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.
So this topic was inspired by the Ides of March (which I had no idea what that was) so I did a bit of research and this is what I found:
“The Ides of March is a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to 15 March. It was marked by several religious observances and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC.”
So today is literally the day marked as the day Julius Caesar got betrayed multiple millennia ago… okay, then.This should be an interesting topic to take part in!
5. The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancey
It’s no secret that this sequel to The 5th Wave utterly disappointed me. I gave it probably the lowest rating I’ve ever given a book because I was just that disappointed. It was so painful to read and I did something I absolutely never do when I read books: I skimmed about half the pages towards the end. I still need to pick up the third book…
4. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by Jack Thorne
I wasn’t expecting all that much from this book, and it’s not like I absolutely loathed it, but there were so many things that happened in this book that should’ve never even been published. I was so disappointed and felt betrayed by J.K. Rowling and just the Harry Potter universe as a whole until I saw Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I just… I don’t want to get into detail about it, you can just read my review on it.
3. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
See, this book didn’t disappoint me because I quite enjoyed it until the ending. If you’ve read this book, you will know exactly what I’m talking about. I read this book years ago and I’m still not over it. I’m sorry for using so many gifs in this post, but that’s the only way I’m able to convey even a sliver of the strong emotions I feel about some of these books.
2. The entire Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
No spoilers, but I enjoyed Divergent a lot, Insurgent lacked in a lot of aspects for me, and I couldn’t even get halfway through Allegiant. I don’t DNF books, but I DNF’d Allegiant and sold the entire trilogy. I’m so done with this entire trilogy and this author, I’m sorry. It’s just not worth it.
1. Cadence Sinclair from We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Again, no spoilers, but the ending of this book messed me up. This main character betrayed me so many times throughout this book I’ve lost count. This character is the Queen of betrayal and sits on a throne of lies and lives in the castle of deception.
This post was basically just filled with me complaining about books and characters that have betrayed or disappointed me. What are some books or characters that you’ve been betrayed by? Let me know in the comments so we can share our pain with each other.