Tag it Thursdays: Totally Didn’t Book Tag

Tag it Thursdays: I occasionally get tagged by fellow bloggers to complete various tags. Once a month I will post my response. Please, feel free to tag yourself if any of these tags interest you!

This month’s tag:

Totally Didn’t Book Tag

When Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Book Reviews did this last year, I book-marked it to do at a later time. Not only did I love Stephanie’s answers but the tag is just so much fun that I had to do it. I had to dig deep to answer some of these questions so I hope you enjoy it!

Touch of Frost (Mythos Academy, #1)Totally didn’t need to have a sequel/sequels!

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Mythos Academy Series! But it is one of those series that suffered from having too many sequels, hereby dragging out the overarching plot.

This series could have easily have been a trilogy, maybe even 4 books max and still delivered all the awesomeness I love about it!

Origin (Lux, #4)Totally didn’t need to have more than one point of view!

I love me some Jennifer L Armentrout (that’s why she is one of my most read authors) but I didn’t totally love when she introduced Daemon’s POV into the Lux Series. JLA is a bit of a formulaic author so I find her characters kinda sound the same in all her stories–and that is a bit of the case here with Daemon and Katy. Plus, I kinda liked Daemon being a mystery and not seeing inside his head.

Totally didn’t need to change cover art through the middle of a series!

This one was tough for my to answer because I don’t really notice when covers change. But one I did notice was the Arcana Chronicles. I can’t say that I prefer either cover to be honest.

Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1) Poison Princess (The Arcana Chronicles, #1)

Bad RomanceTotally didn’t need a love triangle!

I struggled with listing a book for this one. I think love triangles are very rarely needed in a novel so I could have more than 20 books listed here.

But I’m going to go with Bad Romance because the love triangle here is completely ridiculous. The logic actually hurts my head. I wish the forbidden romance between step-siblings was emphasized more instead of the love triangle.

Entwined with You (Crossfire, #3)Totally didn’t need this book to be included in this series!

This book immediately popped into my mind but I was shocked when I saw that I gave this a 4/5 on Goodreads!

The Crossfire Series is one that was originally a trilogy but was extended to be a 5 book series shortly after the 2nd book was published. And it shows in this instalment. This book is pure filler at its finest!

Whisper the Dead (The Lovegrove Legacy, #2)Totally didn’t need a cliffhanger!

Alyxandra Harvey is a favourite Canadian author of mine and I was really enjoying her Lovegrove Legacy Series until I read Whisper the Dead and found out that the next book wasn’t going to be published!

What a bummer! And what a cliffhanger we were left on too! I hope that someday I can find out what was going to happen next for these 3 cousins!

(Turns out, there is a 30 page novella that wraps everything up but I would have preferred a whole novel!)

Totally didn’t need to have just one point of view!

I like when my romances have dual POVs because I need to see that emotional connection established between the two leads that only a character specific POV can provide.

In Beyond the Stars, I would have loved to have learned more about Jack as a character. He had so much potential to be a complex character and I just felt like he wasn’t developed as well as he could have been.

Real (Real, #1)Totally didn’t need that much hype!

I was so, so excited to read Real. It topped tons of romance read lists and I couldn’t wait to see what got people so hyped about this series.

Wow–what a disappointment! I detested the whiny heroine, disliked the alpha hero and couldn’t get over the repetitiveness of the writing!

(And don’t get me started on the words used in the sex scenes!)

Totally didn’t need a relative book reference! (e.g. Hunger Games fan would love Divergent.)

I picked up Trust Me, I’m Lying because it said:

Fans of Ally Carter, especially her Heist Society readers, will love this teen mystery/thriller with sarcastic wit, a hint of romance, and Ocean’s Eleven–inspired action.

And while it does draw those comparisons, it really does stand out on its own and is one enjoyable, exciting read!

Breaking Dawn (Twilight, #4)Totally didn’t deserve my time!

Don’t even get me started on the mess that is Breaking Dawn in the Twilight Saga!

It’s a mishmash of fan-service, silly characters and dragged out story lines. I’m not even going to mention the fact that the story builds up to some epic battle that merely ends with a hand-shake…ugh!

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Comments 3

  • While I was into getting Daemon’s POV, I did often get confused by which POV we were getting if Kat and Daemon were both in the scene. I used to be obsessed with JLA, but like you said, she is pretty formulaic and I think I’ve started to get tired of the style a bit. The last two or three books I read by her I just didn’t enjoy. But anyways, I’m glad you did this tag! So fun!

    • Thanks for bringing this tag to my attention! I had a lot of fun doing it!

      Yeah, I had the same problem. I found Kat really lost herself as a character as the series developed as well–it was like Daemon and Kat morphed into one person.

      I’ve been really hesitant to pick up some of her newer titles because I was getting a little bored of her writing style. Though I do want to finish her one New Adult series still.

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