Books That Didn’t Live Up To The Hype – Top 5 Tuesday

There are so many hyped books out there. Some live up to their hype and others? Not even close. Here are my top six… because you know I cannot ever seem to stick to a top five.

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Books That Didn’t Live Up To The Hype: 

Red Rising (Red Rising, #1)

Red Rising by Pierce Brown

I mean I liked them… but I don’t get the obsession and hype over them?

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

By the third book in the series, I wasn’t impressed and yet it was still super hyped.

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Same with this one, I liked the first book but was just over it by the third.

Twilight (Twilight, #1)

Twilight by Stephanie Meyer

Yes, as a naive young reader I enjoyed these but I never thought that they were the most amazing creation ever – and yet, phenominal hype over them.

Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, #1)

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

I feel like these were super hyped because I’m not sure why I picked them up and it wasn’t great.

Marked (House of Night, #1)

House of Night by P.C. Cast

I liked these at first when I was young and naive, but man. As time when on I was just not impressed and yet they were SUPER hyped.

Simple-Line-Light-4Are there any books that didn’t live up to the hype for you? Let me know in the comments!


17 responses to “Books That Didn’t Live Up To The Hype – Top 5 Tuesday”

  1. Priyasha Avatar

    Twillight is in my list ♥📖

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  2. Shanah - Bionic Book Worm Avatar

    OMG The House of Night series was hyped for SO long! I don’t think I minded the first one but the ones after were so annoying lol!

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Yeah, I think I actually loved the premise and got drawn in.. but realistically, they probably weren’t that good.

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  3. Kaya @ afictionalbookworm Avatar

    Oh my stars YES to Divergent!! I literally only enjoyed the first one, and that one wasn’t even a 5 star read! Great list😄❤️

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Haha yeah!


  4. Absolute Shannonigans Avatar
    Absolute Shannonigans

    I did like the Hunger Games, but Twilight is on my list! I didn’t care for that one, but do think it’s possible to enjoy something and still admit that it’s over-hyped. Twilight is pretty much poster-book for this.

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Oh, that’s definitely possible.


  5. Beware Of The Reader Avatar
    Beware Of The Reader

    Bwahahhaha Red Rising aside (not read yet) I loved all the others!!!! But don’t worry I am not the “always happy” reader as this week I have much more than 5!

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Oh, I definitely enjoyed them at the time, I just think if I read them again I probably wouldn’t? To be honest.


  6. SHA @ Book Princess Reviews Avatar

    I’m with you on Twilight and Marked!! I read both as soon as the hype started up and was like O: wow these are just so gooood. But by bok four of Twilight I was like “okay seriously?” And I quite the HON series after book … five? I think. Now I’m more cautious with hyped books. I usually wait longer before testing them out so I don’t let public opinions sway me.

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    1. kyera Avatar

      Yeah, hype makes it tough. I usually will only grab a hyped book early if it’s also an author I already love.

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      1. SHA @ Book Princess Reviews Avatar

        Same here. When it’s an author I love, any patience goes out the window.

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  8. Kacey Lewis Avatar

    Definitely with you on The Hunger Games and Twilight. I only read the first book of the Hunger Games and while I did read all of the Twilight books, I HATED Breaking Dawn. SO much, lol.

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  9. Mandy @ Book Princess Reviews Avatar

    Yessssssssssssssssssssssssss to all of these (except Red Rising since I haven’t read but have no desire to). I definitely didn’t hop on the hype chain for these. Some were just okay, some were terrible. Great picks, Kyera! 🙂

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