Sea of Unpopular Opinions

In which Lady Awesome bombards her unpopular opinions in your face (and explains why)

Mockingjay Mocks my Expectations

Mockingjay - Suzanne  Collins

2.5 Stars
Mockingjay is the final book of a trilogy I have very mixed feelings for, so it makes sense that I neither like nor dislike this book. I wish it was better, but I'm not disappointed as I learned too much about it before reading to be disappointed. The only two things I liked about the previous books, the Games and Katniss' kickbutt personality, no longer exist in this book. Mockingjay is no longer about Katniss' fight for survival in the Games; it's about war. Some people love these kinds of bleak, hopeless books. I, who would rather not read a near-400 page war account, don't.

There are much worse games to play.

Ultimately, my dissatisfaction is not the book's fault. It's my fault. Mockingjay centers around war, hopelessness, and loss. Katniss is almost unbearably depressed all the time. It's relatively slow-paced and everything happens in the last 50 pages, which leaves us with a rushed conclusion. And was that epilogue really necessary? Though I didn't exactly hate everything about this book and got rather emotional in the last few pages, I am left with a feeling of hollowness and not-caring, which is actually how Katniss felt 99% of the time. 


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Strange the Dreamer and Why it Made me Dream

Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor

By 'dream', I mean 'sleep'


2.5 Stars
Hold your horses, people. Are we even reading the same book here? Is my copy missing something? Am I missing something literally everyone else has apparently noticed?
hold on
In another life, me and Strange the Dreamer could have been friends. In another life, I would have finished and absolutely loved it. But no. This is the life it is, and my heart is mesarthium when it comes to this book. Strange the Dreamer just wasn't my cup of tea, I guess. I was not shocked or blown away or enchanted. Moreover, I predicted the plot twist about a hundred pages before it happened. This book isn't good or bad. It's just meh. It's just there.

“Welcome to purgatory. Care for some soup?”

I've heard many good things about this book, a 4.4 on Goodreads, so, obviously, I came into it with the highest of high expectations. Nearly all my most trusted reviewers gave it either 4 or 5 stars, but between the bland characterization, plot that only came to fruition 90% into the book, boring description, and underdeveloped/insta love romance, I, unfortunately, cannot give Strange the Dreamer anything above two and a half stars.


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