Lowest rated books on my Goodreads shelves

aka I agree with these ratings


 

I got this idea from Lala, the trendsetting queen of booktube (except she chose books that she a] read and loved or b] wants to read and may potentially love). I couldn’t do the lowest rated but loved because I seem to be in agreement with the ratings, so instead, you get this. I guess I’m a sheep after all.

Read top 5 (that I didn’t like)

Meet Me In My Office

by Pauline Ross

 

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Fantasizing about your boss is a no-no. So is fantasizing about your boss’s daughter. But sometimes it can be a lot of fun. And sometimes real life is even better than your daydreams.

Avg. Rating: 1.50
My rating: 2

 

I read this one a loooong time ago, but what I do remember about it, it was extremely short and was basically just smut. Meh. Maybe it earned this rating because there wasn’t enough of it for people to get attached to.

Dracula Marries Frankenstein

by Susan Schade

 

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Suburban Megatown doesn’t seem like the ideal location for a bunch of kids to make a horror movie. But Anne and her friends luck into a deal with Augusta Herringbone and begin filming Dracula Marries Frankenstein! at Augusta’s creepy castle-like home. Unfortunately Augusta flips her homophobic lid and then a fire destroys the whole film set. Out of the ashes come forgiveness and understanding, a finished film, an underwater dream fulfilled, and a location for the kids’ next movie.

Avg. Rating: 2.71

My rating: 3

 

 

This book tried to cover some heavy topics in a very short space of time, and it’s ratings have suffered for it. It tackled homophobia and dealing with hurt, while still trying to be a fun and child-friendly play on Anne of Green Gables. It’s a lot. But I liked it overall and Anne was an okay character.

 

 

 

Pizzasauras Rex

by Justin Wagner

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Meet Jeremy Duderman, the most extremely awesome scientific mind of his generation. Too bad everyone’s too busy bullying him or just generally disliking him to realize it. But that all ends today.  Jeremy has invented the Reality Alternative Dimensionator (R.A.D. for short), a device that allows Rex Raditude, the Pizzasaurus, to enter our dimension. He’s a guitar-shredding, pizza-loving party animal with only one thing on his mind: BEING TOTALLY RAD, DUDE. But is that enough to stop Emperor Buzzkill and his horde of hapless minions who are bent on ending pizza parties, skateboarding, and all things rad?  And can poor, pitiful Jeremy Duderman, quite possibly the dorkiest dude in the universe, help Rex in defeating them?

Avg. Rating: 2.88

My rating: 3

 

 

Cute, with a few problematic elements. It doesn’t take itself too seriously so I didn’t either, but I can see why people would rate it low (the one female character becomes cool and is automatically made into a sex symbol, which makes the main character finally see her).

 

 

 

 

The Secret

By Jessica Edwards

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I never should’ve been there, but I was.
I wasn’t supposed to see anything, but I saw everything.
I didn’t mean to get caught, but you caught me.
Now you make my life a living hell, and I can’t escape from it.

Avg. Rating: 2.90

My rating: 2

 

 

I really wanted to like this one, as much as I liked all of her other books so far, but it pushed my comfort level way too far. There are some very triggering events that happen, which I labeled in my Goodreads review but won’t mention here. If you want to know what they are, feel free.

 

 

I Never

by Laura Hopper

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Janey King’s priorities used to be clear: track, school, friends, and family. But when seventeen-year-old Janey learns that her seemingly happy parents are getting divorced, her world starts to shift. Back at school, Luke Hallstrom, an adorable senior, pursues Janey, and she realizes that she has two new priorities to consider: love and sex.

Avg. Rating: 3.15

My rating: 1

 

I did a mini-review for this that explains how hard it was for me to even finish reading this book. This one is preachy and not at all what I was expecting. Next.

 


Should I do the lowest rated on my TBR next?

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Mini-review Monday

Today’s theme: Graphic Novels.

 

Monstress Vol. 1 by Marjorie M. Liu

Art Style – The art style perfectly matched the theme. It’s exactly what I would expect of a sci-fi/fantasy artwork, and so it didn’t distract from the story in any way.

Overall: In the beginning, I wasn’t very sure what I was reading. I didn’t look too hard into this one because it’s been recommended to me so many times that I figured I go on blind faith this time around. It grows on you though, I just wish the backstory was clearer from the start. Like, why are the two factions so against each other?

 

It eventually grew on me though, the little snippets of information at a time. So I can definitely see why so many people recommended it to me.

 

Give it a try.

 

My rating: 3.5 stars

 

 

Tiny Infinities by J. H. Diehl – Mini Review (ARC)

AKA the time all the tiny infinities added up.

 

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When Alice’s dad moves out, leaving her with her troubled mother, she does the only thing that feels right: she retreats to her family’s old Renaissance tent in the backyard, determined to live there until her dad comes home. In an attempt to keep at least one part of her summer from changing, Alice focuses on her quest to swim freestyle fast enough to get on her swim team’s record board. But summers contain multitudes, and soon Alice meets an odd new friend, Harriet, whose obsession with the school’s science fair is equal only to her conviction that Alice’s best stroke is backstroke, not freestyle. Most unexpected of all is an unusual babysitting charge, Piper, who is mute—until Alice hears her speak. 

EXPECTED PUBLICATION: May 8, 2018

 


 

 

There’s absolutely nothing spectacular about this book. It isn’t about a great adventure or a life-changing heartbreak. But that’s what makes it so beautiful. Alice is a regular girl going through something that many others have had to – parents breaking up. She’s struggling to adjust as is expected and yet, the journey isn’t hard to witness. It’s smooth, almost calming to me. Don’t get me wrong, there are hard moments, but they aren’t unexpected, or too much to handle. It doesn’t wreck you (I’m looking at you Silvera).

I wish there was more Piper (my one real criticism) because I feel like the synopsis promised me that. I was expecting more moments of just the two of them understanding each other, no push to speak because their interactions were a thing to behold. But the moment Piper spoke the first “words”? It was as if I were witnessing my own child’s first words. If for no other reason, THIS should be why you pick this one up. To be privy to a miracle.
Harriet is the friend we all need and that Alice deserves, well, she get’s there eventually. She is fiercely determined and brilliant. Find you a Harriet!
I reeeeeeally don’t like Mr. Phoebe. Understand that he’s hurting yes, hate how he’s lashing out, absolutely. Actually, all of the parents in this book could use some work. They’re all varying degrees of trash, and that’s the truth.
150 pages to go and I was dreading the fact that it would be over. I liked this little world, as broken as it was. Alice needed me to bear witness to her grief. Harriet needed a science partner. Piper needed someone to put in the work. I couldn’t leave them.
If I had one word to describe this book it would be understated. It sinks into you without you noticing. It’s a tiny infinity.

My rating – 5 stars

 

(I might be back now? Idk.)