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Books I Read Only Because They Were Hyped [ooh, a bandwagon!]

I can’t help myself, I see everyone talking about a book and I immediately NEED to read it. I want to be part of the cool club? This awkward potato is trying their best.

I put off reading Truly Devious for a while, because I was (and still am) bitter that Maureen’s previous series, Shades Of London was never finished. However this series has let me let go of Shades Of London at last by being bloody awful, I don’t think I’ll be picking up any future series of hers.

The podcast aspect of A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder really appealed to me, and it was a good decision to read this book, it was so, so good. However the sequel was a bit of a letdown, so I’m hoping future sequels improve.

I’m fairly convinced that I would have read Aurora Rising anyway, as I enjoyed Illuminae. However the hype for it really pushed me to read it much sooner! This series is much better than Illuminae, I can’t wait for book 3.

It’s hard not to compare Goddess In The Machine to Aurora Rising, as both girls wake up from Cryogenic sleep to find that it’s thousands of years later, but that’s where the similarities end. This book threw so many plot twists at me, and the ending was incredible.

Two massive releases this year were the additions to the Hunger Games and Twilight universes, and both were absolutely bloody rubbish. The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes consisted entirely of Snow thinking about food and eating food, and I didn’t even get past 3-4 chapters of Midnight Sun. I have no idea why Meyer decided to expand the very first Twilight book into 650+ pages instead of it being all 4 books.

I saw You Should See Me In A Crown everywhere in May, and loved the cover so, so much. I read it in late June and it was just perfect, a cute fluffy read that also tackles important issues.

Loveless was on my TBR as soon as I heard that it featured an Asexual, Aromantic character, like me. I was so worried it wouldn’t live up to expectations as I’d never read Alice’s books before but needless to say, I now own nearly her entire back catalog.

I saw Black Flamingo around a few times before an (unfortunately ex) friend recommended it to me, and the poetry style with notes and art really appealed to me. I loved this book and highly recommend it to people getting into the poetry style of books.

I decided to read Felix Ever After for a readathon after seeing the hype, and I fell in love with Felix. It’s be adapted and I can’t wait!

Which hyped books have you picked up this year? Let me know in the comments!

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14 thoughts on “Books I Read Only Because They Were Hyped [ooh, a bandwagon!]

  1. Loveless is on my TBR as I’ve all of Alice Oseman’s books up to it. I recently picked up The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue partly because of its hype and I wasn’t let down. I loved it. 🙂

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  2. Great list You Should See Me in a Crown, Felix Ever After and The Black Flamingo would be on mine too!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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  3. You should read me in a crown was on my list too! And Truly Devious would have been a good pick too. I did like the secluded school setting and thought the first book was a fun read, but the series went downhill from there fast 😅 I can barely remember what happened in the last book, just that I thought the conclusion was incredibly underwhelming.

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  4. I definitely read the first few books because of the hype! Although Truly Devious I never saw much about.

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  5. Aaaaah I also picked up The Black Flamingo bc of the hype! I also couldn’t resist the gorgeous cover that came with it 🥺 But I’m about to pick up These Violent Delights, I think 👀

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