This week for Top 5 Wednesday, we take a look at “books that looked beautiful, but were awful.” If you are a Goodreads fan then these are the books listed under the one star rating meaning did not like that book at all. For me “eye candy” when referring to books includes objects which stands out, lovely fashion from centuries earlier, a handsome man, a lovely affectionate couple and such.
Let us dive into it:
See the name Jane Austen in the title and this handsome man on the cover was an instant pull but meh, I did not bother to finish because I disliked the concept. It was not a modern spin on Pride and Prejudice as the name of the title and the attire of the man on the cover suggest. The author took Pride and Prejudice, copy and paste to his book. I was mad because this is not want the summary suggested.
For a book which should leave one inspired and encouraging instead I felt confused. After reading the book twice, years apart, I decided it is a waste to continue trying to find some spiritual consultation from a book which did not leave up to the summary at the back and a far cry from that inviting beautiful cover.
Isn’t the cover so cute, sensational and just lovely but…
My review sums up the but:
I am not sure what to make of the heroine and hero. I do not like Lucien, he is overbearing and bossy and certainly Sherry’s indecisiveness did not help. Kidnapping a woman is not romantic at all, Sherry sums it up nicely:
“This was the twentieth century, for heaven sake! No matter how much a man might dislike a situation, he did not react with such a drastic solution,” but she showed her indecision when she ask “…did he?”
Book covers with women in past fashion wear is eye-catching to me especially in Historical Fiction. However, this story went on and on about Joan of Arc in the beginning and every time Margaret Beaufort opened her mouth I told her shut up.
I like the cover of this poetry collection of a bird in flight but the story was just boringgggg. Only one poem catch my eye, I think it spoke on a woman name Elizabeth.
Nice having you reading for another Top 5 Wednesday. What books have lovely covers but the story left you wanting less and not more?