It’s Wednesday! This means it’s time for Top 5 Wednesday, a weekly meme created by Lainey @ Ginger Reads Lainey and now hosted by Sam @ Thoughts on Tomes. You can check out and join the Goodreads group here.
This week’s topic is book or TV series that got worse with each book or season. I’m excited for this topic, especially since I can use TV shows freely, because let me tell you, there are a lot of them. Now let’s get started!
I think that all of you that have seen Arrow on The CW can agree with me on this one. Arrow was at it’s prime in seasons 1 and 2, but it started going downhill in season 3 and completely sucked in season 4. I haven’t seen any of season 5 yet so I don’t know if Arrow has redeemed itself or not, but I doubt it. To be honest, Arrow was never a show I was crazily looking forward to watching, but it was nice to watch every once in a while. It’s gotten boring and every character (especially Felicity who I used to love) is now annoying me. I don’t know… I guess I just prefer The Flash. And even that show has it’s problems.
4. The 5th Wave Series
It’s no secret that I absolutely hate the second book in this series. I haven’t even read the last book yet, but I’ve heard equally awful things about that book as well. This series started as unique and different than most other YA books, but then a love triangle ensued and Yancey messed up his own beautiful creation with The Infinite Sea. I know that I’ll be holding off on reading the last novel in this series, The Last Star, for a while because I just think there are loads of books out there that are a better use of my time.
3. The Caster Chronicles
I haven’t finished this series either (I only have the last book left so I will most likely finish it in 2017) but the books consistently got worse as the series progressed. Not everything in this series is bad, just the entire plot and characters and how absolutely nothing happens in these behemoths called books. The only thing that I liked about this series was the fact that the authors do know how to write and are quite good at it, which is why I will probably pick up some of their other books that have nothing to do with this series.
I don’t have words for this series. No positive words, at least. Well… the first season was bearable. But aside from that, this series was never as great as it it honestly could’ve been. There was so much potential for this series, but overall, it should’ve just never been made in the first place. From the characters to the effects to the story-lines and writing, this show was a hot mess that wasn’t sure how to clean itself up. And don’t even get me started on how many times I wanted to throw Claire off a building.
1. Divergent Series
This series screams inconsistency. The first novel Divergent was amazing but Insurgent quickly went downhill and I couldn’t even make it halfway through Allegiant. Allegiant was actually my first ever DNF book. I never DNF books, so that shows just how awful that book was. I was never obsessed with the Divergent series like other people seemed to be, it was just kind of there, and I found it way too similar to The Hunger Games in a bad way.
Not only did the story-line become absolute rubbish (I use British words when I’m passionate about something, deal with it) by about mid-way through the second book, but Roth’s writing also got thrown into the bin. I swear, I wanted to set fire to these books. Not just the books though, but the characters. Especially Tris because she is so vastly annoying I can’t even describe how bloody much I hated her. Not just that but I was never able to tell the difference between any of the characters at any point in the story. The names were all so common and the characters were all so forgettable I don’t even know if Roth was just not able to write different characters or was too lazy to do anything with the characters she created. And before this turns into a rant, I just want to say how obvious what was going to happen at the end of Allegiant since there were dual point of views (and Tris and Four’s POVs were written exactly the same!) One of my biggest book pet peeves, if you haven’t been able to tell by now, is an author not being able to write their own characters correctly.
Okay so I just had to vent a bit about Divergent since I haven’t done that on my blog yet (or at least I don’t think I have…) but what are some of the book or TV series that have gotten worse as the series progressed? Leave a comment letting me know or with a link to your post!