Wednesday, April 23, 2014

4 Book Anticipation Disappointment and The Books We Use To Get Over Them

Hello Hello lovely readers! This is Alyssa here, and I know I never do any posts, but that's mostly because I am so not a writer and I work on the behind the scenes stuff here but I had something to say today :)

Have you ever had that feeling of anticipating and anticipating a book for months on end, and you hype it up so much in your own mind that you just know it's got to be the best book? And then when you finally get your hands on the gorgeous thing, it completely falls flat? I had this happen very recently with a book that i've been salivating over from the moment I first saw it on goodreads. I won't say which book, because the absolute last thing I want is to discourage other readers from picking it up, especially because everyone has different tastes.

I was so disappointed by this book that I immediately had to go pick up another book. Luckily for me, it was a total win and I want to talk about something more positive than being disappointed by books, because no one likes that!


The Pre-Sloane Emily didn't go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn't do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just... disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try... unless they could lead back to her best friend. Apple Picking at Night? Ok, easy enough.Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a Stranger? Wait... what?

Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go Skinny Dipping? Um...


Morgan Matson has done it again with this book. If you haven't read AMY & ROGER'S EPIC DETOUR or SECOND CHANCE SUMMER, you are seriously missing out. Morgan is able to create these coming of age stories that deal with grief and loss in such interesting and heart wrenching ways. Emily's loss in this book was from a death of a close family member, but from a best friend suddenly gone. It was different and fresh, and not your typical bucket list kind of book. There was something personal and unique about each of the tasks Sloane leaves for Emily to do, and learning what the significance behind each one was a blast. Emily was a bright, fun and dynamic leading lady and SINCE YOU'VE BEEN GONE has quickly shot to one of my favourite contemporaries ever. It was the perfect book to completely take me out of the funk I felt after having to put down one of my most anticipated reads of 2014!

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Do you ever have that feeling of crushing disappointment? What were some of the Young Adult books you can always rely on to pull you out of a reading funk or get over a disappointing book?


  1. Yes, I can relate. I no longer get pulled in by hype. I've been disappointed too many times.

  2. I know what you mean. I've started getting more books from the library so that I don't end up wasting money on a book I don't like.

  3. Yes, I can relate. I no longer get pulled in by hype. I've been disappointed too many times.

  4. It happens sometimes, but I figure it's just my tastes are different.


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