I was tagged by Aimal @ Bookshelves & Paperbacks to do the Totally Didn’t… tag. It seems like a really interesting tag and I’ve been wanting to do it for a while now. Check out Aimal’s post and her blog if you haven’t already. She has some great answers! This was originally a Youtube tag and it was created by Chami @ ReadLikeWildFire (go Aussie Booktubers!)
TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED TO HAVE A SEQUEL/SEQUELS:
Okay, I was kind of okay with having one more book – a companion. But when it was announced that instead of having a companion, we were getting a companion duology, I kind of blew up with rage. Imagine Anger from Inside Out. That was me when I found out about The Siren.
: Turns out The Siren isn’t the title of the last book. It’s a standalone by Kiera Cass. But my point still remains.
TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED TO HAVE MORE THAN ONE POINT OF VIEW:
Me Before You was great. It gave me all the feels and I loved everything about it… except the random perspective changes.
This book is written almost entirely in first person from the point of view of Lou, our main character. But then there would be one random chapter out of nowhere from the perspective of a side character. And everytime this happened, it was a different side character. Why?
TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED TO CHANGE COVER ART THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE SERIES:
Okay this isn’t really a cover change but a cover problem that Australians are facing with The Magisterium series. Basically what’s available in Australian bookstores is the US cover (tall paperback) for The Iron Trial, and UK cover (mass-market size paperback) for The Copper Gauntlet. If you cant make the covers match, at least make the size match!
TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED A LOVE TRIANGLE:
Sorry to those of you who are Team Jacob, but this love triangle did not need to exist at all. Jacob had no chance anyway.
New Moon did not have to exist. The whole series could have been half as long if Jacob wasn’t involved.
The series could have been so much better. Why, Jacob Black? Why?
TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED THIS BOOK TO BE INCLUDED IN THE SERIES:
I could have answered this question with New Moon, but I can’t have that much Twilight in one post… so I choose Sinner.
This is technically a companion and not really part of the series but I thought it was such a pointless book. I liked Cole and Isabel separately in the Shiver trilogy so I thought I would enjoy Sinner. I ended up really disliking the two of them together and the book was just a bit blah.
TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED A CLIFFHANGER:
I usually marathon series so I don’t really have a big problem with cliffhangers.
Every Day is a standalone contemporary novel so it has more of an open ending than a cliffhanger. But I feel like the book wasn’t fully resolved and there could potentially be a sequel. Of course, there’s Another Day, which is a companion, but that ends in the same spot…
TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED TO HAVE JUST ONE POINT OF VIEW:
I don’t really have an answer for this. I mean, simple is best right?
TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED THAT MUCH HYPE:
I enjoyed Dumplin’ but I didn’t think it was amazing. Most reviews I’ve seen have raved about this book but I thought it was just a little bit better than okay. Review here.
There was so much hype surrounding this book months before it was released. It was also picked up by Disney to become a movie so I was kind of expecting amazing things.
TOTALLY DIDN’T… NEED A RELATIVE BOOK REFERENCE:
When I first heard about Throne of Glass, it was described as The Hunger Games meets Game of Thrones.
So I’ve never actually read The Hunger Games and I’ve never watched Game of Thrones or read the GRRM books… but I think the Throne of Glass series speaks for itself. I don’t think it needs to be compared to anything else because it’s such an epic series!
TOTALLY DIDN’T… DESERVE MY TIME:
I had SO many problems with Fans of the Impossible Life. Check out my review to hear all of my thoughts.
There were just so many messages in the book that I thought were problematic and wrong to send out to young readers. The book romanticized mental illness and non-consensual sex, and I just don’t think that’s okay.