Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme started by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. If you would like to join the group on Goodreads and post your own top 5’s click here! This post will be spoiler free and full of opinions so if you disagree I apologize but let me know why in the comments and we can have a little chat about it!
Matched by Ally Condie
My mom bought me this whole trilogy for Christmas years back, so i read these al pretty much back to back. I loved matched because it was pretty unique (though it did have so Divergent-like vibes to me). Then I read Crossed and I thought it was a bit slow and got more boring and predictable as it went on. Reached… I actually have no recollection of what happened in this book aside from some kind of epidemic health problem. I read about half of this book, stopped and read like 5 other books that I enjoyed so much more, then came back and finished this. I was unimpressed.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Divergent isn’t a terrible series, and part of the problem for me was that I accidentally heard a spoiler about the ending on a YouTube video. But overall I feel like Divergent was great and the other two books were much less impressive. I haven’t even bothered to watch the movies past Divergent but I have heard they all suck.
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
This is probably an unpopular opinion, but I didn’t really like twilight that much. I mean, I definitely sped through the first three books feeling like they were great but then I hit Breaking Dawn and I just couldn’t even finish it. I felt like Bella’s story had become repetitive and kind of annoying… sorry… but not really, it’s my opinion.
The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family
In my opinion, all shows produced for the ABC Family (Freeform) channel are pretty sub par shows. The whole point of the name change at the beginning of the year was to widen the audience and make people interested in the content again, because it’s pretty crap. I am holding on hope that this next year will be better especially for the Shadowhunters series, but I really didn’t see much of a difference this year.
The Cinderella movies by Disney
Cinderella is my all-time favorite classic Disney film and I loved the sequels as a kid, but they are both unnecessary and not great. They were cute and fun but creating a trilogy out of a movie that is 50 years old is a silly idea to begin with. I feel like the saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” applies quite well here.
What series do you think got worse as they went along?
See you next time! Katie x