hype surrounding it I expected to love it and I didn’t.   I felt like the author tried too hard to make the main character likeable and kickass to the point where it was just annoying. Also this is going to sound very petty but I shipped the MC with Chaol and it didn’t seem as if it was going that way so I was like nahhh. But I feel with all the other books that have been released that this book series seems pretty good – literally everybody has glowing reviews of it. 

Daughter of Smoke and Bone – Before I say anything I love the second book and for the majority I love this book but not as much as I want to. I don’t know if it’s the long ass flashback or how confusing the book was but I wasn’t exactly feeling this book however now that I’ve read the second one and know the story more it feels as if I was to go back and read the book again I’d probably enjoy the book more. 

If you love any of these books please leave a comment below on why so hopefully I’ll be encouraged to read these books or if you have the same issue about not liking the book also leave a comment. 


  1. I agree with you on Shatter Me. That book wasn't as amazing as I thought it was going to be. Definitely give The Selection and Throne of Glass another go!

    1. I think ToG series is probably one i'm most conflicted about.

  2. Throne of Glass gets better with each book. It's worth another go!

    Carrie @The Book Goddess

    1. Everybody seems to love it - I probably should read it.

  3. Twilight was definitely a book I had to give a second chance to. I actually waited until all the film a had finished and things had died down to start the series and I'm surprisingly enjoying it! Throne of Glass gets better as the books go along and you kind of start to warm up to Celaena.

    - Naomi@The Perks Of Being A Bookworm

    1. Hopefully I'll warm up to her and I might read Twilight now that all the hype is down - similar to you.

  4. I would definitely try reading Shadow & Bone and Throne of Glass again, they are really good and they do get better! I'm going to reread the Throne of Glass series this month, I hope you enjoy which ever book you choose!
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    Cody @ Literary-ly Obsessed

    1. Thanks for the follow! And I hope you enjoy reading ToG. I don't remember much of Shadow and Bone so hopefully I get time to re-read it.