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Thursday, July 1

Here’s the thing about hype

So when people start raving about books, when they start creating this insane hype about them, nine times out of ten I am disappointed when I read them.  This has happened to me twice in the past week.

First, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, yea its ok but it wasn’t life changing guys.  It was long and at points dreadfully boring. Hype fail.

Then everyone was raving about Holly Black’s new book White Cat (Curse Workers Book 1), and I was so excited to read it.  Don’t get me wrong, the book is good but I figured out the plot pretty early on, and I kind of think that most of the characters are d-bags.  Only the main character isn’t morally bankrupt, and maybe grandpa though the jury is still out on that one.  I have to give Black propts for her clever creation of the curse worker world, but I don’t know that this alone lives up the hype I have heard.  Hype fail.

Overall: Hype just raises your standards and disappoints you in the end.

Tags:   #hype, #i read, #white cat, #young adult, #fiction, #mystery, #girl with dragon tattoo #holly black