So, I don’t keep track of upcoming releases, which is the technical prompt from this week. So, I’m just going to list books that I’m on the fence about! Some of them are upcoming releases, but, honestly, I’m just picking books off of my maybe shelf on Goodreads!
Okay, so it sounds super interesting. It sounds like it’s going to be an interesting book with an interesting world. But, I don’t like the books it’s being compared to. I read Eragon like everyone else who grew up when it was first coming out. But, I never loved it. And, I wasn’t into And I Darken although I might give it another try this year. So, I’m going to awkwardly wait for more reviews to see what they say.
When I was growing up, I read a “royal diary” that was written by Anastasia. Yes. I was that nerdy kid. I remember finishing it in a dark room because I was supposed to be asleep, then I decided to read the section of the book that related what happened to her next. That was how I found out she was murdered and it was horrifying to little Caidyn.
So, any book that deals with Anastasia and some weird alternate history for her, I’m skeptical of.
This sounds like a very interesting mystery, however, I just don’t read about rape. I don’t. It’s a personal preference not to read books that are centered around rape. Still, it’s there just in case I decide I am ready for it.
A long time ago, I read a book by Elliot Wake and enjoyed it. However, I equate his stuff to Ellen Hopkins. It’s basically torture porn to me. And I don’t like reading that. Sure, this is an ownvoices transman book, but I also know it’s going to be so dark and heavy.
By now, you all know that I love Henry VIII’s reign. However, when I see books that are based off of it in a YA format, I cringe. I really cringe. Because I know it’s going to be reduced down and it’s just not going to be good. So, this is on my maybe shelf because it sounds good but I also have zero trust that it will be good.
I read all of the Illuminae Files and enjoyed them, but, overall, I thought that they were basically the same story told over and over again with different characters. So, I don’t have much trust that this will be any different than those in the end. It sounds good, but that doesn’t mean this book will be good.
Just the other day, I found out that this author is a local one for me. (KCMO! Which is where I went to college and I’ve lived in the KCK suburbs my whole life.) Still, it sounds like a book that’s good but I don’t know if I’ll necessarily enjoy it. It’s still on my list! I might get to it! But, I still don’t know.
This book is the same case as Bad Boy and What Happened That Night. It sounds excellent. Hell, I loved Sadie as much as the next person. However, I just don’t read books about rape. Plus, it sounds torturous for me to read. Personally, it just sounds like torture. The only reason this stays on my mental list is because I loved Sadie so much.
This has been on my TBR for a very long time. Funny enough, I have it from the library and, as I write this, I can see the book and it’s staring at me. However, I found out that Kemmerer is friends with Maas and that people reading it can tell. I have no interest in Maas and what she’s about. So, I’m really on the fence for this one because I don’t want to hate it.
I can honestly say that I find everything I’ve read by Schwab lackluster and uninspiring. Premises are fantastic, but I don’t think she carries out her ideas well. And this sounds like a fantastic book, but I don’t trust Schwab enough. Still, it’s on my maybe shelf because, again, it sounds pretty good.
What books are you hesitant to read?