Sometimes I add books to my goodreads, marking it as want to read. Someone else made it sound interesting or I like the look of the cover or the sound of the title. This happens with upcoming releases as well. I can keep hearing about a book over and over again and it makes me add them to my to read list or as in January, to my anticipated releases list. And yet sometimes I doubt whether or not I will really like them.
Do you ever have that feeling when you keep adding a book to your lists but when it comes down to it, you just feel unsure about it? I do have that and at the moment especially with the books below. Maybe when more reviews pop this will go away. Maybe not. I’m still curious about them but there are various reasons as to why the doubts rise.
The Test by Sylvain Neuvel
This dystopian by Neuvel sounds interesting and as if it could be introspective. But will it be written in forms and interviews again? And after reading the conclusion to the Themis Files in November, I don’t feel quite as strongly about this author as I did before.
Courting Darkness (Courting Darkness 1) by Robin LaFevers
Initially I had absolutely no idea this was connected to her His Fair Assassin books. It just sounded interesting. But now I wonder if I should read that trilogy first. And do I really want to commit to that when I have so many other series to start and finish just because one book sounds interesting?
Last of Her Name by Jessica Khoury
This is an Anastasia retelling in space and everything about that shouts at me. However I thought her Alladin retelling was just okay and I’m not sure if I want to give this a chance or not.
The Wicked King (Folk of Air 2) by Holly Black
I am going to duck in advance here. I did enjoy The Cruel Prince, honestly. But I notice that as time passes the book doesn’t quite stick with me as I’d like it to. And I’m not sure if it is worth it to pick up the next one then.
Wayward Son (Simon Snow 2) by Rainbow Rowell
Rainbow Rowell has never really been my thing. But I would say that Carry On might be the book by her that I enjoyed the most. Like 3 star enjoyed. However I really like Baz as a character. Just not sure if I can deal with Simon an entire book as well…