Hello friends! Can you believe there is only one more week left in the year? That's bananas! I've had a year of ups and downs, both in life and in reading. Today I'm sharing 15 YA books that I totally meant to read at some point, but never got the chance to. Whether it was because I haven't bought a copy yet, or it didn't grab me when I started reading, or the hype was too much - these 15 books are still on my TBR! You'll be surprised by some of them!
I loved Frostblood, but as soon as I heard whispers of a love triangle starting up in Fireblood, I lost interest in the series. I don't know if I'll finish the series. Maybe if Nightblood falls out of the sky and into my lap.
I think ultimately the length of The Last Magician threw me off. I sat down to read it one day during the summer and just couldn't do it. I'll definitely try again closer to the publication date of book two!
I haven't read Our Dark Duet literally because I have not bought or borrowed a copy yet. Whoops! I loved This Savage Song.
I had an ARC of Thief's Cunning. But I ended up sending it to another blogger. I liked Assassin's Heart but I wasn't totally enthusiastic about a companion sequel. And if I'm being honest, I completely forgot what Assassin's Heart was about anyway.
I have an ARC of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. I read the ending. Now I don't really care to read the book. Why did I read the ending out of context?! I never do that. But the book is ruined for me now and I don't think I will be looking to read the series in general.
I am definitely going to be reading The Becoming of Noah Shaw in the new year. I wanted to do a reread/read of the original series, but I haven't done so. That's why I haven't read this book yet. I need to get moving with the reread!
This is the one I'm most ashamed of. I am such a huge fan of Kristin Cashore, and I have four copies of Jane, Unlimited. Why haven't I read this book yet? I honestly don't know. I think a big part of me subconsciously doesn't want to be disappointed.
Ally was a case of bad reviews. I'd seen reviews saying the female protagonist was a whiny, insufferable heroine and I thought she was in Nemesis, so I lost interest in Ally. Oh well!
I haven't read Like a River Glorious (book two)! I need to reread book one and then binge-read the rest of the series. Or maybe just give up on the series. I'm not sure, but either way, I don't see myself reading Into the Bright Unknown any time soon!
I have an ARC of A Poison Dark and Drowning. I really enjoyed the previous book. But something about this book... I really don't want to have to deal with a love triangle or any non-linear romance. And I've heard things, so I'm just not totally invested anymore. Maybe I'll try again around book three's publication.
Renegades was another case of it being too long. The book is seriously hefty! I got an ARC and I feel so bad, not haven't read it. I will certainly try to do so in the new year! The hype also got to me, with this one.
There is some controversy surrounding Before She Ignites. And I totally get the controversy. Once that started swirling around, I lost interest in the book. Throw in the fact that it is apparently BOOOORING and nothing happens and there are no dragons and the heroine is awful? (So I've heard.) I'm good. This is a trilogy and I might pass altogether even though I have an ARC of this one.
I WILL read Warcross, but closer to the publication of book two. I'd seen complaints about the ending of Warcross (i.e. wanting more) and also I saw murmurs about a love triangle. So I'll wait!
I tried so hard with The Savage Dawn. I think I got about one hundred pages in and abandoned ship. I then proceeded to read the ending of the book and NOPE. It was a terrible ending.
There are other books published in 2017 that I was somewhat interested in and didn't read, but these fifteen are the top ones that I had been so excited about, at some point. I hope I'll read at least a third of them in the future. Especially since many of them are big publications that have received a lot of reviews!
Tell me some of the books published in 2017 that you were so excited about, but haven't read for whatever reason! Do you you plan on reading them in the future?