5 popular series I didn’t like

Hi friends,

I am sure we all have a popular series that despite the hype and love, we didn’t like. I have 5, maybe more but I can only think of 5 now. I know some are favourites so please don’t hate me. This is just my opinion. ok lets go!

1. The Mortal Instruments


Oh my goodness. I think this is the MOST overhyped series. There’s always a new book based in that world coming out, special edition boxes and exclusive editions! It is just crazy! It took me 2 months to finish the first book, City of Bones and due to some persuading from my friend who loved it so much, I continued the series and forced myself to read it until the 5th book. After that I was like, I can’t do this anymore. I couldn’t connect with the writing or the characters. The plot just felt so dull and I just couldn’t get into it! I’ve been considering reading the new releases but there are so many based in this world and I feel like I’ll be confused or missing something.


2. The Hunger Games


Nope I couldn’t get into this one either, it was so boring and it took me a month to finish the first book. I didn’t even bother trying to read the next one!

3. A Darker Shade of Magic


It makes me sad to write this one because I actually really enjoyed the first book and this series had so much potential. A Gathering of Shadows was quite good as well but it only picked up towards the end, the beginning was so slow and I forced myself to continue. When I picked up the last book, I DNF it because well it was SO slow, so many unnecessary parts and it just kept dragging to the point where I couldn’t even force myself to finish. Don’t get me wrong, I love V.E Schwab, I think she’s an incredible writer because the Villains series is one of my favourite series of all time!

4. Shatter Me


The Insta love, the pining and the kissing and basically it juts felt like there was no plot. I read the first one because a friend said it was one of her favourite books and she actually gifted them to me. I did not understand the hype. I read the second book and half way I gave up!

5. Air Awakens


I read book one, which was slow but enjoyable. It wasn’t anything new, the plot line was very cliche and predictable and I honestly don’t see the hype. I thought maybe book 2 would be better so I read that too and when I got to book 3, I DNF it. I just didn’t want to continue because I felt like the plot was dull, nothing special! The characters were annoying and it was so predictable. I really don’t understand the hype.


Please don’t hate me, I understand some of these books are absolute favourites but it wasn’t for me and this is just my opinion. Let me know if there are any popular or hyped books you didn’t like!

Until next time,


2 thoughts on “5 popular series I didn’t like

  1. The only book I’ve read from the list is A Darker Shade of Magic and I had no great desire to finish the series. Hands up it had some great concepts but for me the delivery was so boring and from what I recall I didn’t enjoy the characters.
    Still it gets a lot of love from a lot of people and that I do enjoy.


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