Follow Friday is a feature created by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. It's a fun blog hop where you meet other book bloggers and find people to follow.
Question: What hyped up book do you think was not worth all the talk?I tend to be really skeptical of books that get a lot of hype. One thing blogging has taught me is that I'm not your average YA blogger. There are lots of super popular books I haven't read because when I see descriptions like "star crossed lovers" "destined to to be together" it makes me want to stab my eyes out. That would be unfortunate since eyes are useful for reading.
But since I'm supposed to pick something, I'm going with Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. It was too slow, too mopey, the dialogue too unrealistic and it just seemed to try too hard. Too much of the book was spent with the two main characters being all lovesick and staring into each other's eyes. It reminded me of Twilight to be honest. I can be a hard-ass when it comes to paranormals, especially ones that are fairly romantic focused. They need to be excellent and this just wasn't.