5 OF MY LEAST FAVORITE FANTASY BOOKS!!! | Summary and Q&A

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June 25, 2022
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5 OF MY LEAST FAVORITE FANTASY BOOKS!!!

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Megan discusses her least favorite fantasy books and why they didn't resonate with her as a reader.

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Questions & Answers

Q: Why was Megan disappointed with "Priest of Bones"?

Megan didn't enjoy "Priest of Bones" because she doesn't like stories about gangs and didn't connect with the main character, Thomas.

Q: Why did Megan struggle with "Gardens of the Moon"?

Megan found "Gardens of the Moon" confusing because it throws readers into a complex world without explanations, making it difficult to understand the story and its characters.

Q: What disappointed Megan about "The Wolves of Midwinter"?

Megan was disappointed with "The Wolves of Midwinter" because of uninteresting characters, awkward relationships, and slow pacing. The portrayal of relationships felt unrealistic and the focus on preparing for Christmas became tedious.

Q: Why did Megan give "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" three stars?

Megan was disappointed with "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" because the protagonist immediately forgets the supernatural events from his childhood after leaving the town. She found this narrative choice illogical and it affected her overall rating of the book.

Q: What were Megan's main criticisms of "A Plague of Giants"?

Megan felt that "A Plague of Giants" had strong world-building but lacked well-developed, believable characters. She also disliked the prose, finding it amateurish and unappealing.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Megan shares her least favorite fantasy books and acknowledges that while she didn't like them, they may still appeal to other readers.

  • She discusses "Priest of Bones" by Peter McLean, a gangster low fantasy book that didn't appeal to her because she doesn't enjoy stories about gangs.

  • Megan talks about "Gardens of the Moon" by Steven Erikson, a book that confused her with its lack of explanation and complex world.

  • She mentions "The Wolves of Midwinter" by Anne Rice, a book with uninteresting characters, awkward relationships, and slow pacing.

  • Megan discusses "The Ocean at the End of the Lane" by Neil Gaiman, a book that disappointed her with its forgettable protagonist and lack of clear purpose.

  • Lastly, she mentions "A Plague of Giants" by Kevin Hearne, a book with good world-building but weak character development and prose.

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