The Broke And The Bookish Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan Okay, so first off, I gotta say that I absolutely adore ev...

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books I Now Feel Differently About AKA The Depressing Cases of My Bookish Disillusionments

Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan

Okay, so first off, I gotta say that I absolutely adore everything Percy-Jackson-related. But. After reading Magnus Chase, I realized what was missing not just in Blood of Olympus, but all the Heroes of Olympus books: there’s just this certain feel and voice that’s half of what makes Rick Riordan’s children’s book so enjoyable. And, while a hint of it is in the Heroes of Olympus series, it just isn’t the same as it is in PJO or the first Magnus Chase book. So yeah. HoO will always hold a special place in my heart, but it’s not quite as perfect to me as I once thought it was.

I Don't Know How The Story Ends by J. B. Cheaney 

This one might not count because my feelings for the book itself haven’t actually changed, but this is my post so I can do what I want. ;) Like I said, I don’t love this book any less, but I gushed about it in a review and it was literally my favorite historical ever--for a week. Then I read Navigating Early, and as gorgeous as this one was, Navigating Early... it kinda blew this one out of the water.

Nancy Drew by Carolyn Keene

For at least a year in middle school, maybe longer, these were my absolutely favorite books. I still enjoy the thought of them and I like to reminisce about how much I used to love them, but I’m no longer really into these.

The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley

Again, not positive this one counts, because I’m not sure that my feelings about this series itself have actually changed. I mean, I still think it’s great, but I’m just not sure it’ll... stand the test of time? Maybe I'd be more sure if I reread it, but right now, I can vividly remember the feelings I would get with these books--the love and the suspense and the excitement--but I have no desire to read them again, because I just have this feeling that it might not be all that I remember it to be and I don’t want those old memories ruined. :p

A Series Of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

I remember thinking these books were hilarious when I was younger and if you’re not truly registering the events and their impact (as I wasn’t at the age 12), the quirky writing style can definitely make them seem so. At that age, I didn’t really see the pain; just the jokes and the depressing lighteheartedness of the writing style. But now that I’m going back, the story’s actually more sad than anything else, and honestly, if I hadn’t already read it, I’m not positive I’d continue.

Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer

My thoughts on Twilight are so complicated, I wrote two posts about them and I’m still not sure I explained my feels well. But anyways. The point is my thoughts on Twilight have fluctuated a lot over the years: from hating to kinda loving to despising to... grudgingly liking, I think is where I am now. I mean, I think I might like it marginally more than I used to, but there are still things that really annoy me... so yeah. Like I said, complicated.

The Always War by Margaret Peterson Haddix

I still really like this one, but I wouldn’t give it the 5 stars I did when I originally read it in 2012. It’s still good in a lot of ways, and the only thing I can really fault about it is the ending and even that only minorly. Still, it just... it just doesn’t feel the same anymore, especially after reading so many other dystopians since then.

Miss Peregrine's Home by Ransom Riggs

When I first read this one a little over a year ago, I loved it, and honestly, I still think it’s pretty cool. But for some reason, I’m just not that interested anymore. Maybe it’s because I didn’t connect to the characters that much, and they’re the most important part of a story for me? *shrugs* I really do not know for sure, but in any case, the infatuation wore off, and while I do sort of want to continue it, I’m not really making a point to.

Warrior Cats series by Erin Hunter

Ah, how I used to love these books. The same friend who introduced me to Percy Jacksontold me about these, and I was totally engrossed for years.But eventually... I don’t know I just lost interest. Maybe there were too many changes, or character additions, or maybe it was the fact that like 6 cats each seemed to have the same name. But whatever happened, my feelings for it simply diminished and I lost interest.

This is becoming a list of books I used to love and grew out of. I told you, the depressing cases of my bookish disillusionments.

Tiger’s Curse series by Colleen Houck

My feelings on this both have and have not changed. Because on the one hand, I totally understand why some people don’t like it and I see all the problems that it does have. But simultaneously, it still has my heart and I just can’t let these kids go <3

Well, there’s my ten! Comment below and tell me about some of the books you used to love but kinda grew out of. Or maybe about some books you’ve grown into! Something you couldn’t stand or understand as a kid, but now you think is basically literary perfection. Can’t wait to hear from you all, and I will see you in the comment section!

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  1. Hey, that's so funny! :D I was just writing about how I used to love the Warriors series in a post draft. Ugh. I know! The names!! Isn't it horrid how they switch like three times?!?!? Honestly. :/

    I never read the book, but I'm excited for the movie of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. (It has Asa Butterfield and he's a really good actor.)

    1. Haha, wow, really? That's so funny. And I know right! It was kinda cool for the first few books, but after that... it was just confusing.

      REALLY???!!! I didn't know that! I love Asa Butterfield! I might have to watch it just for him! :D

  2. Hmmmm... Like you, I loved the concept of Miss Pergrine ('cause I'm too lazy to write the whole name) But I've never been that interested in the rest of the series. I think you articulated why quite well. Harry Potter will always hold a special place in my heart, but I have a feeling that if I read them now, I would be less enthusiastic. I read Nancy Drew when I was 7 and 8 and enjoyed it. Then I wasn't allowed to because it had too many boys and dating in it (this is interesting because it's really the only books my parents have ever stopped me reading, and now I obviously read book with more boys and dating in it, but I guess I'm grown up enough to handle it) and I never really returned to it after that. Have you read the Shadow Children series? I did, a really long time ago, although I haven't heard of the Always War. Anyway, interesting as usual! (honestly, I have such high expectations for your posts)

    1. I only read Harry Potter a few years ago, so while I did really enjoy it, I never got quite the same... feeling of adoration as people who grew up reading it.

      Oh my goodness, thank you so much! I'm glad you enjoy them! :D

  3. I read some Nancy Drew books when I was younger. However, they weren't the comics.

    I also loved the Sleepover Club books as a child but now.. they might be a little ridiculous...

    1. Oh, cool. Do you remember which ones? I read comics, the Files, the Notebooks, basically everything I could get my hands on, lol

      I don't think I ever read those. And haha, as I found in this tag, a lot of the things I enjoyed as a kid were a little ridiculuos too. :p

  4. Me and my sister read Nancy Drew together, and I am reading through The Series of Unfortunate Events, I love them but that`s because I like dark humor.

    1. I do too--sometimes. But for ASOUE, it just feels more dark than humorous to me now.

  5. I haven't read the Nancy Drew books recently, but I've at least started thinking about them way differently when I found out that Carolyn Keene was a pseudonym for a man. For some reason, that really bothered me because I feel like Nancy becomes something of a male fantasy of how female emotions work and if I think about it too long I get mad so moving on.

    Also they were the actual books not the comics but again moving on.

    1. REALLY? I had no idea! I knew it was a penname, but I didn't realize it was a penname for a man.

      And yeah, I've read the actual books too. Basically, I devoured anything Nancy Drew I could get my hands on.


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