Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
This weeks topic is: Ten Books I Feel Differently About After Time Has Passed (less love, more love, complicated feelings, indifference, thought it was great in a genre until you became more well read in that genre etc.). I find that my feelings about certain books don’t often change over time, so I’ll split it up into the books I liked more over time and books I liked less after time. I obviously thought of more once I finished the graphics, but whatever.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas • Before anyone yells at me from either side, I have to say that I did indeed loooove ACOMAF. It has also made me love ACOTAR a little more, the more I think about them both together. The series is headed in such a wonderful direction for the final book and I can’t wait. So my feelings that changed? They’re mostly about Tamlin. I can see now that his controlling ways seem to be more than just the Beauty and the Beast retelling vibes. I just wish I saw things sooner maybe? A reread will tell!
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard • I just don’t care about this series anymore. I kind of want to continue because of the cliffhanger and curiosity, but I’ve heard pretty bad things. My general feels have changed overall. I’ve checked the second book out of the library multiple times and just can’t bring myself to read it. I don’t know.
Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw • This book was really cute! I did enjoy it a lot while reading, but it did not stick with me at all. There was a LOT going on in this story so there wasn’t really one ~issue~ that got developed enough for me. Just too much in too few pages. I also kind of barely remember it.
Reign of Shadows by Sophie Jordan • I still really enjoyed this overall but I think, looking back, I was so addicted that I ignored some flaws? I don’t know. I’m really excited to read the next book when it comes out and the cover is fucking gorgeous, but I have some issues with a few elements. I’m trying not to let other voices and reviews impact my feelings but sometimes I can’t help it.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater • I love this series the more I think about it. I’m in desperate need of a reread so I can see how all sorts of things come together. I really loved the final book and would love to explore the world again. Fan art and posts on Tumblr just get me so jazzed up about this series again.
Princess of Thorns by Stacey Jay • This book gives me millions of feels like a year and a half after I read it. I’m dying to reread but somehow haven’t gotten to it yet. I struggled in the first 100 pages or so but the rest of the book was like utter perfection. My rating is less than 5 stars even though it FEELS like it deserves that now that a lot of time has passed.
Open Road Summer by Emery Lord • I liked this the first time around but ended up around 4 stars. The more I think of this book and its characters, the more I love it. I think Emery Lord in general can do no wrong, even when I don’t personally click with the book or its characters. This is really just a story that stuck with me for so long and I can’t wait to reread someday.
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson • I kind of view this the same as ORS above. I love the author so much and the book stuck with me much longer than most do. I think about Frank fucking Porter all the time because he is the ultimate book boyfriend for me. For that reason alone, this book deserves alllll of the stars. Emily annoyed me a bit while reading, which is why the rating kind of went down, but overal feels from this book have lingered so damn much.