|Timestamp||What hyped book did you LOVE?||What hyped book were you most DISAPPOINTED with?|
Anything else you'd like to contribute about hyped books?
|8/28/2015 14:24:03||A Darker Shade of Magic||An Ember in the Ashes|
Although people say that hyped books are "overrated," it helps the author, so I'm okay with them. :)
|8/28/2015 19:28:34||A Girl of Fire and Thorns and Roses||ACOTAR|
Hype is a good thing. Gets people talking!
|8/28/2015 15:43:37||An Ember in the Ashes||Red Queen|
I think my biggest annoyance is when a book is extremely hyped before it has even been released. Red Queen, for example, was beyond hyped before its release, and everyone had to get their hands on it... just because. That was my biggest let down, and now I am very weary about pre-released books that receive lots of hype. At the same time, having a book hyped up really helps the author out, and that's important, too. I feel really conflicted about this topic. I can't wait to see your final post. :)
|8/28/2015 14:39:51||Anna and the French Kiss||A Court of Thorns and Roses|
|8/28/2015 19:35:23||City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare|
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas and The Selection by Kiera Cass at the top
I find that it is hard when I read a lot of reviews for the book that say the same thing: it is great and wonderful, etc. but doesn't give me a lot of information about the characters or the plot. If the review has more of this information, then I can't make the decision if I want to read it or not.
I find that some people seem to overlook certain aspects of novels that they would ~typically~ dislike if the book is more hyped than others. I'm a bad one for that, and you can see that with the choice I made for my hyped book. There were a lot of things wrong with the story but that didn't matter to me because I was just so happy with the overall ending to the series.
But I really found that with ToG or Selection reviews that people gushed about how great it was and said "there are flaws but they don't matter because the good parts outweigh that" but didn't elaborate. Had they elaborated a tad, I probably would have enjoyed the two novels a bit more.
|8/28/2015 15:27:37||Dumplin||Girl of fire and thorns|
I feel bad for midlist and digital first books that never get blog love
|8/28/2015 14:32:12||Finnikin of the Rock||Snow Like Ashes|
|8/28/2015 19:29:31||I LOVE throne of glass, and that book is so hyped. I think.|
I was disappointed with Alienated, I'd heard so many good things about it from so many people and I didn't like very much.
|8/28/2015 14:12:23||Illuminae||The Wrath and the Dawn|
|8/28/2015 14:32:15||Illuminae||The Perks of Being a Wallflower|
|8/28/2015 15:27:10||Illuminae||Red Queen|
I think that the hype that starts a whole year before is just not good. It feels like everyone has read the book and then when it releases and I finally, finally have it in my hands, I just want to put it away and not look at it for the next months. Sigh.
|8/28/2015 14:27:41||Illuminae!||The Jewel by Amy Ewing|
Hyped books have their pros and cons for me. I like it because I can look to see which books turned out great! But then it's also bad because so many rave about a certain book so much that by the time it actually comes out, I'm over it. It loses its appeal for me.
|8/28/2015 14:21:57||Red Queen||Paper Towns|
It's hard to enjoy books when everyone LOVES it and pushes it down your throat lol!! the joys of marketing.
|8/28/2015 15:29:22||Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda||An Ember in the Ashes|
Nothing kills my desire to read a book faster than intense hype and borderline (or actual) spoilers right before a release date. I know people are excited, but at some point it's just obnoxious. I may be a little cranky about Queen of Shadows right now. :P
|8/28/2015 19:50:02||So many! Grisha, Throne of Glass, The Mortal Instruments to name a few|
Red Queen, Everything Everything, The Winners Curse and a few more that I can't recall.
There's nothing wrong with disliking a hyped book. But when you publicly say that you dislike a hyped book, sometimes people (that loved the book), will hate on you. Which is utterly ridiculous, for ever person has different tastes.
I had a terrible experience with some The Fault in our Stars fans after saying that I disliked the book. They did not know the reason why I disliked the book (a very close member of my family had cancer twice, so the subject of cancer is painful to me), but they continued to send me threats simply because I did not find it to my taste. Really awful threats that bordered on death ones. They were THAT obsessed.
In short, there will always be a person who dislikes a really hyped up, incredibly popular book. But that is no reason to go after someone or send them hate. After all, these haters most likely dislike some hyped books that you love themselves!
