Today’s Top Ten Tuesday (a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish) is all about “Top Ten Books I Wish Had (More/Less) X In Them“. For today’s topic, I choose DRAMA!! Because, why not? I thought a lot about what topic to take, and came up with drama because it’s fun + it’ll give me a chance to rant about shit books!! [Also, if you don’t know me, I love ranting about bad books it’s a delight :D]
[Please do not be offended if I bash your favorite book! It’s all about personal opinions, right?]
Clockwork Princess (The Infernal Devices #3)
This totally has to be one of the worst books I’ve read in my entire life (check out my super-long, ranty review here) because the Will, Jem and Tessa story was pathetic. Cassandra Clare’s stupid attempt to wrap everything up in a happily-ever-after, the overdramatic love drama of a bunch of seventeen-year olds, the brooding broken-past male hero just about everything else was so annoying to me. It was way too cheesy and dramatic and I was majorly letdown by the third book (the entire trilogy, actually).
This is probably one series where the drama actually works – that is, makes the book so entertaining. The series might be trash but it sure as hell is entertaining, but sometimes the drama got a but too much. I so wish this series had a little less fluff and drama, and perhaps a lot more sense and structure – then it wouldn’t merely have been entertaining, but also a good series.
I honestly don’t even remember what this book is about – but I do remember the MC making a huge deal about what a player he is and it just really got on my nerves so much. This again, has to be one of the worst books I’ve ever read because it was way too dramatic and overall just trashy.
The Star-Touched Queen
The main problem I had with this one was the dramatic, flowery, over-the-top writing. It brimmed with metaphors to the point where half of it didn’t even make sense and the author tried way too hard. Also, the romance was cringy AF. Like, firstly it was insta-lovey but the dialogues were extremely dramatic and cheesy and so frustrating.
Eclipse (Twilight Saga #3)
Oscillating between two guys and taking a heck of a long time to decide on one has to be a talent Bella Swan needs to be awarded for. This book was the epitome of drama, and to be completely honest, it was also partly ridiculous.
Glass Sword (Red Queen #2)
I’ve expressed my hatred for this book a couple of times on this blog before – whereas the first book in the series Red Queen was entertaining enough – Glass Sword was a major blow with the MC being a drama queen and constantly whimpering about her ill fate and how everyone had betrayed her and how she’s a fighter. Honestly, this book didn’t need even a fraction of those things to be a strong sequel.
The Thousandth Floor
This is another book which is defined by drama – it is full of high-school + teenage drama love, family, friendships and enmity. Even though it started out fun, the drama soon got too much and the book became dull.
The Problem With Forever
This book was pathetic. The MC’s constant description of how hot the love interest is, and all the drama about her broken past and insane love for each other was too badly handled. Important issues like drugs and abuse were poorly executed upon, and instead a major part of the book focused on the stupid romance.
So that was it! These are all books which, firstly, I wish I hadn’t even read at all. But I did read them, and I SO wish they didn’t have the unnecessary drama (usually romantic).