Monday, October 24, 2011

30 Day Book Meme (8)

Day 8: Most overrated book.

This is actually the hardest question so far because I haven't read a book where I've disagreed too much with it's average rating on Goodreads. But I guess one of the books that I've given the lowest rating to that people seemed to really like is Ash by Malinda Lo. 

In the wake of her father's death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will steal her away, as they are said to do. When she meets the dark and dangerous fairy Sidhean, she believes that her wish may be granted.

The day that Ash meets Kaisa, the King's Huntress, her heart begins to change. Instead of chasing fairies, Ash learns to hunt with Kaisa. Though their friendship is as delicate as a new bloom, it reawakens Ash's capacity for love-and her desire to live. But Sidhean has already claimed Ash for his own, and she must make a choice between fairy tale dreams and true love.

Entrancing, empowering, and romantic, Ash is about the connection between life and love, and solitude and death, where transformation can come from even the deepest grief.

Why I didn't like it:
What initially drew me to the book was the cover. The fact that it was a retelling of Cinderella was what made me read it. I love the fact that it is a LGBT book. I highly encourage people to read it for that reason. The thing I didn't like about it was the story. I don't understand how the love between Ash and Kaisa is real. I didn't see their process of falling in love. Other people might see it and be able to believe that the love they share is real. I don't want people to not like this book just because I didn't like it. There are plenty of people who loved it! 

What is the most overrated book to you?

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