Hyped books are a tricky topic. Some are hyped because of the following behind the author already, the topic in the book or simply because it's been promoted so well. They can have both good and bad effects on a person.
Well, I rambled on a little too much here, didn't I? So sorry Sarah! I hoped my reply helped your upcoming post though! <3
|8/28/2015 16:33:07||The 5th Wave, Illuminae, Everything, Everything||An Ember in the Ashes|
|8/28/2015 22:31:27||The Book of Ivy||Red Queen|
|8/28/2015 16:14:47||The Kiss of Deception||Shatter Me Trilogy|
They're usually hyped up for a good reason!
|8/28/2015 15:32:14||The Orphan Queen||Uhmmmmm uhmmmmmm let me get back to uou|
|8/29/2015 20:40:24||The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater||A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas|
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. I was pleasantly surprised that it was actually good.
That's a tossup between If I Stay by Gayle Forman and A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. Neither one of them impressed me all that much
For me, constantly hearing about a book has the reverse affect. Instead of making me excited to read it, it makes me just so tired of hearing about it that I just want nothing to do with it. Sometimes, after the hype has died down and people have moved onto the next "it" book I'll give it a shot (might take me a couple years to pick it up). Other times, the desire to try it is just obliterated by the bombardment of seeing it everywhere.
|8/28/2015 19:45:37||The Wrath & TOG (only first book), The Darkest Minds (all books), and Graceling|
ACOTAR, The Young Elites, The Kiss of Deception & The Winners Curse
|8/28/2015 19:58:46||The Wrath and the Dawn||We Were Liars|
|8/28/2015 23:46:16||The Wrath and the Dawn||The Fault In Our Stars and Fangirl|
There are pros and cons to hype. For me, it can bring to attention books I might have otherwise missed. And it makes me feel like I'm part of such a cool fandom if I love it.
On the negative side, hype can kill books for me because my expectations were so much higher and they disappointed me.
|8/28/2015 15:26:11||THRONE OF GLASS :D!||An Ember in the Ashes D:|
I don't know, I feel like a lot of hyped books don't turn out as good/bad as people say. But maybe that is just me o.o?
|8/28/2015 15:33:33||Throne Of Glass series||Red Queen|
|8/28/2015 19:34:46||Throne of Glass, also a NA one: Black Iris||Tiger Lily|
In terms of hyped books, it really does matter how much you set yourself up for disappoint. I am a pessimist, meaning that I believe that if you go into something expecting the absolute worst you will either be right--which will please you because who doesn't love being right--or you will be happily surprised.
I've learned of late that you shouldn't necessarily put so much stock into the hype around books because each reader experiences a book differently and someone else's standards might not be at the same level as yours.
|8/28/2015 22:59:53||Under the Never Sky|
This is hard.. Not quite sure. Maybe recently Uprooted. Not super disappointed but it didn't meet the expectations I had because of the hype.
Hyped books are really hard. I feel that there are some that I've read and loved, but others don't seem to meet the hype for me. I think for the most part, I have to read the book early before the hype gets too large or I have to wait to read the book until the hype dies down in order to go into it with little influence from hype.
I feel like hype though can sink a book for me that I would have loved. I really try hard not to let this happen, but sometimes it does despite my best efforts. However on the other hand, if a book is hyped and it's not something that I typically pick up then I've had instances where I have really liked the book and because of the hype I picked it up.
This got really long, I'm sorry about that..there's so much to say about hype. I can't wait to see how your post comes together! :)
|9/1/2015 13:18:50||Uprooted by Naomi Novik||A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas|
I feel like YA books are severely overhyped these days and that hype is killing my urge to read those books. Funny enough, I don't have the same problem with adult books. This may be because adult books aren't getting the same amount of hype that YA books are.
|10/10/2015 20:47:22||A Court of Thorns and Roses||All The Bright Places|
It always makes me feel weird, left out and like a black sheep when I don't love a well loved hyped book. I wonder what's the matter with me and what is it about a certain hyped book that made everyone else fall in love with it.
|10/10/2015 21:10:34||Cinder by Marissa Meyer||The Selection by Kiera Cass|
|9/26/2016 18:27:32||Six of Crows, ACOTAR and ACOMAF||Rebel of the Sands|
I think most hyped books are hyped for a reason. It's because a large majority of people have liked it. Although that means books that don't receive hype aren't seen. It's a double edged sword.