What Are Your Thoughts On Hyped Books?
We’ve all heard of and experienced hype surrounding books before. I’m sure you’ve read a book and thought, this is so good! Why haven’t more people read it? Everyone needs to read it! That’s an example of an under-hyped book. But then we also have seen those books: It seems like everyone’s reading this book. It’s all over Twitter and blogs. It’s getting a lot of attention, but I honestly didn’t think it was that good. And there you have an over-hyped book. Also, there’s over-hype when a book is just talked about and talked about until you become sick of it, and lose interest.
What’s a book that comes to mind when you think of over-hype? For me, I think it would be Truthwitch by Susan Dennard. This book isn’t even out yet, but people are constantly talking about it. I’m still really excited for this book, and I hope it’ll be as fantastic as people say, but some people have lost interest just because it’s ALWAYS talked about. For me, usually hype is a good thing, because it means a lot of people thought it was good, and makes me more interested in reading it. Also, think about Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. This book deserves every bit of hype it gets, because it’s amazing. I loved it regardless of the hype. But it has been constantly talked about and I’ve heard people say they don’t want to read it as much anymore. Do you think too much hype is a bad thing?
There is also the other type of over-hype, the kind where I read a book and didn’t think it was as good as people said. I didn’t like The Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner. (I’m not being rude if you do like it, it’s just my opinion.) I read the first book, thought it was okay, and tried the second, and hated it. I barely got 2o pages in until I thought, no, I don’t like this. Why force yourself to read it? Read a book that you’re interested in. I don’t think this book is as good as a lot of people think, and I don’t think it deserves all the hype it has (or had. I haven’t seen this book talked about recently, but it is very widely known. I mean, people at my school have read it. That means it has to be famous, since people there barely read.)
I’ve read a lot of books that I think are under-hyped too. Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen should be read more! There’s way too many to name all of them. Think of any book that’s not always talked about. I’m sure you’ve read a book and thought it should be talked about and praised more!
What are your thoughts on hyped books? What book comes to mind when you think of over-hype, or under-hype? Does hype affect if you read/enjoy a book?
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