Would you read a book because of the Hype?
~Sighs~ I like to think I don't follow the crowd and think for myself but yes, I have to admit, I have read a select few books because of the hype. Here are a few books I read and my thoughts.
Best Book Hype - Hunger Games Series -- I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED these books!!!! I was so sad to see them end.
Biggest Disappointment Hype - Twilight -- I LOVE Vampire books and I was very anxious and excited to read these books, however, I wanted to choke Bella by the first half of book one. I read the entire series but yeah ... was just disappointed. This wasn't anything like the vamps I love from Sherrilyn Kenyon or JR Ward.
Worst Book Hype - 50 Shades of Grey -- I stopped at Chapter Ten of book three with this series, I am SHOCKED I made it this far ... I couldn't handle this at all. First, the 'fan fiction' aspect of it annoyed me to no end (as an author myself I have a lot of issues with this.) But I really felt this book lacked believability. She didn't do that type of lifestyle any justice and I just am really blah'd about it. If people want a good erotica series there are so many others out there that actually get things right and I don't see the point in reading something that leaves the wrong impression to people.
Started out GREAT and ending with a Dud - Sookie Stackhouse -- I started out LOVING this series and somewhere around book 8 it started to fizzle. I haven't read 12 or 13 and I stalled on Chapter 3 of book 11. I think she started writing for the True Blood fans and not the Sookie Stackhouse Novel fans.
So there you have it -- occasionally I am a sheep and follow the hype!