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Re: Worst books

Post by silverheart7 » April 24th, 2013, 5:45 pm

I loved Catching Fire.. That was my fav
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Re: Worst books

Post by zerasaw » April 24th, 2013, 6:28 pm

Crossroads of Twilight, anyone?
Also, Eragon is badly written.
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Re: Worst books

Post by ScienceOlympian » April 24th, 2013, 6:36 pm

silverheart7 wrote:I loved Catching Fire.. That was my fav
Me too!
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Re: Worst books

Post by silverheart7 » April 24th, 2013, 6:43 pm

I really liked the whole Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, etc.) I thought it was confusing/overwritten at times, but there was a lot of thought and skill put into that book. I'm planning to write to the author this summer, when I have more time.
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Re: Worst books

Post by mnstrviola » April 24th, 2013, 6:54 pm

mwloveslm wrote:
ScienceOlympian wrote:Mockingjay
Mockingjay was my second fave in the hunger games trilogy....I hated Catching fire cuz it was just a repitition on the Hunger Games.....and obviously the Hunger Games was amazing :D
Really? I found Catching Fire to be the best balance between the actual HG aspect and the rebellion. The whole setup of the 50th HG was really interesting, also character development and stuff. Mockingjay was the stupidest thing ever, they just ran around the Capitol without any reasonable motive and got killed :/

The movie seems interesting, but it looks like it won't actually have any of the 50th HG

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Re: Worst books

Post by mwloveslm » April 24th, 2013, 9:16 pm

mnstrviola wrote:
mwloveslm wrote:
ScienceOlympian wrote:Mockingjay
Mockingjay was my second fave in the hunger games trilogy....I hated Catching fire cuz it was just a repitition on the Hunger Games.....and obviously the Hunger Games was amazing :D
Really? I found Catching Fire to be the best balance between the actual HG aspect and the rebellion. The whole setup of the 50th HG was really interesting, also character development and stuff. Mockingjay was the stupidest thing ever, they just ran around the Capitol without any reasonable motive and got killed :/

The movie seems interesting, but it looks like it won't actually have any of the 50th HG
Ya I'm not that excited to see the movie....
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Re: Worst books

Post by HeartCaro » April 28th, 2013, 6:25 am

okay thats easy TWILIGHT

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Re: Worst books

Post by Cedavis6 » April 28th, 2013, 8:11 am

Insert Name Here wrote:But my answer to the question: The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies. I read this about two years ago and in my opinion, it shouldn't even be considered a book. It's just a bunch of stupid tiny short stories about how two kids have like face-off to see who can withstand the hottest pepper.
That's not at all what it's about... It's a bunch of not-quite-scary horror stories. I've read most of the stories, I'm not sure whether I liked them or not. It was very different.

Also, though I wouldn't call this awful, the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark has a lot of... oh I shouldn't say bad, but not at all scary stories in it. I guess they are probably scarier for the intended age group(3rd-5th grade), but the illustrations in the original books are definitely not suitable for that age group.

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Re: Worst books

Post by zerasaw » April 28th, 2013, 10:50 am

Worst fantasy:
Eragon
Warriors (starting about midway during the 2nd series, when they hire the plot editor)
Wheel of Time(Books 8 and 10)
The Black Prism (really cliche)
Malazan (really boring and complicated)

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Re: Worst books

Post by Allinea » April 28th, 2013, 1:36 pm

I really liked (will not say love though) the Eragon books, with the exception of the final book. I have to agree with Lady Epidemic on the fact that the descriptions are one of the things that made the books worth it. The world was created so vividly for me in my mind, yet with enough gaps left to the imagination. I feel like much of the momentum that was building up in Brisingr was lost in the final book, especially after the jarring final battle at the end of Brisingr. Nasuada was basically forgotten in terms of character development, and that still bothers me. The final book/battle overall felt more like a fanfic gone awry than a well-rounded, meaningful conclusion.

Overall consensus for me: The first three books, great. The final book, meh.

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