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Reacting to Poor Goodreads reviews of Books I Love! | Part II

Hey Guys! Welcome or welcome back to my blog!

So, back in September I did a post reacting to poor Goodreads reviews of books I loved, and I enjoyed it, and so did a lot of you, so I decided to do a part II! I was actually gonna post it tomorrow, having posted 4 posts in the past 2 days, but then I was like, what the hell, doesn’t matter.

1. I am not spreading hate- everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I respect that.
2. This is just for fun, and I am not trying to hurt anybody’s feelings.
3. There might be spoilers, but I will indicate the books where there are spoilers. So, well just keep a lookout for that.

Book 1: Loveless by Alice Oseman

The guy’s name is Jamie.

Hey, Jamie, um, ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND? Unlikeable characters??!! Did you read about Sunil, or did your brain entirely skip that part?! Nonsensical behaviour? What part of it was nonsensical?! The part where Georgia’s trying to figure herself out, or the part where Rooney as trust issues because of bad past experiences? And even if it was nonsensical- they are teenagers! They are bound to be a little nonsensical? And uninspired writing? What the hell is that supposed to even mean?!

As for the fact, that ‘not much was done to explore other parts of the spectrum’, you know, the author just talked about one character, so it was kinda difficult to you know, explore other parts of the spectrum. Basic logic, you know?

And as for the family member who didn’t know the terms- not everyone is fortunate enough to have someone to guide them, as Georgia had Sunil.

God, some people. *shakes head*

Book 2: The Places I’ve Cried in Public by Holly Bourne

Okay, the writing style is so good in this book! There were some so very powerful lines, HOW DID YOU NOT LIKE THIS KALDI? HOW DOES IT RESEMBLE A WATTPAD NOVEL IN ANY WAY?

As for Reese (He’s the bad guy of the book), the guy was supposed to make you feel that way! If you gave the book 2 stars because of him, you do NOT know how to rate a book! If an author makes you love the good characters and hate the bad ones, that means the book’s good not bad.

P.S.- I am honestly very sorry that you had someone like Reese in your past- that sucks big time.

Book 3: A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder

Um, what? The entire review pissed me off, but the thing that pissed me off the most is the mystery was barely a mystery? Like, what? It’s basic to suspect everyone in the picture, it’s not the author’s fault you don’t know that Franzi. Look at these people, no common sense at all.

Book 4: One of Us Is Lying

Hey Ambs, hun, you sure you aren’t in a reading slump? Because let everything be, HOW COULD YOU NOT CARE FOR NATE AND BRONWYN. I mean they were so freaking cute! And how could you not care for the events?! I don’t even know what to say.

Book 5: The Midnight Library

Of course, it’s a stereotypical book, because these topics are dealt with in every book, and what’s more it actually has a trope- The-trying-out-different-lives-after-you-almost-die trope. This trope is in every book as well, you know? And of course, how was there no character development?! It couldn’t be due to the fact that some aspect of her personality changed everytime she went into a new alternate life, right?

And that’s it for today people! Did you enjoy this post? Which one of these books do you not like? Let me know in the comments!

P.S.-I couldn’t find an appropriate poor review for a book I love- The Selection, (I literally couldn’t find a short one- they are either too long or one sentence), but I saw a question- please just take a look at it.

I mean, the answer is *chef’s kiss*


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  1. Haha great post! I mean honestly, so even though I did REALLY enjoy Loveless (one of my favorites!) I can kinda see some (only a little) of what that reviewer is saying (aside from the terrible characters thing; the characters are GREAT!). But the fact that Georgia’s cousin does just happen to be aroace, and experiences the exact same things as Georgia…yeah, that would have been a great opportunity to explore some other aroace spec sexualities! That being said, I honestly think that a lot of reviewers put waaaay too much pressure and have much too high expectations for this book. It is talking about one aroace experience, because there’s only one main character going through this, as you said. And other reviews I’ve read say that this book makes it seem like this is the ONLY aroace experience; which it actually says otherwise, in the book??? Like a character (I forget who) points out that there’s many ways to be aroace! In my opinion, people just want this book to teach EVERYTHING about being aroace, because there are so few books about aroace spec people, and even FEWER books that examine it in such great people. I mean, technically straight to gay is a spectrum (you just don’t really see people actually call it a spectrum much), with things like heteroflexible, bisexual, pansexual, etc in between…but you don’t find people complaining about how books with gay main characters don’t talk about the bisexual identity. It’s just because there’s so few aroace spec books that people just want EVERYTHING in here!
    Sorry for ranting to you about this! haha.

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    1. Okay, yeah, that would have been a great opportunity to explore, but maybe the author just wanted to emphasize on it, for some reason? Because she’s made the book almost entirely about asexuality?
      Yess, my point exactly!!!!!
      And I think Sunil pointed out that there’s many ways to be aro ace
      And yes, bisexual rep in books is nearly negligible!
      Haha, no worries, I enjoyed reading your views!

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      1. Yeah…though the aroace spectrum is so closely tied to being aroace, that I think it would have been good to mention some other things there. But still. We shouldn’t put all that pressure on that one book. And also EXACTLY, Sunil DEF mentioned there’s more than one way and I honestly never found that the book was saying there’s only one way.
        Yeahhhh…though the bi rep is definitely getting a LOT better, I’ve heard of so many books with bi characters recently!!!

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  2. I can’t understand how AGGGTM was not a mystery! Like how can a person even think that?!

    Also for OOUIL, nate and bronwyn are super cute, agree with you on that. Nate is the epitome of gorgeous character! And the climax was a real shocker, especially Jake’s involvement.

    And again, The Midnight Library. Sure suicide is a common trope but going about it in such a positove way was so different! I love how the author makes the character realise her life could be better by herself instead of someone just coming and you know vomitiing ‘gyan’ on her.

    Agree with everything here! Great post riddhi!

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  3. This was such a fun idea for a post! That question at the end really made me chuckle. I think we need to change the phrase from “don’t judge a book by its cover” to “don’t judge a book by its review.”

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    1. Yess true! Well, I think it could be an additional phrase- because don’t judge a book by it’s cover has lots of applications in the bookish world too, lol
      Glad you enjoyed Pooja, thanks for reading!

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  4. Finally! I can recognize one book in this whole series! (Which is ironically the only one I read in this list 😂)

    OOUIL is a really engaging book. I mean, it’s got good character and plot development and I loved the whole chemistry between Bronwyn and Nate: they’re like so cute together! Also, Addy and Cooper were really great and how they overcame and bore through all hardships that were placed before them. I think they should give this book another chance.

    Anyways, this was a great post!

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  5. this is such a good post idea😭😭😭 i love your creativity omg you’re inspiring me to react to bad goodreads reviews as well!! also ahaha i can relate to your emotions in the post, i feel the same ahh

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