Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Top 5 Wednesday: Disappointing Eye Candy

Top 5 Wednesdays was created by gingerreadsLainey and there is a Goodreads group where you can find a list of participants as well as Top 5 Wednesday topics.

Today it's all about those gorgeous covers that lured us into reading a certain book and then slapped us across the face with its awfulness.

"Fallen" (Fallen #1) by Lauren Kate
The cover is breathtaking, but the book is a complete disaster. I did not like it at all.

"Looking for Alaska" by John Green
I really like the cover, but the book was not my favorite. After reading "The Fault in Our Stars" every other book by John Green seems to fall flat for me...

"Divergent" (Divergent #1) by Veronica Roth
The movie was bad, but the book is worse. Such a shame, since the cover is beautiful.

"The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern
I'm expecting some really negative comments, but it's true - I did not like this book. I really tried but it was not something spectacular. But the cover is gorgeous.

"Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception" (Books of Faerie #1) by Maggie Stiefvater
This book is definitely better than "Shiver", but I was not blown away. But the cover is lovely.

These are my disappointing eye candies. Share your Top 5 Wednesday in the comments :)


  1. I also was not wowed by The Night Circus, the cover is really beautiful though. I do want to see if I will like it the second time.
    If you are interested my T5W is here:

  2. I'm with you on Looking for Alaska. I think The Fault in Our Stars spoiled me on all other John Green books.

    I really enjoyed The Night Circus. I loved it so much I listened to it as way of re-reading it. I love the mystery and magic. The cover is delightful and I was bummed when I accidentally bent mine!

    1. I know there are a lot of people who love The Night Circus. I really wanted to be one of them...

  3. I really enjoyed The Night Circus, but I can totally see why not everyone would like it.

    I agree with you 100% on Fallen.

    1. I really think The Night Circus was well written and I can see why people like it, but for some reason I just did not enjoy reading it. What a bummer!!!