Books I Changed My Mind About Over Time

May 24, 2016 Top Ten Tuesday 12

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I have a cold. And not just a normal cold, but the worlds WORST cold! (I promise you, it’s worst than any cold you have ever had!) Ok, maybe I’m being slightly dramatic, but still it sucks.

I’m stuck in work feeling like rubbish drinking a disgusting flavoured green looking liquid (that the people in my office swear will make me feel better) and I just can’t concentrate on anything. I’m also that annoying person int he office who sniffs every 30 seconds and keeps making gross noises when I blow my nose. I just want the day to end so I can go back to bed!

But in the meantime, lets make the day a bit happier with some TTT. This week the theme is books that you have changed your opinion on over time. And I really struggled with this one, because the majority of the time I decided how I feel about a book and stick with it. Even so I managed to gather some books together for today’s list.

My Opinion Went DOWN
The Twilight Saga was right at the beginning of my YA reading life and at the time I really like it (apart from the ending!). I think I got all caught up int he romance of it and didn’t really pay attention to the actual writing. Now, looking back I find myself not as happy with it. I mean, could Stephanie Meyer nof find a way to describe Edward’s skin as anything other than “as cold and hard as marble”, it’s in there like 50 times!

My Opinion Went UP!
I read the Alex Rider books when I was a lot younger and back then it was all about the action and the cool gadgets. But then I reread them as a Adult, and woah there is a lot more tot hese books then just gadgets. I think as well, reading them as an adult I notice things likee the emotional toil the whole thing was taking on Alex and it just became so much more for me and I fell in love with the books even further. This series is not just for kids!

My Opinion Went UP!
I really really liked this book when I first read it, and then a few years later the movie came out and after watching it I immediately read the book again. I don;t know if it was because of seeing the film, or because I just hadn;t read it in so long but it just seemed to be so much more than I remembered. The writing was even more beautiful, the emotional even stronger and my feels for this book became even greater.

My Opinion Went DOWN
When I first read this book I loved it. The uniqueness of the A (the MC) and the entire story was just wow. Then a few years later I read book 2, Another Day, and it made me realise how much I hate Rhiannon (the other MC), and that realisation made my opinion of both books go down and sadly I don’t see myself reading them again.

My Opinion Went DOWN
After finishing reading this I was a tinsy bit disappointed in the ending but otherwise liked it. Then the second book came out and I found myself not really wanting to read it and suddenly I wasn’t loving this book as much as I originally thought I did. Which sucks, because I love Marie Lu and adored her Legend series.

Only five from me this week. How about you?

What’s on your list this week?

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12 Responses to “Books I Changed My Mind About Over Time”

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Haha, I saw Twilight on so many lists this week, looks like we’re not the only ones! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  1. Kate

    I totally agree about Twilight! I really liked The Young Elites, especially the ending! I haven’t read Rose Society yet so not sure if I’ll continue to love the series.

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Ooo controversial! I think I really struggled as well with our MC in The Young Elites being a “bad” character. I wasn’t sure what to make of her and found it kind of hard to like her. But the world-building was great, I probably get round to The Rose Society at some point. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Baggins @ Pinker Than Fiction

    I’m with you about Twilight. I think I’d love If I Stay more if I reread it too, but it hurts too much, haha! 😉 I hope to read Every Day soon. I saw someone else mention really not enjoying the second book either though, so I might just read Every Day and end it there. Does Another Day continue the story at all or just give an alternate pov of the first book?

    Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my blog!

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I think everyone is in agreement about Twilight this week! I’ve seen it on so many lists!
      I really liked Every Day when I read it as a standalone. Another Day is the same story but from another characters POV, and it was only because seeing inside that characters head made me not like her, which kind of ruined the whole story for me. But that’s just my opinion and I bet some people loved it. I would definitely recommend Every Day though. Really good 🙂
      You’re very welcome, thanks for returning the favour! 🙂

  3. Cait @ Paper Fury

    I sadly didn’t like The Young Elites the first time I read it. *sniffles* I didn’t think it was dark enough?!? Omg that sounds so bad. XD It’s just everyone was raving about this anti-hero story and I’m like “SHE’S NOT EVEN THAT DARK WUT IS THIS.” Ahem. I kind of wnat to try the sequel but not very much. 😛
    Omg I looooooove If I Stay! I listened to an audio and it was BEYOND BEAUTIFUL AND MADE ME CRY. I also play cello so I kind of connected to Mia there. XD

    • Brocs Bookcase

      I know what you mean, I want to read it but at the same time I feel like it would be a waste reading it because I don;t think I’d enjoy it.
      I’ve never listened to audio books before, I feel like they would be too slow for me (I am a very speedy reader) and that it would really frustrate me. I like words on a page, I was never a fan of people reading me stories, not even my mum when I was younger. I used to read them to her instead!
      That’s cool! I used to play the piano as a kid, wish I still did, it would be an awesome skill to have!

  4. Becky @ A Fool's Ingenuity

    I think almost everyone agrees with you on Twilight. It’s a series which got so many people into reading so you can appreciate it for that, but those books! They were just… they aren’t good. I never liked the Twilight series, I was one of the few, but I couldn’t deal with the writing. I’ve read better written fanfiction (no, not 50 Shades).

    And I completely forgot about the Alex Rider series, I loved that series as a kid! I may have to sneakily borrow them from the library and read them all. I never got past the fourth of fifth book. They were so fun.

    I’ve got Young Elites on my Kindle to read, I’m sad you didn’t enjoy it because I loved the Legend series too. I want it to be as good. I’ll read it soon and see how it goes. I may be pleasantly surprises (at least, I hope I will be).

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Haha, yes I think Twilight was on every single list I read!
      They were such a great series, and I was devastated when they were over! I hoe you make it to the end, it gets really really good!
      I hope you like The Young Elites too. Loads of people do, I think I’m one of the strange ones, or maybe I’m just too used to hero storylines that I can’t deal with anti-heros!

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Don’t just go by my opinion of The Young Elites because I know a lot of people loved it. It just wasn’t the ended that I had hoped for , which is why I was disappointed, but you could love it!
      I found that I liked If I Stay more after I had watched the film, maybe give it another go? And definitely check out Where She Went because a lot of people actually like the sequel more than the original.